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Its well known Sony has some of the greatest exclusives, but some of my favorite exclusives on the PS3 come from Japan.  Since the 360 is basically dead in Japan Sony is basically getting a bunch of free exclusives because the developers have no reason to port the game over to the 360.  I'm not talking about games developed in Japan that are focused on Western gamers, like MGS, I'm talking about real Japanese games like Tales of Xillia and Ni No Kuni.  A huge portion of the PS3's exclusives don't actually come from first party studios, they come from Japanese developers where basically the PS3 is the only option for them.  So if Microsoft fails in Japan again with the X1 then Sony will once again get a bunch of free exclusives for the PS4, when Japanese developers stop developing for the PS3 and move on to the PS4, for doing nothing.  Just wanted to get this out, so what do you guys think?



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Great for people who like Japanese games I guess.



Ni no kuni wasnt exclusive, theres also a DS version, and a lot of smaller japanese developers have moved on to handhelds because of the demographics and the increase in development costs of console games



BossPuma said:

Ni no kuni wasnt exclusive, theres also a DS version, and a lot of smaller japanese developers have moved on to handhelds because of the demographics and the increase in development costs.


DS version  was only released in Japan, so it was basically an exclusive for every where except Japan.  



Could the same be said for F2P games?



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well, ni no kuni is more successful outside of japan and it should be also easier next gen to port a game from ps4 to xb1 so i think games like that should also come to xb1 next gen. even very low sales could be enough then.

but some games which really only sell in japan will be probably still only on ps next gen.



Im not complaining at all considering Jrpgs are my favorite games to play. But yea like BossPuma said alot of the smaller devs have moved onto handhelds considering thats what almost all Japanese players own now.



 

Wii-U is a thing and has been for 2 years now (although it's only been on the market for ~ 8 months). Although it's not having the greatest time in Japan since launch.

Regardless, PS3 is the go-to Otaku console and a combination of many of the Otaku developers (Nippon Ichi; Gust; Compile Heart; Nihon Falcom etc.) develop almost exclusively for Sony consoles and tend to localise most of their games. That certainly does give PS3 an advantage.

And I don't see them leaving next gen either. At least, those 4 I listed have been pretty loyal to Sony for a number of generations now, but things certainly can change.

Tales of & Ni No Kuni aren't great examples really. They're both Namco games and they flip flop wherever the money is, really. I mean, we had a 360 exclusive Tales followed by two Wii exclusive Tales before we even had an original title developed for PS3. Which blew up in sales, which is why the series has stayed there.



They could do a Wii U version if they wanted abit like Yakuza has



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BossPuma said:

Ni no kuni wasnt exclusive, theres also a DS version, and a lot of smaller japanese developers have moved on to handhelds because of the demographics and the increase in development costs of console games

Why it's basically the same game...