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#1 Feb 05 2011 at 1:42 PM Rating: Good
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I don't think this was posted. In case you missed it.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/32841/Saling_The_World_Zumba_Fitness_Tops_Sales_Charts_Stateside.php#comments

FFXIV takes top sales spot among PC games in Japan.

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It seems to have been in the top 2 since January. It also seems in December it wasn't even on the list or was on the 5th place at best.

But when looking at the other PC titles in that list, the PC playing sure is popular in Nippon, lol.

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Very good news, and definitely an answer to the "ZOMG THE PS3 RELEASE IS DOOMED!!!" nonsense.
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North America: 1. Zumba Fitness (Majesco, Wii), 2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, X360), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, Wii), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision, PS3).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom, PSP), 2. Macross Triangle Frontier - Itsuwari no Utahime Pack (Bandai, PSP), 3. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (Capcom, DS), 4. The Last Story - Special Edition (Nintendo, Wii), 5. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai Portable - Limited Edition (Banpresto, PSP).

UK: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii), 2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, PS3), 3. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, X360), 4. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft, X360), 5. Art Academy (Nintendo, DS).

Majesco's exercise title Zumba Fitness claims the top spot in today's domestic multiplatform sales chart, overtaking last week's sales leader Just Dance 2. New Super Mario Bros. returns to the top five at fourth place, landing between the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd keeps its lead in Japan, fending off competition from Bandai's recently released Macross Triangle Frontier, while Just Dance 2 maintains its status as the UK's biggest seller across all platforms.


Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Zumba Fitness (Majesco), 2. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 3. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 4. Just Dance Kids (Ubisoft), 5. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. The Last Story - Special Edition (Nintendo), 2. Shape Boxing 2 Wii de Enjoy Diet (Rocket Company), 3. Donkey Kong Returns (Nintendo), 4. The Last Story (Nintendo), 5. Wii Party (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft), 2. Just Dance (Ubisoft), 3. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 4. Wii Party (Nintendo), 5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo).

Despite pressure from Majesco's Zumba Fitness, Ubisoft's Just Dance series remains popular on the Wii worldwide. Just Dance 2 and the spinoff Just Dance Kids capture chart spots stateside, while the franchise's first two entries top platform sales in the UK.

Mistwalker's RPG The Last Story leads Japanese sales for the second week running, with the Gold's Gym Cardio Workout sequel Shape Boxing 2 Wii de Enjoy Diet trailing close behind.


Xbox 360
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Kinect Sports (Microsoft), 3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 4. Halo: Reach (Microsoft), 5. NBA 2K11 (2K Sports).

Japan: 1. Dragon Age: Origins (Spike), 2. Gal Gun (Alchemist), 3. DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu Black Label (Cave), 4. Dream C Club Zero (D3 Publisher), 5. Mass Effect 2 (EA Games).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 4. Dead Space 2 (EA Games), 5. Forza Motorsport 3: Ultimate Edition (Microsoft).

Call of Duty: Black Ops and Kinect Sports rise up to capture the top two spots in this week's domestic Xbox 360 sales chart. Last week's sales leader Dance Central disappears from the top five, while Dead Space 2 also drops out of chart range in only its second week of release.

Dead Space 2 manages to earn fourth place in its debut week in Europe, meanwhile, as Alchemist's Gal Gun and Cave's arcade-ported shoot-'em-up DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu Black Label challenge reigning chart champ Dragon Age: Origins in Japan.


PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision), 2. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar), 3. LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCEA), 4. Gran Turismo 5 (SCEA), 5. Dead Space 2 (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Dragon Age: Origins (Spike), 2. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami), 3. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 4. Demon's Souls (SCEI), 5. Tales of Graces F (Namco).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft), 3. Dead Space 2 - Limited Edition (EA Games), 4. LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCEA), 5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision).

