Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Eolz, Aug 13, 2018.
It just took measly 10 years +...
Lol, good for him, the series, & SEGA though.
Uh.. I would reject the game too were I in charge back then, not knowing how the series would turn out today.
The way I see it, some Money Ball guy was trying to compete with GTA with some Japanese movie subgenre
Already own all games on PS3/PS4, so I don't wanna consider this port begging, but man, I'd be way more invested in all the side-quests and minigames if Yakuza games were released on Switch.
ah man i really want a monkey ball collection for Switch.
I'm glad they went with Sony as they helped to published number 5 in the West even though it was just digitally.
Yakuza Fan has done a video series on the series' origin.
sony has always been the test platform where big series get thier first start then microsoft and nintendo cry about the game not being on thier system.
I thought this was about the companies becoming affiliated with the real life yakuza. I need to go to bed.
Not sure why Microsoft would reject it considering they let anything come to their consoles. Nintendo however, is very weird sometimes so I can understand them.
The concept, the ideas, the story, the game-play, etc.
So that's why with all the Yakuza games on PS until now.
We know the sales numbers for GX he provides are either flat out wrong or skew so heavily to cheaper sales that the game still underperformed for Nintendo.
I completely agree that Nintendo still should make another one, but it must be produced cheaper and probably by an outside team since the market is probably still less than 1million people at a price of $40.
We need a new Monkey Ball, or a remaster of the first two please. Also: F-Zero SX or just a HD remaster.
I don’t understand why a platform holder wouldn’t want a game on their platform as long as there is nothing breaking the rules about it, nice jab from him though lol.
This is all news to me. Guess I should've blamed Sega less for this seemingly weird ex-exclusivity.
Not everything is happiness and rainbows, there was a time when the Yakuza brand was all but dead in the West. Luckily people eventually saw the light, because the games themselves have always been great. Even Dead Souls, yes.
Yakuza would have been some very niche title if not for the internet finally delivering on the YouTube, the gifs, and the memes. It's a hard series to sell, I thought for a long time it was GTA ripoff
I can see the reboot with the new main character going multiplatform
As for the new systems comment, I wonder if he means a more radical change in mechanics presentation to attract and interest new players without intimidating them.
Was it pitched as an exclusive of multi-plat though? if it was I could understand both MS and Nintendo not jumping in at that time.
I hope it comes to everyone, it's such a great series, with some of the absolute best characters ever.
Though they are in kind of a bad spot, as the Yakuza games are very much not something you can just blast through back-back without major burn out and there's really no other way to catch those two platforms up without offering a collection at some point.
It's such an addictive game (Yakuza 0), pretty much all I have been playing the last two weeks. The side activities and substories are so good. I'm just mad I'm not better at some of them, will probably have to skip the dancing related substories. No chance I can score higher than 2000 on any of them. lol
I really hope this gets a larger audience, and they keep making them forever.
The Sega of old really was a creative force to be reckoned with.
It'd be great if players on every platform could have the chance to play the Yakuza series. It's amazing that it's on PC these days and I hope it drops on even more platforms.
Dammit. I want a new one
I assume a big reason it's now on and more are coming to PC is because of the growing popularity in other parts of Asia, where PC is a lot more dominant for example.
I doubt there's much growth to be had with Switch (new engine games, Yakuza 6 onward, won't run on it) or Xbox, but I also doubt there's any damage to be caused at all either, so more Yakuza for everyone please.
I am kinda sad about the idea that he decided to abandon his female audience
SEGA didn't publish this so there's no reason to attribute the sales to them.
I'm actually really shocked at the F-Zero sales. I always thought it was a sales disaster. Are we 100% sure this is what he said? No mis-translation or something? Is Nagoshi himself sure of the 1.5 million?
Either way, 1.5 is deserved for such an awesome game. Now someone needs to convince Miyamoto they should just make a sequel with added online. I don't care if it's a 1 on 1 copy with only online being new.
The Yakuza bit is kinda expected. Nogashi needed to do a lot to convince people around him to go ahead with the series, even his own bosses. I could understand Nintendo not wanting this back then, but I'd expected it to be on Xbox at least. I just hope they change it now and release everything on all platforms.
And give me Super Monkey Ball Sega. Now.