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PwerlvlAmy said:
SKMBlake said:

Yeah, same story as Bayonetta.

Yup exactly. Worked out well for all of us. Which is awesome. 

How is it exactly same story, Considering close proximity of Platinum games with Nintendo I doubt they would have gone to sony or MS first for B2, also  Yakuza was never funded by sony nor published by sony, like B2 was by Nintendo, Even if it was offered to Sony and MS, and the reason it could have been rejected was because 1st game performed poorly while yakuza was just a concept.

Nintendo saved an existing franchise to make its dying console exclusive line up look appealing that's standard in the industry. Sony did nothing like that they just gave a chance to a franchise be born on their most successful platform. So in short Sony had no intention of saving anything, besides a developers vision, while nintendo saved a franchise of already released game in order to save its ill fated Wii U 



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That's interesting.



taus90 said:
PwerlvlAmy said:

Yup exactly. Worked out well for all of us. Which is awesome. 

How is it exactly same story, Considering close proximity of Platinum games with Nintendo I doubt they would have gone to sony or MS first for B2, also  Yakuza was never funded by sony nor published by sony, like B2 was by Nintendo, Even if it was offered to Sony and MS, and the reason it could have been rejected was because 1st game performed poorly while yakuza was just a concept.

Nintendo saved an existing franchise to make its dying console exclusive line up look appealing that's standard in the industry. Sony did nothing like that they just gave a chance to a franchise be born on their most successful platform. So in short Sony had no intention of saving anything, besides a developers vision, while nintendo saved a franchise of already released game in order to save its ill fated Wii U 

I've already explained multiple times how its very similar. Which is true imo.



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taus90 said:
PwerlvlAmy said:

Yup exactly. Worked out well for all of us. Which is awesome. 

How is it exactly same story, Considering close proximity of Platinum games with Nintendo I doubt they would have gone to sony or MS first for B2

Well they actually did it. And they refused.

And of course Platinium went to Sony and Microsoft first for Bayonetta 2, Bayonetta was made for the X360 and was ported to the PS3.



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HollyGamer said:
PwerlvlAmy said:

Sony and others were approached in order to seek their interest level in the Bayoentta franchise. Sony and others had no interest in funding or helping another entry get made. In swoops Nintendo to save the day and  save the Bayonetta franchise. Sounds pretty similar to me.  Nintendo and Microsoft had no interest in Yakuza and then ended up finding a partner in Sony and gave the franchise a chance/saved that too.  So yes in my opinion I think they're very similar situations with both having great outcomes for both franchises.

That's because Sony never funded or investing on making Yakuza games, unlike Bayonetta to Nintendo. Yakuza problem was never about lack of funding because Sega approved it  , Bayonetta in the other hand were in different situation the sequel had never been approve by Sega and the Nintendo come to the rescue. 

That's not true. SEGA did asked for a sequel, so they started to work on Bayonetta 2 but then SEGA said "this isn't a good plan" and halted the development.



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Considering the series is going on a decline sales wise in Japan and due to the fact that its getting more popular in the west, I fully expect Shin Yakuza to come out at least on the Xbox One due its nature of being a soft reboot.



PwerlvlAmy said:
taus90 said:

How is it exactly same story, Considering close proximity of Platinum games with Nintendo I doubt they would have gone to sony or MS first for B2, also  Yakuza was never funded by sony nor published by sony, like B2 was by Nintendo, Even if it was offered to Sony and MS, and the reason it could have been rejected was because 1st game performed poorly while yakuza was just a concept.

Nintendo saved an existing franchise to make its dying console exclusive line up look appealing that's standard in the industry. Sony did nothing like that they just gave a chance to a franchise be born on their most successful platform. So in short Sony had no intention of saving anything, besides a developers vision, while nintendo saved a franchise of already released game in order to save its ill fated Wii U 

I've already explained multiple times how its very similar. Which is true imo.

Your explanation is based on that MS and Sony rejected Bayonetta 2. IMO this situation is more in line with a street fighter 5 situation with sony and MS with Rise of the tomb raider.



taus90 said:
PwerlvlAmy said:

I've already explained multiple times how its very similar. Which is true imo.

Your explanation is based on that MS and Sony rejected Bayonetta 2. IMO this situation is more in line with a street fighter 5 situation with sony and MS with Rise of the tomb raider.

Yeah I personally don't see it the same way. But its cool. Also like I stated earlier, we won in the end either way with the way both games(bayo/yak) went down.



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Didn't Yakuza get a western release because Sony paid for the localization?



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Nintendo got Yakuza. It sold like shit...