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It doesn't look to me like Japanese people like to play PS3 games anymore

#11Large_TonberryPosted 11/26/2012 11:27:43 AM
Japanese gamers go wherever Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest go. At the moment, that simply isn't on PS3.
#12pokemon_45_79_1Posted 11/26/2012 11:29:21 AM
From: ComfortablySad | Posted: 11/26/2012 10:26:40 AM | #010
AtelierCorvus posted...
BaseChouGoku posted...
Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Dragon Quest X barely broke 800K in Japan for example...


That just shows the Japanese have good taste.



The Japanese people did not want XIII-2 thats why it sold so poorly for a FF game they wanted Versus XIII just like the west does, even type-0 sold about that much but thats due to because it came out to late should have been out 2 years ago might have been more relevant to sales another blunder by SE this gen one of many they have done.


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#13BaseChouGoku(Topic Creator)Posted 11/26/2012 11:29:54 AM
Pereb27 posted...
First off, Japan is a pretty hard country to live in, stuff is very expensive (games for example sell for approx $90-100). It's extremely rare for a game to reach 1m sales in Japan, but 500-800k definitely happens.



They do that because:

1.Japanese income is pretty good

2. You can't rent games in Japan so resale is huge there. People often buy games then rush to beat them as fast as possible to resell as quickly as possible for the highest resale potential. Dragon Quest X is recently the first game in over 20 years to finally be able to rent there.

3.They stuff goodies with those games often



2/ It's true that even in Japan, there aren't as many "otakus" (people who like anime and video games) as you think, they are in fact a minority. It's more like a subculture.


Yeah I know but people would have you believe that its not a subculture and Japanese are crazy about Anime and video games



3/ You have it backwards, people don't shift to smartphones because console gaming is declining, it's the other way around. Console gaming is declining BECAUSE people are shifting to smartphones. Mobile and social games are the next big thing in Japan now.


People already have smartphones. To make phone calls. The developers know this and now with the increased technology, can transfer or make games on them which are easier accessible to people on the go, people that game and people that dont even normally game but might stumble across them in curiosity or boredom.
You don't buy a system if there's no games for it of course unless you're buying that system for something else entirely (to make phone calls).
#14Godly_GoofPosted 11/26/2012 11:34:41 AM
Well the income isn't really that good considering damn near everything costs a lot more than here so they make more but spend a lot more. Not to mention property costs are F-ing ridiculous
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#15TiaelPosted 11/26/2012 11:49:13 AM
BaseChouGoku posted...

Dragon Quest X barely broke 800K in Japan for example...



Because it's an MMO, it still outsold FFXI, which over time became the most profitable FF.
DQVII 3DS will sell like hotcakes though.
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#16RPG maniac87Posted 11/26/2012 12:22:09 PM
The FFXIII-2 sales were to be expected thanks to all of the westernizations that were made to it. Final Fantasy fans wanted a sequel as great as the first and were let down.
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#17Devilman_AmonPosted 11/26/2012 12:24:21 PM
RPG maniac87 posted...
The FFXIII-2 sales were to be expected thanks to all of the westernizations that were made to it. Final Fantasy fans wanted a sequel as great as the first and were let down.


Or perhaps also many people who bought FF XIII did not like it and did not bother to buy the sequel because they hated the first one....
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#18pokemon_45_79_1Posted 11/26/2012 12:27:00 PM
From: Devilman_Amon | Posted: 11/26/2012 11:24:21 AM | #017
RPG maniac87 posted...
The FFXIII-2 sales were to be expected thanks to all of the westernizations that were made to it. Final Fantasy fans wanted a sequel as great as the first and were let down.


Or perhaps also many people who bought FF XIII did not like it and did not bother to buy the sequel because they hated the first one....
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There is that since over 60% overall who bought XIII did not buy XIII-2 and LR will be the same just have a feeling.
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#19RPG maniac87Posted 11/26/2012 12:29:13 PM
Devilman_Amon posted...
RPG maniac87 posted...
The FFXIII-2 sales were to be expected thanks to all of the westernizations that were made to it. Final Fantasy fans wanted a sequel as great as the first and were let down.


Or perhaps also many people who bought FF XIII did not like it and did not bother to buy the sequel because they hated the first one....

That's a possibility too, but most people I've run into agreed it was the changes.
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