Is the Xbox console the only one that directly commissions Japanese games?

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2 years ago#1
Yes, the Playstation has many Japanese games, but most of the Playstation 3 games in America that are Japanese, for example, tend to be just ports of games that already came out in Japan and were originally made by Japanese developers for a Japanese audience. Atlus, NIS and Sega bring out a few games to America and releases them on the Playstation 3.

Microsoft however actually published and made great Japanese games like Lost Odyssey, or a game like Blue Dragon and when was the last time Playstation commissioned and actual Japanese-inspired game. I mean Sony itself.

Microsoft actually commissions these Japanese art, art that's not necessarily being asked for by the Japanese audience and usually, the games are Japanese, but at the same time have appeal to Western audience, and Microsoft makes sure to give enough money that some of the games come out looking amazing. Even if they're not high budget, they're usually unique titles.

I hope Microsoft continues this trend with the Xbox One, but I'm just wondering if you've noticed this difference between how Microsoft and Sony approach Japanese titles for Western audiences.
2 years ago#2
Lost odyssey was the only one I really liked, and the kind of gave up on those. Hopefully they will start again because I really want a lost odyssey 2
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2 years ago#3
I did not know that. Regardless, Sony has gotten much better Japanese support on their consoles, and I don't see it changing.
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2 years ago#4
You realize Sony has a Japanese development team called SCEJ? And they make games and help other developers make games?
2 years ago#5
Sony doesn't need to commission Japanese games because the PlayStation is a Japanese console, and the Japanese tend to like Japanese stuff.
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2 years ago#6
I wished I worked at Microsoft Games Japan....Gotta be the easiest job ever.

Just show up and get paid.
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2 years ago#7
I always found it kinda strange that only 15% of Sony's firstparty development studios were in Japan.
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2 years ago#8
Nintendo have done it as well. The Last Story and Pandora's Tower are two examples. Bayonetta 2 is technically another since nobody else sees paying towards a release as worth it.
2 years ago#9
quickposter posted...
Nintendo have done it as well. The Last Story and Pandora's Tower are two examples. Bayonetta 2 is technically another since nobody else sees paying towards a release as worth it.


Yeah, Nintendo has done it too. They're great games too.
2 years ago#10
sony doesn't make JP games now? tc is off his meds.
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