Black Ops and Red Dead Redemption see renewed sales momentum in the United States, while Dead Space 2 slides to fifth place after a promising second-place debut last week.

Elsewhere, Dragon Age: Origins leads over the returning World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 and FIFA 11 in Japan, as Dead Space 2 is off to a sluggish start at third place in the UK.


PC
North America: 1. DC Universe Online (Sony), 2. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard), 3. The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff (EA Games), 4. Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition (Microsoft), 5. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Blizzard).

Japan: 1. Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix), 2. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 10 Premium Package Collector's Edition (Capcom), 3. Mahou Tsukai no Yoru (Type Moon), 4. Ragnarok Online 8th Anniversary Package (E Frontier), 5. Steins;Gate (Nitro Plus).

UK: 1. Football Manager 2011 (Sega), 2. The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff (EA Games), 3. The Sims 3 (EA Games), 4. Dead Space 2 (EA Games), 5. Civilization V (2K Games).

Sony's DC Universe Online spends its fourth week at the top of Amazon's domestic PC sales charts, outselling Blizzard's World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and the recently released The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff expansion pack.

Final Fantasy XIV recaptures first place in Japan, while The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff nearly overtakes reigning chart topper Football Manager 2011 in Europe.



Nintendo DS
North America: 1. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 2. Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Square Enix), 3. Let's Draw! (Majesco), 4. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 5. Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros).

Japan: 1. Gyakuten Kenji 2 (Capcom), 2. Gyakuten Kenji 2 - Collector's Package (Capcom), 3. Ninokuni: Shikkoku no Madoushi (Level 5), 4. Eigo de Tabisuru: Little Charo (Nintendo), 5. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo).

UK: 1. Art Academy (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (Nintendo), 4. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo), 5. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo).

New Super Mario Bros. heads DS software sales stateside for the second week in a row, with Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and Let's Draw trailing close behind.

In Japan, Capcom's Ace Attorney Investigations sequel Gyakuten Kenji 2 tops platform sales in its premiere week, as Art Academy once again outsells its competition in the UK.


PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix), 2. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix), 3. Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (Square Enix), 4. Medal of Honor Heroes (EA Games), 5. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom), 2. Macross Triangle Frontier - Itsuwari no Utahime Pack (Bandai), 3. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai Portable - Limited Edition (Banpresto), 4. Senjou no Valkyria 3 (Sega), 5. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix (Square Enix).

UK: 1. FIFA 11 (EA Sports), 2. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 (THQ), 3. Football Manager Handheld 2011 (Sega), 4. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (Ubisoft), 5. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (Square Enix).

With its successor on the horizon, the PlayStation Portable's sales charts continue to be headed by discounted titles and budget-priced rereleases of past hits in North America.

The platform shows much more vitality in Japan, where newcomer Macross Triangle Frontier challenges Monster Hunter Portable 3rd for chart dominance.



For those of you who don't like clicking links and want relevant text bolded ^^;

Funny that DC Universe is outselling WOW Cataclysm. Proves that easy games sell like hotcakes in the MMO industry, and the easier the better.


Edited, Feb 5th 2011 4:14pm by Uryuu
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I wouldn't say because its an easy MMO, but because its a "Comic Super Hero" MMO...and we all know America is all "hyped" for that kind of stuff...
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i guess everyone in japan already owns starcraft 2...
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Shezard, DCUO also released on PS3 but its not even top 5 =p

The following is theory, not fact. Try not to pop a blood vessel when reading it.


In regards to SC2 not being top 5 in any of the versions of the game, that's probably a large contributor. They aren't willing to pay the price of 3 games for what is basically 1 game split into 3 by today's standards, especially if said game has nothing new to offer compared to its counterparts from a decade ago other than shinier graphics. instead, they either buy 1 of the games and decide all 3 are trash, or don't buy any of them and pretty much avoid the company for the rest of their gaming lives. This theory is supported by the fact that Ragnarok Online's special edition is outselling every single one of Blizzard's products there. For those who are not familiar with RO, it is one of the oldest MMORPGS on the market in Japan, and based on a popular manga series from a long time ago.





