Why Is It That Games That Are Popular Here, Not Do Very Well In Japan?

#1TransdudePosted 2/15/2013 9:47:19 PM
I'm just wondering why?
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#2BobbyGoticksPosted 2/15/2013 9:48:16 PM
Different country
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#3Emperor_GestahlPosted 2/15/2013 10:03:18 PM
What baffles me is Advance Wars supposedly selling poorly in Japan, yet they eat up Fire Emblem. They're both great tactical titles by the same devs. Do they just wretch at the thought of an srpg that isn't pseudo-medieval European fantasy setting?
#4PuddingchanPosted 2/15/2013 10:06:06 PM
Because different demographics have different tastes in things.
#5tallgeeseIVPosted 2/15/2013 10:14:24 PM
Emperor_Gestahl posted...
What baffles me is Advance Wars supposedly selling poorly in Japan, yet they eat up Fire Emblem. They're both great tactical titles by the same devs. Do they just wretch at the thought of an srpg that isn't pseudo-medieval European fantasy setting?


Well Japan seems to have no problem with srpgs with giant robots.
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#6MetalLokiPosted 2/15/2013 10:22:07 PM
Why is It that games that are popular in Japan, dont do very well here?
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#7Ferarri619Posted 2/15/2013 10:28:21 PM
MetalLoki posted...
Why is It that games that are popular in Japan, dont do very well here?


Because Western gamers have horrible taste.
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#8EchidneysPosted 2/15/2013 10:34:26 PM
BobbyGoticks posted...
Different country

That explains everything.
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#9G1ingyPosted 2/15/2013 10:45:28 PM(edited)
Different appeals......you know, with being situated in the other side of the world and all. How well can you expect a game playing up western ideals will do in an eastern country? Some can do well, but those are rare.

Let's just say, if you look at Cole or Shepard under their lense, they look pretty douchey...hell I found characters like those douchey looking.

While characters like Kratos is borderline homoerotic since easterners have the complete opposite gay stereotype there those living in the west.
#10Catcher_FreemanPosted 2/15/2013 11:32:45 PM
Different country, different culture.