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Why are niche Japanese games so popular with the hardcore gamers?

#1PangLaPosted 12/8/2012 12:06:41 PM
But when it actually comes out, it barely sell 50k in the west?
#2kupo1705Posted 12/8/2012 12:08:13 PM
They aren't.
#3A_Nonny_MoosePosted 12/8/2012 12:08:14 PM
I don't get why there's a question mark at the end of that sentence. Niche Japanese games don't sell big in the west.
#4Vs1991Posted 12/8/2012 12:08:20 PM
its only popular on game forums. people on game forums arent hardcore. theyre the biggest nerds around, myself included

nerds like japanese games
#5wstfldPosted 12/8/2012 12:36:39 PM
Not enough weeabos.
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#6DocDeliciousPosted 12/8/2012 1:09:15 PM
Vs1991 posted...
its only popular on game forums.

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#7Soanevalcke6Posted 12/8/2012 1:12:59 PM
Well there's Three Types of Hardcore Gamers

1. The Elitist ones that think their better because they play Obscure Games. The Hipsters of Gaming
2. The Ones that play Generic "Mature" games with Violence 'n Blood, like CoD and Such
3. The Ones that Play Good Games regardless of how popular they are, or how much "Mature" content is in the games. Sometime, Popular games ARE good.
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#8TheTrueNubPosted 12/8/2012 1:27:14 PM
The people on sites like this are a very small sect of the gaming populace. All of us here are fairly into gaming, "hardcore," I would bet. We know games, we know when they're coming.

You're probably just taking what you see here and thinking "Well if it's like this here, then all people who play games must think this" when gaming is too massively popular now to do that.
Keep calm and hee-ho
#9mogar002Posted 12/8/2012 1:30:03 PM
Because for every 1 hardcore gamer, there are 10,000 casuals.
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#10hambaconeggPosted 12/8/2012 1:30:15 PM
That's why it's called niche. Duh.

And how could niche games players be elitist? Isn't that what makes a hardcore gamer?