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AiddonValentine



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:40 am Reply with quote
Shale wrote:
Being a game system with the third-biggest installed base in the active market (and see above re: the problem with game sales on the Wii) is justification enough on its own, I'd think.


And yet no one develops for it anymore except a few choice developers like CAPCOM who have Monster Hunter series that the Japanese gobble up to no end. There's also never really been a game for it that redefines or innovates anything. Plus I doubt its successor is going to be able to do ANYTHING to one-up the 3DS without looking like a me-too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:25 am Reply with quote
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Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
Though I must say, I too look forward to playing Dragon Quest. It's taken them three plus years to ship the game to the states, but at least it's in US.


What are you talking about? Dragon Quest IX is coming out in the U.S. exactly 1 year after the Japanese release. July 11 2009 vs July 11 2010.


Who said I was talking about the release date? Here you go, this is what I am talking about. http://www.rpgamer.com/news/Q4-2006/121106a.html

Mind you, I said three plus years. I've been a gamer for the last sixteen years, I know when Dragon Quest games are released in the United States Of America and when they are released in Japan.


Whoa dude, no need to get all defensive on me. I wasn't trying to attack you and I honestly apologize if it came across that way. I really didn't get what you meant, though I have to say I still think that's an odd way to phrase it. I didn't realize you were counting from the announcement. In that case, Dragon Quest VIII took what, 5+ years to get to us? Man. I dunno. After all this time, I'm used to the waits from announcement of a Japanese game to its arrival on American shores.
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Primus



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:33 pm Reply with quote
AiddonValentine wrote:
Shale wrote:
Being a game system with the third-biggest installed base in the active market (and see above re: the problem with game sales on the Wii) is justification enough on its own, I'd think.


And yet no one develops for it anymore except a few choice developers like CAPCOM who have Monster Hunter series that the Japanese gobble up to no end. There's also never really been a game for it that redefines or innovates anything. Plus I doubt its successor is going to be able to do ANYTHING to one-up the 3DS without looking like a me-too.


Actually, name me a major third party in Japan that doesn't develop PSP games. Capcom, Square Enix, Level-5, Konami, etc. are all there. The successor only needs to have Monster Hunter tied up, and it'll succeed in Japan.

And in the case of Monster Hunter, the franchise only became popular on the PSP, and the Wii iteration showed that interest on the franchise is solely on handhelds. (Tri sold 1/4 of what Capcom expects Monster Hunter Portable 3 to sell).
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