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Releases are always weird, like why Yoshi came out quite some time after Europe..

Probably wanting to space games apart to have a more consistent list in 2016



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Dulfite said:

Well, I don't think Yokai will sell like Pokemon did at launch, nor like Mario did when it launched. I am saying it (I think) will sell like Mario and Pokemon sell NOW when they launch. Yokai can easily get 5 mil world wide, if not up to 15 mil I think.


I don't see that happening at all tbh the's one problem with that, when Pokemon launched the was one thing missing from all of gaming that Yokai has to deal with, Pokemon itself, the was no other franchise like it when it launched back then so that added to the fascination over it. Yokai has the issue of Pokemon's existence being a dominant force, I can see a luke warm reception at best in the west and the real test begins afterward as many similar type of games have just disappeared after their debut titles in the west relegating them to mere cameos.

Pokemon's era was also heavily driven by a yet unmatched rise in interests in anime at the time in the west as well with Dragon Ball and Pokemon leading the charge.



They just want more titles in 2016



                                                                                     

Got damn yokai crap another pokemon copy.

Seriously nintendo give me mario & luigi why do i have to wait till next year, doesn't make sense.

It's not like i'm going to buy something like Yo-Kai because you delay a game, in fact it makes me hate it now, good job.



Well we get Pokemon Mystery Dungeon this year, so I'm 100% okay with this.



 

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Wyrdness said:
Dulfite said:

Well, I don't think Yokai will sell like Pokemon did at launch, nor like Mario did when it launched. I am saying it (I think) will sell like Mario and Pokemon sell NOW when they launch. Yokai can easily get 5 mil world wide, if not up to 15 mil I think.


I don't see that happening at all tbh the's one problem with that, when Pokemon launched the was one thing missing from all of gaming that Yokai has to deal with, Pokemon itself, the was no other franchise like it when it launched back then so that added to the fascination over it. Yokai has the issue of Pokemon's existence being a dominant force, I can see a luke warm reception at best in the west and the real test begins afterward as many similar type of games have just disappeared after their debut titles in the west relegating them to mere cameos.

Pokemon's era was also heavily driven by a yet unmatched rise in interests in anime at the time in the west as well with Dragon Ball and Pokemon leading the charge.

You may have a point, except for the fact that in Japan Yokai is selling at Pokemon levels (I believe), which COULD be an indication of how it will sell globally. Alas, we will know when the charts catch up and it releases :)



Because Nintendo knows that I finished up replaying Superstar Saga last year and I'm currently playing Partners in Time for the first time on Wii U VC *and* that I haven't gotten around to playing Dream Team just yet either (despite my buying it at launch).  So they're giving me time to catch up with the series.  Hopefully they release Bowser's Inside Story on Wii U VC so that I can replay that too before I pick up Dream Team.  Then I'll be ready to go.



I don't know...
I got nephews who are losing their minds for Yokai but couldn't be bothered with Paper Jam...



Have a nice day...

Symbolic said:

Because for whatever reason, each regional branch handles things differently.

Instead of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, North America is receiving Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon this year. In Europe and Oceania, Pokémon isn't scheduled to release until 2016. Yo-Kai Watch is also releasing this year in North America but not until 2016 in Europe (though Europeans can import from Australia or New Zealand as those two countries are receiving it this year).

It would be nice to have closer release dates between the three major regions, or a removal of region-locking so consumers could have the option to import without needing to buy additional consoles, but that's unfortunately not the case at the moment.

^this plus it's pretty obvious that if even Game Freak had to save Pokémon Z for later on then Nintendo is really curious to see how well Yo-kai Watch will do in the USA



Its not just Yo-Kai, although that does play the role of heavy for the Nintendo 3DS this holiday season. But the Nintendo localization teams have basically been working year round to bring over games not only for this year but also next, including a number of text heavy games like Yo Kai, Xenoblade X and for the early portion of next year we are supposed to be getting Fire Emblem Fates and I think Bravely Second and SMT x FE are also probably being worked on.

Patience, we can't blame Nintendo for not being able to localize titles in multiple languages at the same time year round.