rockman wrote:Ameirca...the only place stupid enough to hire on staff that has no idea what the industry their working for is all about. The sooner the collapse the better.
M1 wrote:rockman wrote:Ameirca...the only place stupid enough to hire on staff that has no idea what the industry their working for is all about. The sooner the collapse the better.
This is totally wrong.
They have the market research to tell them what games will do well in the American Market.
Sadly the American market is all about the shooters, sports, racers and realistic games.
Japanese games aren't very popular these days with gamers unless the games are targeted for "casuals".
VinLAURiA wrote:So that settles it. Rainfall was the catalyst for this. I think that means we can confidently say that Rainfall was a success, and not just a minor push. That gives me hope for future movements.
younghavok wrote:TLS sold over 150k in the states. Thats pretty damn good. Xenoblade did close to 400k, again pretty damn good for two new IPs set in a genre that isnt very popular anymore on a console where only casual titles sell well. Here's hoping for an HD remaster for the Wii U for both these titles.
actually there is an article on the Operation rainfall webpage from The Last Story month in which we suggested alternative means of distribution in a round table... we discussed retailer exclusives, and 3rd party licensing, as well as digital distribution (on the wii u), and alt branding (like how cartoon network has adult swim, and toyota has lexus). Operation Rainfall's intention was NEVER so limited.... we just wanted the games in north america legitimatelyvoid3953 wrote:VinLAURiA wrote:So that settles it. Rainfall was the catalyst for this. I think that means we can confidently say that Rainfall was a success, and not just a minor push. That gives me hope for future movements.
For XSEED publishing the game? Maybe.
For Nintendo publishing the game? Not at all.
And wasn't that the point of OP:Rainfall? To get Nintendo to publish the games? Nintendo published neither of them without outside intervention (GameStop, XSEED). In that regard, it failed spectacularly. There is nothing here that shows Nintendo is going to be changing their localization efforts in the future. All it says is that XSEED may be interested in publishing other Nintendo games if given the chance, which may never happen again. And there may be more future GameStop exclusives, which may never happen again. Nothing here says that Nintendo is going to start publishing more of their games overseas.
And I thought that was the whole point of OP:Rainfall. To get Nintendo, not other companies, to release more of their games outside of Japan.
Besides, both of these games had already been translated into English for the European market. Imagine if neither of them had received a translation before OP:Rainfall. Does anyone honestly believe that any company out there would have put in the money or effort to completely localize them? These games only made it because someone else already did all the hard work. Without that, they would never have been released.