Expect More Western Localization For Japanese Games
If you're still a fan of Japanese titles, this is very good news.
Major Japanese developers and publishers like Koei Tecmo, Bandai Namco and Sega have started localizing their games for western markets, and DualShockers asked legendary Koei Tecmo producer Kenichi Ogasawara about this new trend.
Ogasawara said that while localizing Japanese games is a complex process (and it "takes a long time to get that right"), he added that these days, Japanese products are better accepted in western markets. Additionally, PlayStation 4 sales remain a little sluggish in the Land of the Rising Sun; it seems that while many gamers in western regions have made the generational jump, lots of Japanese gamers are sticking with the PS3 for now.
And because of this, publishers "don't really need to gain a high percentage of the much bigger current-gen market in the west to make similar sales." When you add all this together, it means more localization of Japanese-centric productions.
That should satisfy some of you, yes?
8/9/2015 9:13:48 PM Ben Dutka