Eelcire wrote:vampko wrote:Well, considering they still haven't touched a single V/N yet, outside of Infinite, it's probably not the best decision to try and jump into a brand new market with a brand new focus. Yet, pretty much any game that is NISA-like, would already have been localized, or will be localized by someone else. Still, V/N's are still a territory that no localization company has treaded onto before.
I say Idolm@ster, because it has quite a bit of potential to do well, considering it captures the audience that already buys their games, and even has a chance of bringing in other people, considering it's a Princess Maker-esque game. That, and that game really is a reason that would get me to buy a console. People may think myself crazy for buying a console for the sheer purpose of Idolm@ster, but I'm sure I'll find some other games that I like on it once I've gotten my Idolm@ster fix ~
That's the thing though, VN are an untapped market on the home console space. They've done moderately well on the handhelds, as well as VN-ish games on the systems such as Agarest War. What I'm interested in finding out is how much of a market there could be.
The iDOLM@STER could do well as you're right that the people who buy into NIS(A)'s games would be the target audience. The only real issue is that the audience who buys into NIS(A)'s games are mostly PS3 owners. So you'd be asking a lot of PS3 owners to buy into a new system for that one game. Sound familiar?
Don't get me wrong though, I'd be estatic for the iDOLM@STER series to get localized and think NISA would do a great job on it. I'd rebuy all of them in a heartbeat and support the cause.
And you're not crazy for buying a system for a game. Final Fantasy X cost me $350 as I bought a PS2 just for that game; Dead or Alive 4 cost me nearly $650 as I bought a launch Xbox 360 for that one game. The benefit of course is the multitude of other games that followed on each system that I've enjoyed.
I really need to get some source of income...