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I think with games like MGS V, Splatoon, Mario Maker, Bloodborne, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and now Xenoblade Chronicles X launching this year, there's definitely mounting evidence for an argument to be made that top-tier development in Japan is enjoying something of a renaissance, especially considering over the last five to ten years people have been arguing (including high profile Japanese developers) that Japan's games were no longer at the forefront of game design, and weren't keeping up quality-wise with the boom in the West.



Metroid33slayer said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

I think the industry has changed. During the PS2 era, gamers were more hard core. During the 360 era, gamers became both casual (for a time) and dominated by the dreaded dudebro. I think right now, the demographics have shifted back in favor of the people like us. I mean, you have COD, sure. But look at the games that are getting the most hype. Bloodbourne? Would a game like that have mattered during 2006? Probably not.

Nonsense. The ps2 was the king of the casuals, there's a reason it sold over 150 million.

The reason it sold that much is because it was the king of everything and everyone, not the king of casuals.

OT: Business as usual.



witcher 3 is European....

Also I believe it;s the other way around in terms of overall popularity and the amount of devs/games that have been spread out over the years still has Western games and devs being very popular.



                                       

And keep in mind metacritic doesnt even allow japanese reviewers into their score, so they dont even have any kind of support from home like western games have, in fact almost all of metacritic score are western reviewers



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Roronaa_chan said:
Metroid33slayer said:

Nonsense. The ps2 was the king of the casuals, there's a reason it sold over 150 million.

The reason it sold that much is because it was the king of everything and everyone, not the king of casuals.

OT: Business as usual.

Despite selling over 150 million consoles why did amazing games like shadow of the collossus, ico, dark chronicle, okami, killer 7, yakuza, sly racoon, haunting ground, viewtiful joe, rogue galaxy, silent hill and onimusha sell so poorly? Because most people were interested in the casual crap like all the movie tie-ins, the eyetoy, the next need for speed and fifa. Even metal gear solid 3 snakeater (the best mgs IMO) only managed 4 million. Thats right 4 million for a masterpiece like that which has to be one of the biggest injustices in gaming.



What about the last of us and gtav? I mean those are the highest rated games of the recent years. I know they were launched last gen but they came out alongside with Mario 3d world which is in that list



GribbleGrunger said:
The Witcher 3?
Chazore said:
witcher 3 is European....

 

Hence "As you can see only one out of the 6 titles to get a 90+ metascore is from a Western Studio."



Ruler said:

And keep in mind metacritic doesnt even allow japanese reviewers into their score, so they dont even have any kind of support from home like western games have, in fact almost all of metacritic score are western reviewers


It does. The reviews have to be in English, but that doesn't means they aren't allowed to. Also, it's not like the Japanese would rank Japanese games higher just because. That disqualifies them as reviewers... so it's nonsense...

Also, yes... PS2, Wii... they were both casual kings and that's the problem with the Xbox brand. People always see it as hardcore, not casual, and they can't shake that reputation without being both, so they are doubly handicapped...



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    Metroid33slayer said:
    Roronaa_chan said:

    The reason it sold that much is because it was the king of everything and everyone, not the king of casuals.

    OT: Business as usual.

    Despite selling over 150 million consoles why did amazing games like shadow of the collossus, ico, dark chronicle, okami, killer 7, yakuza, sly racoon, haunting ground, viewtiful joe, rogue galaxy, silent hill and onimusha sell so poorly? Because most people were interested in the casual crap like all the movie tie-ins, the eyetoy, the next need for speed and fifa. Even metal gear solid 3 snakeater (the best mgs IMO) only managed 4 million. Thats right 4 million for a masterpiece like that which has to be one of the biggest injustices in gaming.

    What bullshit is that?

    Xbox 360:

    Despite selling over 80 million consoles why did amazing games like "insert some random game that didn't sell"  sell so poorly? Because most people were interested in the casual crap like all the movie tie-ins, halo, the next need for speed and fifa. Even Shenmune 2  (the best shenmune IMO) only managed 0.5 million. Thats right 0.5 million for a masterpiece like that which has to be one of the biggest injustices in gaming.

    WiiU:

    Despite selling over 10 million consoles why did amazing games like "insert some random game that didn't sell"  sell so poorly? Because most people were interested in the casual crap like all the mario tie-ins, pokemon, the next zelda and luigi. Even Bayonetta 2  (the best Bayonetta IMO) only managed 0.8 million. Thats right 0.8 million for a masterpiece like that which has to be one of the biggest injustices in gaming.

    I guess all console ever released were all casual consoles because some random games that didn't sell well exist on every platform that deserved more sales?