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Uryuu wrote:
For those of you who don't like clicking links and want relevant text bolded ^^;

Funny that DC Universe is outselling WOW Cataclysm. Proves that easy games sell like hotcakes in the MMO industry, and the easier the better.


DC Universe is outselling WoW Cataclysm because most people who intended to buy Cataclysm bought it when it was released last year. Very few people wait 3-4 months to buy an expansion for an MMO they're playing. Cataclysm sold 3.3 million units within 24 hours of launch. That's over 1/4 of the population covered on day one.

FFXIV #1 for PC sales in Japan. Ragnarok Online 8th Anniversary Edition #4. Not exactly hot competition for top spot. Not trying to be negative, but if you're in a country where gamers tend to do most of their gaming on consoles, PC sales rankings don't mean a whole lot.
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Aurelius wrote:
Uryuu wrote:
For those of you who don't like clicking links and want relevant text bolded ^^;

Funny that DC Universe is outselling WOW Cataclysm. Proves that easy games sell like hotcakes in the MMO industry, and the easier the better.


DC Universe is outselling WoW Cataclysm because most people who intended to buy Cataclysm bought it when it was released last year. Very few people wait 3-4 months to buy an expansion for an MMO they're playing. Cataclysm sold 3.3 million units within 24 hours of launch. That's over 1/4 of the population covered on day one.

FFXIV #1 for PC sales in Japan. Ragnarok Online 8th Anniversary Edition #4. Not exactly hot competition for top spot. Not trying to be negative, but if you're in a country where gamers tend to do most of their gaming on consoles, PC sales rankings don't mean a whole lot.


You need to see how many ME2 and FO:NV sell on console in Japan, it's under 9000. Different culture, different taste.
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Exactly, Khornette. Different types of games sell better in different areas of the world.

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Its UNDER NINE THOUSAND!!!




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#11Ostia, Posted: Feb 05 2011 at 5:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) They sold millions and millions of copies of SC2, yet FFXIV is FFXI with shinier graphics on beta stage and it sold what ? 500k Lmao!
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yet FFXIV is FFXI with shinier graphics on beta stage


Yes, which is why people keep saying that this game is too different. Your sentence totally makes sense in that light.

I give your attempt 2/10.
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You missed the "beta stage". That's where the difference comes from.
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True enough. Different and polished > the same ol' but polished > different but half baked.

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Uryuu wrote:
For those of you who don't like clicking links and want relevant text bolded ^^;

Funny that DC Universe is outselling WOW Cataclysm. Proves that easy games sell like hotcakes in the MMO industry, and the easier the better.


Funnier that a "stuff" expansion for Sims 3 outsold Cataclysm. But as was pointed out, most people who were going to buy Cata have already bought it.

[quote=Keysofgaruda]i guess everyone in japan already owns starcraft 2...


You're mixing up the Koreans with the Japanese. I'm not sure if the Japanese care about Starcraft 2, to be honest. Now Korea on the other hand...


Also, I saw this: "Gyakuten Kenji 2"

Can't wait till that comes out stateside. I need my Ace Attorney fix.
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Article wrote:
5. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo).


hehe
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5. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo).


hehe


Sounds big and scary!
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You're mixing up the Koreans with the Japanese. I'm not sure if the Japanese care about Starcraft 2, to be honest. Now Korea on the other hand...


This. Also, I don't think Blizzard has ever made an attempt to localize any of their games for Japan. That could be a factor as to why Blizzard games don't sell over there.
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KaneKitty wrote:
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5. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo).


hehe



It is slightly longer and has slightly more content than your average Pocket Monsters game.

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Uryuu wrote:
KaneKitty wrote:
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5. Pocket Monsters Black (Nintendo).


hehe



It is slightly longer and has slightly more content than your average Pocket Monsters game.

