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).
Currently Playing: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Anticipating: Xenoblade, The Last Story, Mario Kart 7, Rayman Origins, Zelda SS, Crush3D, Tales of the Abyss 3DS, MGS:Snake Eater 3DS, RE:Revelations, Time Travellers, Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, Luigi's Mansion 2, MH TriG, DQ Monsters, Heroes of Ruin