Seriously, why wouldn't you announce it for the WiiU?

#31TomoEK9Posted 8/26/2014 12:55:45 PM
Eoin posted...
Pontificus32390 posted...
He never said they were guaranteed to come to consoles. The statement only implies that they go to arcades before console (which is exactly what he said).

Either way is wrong. Soul Calibur no longer appears in arcades before appearing on console.


I am starting to feel like Namco treats SC like an afterthought. It used to be a series they took seriously like Tekken, but it seems now Tekken gets all the love.
#32vattodevPosted 8/26/2014 1:01:22 PM
felipin24 posted...
Copy paste what I wrote on another thread:

Think of it as a giant promotion:

1. There are way more pokemon fans than there are Wii U owners

2. Many of those fans are 15 and up which is the group that traditionally likes fighters such as tekken

3. The fact that Pokken will arrive first at arcades gives that huge group of fans a chance to try out the game with a very small investment. (.25 -1.00 aprox US dollars)

4. After some time the game will be announced for the Wii U and hopefully it will bring the fans of the game over

5. Around that time, the Pokken arcade game will "misteriously" disappear from the arcades
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I don't really understand why not just release it on 3ds and Wii U 6 months later but announce together?
Arcade would raise hype for the game and then everyone would buy their own versions. Console versions are better for fighting games so the Wii U still has an edge and 3DS would be great for the fans that are more into Pokemon than into fighting games.
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#33EoinPosted 8/26/2014 1:13:20 PM
TomoEK9 posted...
I am starting to feel like Namco treats SC like an afterthought. It used to be a series they took seriously like Tekken, but it seems now Tekken gets all the love.

SC may not be an afterthought, but it is definitely the secondary series.

It's always sold less than Tekken, and Namco have seen for a while that increasing budgets and static sales don't end up in a good place.

This is at leas part of the reason for things like the guest characters, the lack of an arcade version (to cut costs and reduce competition with Tekken arcade machines), the weird attempt at a Wii version, the mobile versions (something they don't need to do with Tekken where the main mobile game is a card game and still has millions of installs), and the free-to-play game being single-player (unlike Tekken Revolution which is focused heavily on multiplayer, and has 3.5m downloads compared to Soul Calibur's 1.4m).

Namco would certainly love to have Soul Calibur do as well as Tekken, but nothing that they've done with it has attracted enough of a fanbase to make that ever happen.
#34QuestionmarktariusPosted 8/26/2014 1:18:01 PM(edited)
Eoin posted...
Namco would certainly love to have Soul Calibur do as well as Tekken, but nothing that they've done with it has attracted enough of a fanbase to make that ever happen.
The only thing that can be done to Soul Caliber anymore is repackaging the franchise as two oversized boobs rolling around, with swords duct-taped to their sides.
#35vermilion99(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2014 1:21:22 PM
TomoEK9 posted...
Eoin posted...
Pontificus32390 posted...
He never said they were guaranteed to come to consoles. The statement only implies that they go to arcades before console (which is exactly what he said).

Either way is wrong. Soul Calibur no longer appears in arcades before appearing on console.


I am starting to feel like Namco treats SC like an afterthought. It used to be a series they took seriously like Tekken, but it seems now Tekken gets all the love.


Namco went all out on the Dreamcast port of the original Soul Calibur. The game was one of the greatest launch games for any console ever. Around the same time the PS2 was unveiled with a terrible looking Tekken demo and it somehow overshadowed the amazing looking Soul Calibur.