Edited, Feb 6th 2011 12:53am by Uryuu



You... -do- know that "Pocket Monsters" is Pokemon... right?

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Of course I do. However, its an obvious pun and stereotypical joke referring to the white and black versions, since both are the same one with different monsters.
http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us/
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Of course I do. However, its an obvious pun and stereotypical joke referring to the white and black versions, since both are the same one with different monsters.
http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us/


Except that you're referring to Pokemon Black; in the original meme, the cloak is white and looks longer than your average cloak or cape.
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This. Also, I don't think Blizzard has ever made an attempt to localize any of their games for Japan. That could be a factor as to why Blizzard games don't sell over there.

I'm pretty sure it's just the fact that PC gaming is mostly for hardcore nerds in Japan. It doesn't matter what the game is, if it isn't on a console, it's not going to sell too well. The Japanese are incredibly stubborn in this way and openly and strongly prefer domestic products regardless of quality. I mean, look at the top 5: There is Monster Hunter, which is an enormous name in Japan, then there is something for Ragnarok Online (are you kidding me?) and two Visual Novels by indie developers. Not exactly your typical blockbuster material there.
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This. Also, I don't think Blizzard has ever made an attempt to localize any of their games for Japan. That could be a factor as to why Blizzard games don't sell over there.

I'm pretty sure it's just the fact that PC gaming is mostly for hardcore nerds in Japan. It doesn't matter what the game is, if it isn't on a console, it's not going to sell too well. The Japanese are incredibly stubborn in this way and openly and strongly prefer domestic products regardless of quality. I mean, look at the top 5: There is Monster Hunter, which is an enormous name in Japan, then there is something for Ragnarok Online (are you kidding me?) and two Visual Novels by indie developers. Not exactly your typical blockbuster material there.


Last time I checked Korea is not Japan. It's simply a matter of different taste, is all.
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I actually picked up DCUO, and guess what, back on ffxiv...
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Uryuu wrote:
For those of you who don't like clicking links and want relevant text bolded ^^;

Funny that DC Universe is outselling WOW Cataclysm. Proves that easy games sell like hotcakes in the MMO industry, and the easier the better.

Cataclysm sold 3.3 million units within 24 hours of launch. That's over 1/4 of the population covered on day one.
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I bought 3 of those.

Two of them were gifts ok?

Oh and not saying WoW is better than this or that, but if Blizzard released a fully translated Japanese version of WoW in Japan, you can be damned sure it would sell. A lot.

However, Congratulations FFXIV on your return to glory :)

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Quanta wrote:

This. Also, I don't think Blizzard has ever made an attempt to localize any of their games for Japan. That could be a factor as to why Blizzard games don't sell over there.

I'm pretty sure it's just the fact that PC gaming is mostly for hardcore nerds in Japan. It doesn't matter what the game is, if it isn't on a console, it's not going to sell too well. The Japanese are incredibly stubborn in this way and openly and strongly prefer domestic products regardless of quality. I mean, look at the top 5: There is Monster Hunter, which is an enormous name in Japan, then there is something for Ragnarok Online (are you kidding me?) and two Visual Novels by indie developers. Not exactly your typical blockbuster material there.


What's wrong with Ragnarok Online? Two different cultures, it just proves that they won't shrug something off if it isn't a "blockbuster". PC Gaming refers to anything using a PC, which does indeed include eroge and visual novels. (some are only PC releases i.e Koumajou or the many Touhou project games)so it's not just for "hardcore nerds" since said games are designed to run on PCs built to suit Windows 98.

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Oh and not saying WoW is better than this or that, but if Blizzard released a fully translated Japanese version of WoW in Japan, you can be damned sure it would sell. A lot.


That's still basically saying it's "better than this or that". Why can we be "damned sure" it would sell a lot if not for saying it's "better"?

