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nippon ichi if disgaea 5 doesnt sell we close shop [False]

Postby perrandy » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:32 pm

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=949072
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i knew something was wrong when ppl started jumping ship for "their own projects"

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Hey doods! Just going to jump in and drop this here for your edification since there seems to have been a misunderstanding as things were lost in translation.

As is very typical of him, Mr. Niikawa’s original statements in Japanese were in jest, which unfortunately doesn't quite come across when taken out of context and in translation.

Mr. Niikawa’s original comment during a live interview with Nico Nico was actually that he might be fired, however, this was somehow turned into the below comment by a Japanese blogger.
「ディスガイア5が計画通り売れなかったら来年業界にいないかも。Bloodborneと丸
被りになっちゃったけど両方買って欲しい。」
We asked Mr. Niikawa to clarify and he said that the correct spirit and translation of the comment is, "If Disgaea 5 does not sell as planned, I, as the producer, might need to leave the Japanese gaming industry. (LOL)"

Mr. Niikawa further adds, "This comment was simply self-deprecating humor and in no way did it mean or imply that Nippon Ichi Software as a company is going bankrupt or is in financial difficulties. I was merely trying to use humor in order to get the point across that we are committed to selling 150,000 copies of Disgaea 5.”

Hopefully that calms some of your concerns. We're planning to be around and bringing fun titles to the West for a long while yet!

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Re: nippon ichi if disgaea 5 doesnt sell we close shop

Postby Beedlebud » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:53 pm

They've been in trouble for awhile now.

But they hope to sell 150k of Disgaea 5? On PS4? With it coming out the same day Bloodbourne comes out?

Uh...good luck with that.

Selfish as it is, I'm more worried about NISA >.>
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Re: nippon ichi if disgaea 5 doesnt sell we close shop

Postby neonie » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:54 pm

If they know Bloodborn is coming out that day and they know it will be competition, why in the fuck are they releasing it at that time? Pick another date.
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Re: nippon ichi if disgaea 5 doesnt sell we close shop

Postby perrandy » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:20 pm

neonie wrote:If they know Bloodborn is coming out that day and they know it will be competition, why in the fuck are they releasing it at that time? Pick another date.
true, oh well let's see what happens.do you think that if this title does not sell well that they might be bought out by somebody else?

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Postby neonie » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:24 pm

perrandy wrote:
neonie wrote:If they know Bloodborn is coming out that day and they know it will be competition, why in the fuck are they releasing it at that time? Pick another date.
true, oh well let's see what happens.do you think that if this title does not sell well that they might be bought out by somebody else?


It'd be interesting but probably would never be as positive as them being bought by someone like Namco and then Namco had NISA (who I assume would also become owned by them) localize a bunch of their anime games that don't normally make it over here.
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Postby Leon Tekashi » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:28 pm

You know, if they do go out of business, I wonder which companies will take the workers and their IPs.
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Postby Seventh » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:32 pm

Leon Tekashi wrote:You know, if they do go out of business, I wonder which companies will take the workers and their IPs.

It could end up like Gust where one company absorbs them.
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Re: nippon ichi if disgaea 5 doesnt sell we close shop

Postby FiveOVER » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:00 am

neonie wrote:If they know Bloodborn is coming out that day and they know it will be competition, why in the fuck are they releasing it at that time? Pick another date.


I think Bloodborne's date was pushed back? If so, they're just unlucky if anything.
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Postby xizro345 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:52 am

neonie wrote:If they know Bloodborn is coming out that day and they know it will be competition, why in the fuck are they releasing it at that time? Pick another date.


End of Fiscal Year. It's pretty common for companies to do that.

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Re: nippon ichi if disgaea 5 doesnt sell we close shop

Postby Captain Prinny » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:04 am

Is going to happen sooner or later, D4 on PS3 sold 130.000, I can't see how D5 alone is going to sell 150k, the franchise is in decline and the non Disgaea games don't sell that well.

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Postby Ringwraith » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:32 am

Although I'm not sure the crossover between the kinds of people who will only buy of the two games simply because they released at the same time is that large, still not ideal.
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Postby Porecomesis » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:05 am

Blackchaosdragon wrote:Damn i really do hope it does sell 150k or over.
Come on Japanese populous, make it happen!

I'm terribly sorry for barging in all uninvited-like but I wanted to say that it's actually "populace".

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Re: nippon ichi if disgaea 5 doesnt sell we close shop

Postby vampko » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:08 am

this was pretty inevitable. NIS hasn't been releasing too much quality in their games outside the Disgaea series. Their little traipse into the waifu market was a bad move for them. They handled that market just fine without going into games blatantly about it. Plus, V/Ns are NOT good money unless you really know what you're doing. They were being way too experimental when they didn't really have the budget for it. They should have kept to "safe" releases until they built up a sizable income flow, much like how CH has done to get where they are now.
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Re: nippon ichi if disgaea 5 doesnt sell we close shop

Postby Seventh » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:14 am

I think you have it backwards. They probably only started experimenting because they were in trouble to begin with.
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Re: nippon ichi if disgaea 5 doesnt sell we close shop

Postby vampko » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:47 am

Seventh wrote:I think you have it backwards. They probably only started experimenting because they were in trouble to begin with.

Actually, they were pulling themselves back up and got in a reasonably comfortable situation again, and decided to yet again do what got them into near bankruptcy in the first place. With the same sort of results, unsurprisingly :|
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