Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Birdseye, Feb 28, 2018.
Dawg I got to like halfway thru chapter 3 and was like wait a min...this one long ass demo. It didn’t even register I was playing the game so long
So preorder a copy and download away?
10.5 million units as of 2017, it's hard to keep calling it niche. It's also becoming quite a profitable series for Sega. Not arguing people should exploit mistakes like this, but the argument that people must (!) support this series or it will die probably doesn't hold water anymore. This is the seventh entry, not including two remakes!
So did they revoke the licenses of the people who downloaded the demo?
The same thing happened to me with the Neon Chrome demo. For some reason the demo download was the full game so Sony revoked the license, and I was never allowed to purchase the full game. I went through about 5 support tickets with Sony and they were never able to resolve it.
I hope the same shit doesn't happen to people who got their Yakuza demo license revoked.
This is like pay back for them delaying the initial release lol. I'll gladly still buy the game, but this was their mistake, not mine. Stupid press got to get their copies way early, well it's consumer's turn.
It's a very niche game over here, and Sega already kill the series here once. People actually remember what happened with Yakuza 5 that's why they say that, there's a precendent.
The whole point of the demo was to mollify the sting of the delay, yet all it did was reveal that the delay was completely unnecessary.
If the collector's edition is to blame for the game releasing right on the heels of GoW, then that's easily the biggest blunder of the generation.
While I'm sure there is a some amount of overlap between people buying those two titles, I don't think believe you can consider it anywhere near the biggest blunder of the generation. You've got stuff like the Xbox One DRM reveal and No Mans Sky marketing.
I surely wouldn't be happy if that was the case.
Why remove it from other stores if it was only US version concerned?
Sega always gonna be Sega indeed
My LE preorder is still on.
Didn't download the demo.
I guess I am one of the lucky ones.
Now I won’t have to buy the game I guess.
Don't forget this is still a English-only series outside Japan.
Honestly, it was only with 0 last year that it felt like the series had some momentum in the West and not about to die, so to have this happen to 6 just feels so heartbreaking as a big fan who has supported this series for so long.
I’m just feeling so sad about this whole thing.
Also, don't forget that that 10.5 million units is:
>Yakuza series (Launched 2005) – Approx. 10.5 million units / downloads across 75 total editions (packaged and digital total)
They are averaging less than a million units per game.
The three year wait for 5 killed me too. Thanks, Dead Souls.
I'm just stoked to be playing it so early.
Well this is indeed funny.
If this was a less niche game like God of War I'd say most of those downloads would be a lost sale. With Yakuza, probably not. Most fans who are into Yakuza enough to be trying to jump on that demo asap want to support the series.
Just have to hope sales aren't affected much and the mess up has little bearing on localisation going forward.
I was at work when this dropped.
Luckily I got it though the web store and had it Downloaded to my PS4.
I was going to buy it anyway, but so far the game is amazing and I might get the collectors addition.
It's kinda funny, I now have the full version of the game in my PS4 digital library. Rather than bringing up a countdown, launching the full release from my library causes my PS4 to launch the "demo" instead. It really looks like the demo is the full version in every way but the game icon.
This game needs sales so screw that demo exploit shit.
double posting to answer a question
The Sega CD plays burned games with no modification, though.
Kind of reminds me of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on PSN, when it had a trial of sort before release, and if I recall, it was the full game without restrictions by accident.
I still recommend people play 5 if they can though, just because I personally really enjoyed the game (its worth playing at least Kiryu's part of the story, its right at the beginning and his fights are brilliant, especially the chapter end fight for him.
It's a huge time sink if you want to take it all in though.