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Oh and not saying WoW is better than this or that, but if Blizzard released a fully translated Japanese version of WoW in Japan, you can be damned sure it would sell. A lot.


It has been already translated unofficially, and yeah, it did generate moderate interest. Around 10k players or so are playing it I think.

Talk about that customer service regardless. And SE is criticized for releasing games in Japan first. Well, if you're Japanese, good luck getting Western companies to release their games over there.

I wonder how much Blizzard listens to it's Chinese playerbase, by the way. It must be great, as Blizzard is known for it's good CS... at least for it's Western audience.

Sounds somehow familiar.

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Wow...I can't beleive Black Ops is still selling in top spots. That game just can't compare to MW2. FFXIV is MUCH better than that junk. Argh.
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Uryuu wrote:
For those of you who don't like clicking links and want relevant text bolded ^^;

Funny that DC Universe is outselling WOW Cataclysm. Proves that easy games sell like hotcakes in the MMO industry, and the easier the better.


DC Universe is outselling WoW Cataclysm because most people who intended to buy Cataclysm bought it when it was released last year. Very few people wait 3-4 months to buy an expansion for an MMO they're playing. Cataclysm sold 3.3 million units within 24 hours of launch. That's over 1/4 of the population covered on day one.

FFXIV #1 for PC sales in Japan. Ragnarok Online 8th Anniversary Edition #4. Not exactly hot competition for top spot. Not trying to be negative, but if you're in a country where gamers tend to do most of their gaming on consoles, PC sales rankings don't mean a whole lot.


You need to see how many ME2 and FO:NV sell on console in Japan, it's under 9000. Different culture, different taste.
Different taste is definitely a factor, although I think the problem with ME2 and FO in general it's that they are mostly associated with XBOX 360 which basically has no presence here in Japan.

SC2 on the other hand it's not popular simply because it's sci-fi which always comes second to fantasy/medieval-period here, for example starcraft did so bad that blizzard didn't release broodwar in Japanese, AoE2 in the other hand was a moderate success, although what other people have posted it's true, Japanese fellows don't like PC gaming that much, maybe is the fact that most people I have meet here have issues customizing their own stuff.

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I don't get it, the JP were the first to hate on XIV and now they are all back because of a few minor patches? I mean sure, the game is playable but coome on, first in sales?
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I don't get it, the JP were the first to hate on XIV and now they are all back because of a few minor patches? I mean sure, the game is playable but coome on, first in sales?


You don't have to get it.

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Not to mention, one of the major concerns of the Japanese base was socializing and the battle system, so it truly isn't odd, shocking or a surprising when SE fixes something that irks them they'll be happy to give it another go.

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Well I've also been thinking about buying FFXIV. I've only played the beta but FFXIV is different from other mmorpg's.
And that is just the thing I want right now, however the downside towards FFXIV is that its still in a beta.

Plus the strange costs of characters + banking characters. Do you think they'll ever change that?
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Last time I checked Korea is not Japan. It's simply a matter of different taste, is all.

I don't see what your point is.
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Well I've also been thinking about buying FFXIV. I've only played the beta but FFXIV is different from other mmorpg's.
And that is just the thing I want right now, however the downside towards FFXIV is that its still in a beta.

Plus the strange costs of characters + banking characters. Do you think they'll ever change that?


Well right now it's free so you're not paying extra and as far as I know the first retainer is free too at least? The character slot thing is weird, but I've never felt the need for a second character on FF11 or FF14 (aside from 1 FF11 mule), being as you can do it all on 1, and right now at least 200 inv slots is enough for me.
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Last time I checked Korea is not Japan. It's simply a matter of different taste, is all.

I don't see what your point is.


You do know Ragnarok Online is Korean? Sure it's anime-ish, but it isn't Japanese.

And you're kidding me, Type-Moon and Nitro Plus are immensely popular visual novel developers. Their works are almost always huge success in Japan and even outside.

