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Heavenly_King said:
Considering the sales of the PS4 in Japan, the studios Sony needs to actually buy is Level 5, and any other studio that makes great RPGs.

I think it would be wise for Sony to focus more on Japanese games period. They're become far too westernized this generation imo.



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AlfredoTurkey said:
Heavenly_King said:
Considering the sales of the PS4 in Japan, the studios Sony needs to actually buy is Level 5, and any other studio that makes great RPGs.

I think it would be wise for Sony to focus more on Japanese games period. They're become far too westernized this generation imo.

if you do that. you have to do it when the generation starts immediately to catch on. they should probably try to penetrate the japanese market next gen by expanding japan studio teams and making them sort of run like Nintendo EAD. or acquire one or two small japanese studios

 

and try to make third party exclusuvie deals like nintendo does.

 

do I think sony will take that risk? no. because to be quite honest.  am not sure they would succeed . its so hard to sell games in japan, you need big names. they should try to drop the PS4 price to 299 when the PS5 comes out. and support it longeterm in japan. or drop it this or next year tbh



MasterThief said:
CGI-Quality said:

Japan is far from a dead region for PS4. 

you should look up game sales for sony published games in japan

 

thats what matters. 

That is why Sony needs to buy Level5, and maybe mistwalker too.



AlfredoTurkey said:
Heavenly_King said:
Considering the sales of the PS4 in Japan, the studios Sony needs to actually buy is Level 5, and any other studio that makes great RPGs.

I think it would be wise for Sony to focus more on Japanese games period. They're become far too westernized this generation imo.

They need to buy some Japanese studios, so that they can have better sales in japan.  I would recommend them to buy Level5, Platinum games, and Mistwalker.   Japanese gamers are a bit xenophobic, so it does not matter if GOW is a 10/10, or if Uncharted 4 or Horizon are 9/10; they just don't care.



Heavenly_King said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

I think it would be wise for Sony to focus more on Japanese games period. They're become far too westernized this generation imo.

They need to buy some Japanese studios, so that they can have better sales in japan.  I would recommend them to buy Level5, Platinum games, and Mistwalker.   Japanese gamers are a bit xenophobic, so it does not matter if GOW is a 10/10, or if Uncharted 4 or Horizon are 9/10; they just don't care.

I don't like the assumption that Japanese people are xenophobic simply because they don't like western games. Are western gamers anti-asian if they only like western games? I don't think so. Japanese people love Apple and anything that carries its logo is instantly sought after. 

 They love American culture. They just don't, in mass anyway, love western styled games. That's all there is to it.



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Nope. They already do most of their games for for Sony...
Unless Sony decide to put major investment to grow them and make more teams there is no point in buying.



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I would like for Sony to purchase them. It'd prevent anymore wonderful titles being wasted on a fanbase that doesn't want it.



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Heavenly_King said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

I think it would be wise for Sony to focus more on Japanese games period. They're become far too westernized this generation imo.

They need to buy some Japanese studios, so that they can have better sales in japan.  I would recommend them to buy Level5, Platinum games, and Mistwalker.   Japanese gamers are a bit xenophobic, so it does not matter if GOW is a 10/10, or if Uncharted 4 or Horizon are 9/10; they just don't care.

I mean I agree it would be worth a try to recapture the japanese gamer like they did back in the ps1 ps2. they are a big company its not much of a risk to acquire 2-3 small medium jap developers 



AlfredoTurkey said:
Heavenly_King said:

They need to buy some Japanese studios, so that they can have better sales in japan.  I would recommend them to buy Level5, Platinum games, and Mistwalker.   Japanese gamers are a bit xenophobic, so it does not matter if GOW is a 10/10, or if Uncharted 4 or Horizon are 9/10; they just don't care.

I don't like the assumption that Japanese people are xenophobic simply because they don't like western games. Are western gamers anti-asian if they only like western games? I don't think so. Japanese people love Apple and anything that carries its logo is instantly sought after. 

 They love American culture. They just don't, in mass anyway, love western styled games. That's all there is to it.

FFXV is "super western" and sold a lot in japan. 



Heavenly_King said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

I don't like the assumption that Japanese people are xenophobic simply because they don't like western games. Are western gamers anti-asian if they only like western games? I don't think so. Japanese people love Apple and anything that carries its logo is instantly sought after. 

 They love American culture. They just don't, in mass anyway, love western styled games. That's all there is to it.

FFXV is "super western" and sold a lot in japan. 

the thing is. when Japanese developers make games. they really make games familiar for Japan and us. a lot of their games are western and western inspired in their themes. just slight artistic touches from them

 

whats the number of games that are Japanese friendly that are made in the west? not many.  most of our games is a white guy with a gun shooting people. thats really the truth.

 

I mean I dislike JRPGs and all of these super duper edgy schoolgirl/boy anime games. but I like the serious stuff they make.