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Tales PS Vita games havenít been brought to North America due to poor sales

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kupomogli said:

The Tales series doesn't sell well in Japan either.  Not just the Vita titles.  The Vita titles just sold really poorly.  They'd sell way more in the US, that's for sure.

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I'm going to tell you right now that VGC has abysmal JRPG tracking. Every single one of those games are overtracked for regions outside of Japan.

Actual US numbers are ~140k for Dawn of the New World, ~146k for Vesperia, and ~70k for Graces F. Numbers from NPD.




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MDMAlliance said:
Otakumegane said:
Scisca said:
Vita sales:

Japan - 1.40 mil
Europe - 1.40 mil
NA - 1.38 mil
Rest - 0.31 mil

Yeah, the sales in the West are clearly too pathetic to grant us a game...


Well the Tales franchise is a lot more popular there.

And the portable entrants aren't selling godly amounts there either. 

That and North America has 3x as many people as Japan.

All this doesn't change the fact that he said Vita isn't doing good enough. C'mon, before the price cut Japan was the last region in sales! They managed to get ahead of NA and on par with Europe only thanks to the recent push Sony made, they may easily fall back to the last place if Sony cuts the price in the West soon. West is outselling Japan 2:1 and still that's too few Vitas for them just to translate the bloody game? It's Vita, they can just translate it and put the game on the PS Store, I'm sure the sales will top the costs of localisation. If they feel extra insecure about the sales, they could even leave the Japanese voices and just translate the subtitles (though I wouldn't like this). Still, this sounds like a really stupid decision. They are just running away from possible profit for no real reason at all.



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Scisca said:

All this doesn't change the fact that he said Vita isn't doing good enough. C'mon, before the price cut Japan was the last region in sales! They managed to get ahead of NA and on par with Europe only thanks to the recent push Sony made, they may easily fall back to the last place if Sony cuts the price in the West soon. West is outselling Japan 2:1 and still that's too few Vitas for them just to translate the bloody game? It's Vita, they can just translate it and put the game on the PS Store, I'm sure the sales will top the costs of localisation. If they feel extra insecure about the sales, they could even leave the Japanese voices and just translate the subtitles (though I wouldn't like this). Still, this sounds like a really stupid decision. They are just running away from possible profit for no real reason at all.


"Possible". Likely it won't do well enough at all.

If companies like Square and Nintendo won't release niche Japanese games on the basis of "possible" (Lol no 100%) profit, what makes you think a company like Namco will release a niche handheld JPRG that didn't even sell or was reviewed that well in Japan in the 1st place?

They don't owe you anything. The bottom line is that the game won't sell well enough for them to consider localizing it. Besides I'm sure Sony will cut the price in the West right after they get a decent shooter on it. 



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Scisca said:
Vita sales:

Japan - 1.40 mil
Europe - 1.40 mil
NA - 1.38 mil
Rest - 0.31 mil

Yeah, the sales in the West are clearly too pathetic to grant us a game...


But there is a difference
THere is a much higher chance that 1,40 Million Japanese buy a decent amount of Tales of compared to NA.
1,40 in Japan and 1,40 in NA are not the same for J-RPG Predictions...You need probably 3-4 Million available Customers in NA to get the same numbers as an available userbase of 1,40 Million Japanese(though i know most people buy a vita for such games and not CoD)

What i like is how honest they are
Baba also said a few months ago Japanese Developers have to go back to the roots and don't westernize everything cause people all over the world learned to love those games cause they are/were Japanese.
Nothing but the truth



Look at me try and act surprised at this news. Surprising they went to the Vita TBH.



 

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the_dengle said:
Why can't people be this honest all the time

The blatant truth would be that Namco-Bandai are douchebags, but they aren't going to say that. In the Vita's case, they can fall back on the sales excuse (which is legitimate). But let's not forget that these two Vita games are remakes of Japan-only DS games. What was the excuse for not bringing those DS games to the West? Douchebaggery. Why wasn't Tales of Graces for the Wii released in the West? Douchebaggery.

So based on past precedents, would anyone be confident that Namco-Bandai brought these Vita games to the West, if the Vita installed base was already north of five million units? There's still the douchebag problem.



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I don't really buy it. The original versions of Hearts and Innocence were on the fucking DS, for Christ's sake, and they still didn't show up outside of Japan. What was the excuse there? "The userbase in North America hasn't topped 100 million yet"?

I don't think there's much rhyme or reason to Namco doing what they do. They're just kind of derpy and don't always feel like localizing shit. #dealwithit #learntoreadjapanese



If Sony can reduce PsVita prices :( (I already have a vita)

If people are more curious about foreign games and DARE to tweet on publishers's page on twitter (or another) , there will be more and more J-RPG games in Western land.

sigh ...



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LMAO, there are more Vita's in the west then there are in Japan. There is is also a lack of software, especially quality JRPGs, which even more reason to release it over here.

Sometimes I just feel like these companies are actually STUIPD.



the main-tales of-games coming for ps3 and in the future on ps4, so namco bandai.



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