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#38 Feb 07 2011 at 5:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well I've also been thinking about buying FFXIV. I've only played the beta but FFXIV is different from other mmorpg's.
And that is just the thing I want right now, however the downside towards FFXIV is that its still in a beta.

Plus the strange costs of characters + banking characters. Do you think they'll ever change that?


Well right now it's free so you're not paying extra and as far as I know the first retainer is free too at least? The character slot thing is weird, but I've never felt the need for a second character on FF11 or FF14 (aside from 1 FF11 mule), being as you can do it all on 1, and right now at least 200 inv slots is enough for me.
The second retainer is also free.

I had two characters at one point, but I started focusing on one for a bit, and I've found that it really is in my best interest to stick with one character.
I can use almost every ability from every job I've leveled.

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i highly doubt japanese will even enjoy World of warcrap.

Starcraft ... is CRAP when you have Koei and Konomi over there with BANDAI reign supreme in strategy base game.

Seriously, starcraft 2 is horrible and i would give it a 2/10 when you actually have options like me who know various languages and have access to various game platform.

Americans are trap in their own jail cells. **** tastes amazing when you never taste anything else in the world.
#40 Feb 07 2011 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
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i highly doubt japanese will even enjoy World of warcrap.

Starcraft ... is CRAP when you have Koei and Konomi over there with BANDAI reign supreme in strategy base game.

Seriously, starcraft 2 is horrible and i would give it a 2/10 when you actually have options like me who know various languages and have access to various game platform.

Americans are trap in their own jail cells. **** tastes amazing when you never taste anything else in the world.


At first I figured you got rate down for calling "THE GREATEST MMO ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" crap but then I rethought it and it has to be because you called Starcraft crap.

Starcraft is like the one thing I feel Blizzard did right.
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Mistress Theonehio wrote:
wrongfeifong wrote:
i highly doubt japanese will even enjoy World of warcrap.

Starcraft ... is CRAP when you have Koei and Konomi over there with BANDAI reign supreme in strategy base game.

Seriously, starcraft 2 is horrible and i would give it a 2/10 when you actually have options like me who know various languages and have access to various game platform.

Americans are trap in their own jail cells. **** tastes amazing when you never taste anything else in the world.


At first I figured you got rate down for calling "THE GREATEST MMO ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" crap but then I rethought it and it has to be because you called Starcraft crap.

Starcraft is like the one thing I feel Blizzard did right.


Maybe you never play other strategy game in your life? I don't mind getting rate down. I am broadcasting my voice honestly. I speak what i like, this is the internet, if i have to play nice and follow what everyone thinks i wouldn't be here. That is call real life.

If you count back, there isn't a lot strategy titles in NA/EU release. I personally love Age of empire a lot more then starcrap, especially starcrap 2.

Tell me what so different from starcrap II to command and conquest or even warcraft? NONE. The game still limit to few races, few choices, everything is the same. So they add a nice story to it, but hey, Halo war have one too. What so good about starcrap II from starcrap I?

Blizzard just doesn't know how to make games, they do know how to copy and import their popular titles. But these peoples are just here to innovate their old stuff and copy others, not create new games. They are success as a company in American/European market because the NA/EU players are "frogs in the well"

As i said, when you have no competition to speak of, your only choice is to buy whatever bill gate throw at you. Monopolistic mindset in a monopoly market.

Then again, Asian don't get too many RTS, most are turn-base Strategy.
#42 Feb 07 2011 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
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Oh and not saying WoW is better than this or that, but if Blizzard released a fully translated Japanese version of WoW in Japan, you can be damned sure it would sell. A lot.


They would have to completely redo all the artwork and character designs because WoW's aesthetic would not do well in Japan.
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While Feifong is being somewhat vulgar in their way of putting it, they have the right idea as to why Starcraft did so well: there is literally no new competition whatsoever in the NA RTS market at this time. All they had to do was advertise it well and abuse their existing player base by taking 1 game and splitting it into multiple parts. One of the reasons it didn't do well in Japan is because they have tons of TBS and RTS already, many of which are much better-made, cheaper, and more fun than Starcraft 1 and 2.

