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rccsetzer said:

Boutros said:I don't understand why they say that "Japanese RPGs aren't as successful outside of Japan". Based on VGC numbers, most JRPGs sell better in Americas than in Japan. Quick examples on the PS3 are the likes of Atelier Rorona, Demon's Souls, Disgaea 3, Cross Edge, Trinity Universe, Last Rebellion, Eternal Sonata. Wii games like Pokémon, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Arc Rise Fantasia, Rune Factory: Frontier sold better in Americas. All 360 JRPGs I know sold better in Americas (that's more than 20).

Don't know if anyone perceived it, but IMO Iwata and Takahashi are stealth trolling Sony, Square-Enix and MS (and even Wii!). Where did Final Fantasy XIII sell more? Where did Star Ocean 4 sell more?

They are trying to make people believe Xenoblade and The Last Story are the cream of the crop when talking about JRPGs. It is all marketing for those two games.

But they are.... (well we don't know yet for sure about TLS, since no one has actually played it, but Xenoblade is definitely up there at the top according to many reports).



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Boutros said:

I don't understand why they say that "Japanese RPGs aren't as successful outside of Japan".

Based on VGC numbers, most JRPGs sell better in Americas than in Japan.

Quick examples on the PS3 are the likes of Atelier Rorona, Demon's Souls, Disgaea 3, Cross Edge, Trinity Universe, Last Rebellion, Eternal Sonata. Wii games like Pokémon, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Arc Rise Fantasia, Rune Factory: Frontier sold better in Americas. All 360 JRPGs I know sold better in Americas (that's more than 20).

I guess they are looking at sales relative to market size and from that point of view, JRPGS generally aren't all that successful outside of Japan. If they consider the Dragon Quest series as well, then it's even more lopsided.



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RolStoppable said:
Boutros said:

I don't understand why they say that "Japanese RPGs aren't as successful outside of Japan".

Based on VGC numbers, most JRPGs sell better in Americas than in Japan.

Quick examples on the PS3 are the likes of Atelier Rorona, Demon's Souls, Disgaea 3, Cross Edge, Trinity Universe, Last Rebellion, Eternal Sonata. Wii games like Pokémon, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Arc Rise Fantasia, Rune Factory: Frontier sold better in Americas. All 360 JRPGs I know sold better in Americas (that's more than 20).

I guess they are looking at sales relative to market size and from that point of view, JRPGS generally aren't all that successful outside of Japan. If they consider the Dragon Quest series as well, then it's even more lopsided.

I guess that's what they meant but at the end of the day, it shouldn't matter to them.



Please release it iwata and I will buy 2 3DS day one.



Boutros said:

I don't understand why they say that "Japanese RPGs aren't as successful outside of Japan".

Yeah, you'd think the company behind Pokemon would have a different outlook on this.  Actually, all Nintendo's notable J/S/ARPGs (Fire Emblem, Zelda, Golden Sun, Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi, Fossil Fighters, various Pokemon spinoffs, etc) tend to sell better outside Japan than inside. :/



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This remembers me that i still must complete Xenoblade...



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MrT-Tar said:

please release in europe

With the Wii being as homebrew friendly as it is, any English release would be good!



"But he also said that he believes Japanese-developed titles are good at showing feelings and detail, and if creators value these areas, Japanese RPGs will be accepted throughout the world."

I read that as Japanese developed tities are good at showing feelings and detail , and if creators value these areas, Japanese RPGs will be accepted throughout the world."

 



rccsetzer said:

Boutros said:I don't understand why they say that "Japanese RPGs aren't as successful outside of Japan". Based on VGC numbers, most JRPGs sell better in Americas than in Japan. Quick examples on the PS3 are the likes of Atelier Rorona, Demon's Souls, Disgaea 3, Cross Edge, Trinity Universe, Last Rebellion, Eternal Sonata. Wii games like Pokémon, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Arc Rise Fantasia, Rune Factory: Frontier sold better in Americas. All 360 JRPGs I know sold better in Americas (that's more than 20).

Don't know if anyone perceived it, but IMO Iwata and Takahashi are stealth trolling Sony, Square-Enix and MS (and even Wii!). Where did Final Fantasy XIII sell more? Where did Star Ocean 4 sell more?

They are trying to make people believe Xenoblade and The Last Story are the cream of the crop when talking about JRPGs. It is all marketing for those two games.

I agree. Iwata Asks actually is a indirect way of doing marketing, that maybe is actually cool. But this time they went too far IMO.



Boutros said:

I don't understand why they say that "Japanese RPGs aren't as successful outside of Japan".

Based on VGC numbers, most JRPGs sell better in Americas than in Japan.

Quick examples on the PS3 are the likes of Atelier Rorona, Demon's Souls, Disgaea 3, Cross Edge, Trinity Universe, Last Rebellion, Eternal Sonata. Wii games like Pokémon, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Arc Rise Fantasia, Rune Factory: Frontier sold better in Americas. All 360 JRPGs I know sold better in Americas (that's more than 20).


you don't consider the amount of money they had to pay for ads that is so expensive as doing the game

did ark rise of fantasia sold?