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Student no.0



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:05 pm Reply with quote
What's a 3DS LL?
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:31 pm Reply with quote
Student no.0 wrote:

What's a 3DS LL?


XL in Japan
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Student no.0



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:36 pm Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
Student no.0 wrote:

What's a 3DS LL?


XL in Japan

Okay. Thanks for answering!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:39 pm Reply with quote
Square Enix didn't make Diablo 3. Blizzard did.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:46 pm Reply with quote
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Square Enix didn't make Diablo 3. Blizzard did.


Square Enix is the publisher in Japan.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:54 pm Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
Bolaum wrote:

Square Enix didn't make Diablo 3. Blizzard did.


Square Enix is the publisher in Japan.


Are you sure? Because Blizzard is a publisher too. I'm assuming it's just a mistake since the #3 says "D3 Publisher".
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:03 pm Reply with quote
Blizzard has like zero presence in Japan. They're mainly a PC company. Sometimes Japanese companies have to publish western games if they get released there. Square-Enix for Diablo, Nintendo for Rayman, etc.
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Lavnovice9 wrote:
Blizzard has like zero presence in Japan. They're mainly a PC company. Sometimes Japanese companies have to publish western games if they get released there. Square-Enix for Diablo, Nintendo for Rayman, etc.


But doesn't Activision have a presence there?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:44 pm Reply with quote
Bolaum wrote:
Lavnovice9 wrote:
Blizzard has like zero presence in Japan. They're mainly a PC company. Sometimes Japanese companies have to publish western games if they get released there. Square-Enix for Diablo, Nintendo for Rayman, etc.


But doesn't Activision have a presence there?


No, Activision just licenses out their games to Japanese publishers. Square Enix handles Call of Duty in Japan too.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:58 pm Reply with quote
Bolaum wrote:


Are you sure? Because Blizzard is a publisher too. I'm assuming it's just a mistake since the #3 says "D3 Publisher".
D3 is a publisher of low budget software like Earth Defense Force and Onechanbarra. They've even published those games here.

Square Enix publishes most of(if not all) Activision's games in Japan. They have a deal. Sqaure Enix actually has a rather long history of publishing western games in Japan.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:45 pm Reply with quote
Damn, PS3 dropped hard and the PS4 didn't rise even with TLOU:R and Diablo.
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Fedora-san



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:49 pm Reply with quote
Primus wrote:
No, Activision just licenses out their games to Japanese publishers. Square Enix handles Call of Duty in Japan too.


It's worth noting SquareEnix publishes all their western games under their Extreme Edges violence lineup to separate it from their normal output.

KH91 wrote:
Damn, PS3 dropped hard and the PS4 didn't rise even with TLOU:R and Diablo.


Nobody expected those to help. The PS4 isn't going to rise until more Japanese games come out for it. As of now only about 6% of the 10 million PS4s sold were bought by the Japanese because Sony has pretty much snubbed their own market. The Playstation name might go down the same path as the Xbox name this generation for all we know.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:55 pm Reply with quote
Mistwalker’s Terra Battle Will Come To Consoles If 2 Million People Download It
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:11 am Reply with quote
Fedora-san wrote:
As of now only about 6% of the 10 million PS4s sold were bought by the Japanese because Sony has pretty much snubbed their own market.

I'd say it's more because the Japanese market has shifted to mobage and thus is becoming more and more irrelevant. Focusing on the the people that will actually buy the console is a smart thing by Sony.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:43 am Reply with quote
First off, it's really stupid to compare Japan to every other country on the planet. Wish people would stop lumping in "the west" as one unanimous blob like it's fair to lump the entire planet VS Japan by itself.

Second WiiU has sold a lot more than the PS4 in Japan. If there's stuff on consoles, they'll still buy them.
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