Bear in mind, however, that Falcom will ONLY be looking at the Japanese market... and while the Xbox 360 isn't exactly super-successful over there, it DOES have a small but very dedicated following, and there are quite a few 360-exclusive JRPGs available for it already (Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, and Last Remnant immediately spring to mind). It wouldn't be an entirely unprecedented choice, and it's one I can definitely see happening.
There are only about 1 million 360 owners in Japan. Which is why anyone would release a game on Xbox if they don't plan bringing it to the US. The exclusives such as Blue Dragon Lost Odyssey and Star Ocean all had US releases, along with the timed exclusives such as Tales of Vesperia and Eternal Sonata. The Last Remnant is also PS3 BTW.
Just to give an example of how sad it is though, the US user base is 17 times bigger than Japans, and Star Ocean 4 has sold more copies in Japan.
Vesperia... actually resulted in the 360 outselling every other console and handheld for several weeks
It did not. Significant sales boost? Yes. I was one of the crazy people who bought a console just for Vesperia, too. Outselling every other console and handheld? Nope. Double checked the Media Create statistics for those weeks too.
The game sold well by ANY standards, ESPECIALLY Xbox 360 standards.
It sold well, yes. Not well enough to be classed as a "HUUUUUUGE success" overall though, especially considering the size of the franchise and the development costs put into it.
Post by Wanderer From Ys on May 31, 2009 10:12:05 GMT -5
They love rpgs in Japan, no doubt about it. The sales compare to user base on the 360 are really good. But the Star Ocean thing was more of a comment on US 360 fanbase, where they aren't just indifferent towards them, but they bash them whenever they come up. Elitist PC gamers.
I don't think Falcom would go through the trouble to feature Wiimote movents and such (kind of "necessary", even if optional, for every Wii game). I also don't think it will be cheap for them to make Ys SEVEN available for it, too. And the Wii dopesn't seem to be a platform Falcom could make games for, in general, probably because programming works too differently from the PSP and PC? Also since they're already developing it for the PSP, I think they would rather choose the PS3 instead of the Wii.
I just don't think it'll be coming for the Wii. =o And all that stuff is also my opinion, and mybe wrong on certain things as well.
I have a miniscule Wii library & tend to ignore most its releases so I dunno if the following for sure but I would like to think that the Wii has its shares of games where there really aren't specific Wii-mote controls -- kind of like how there are quite a few DS games that don't make use of the touch screen.
For example, Taiko no Tatsujin Wii can be played with the specific drum controller, the Wii-mote or the Classic Controller. The Wii-mote controls are just like the Classic Controller so there aren't any crazy hand movements you need to make with it. ^^
Methinks Tales of Symphonia 2 is also like this in that there aren't really Wii-mote specific actions to be performed.
So! What I'm basically saying is that they probably COULD code for the Wii with basic platform controller control.
I actually wouldn't mind seeing Ys Seven on the Nintendo system just to see how it'll turn out. :P But Varion's got a point -- the Wii is more for casual players ... like my dork of a brother and his love of Wii Play and Wii Sports. :|
Post by ParanoiaDragon on Jun 1, 2009 1:50:06 GMT -5
I have a 360 now(got it for free, the only way I'd want one), & I still don't want it for 360, I just don't care about 360 or it's games or services, the only games I want for it, are the 2 Naruto sandbox style games, since, they ain't coming to PS3 Plus, though my 360 was used maybe once or twice, it still might be old enough, that I worry it'll get the RRoD! I don't want Ys on a system that'll stop working on me. Plus, PS3 needs that game! And, maybe if you get both PSP & PS3 versions, there'll be some kind of extra content, one can hope
Regarding the possibility of a DS version... anyone remember when those first PSP screenshots came out and damn near everyone was pissing and moaning over the ugly graphics? Consider for a moment that the DS can't handle even that much. In order to make the game work they would have to do make an entirely different engine (which, granted, the press release seems to indicate is the idea). If they're going to do that, why not make it for the PC where they've got so many fans just waiting for a game?
Also, considering the last three DS games with Ys in the title, even though Falcom Themselves would be making this, I've a lot of ill will towards that platform insofar as Ys games go.
Now, end of September '09, do you know is Ys Seven will be finally release for PC. I hope Falcom will not interrupted their PC products ! Obviously, hope others Falcom game on PC in the future too. Thanks.
No, I don't think that's a fair assumption at all. Falcom is, after all, working on LoH7, Oath in Felghana PSP, *and* Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki right now. I'm sure they'll get to Ys Seven on other platforms soon. It makes the most sense, anyway, that they'd wait until after the "newness" of Ys Seven PSP wears off before porting it to other platforms. I'd say give them another year or two.
I think you've answered the question in another way; Look how long its taken Falcom to make YsF multiplatform haha.
Yeah, I'm still expecting it in the second half of next year, most likely near the end unless they go back on that 2010. The mailing list's new year message has their list for last year as:
March - Brandish Dark Revenant July - Ys I&II Chronicles September - Ys Seven December - Win7 Releases
and then next year as Felghana PSP, Ys vs Sora and LoH7. So working on the same kinda release template, Felghana PSP is April, VS around July-ish, LoH7 September-ish before the start of the next financial year, and then a Ys 7 multiplat release as this year's christmas game. Possibly even LoH7 PC as well with the PSP release first, to make Christmas PC time.
A patched ISO on a PSP emulator? Why the hell for?!
Look at Project Diva -- it has an English translation in progress, AND said translation works on my PSP just fine. I'd still buy it if only to have the UMD to rip myself and the knowledge that I supported the companies responsible, just as I have and continue to do with Falcom! I don't understand this argument!
This is sort of what I'm expecting, actually. Depending on how you interpret their original announcement that Ys Seven would go multi-platform, this may even be what they SAID they'd do. So yeah... don't be too surprised if this happens.
I'm expecting some quite sizeable changes in the gameplay and such, but not to the level of FF13/Versus. If they don't at least keep the same story I'd be shocked. But the gameplay most likely will be changed if they go for the PC, simply because can you imagine playing Ys 7 with a keyboard and mouse? It needs too many buttons really, a pad would be all but a necessity.
I'm still dreaming that they might dare to do a PS3 version with at least refined-Origin-engine level graphics, and some extra quests and expanded content generally. That would be fantastic, for me at least.