stealth20k wrote:Well it a manga property so not to be mean but nisa would never localize this
stealth20k wrote:If its a GAME and a manga property they wont bring it to america. Knowbody will.
Did you read the recent article that said stores wont even allow manga games (other than the shonen crap) to ever be displayed.... meaning no manga game really other than those will see the light of day here.
Of course, there are exceptions. Xseed published The Sky Crawlers: The Innocent Aces earlier this year and retailers are saving shelf space for Hudson’s Beyblade games. Still, the lack of retail interest could explain why anime licensed titles are less common. Publishers, perhaps, may want to release them, but stores don’t want ‘em
If its a GAME and a manga property they wont bring it to america. Knowbody will.
stealth20k wrote:Yes beylade was for a time like yuigoh and was highly popular amongst little kids. Its not as popular anymore.
stealth20k wrote:And 1 exception for 1 game isnt a good way to prove your point especially when that game didnt sell well.
stealth20k wrote:Retailers dont want manga games on the shelves. Thats it.
stealth20k wrote:Not to mention NISA has never localized a manga game and lets entertain the thought they do......there are better games than white album. And if they do in some realm of possibility, the game would be guarenteed to make a loss . Sounds like they would jump right on that.
Elixir wrote:Disgaea Infinite.
Hirameki used to localize eroge awhile ago, but yeah, there really is no market. Disgaea Infinite was probably localized by the way of Disgaea's name. The western fans will just wait for a translation patch to come along. I don't know much about White Album, but I remember HIrameki asking Key if they could localize CLANNAD... and they wanted something like 1 million yen.
I have the localizations of Kana and Ever17, though. Still, if a game has a translation patch and I'm able to afford it without going through a deputy service to purchase off Yahoo Japan (in which somebody has bought the game and is selling it on there, the deputy service purchases it and sends it to you--doesn't feel like you're actually supporting the company in the long run) I'd buy more and show my support.
There's also another thing where, the eroge/galge scene in Japan is also quite small. I'd say it's below that of rhythm games and shmups. This leads to them costing up to 9,800 yen each, because they know they won't be selling them in masses like Nintendo's stuff.
magusgs wrote:Actually, Hirameki didn't localize eroge. Also, eroge make up about 25% of all PC game sales in Japan. That's nothing to sniff at.
If it matters, I also support this topic. I'd love for a game like White Album to be localized, and it's doubtful JAST USA or Mangagamer are up to the task (JAST USA only does eroge, and Mangagamer only does digital releases).
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