@ Lobi

I agree, the "westernized low-res cartoon style with skin-armor" doesn't look very good to people who are used to high graphics. Combined with the fact that they have many other games to choose from, it would barely break even on production costs after a year...which is all the time the game has until development begins slowing to a crawl.

Edited, Feb 7th 2011 9:15am by Uryuu
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They would have to completely redo all the artwork and character designs because WoW's aesthetic would not do well in Japan.


Perhaps. Then again, if the Japanese consumer is more worried about what his games look like than whether or not he has fun playing them, then it's no wonder the Japanese games industry is in the ******* compared to the West.
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#45 Feb 07 2011 at 12:27 PM Rating: Decent
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They would have to completely redo all the artwork and character designs because WoW's aesthetic would not do well in Japan.


Perhaps. Then again, if the Japanese consumer is more worried about what his games look like than whether or not he has fun playing them, then it's no wonder the Japanese games industry is in the sh*tter compared to the West.


Two different nations. Japanese gamers just aren't as **** about it compared to the west.
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Ok, so I placed an order on amazone.co.uk.

The game was only 10 pounds, CE was still 50 though.

Now just hope my hopes won't be crushed :O

Edited, Feb 7th 2011 1:28pm by Riathy
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Actually, the JRPG scene has a booming indie and small studio scene, whereas the American game scene as a whole revolves around a few big companies who have studios under their wing.

Indie/small studio games are usually low graphics, high content/fun factor. Big companies tend to produce high graphics, mediocre fun factor games. Kind of like SE did with 14 and is now making up for.

Edited, Feb 7th 2011 12:41pm by Uryuu
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Mistress Theonehio wrote:
Quanta wrote:
Lobivopis wrote:
They would have to completely redo all the artwork and character designs because WoW's aesthetic would not do well in Japan.


Perhaps. Then again, if the Japanese consumer is more worried about what his games look like than whether or not he has fun playing them, then it's no wonder the Japanese games industry is in the sh*tter compared to the West.


Two different nations. Japanese gamers just aren't as **** about it compared to the west.


I didn't think it was a particularly **** problem to desire better gameplay and interfaces over the aesthetic qualities of a game. Maybe Japan's just being polite and not saying anything, even though they should?
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#49 Feb 07 2011 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
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@Quanta

Actually, the JRPG scene has a booming indie and small studio scene, whereas the American game scene as a whole revolves around a few big companies who have studios under their wing.

Indie/small studio games are usually low graphics, high content/fun factor. Big companies tend to produce high graphics, mediocre fun factor games. Kind of like SE did with 14 and is now making up for.

Edited, Feb 7th 2011 12:41pm by Uryuu


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#50 Feb 07 2011 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
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i highly doubt japanese will even enjoy World of warcrap.

Starcraft ... is CRAP when you have Koei and Konomi over there with BANDAI reign supreme in strategy base game.

Seriously, starcraft 2 is horrible and i would give it a 2/10 when you actually have options like me who know various languages and have access to various game platform.

Americans are trap in their own jail cells. **** tastes amazing when you never taste anything else in the world.


Starcraft >>> Anything made by koei or bandai(Except SRWOG) i mean for people that say starcrat 2 dint add anything new to the genre, and then say "Bandai and koei rule suprime" it's pretty stupid, both companies have been making the same game for over 10 years, just new chars, shinier graphics, but the same basic story Line. Really how many romance of the three kingdoms are out there ? like 15 ?
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I didn't think it was a particularly **** problem to desire better gameplay and interfaces over the aesthetic qualities of a game. Maybe Japan's just being polite and not saying anything, even though they should?


;) A common misconception. If you had had the pleasure of reading the Japanese 2ch forums when FFXIV was released, you would possibly die of shock.
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