Why are JRPG devs reluctant to bring their games to Nintendo consoles?

#21ThaPrinceRazielPosted 9/1/2014 12:36:49 PM
iKhanic posted...
lilburrito posted...
iKhanic posted...
I was looking at some TGS news and saw that PS4 is picking up on JRPG support despite abysmal Japanese sales.

That led me to question why JRPG makers are shy about bringing their games to Nintendo system. Historically, aside from the N64, they have sold pretty well on Nintendo systems. The Crystal Chronicles series, Monster Hunter, and Tales of Symphonia to name a few 3rd party games.

I get that they have fanbases on Sony systems, but with new systems out, it's really much more of a clean slate.


Every PlayStation onto now has had quite the bit of healthy of support for JRPGS. Despite the console having none of those games "yesterday" I was still planning on picking up the PS4 because I "knew" those games were going to come eventually. The PS1, PS2 and PS3 have had a dang good track record when it comes to receiving these types of games, so it was a no question sort of thing for me.

I guess Sony just sort of hit all the right sweet spots with those devs at that period of time.


Yes, but common knowledge would dictate that the PS4 and Vita that are selling rather poorly in Japan would compel such devs to jump ship.

It could just be that Sony is very good at courting these devs, while Nintendo doesn't bother as much.


I think it's because devs still have their common senses in this industry. They know consoles that aren't even a year old yet, can't possibly be flops, to the point of 'jumping ship'. Consumers and fan boys on the other hand, judge from the moment it's released. And if not up to their ridiculous standards, they right them off, and ask silly questions like these afterwards.
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#22LuigisBroPosted 9/1/2014 12:44:14 PM
squatch22 posted...
LuigisBro posted...
its not hard to understand when Nintendo fans wouldn't even buy DQ


Source?


http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/04/10/dragon-quest-x-for-the-wii-u-fails-to-pick-up-in-its-second-week-as-console-sales-drop-again-in-japan/
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#23kamikaze135Posted 9/1/2014 12:46:52 PM
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#24bicboi64Posted 9/1/2014 12:54:19 PM
If Nintendo was smart they'd throw money at developers to make ports. I'm a huge Nintendo fan, but its their own fault for the lack of RPG titles. Throw the money you have wasting a way and get a port or two of another game. Or smarten up and start developing AND localizing a few titles.
#25Granadico_Posted 9/1/2014 12:57:43 PM
bicboi64 posted...
If Nintendo was smart they'd throw money at developers to make ports. I'm a huge Nintendo fan, but its their own fault for the lack of RPG titles. Throw the money you have wasting a way and get a port or two of another game. Or smarten up and start developing AND localizing a few titles.

It's because of that that gaming has become so greedy and stagnant. Paying for multiplats, timed exclusives, pre-order DLC, etc.
Though they should localize more >_>
#26FayeLadyPosted 9/1/2014 1:02:57 PM
ExDios posted...
Maybe the same reason almost every other third party has been avoiding Nintendo?


This, its a lack of relationships with the companies and teams who make them.

I'm sure the fact that these companies are also seeing money in localizing these titles over seas also leads to going with the Playstation option as well.
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#27bicboi64Posted 9/1/2014 1:09:15 PM
Granadico_ posted...
bicboi64 posted...
If Nintendo was smart they'd throw money at developers to make ports. I'm a huge Nintendo fan, but its their own fault for the lack of RPG titles. Throw the money you have wasting a way and get a port or two of another game. Or smarten up and start developing AND localizing a few titles.

It's because of that that gaming has become so greedy and stagnant. Paying for multiplats, timed exclusives, pre-order DLC, etc.
Though they should localize more >_>



Thing is, I want Nintendo to succeed, and I want them to do it without the advice of a few anon posters on the internet. If they made modern day ports of their old titles, we would'n't have this discussion. We'd be fine.

Is there any reason the following titles don't have modern day Console ports?

-Mother
-EarthBound
-GoldenSun
-Ice Climbers
-Starfox (i know its in the works)
-Fzero
-Kid Icarus
I can go on and on, but its frustrating as a gaming fan. So im' left with hoping Nintendo buys their way into these awesome games we're missing out on. That or buy a PS4 which I won't/can't do till its cheaper.
#28Granadico_Posted 9/1/2014 1:12:06 PM
Oh that's completely different than what i thought you meant. I thought you meant to pay 3rd party devs to make multiplats for them. Or the other BS practices that made Sony/MS lose millions upon millions last gen despite selling so well.
#29squatch22Posted 9/1/2014 1:13:31 PM
LuigisBro posted...
squatch22 posted...
LuigisBro posted...
its not hard to understand when Nintendo fans wouldn't even buy DQ


Source?


http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/04/10/dragon-quest-x-for-the-wii-u-fails-to-pick-up-in-its-second-week-as-console-sales-drop-again-in-japan/


Ignore that proper DQ games sell well...
#30kamikaze135Posted 9/1/2014 1:19:46 PM
squatch22 posted...
LuigisBro posted...
squatch22 posted...
LuigisBro posted...
its not hard to understand when Nintendo fans wouldn't even buy DQ


Source?


http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/04/10/dragon-quest-x-for-the-wii-u-fails-to-pick-up-in-its-second-week-as-console-sales-drop-again-in-japan/


Ignore that proper DQ games sell well...


It's a shame they don't do so well outside of Japan.
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