Sega to bring Hatsune Miku Project Diva F for the PS3 overseas?!

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#1 Posted by Wanderer5 (25677 posts) -

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Sega is asking for support from western fans via facebook to possibly bring the PS3 version of Diva F overseas. I surprise, but would be awesome if this does come over. Played 2nd, and this is a pretty fun rhythm series. Sucks that the Vita version probably won't come overseas through.

#2 Posted by josephl64 (4424 posts) -

It would be great if the game and its sequels started to become a mainstay here, even if it's just for a niche audience

#3 Posted by siLVURcross (26103 posts) -
That's surprising..
#4 Posted by ShadowDeathX (10564 posts) -
yeaaaahhh!!!!
#5 Posted by bbkkristian (14927 posts) -
I would rather play it on the Vita
#6 Posted by josephl64 (4424 posts) -
I would rather play it on the Vitabbkkristian
why stop on the vita when you can play it on both? :)
#7 Posted by Arach666 (23018 posts) -

Yeah sega,bring that one to the west but not Yakuza 5...

:|

#8 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

Yeah sega,bring that one to the west but not Yakuza 5...

:|

Arach666

I really hope that Hatsune Miku's target demographic isn't more profitable than Yakuza 5's :|

#9 Posted by MrYaotubo (2615 posts) -

Yeah sega,bring that one to the west but not Yakuza 5...

:|

Arach666

Seriously,wtf sega?

#10 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -

[QUOTE="Arach666"]

Yeah sega,bring that one to the west but not Yakuza 5...

:|

whiskeystrike

I really hope that Hatsune Miku's target demographic isn't more profitable than Yakuza 5's :|

Supposedly, Sega held a Hatsune Miku concert (Yes, this exists) in the U.S. last year, and it sold out. I wouldn't get your hopes up.
#11 Posted by finalstar2007 (24899 posts) -

Just bring Valkyria Chronicles 3 please

#12 Posted by freedomfreak (38829 posts) -

Yeah sega,bring that one to the west but not Yakuza 5...

:|

Arach666
Indeed. What's up with that?
#13 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

[QUOTE="Arach666"]

Yeah sega,bring that one to the west but not Yakuza 5...

:|

freedomfreak

Indeed. What's up with that?

 

Never underestimate the Miku fanbase.

 

They do horrible horrible things to support their virtual diva.

#14 Posted by freedomfreak (38829 posts) -
They do horrible horrible things to support their virtual diva.wakefulness
Oh God D: notsureifwant
#15 Posted by hexashadow13 (5157 posts) -
Definite buy. :D
#16 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

[QUOTE="wakefulness"]They do horrible horrible things to support their virtual diva.freedomfreak
Oh God D: notsureifwant

Don't you want to join the cult of Miku? 

 

YOU DYE NAO!

 

(Dye your hair green like Miku!)

#17 Posted by lawlessx (46460 posts) -

[QUOTE="whiskeystrike"]

[QUOTE="Arach666"]

Yeah sega,bring that one to the west but not Yakuza 5...

:|

1PMrFister

I really hope that Hatsune Miku's target demographic isn't more profitable than Yakuza 5's :|

Supposedly, Sega held a Hatsune Miku concert (Yes, this exists) in the U.S. last year, and it sold out. I wouldn't get your hopes up.

i saw this..still can't ****ing believe it

#18 Posted by freedomfreak (38829 posts) -
Don't you want to join the cult of Miku? 

 

YOU DYE NAO!

 

(Dye your hair green like Miku!)

wakefulness
It looks blue in that picture :( I wouldn't look so good pulling off that haircut though.
#19 Posted by Riverwolf007 (23435 posts) -

sounds like a formula to piss away money on a conversion that will never sell enough to make its money back.

what needs to happen is region locking should just go away so that the few tens of thousands of people in north america that cares about stuff like this can just order them and play them.

#20 Posted by hexashadow13 (5157 posts) -

sounds like a formula to piss away money on a conversion that will never sell enough to make its money back.

what needs to happen is region locking should just go away so that the few tens of thousands of people in north america that cares about stuff like this can just order them and play them.

Riverwolf007
AFAIK The vita isn't region locked but you need separate memory cards for each region or something weird like that.
#21 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7479 posts) -
[QUOTE="Riverwolf007"]

sounds like a formula to piss away money on a conversion that will never sell enough to make its money back.

what needs to happen is region locking should just go away so that the few tens of thousands of people in north america that cares about stuff like this can just order them and play them.

hexashadow13
AFAIK The vita isn't region locked but you need separate memory cards for each region or something weird like that.

No, you don't. Games are region free. You only need a seperate memory card if you want to use the Japanese PSN store. TBH if you don't even need it if you don't mind the tedium of backing up and restoring your data all the time for both accounts.
#22 Posted by QQabitmoar (1969 posts) -

For some weird reason there are stores here with the retail Vita version...how playable is the game if you can't read japanesse?

#23 Posted by Wanderer5 (25677 posts) -

For some weird reason there are stores here with the retail Vita version...how playable is the game if you can't read japanesse?

QQabitmoar

It a rhythm game, so the series is actually pretty import friendly. Just some work around in the menus, but they're not complex or anything for the most part.

Yeah sega,bring that one to the west but not Yakuza 5...

:|

Arach666

Well the Yakuza series has already been release overseas unlike Diva. Not sure how well the Yakuza has done overseas but I guessing the latest installments didn't do well enough for Sega.

#24 Posted by bbkkristian (14927 posts) -
[QUOTE="bbkkristian"]I would rather play it on the Vitajosephl64
why stop on the vita when you can play it on both? :)

Eh no harm, however I got dorm mates to be insecure about. :P
#25 Posted by josephl64 (4424 posts) -
[QUOTE="josephl64"][QUOTE="bbkkristian"]I would rather play it on the Vitabbkkristian
why stop on the vita when you can play it on both? :)

Eh no harm, however I got dorm mates to be insecure about. :P

ah, I really couldn't care less...they were put off the second I said I don't play Halo, Call of Duty, or sports games.
#26 Posted by bbkkristian (14927 posts) -
[QUOTE="josephl64"][QUOTE="bbkkristian"][QUOTE="josephl64"] why stop on the vita when you can play it on both? :)

Eh no harm, however I got dorm mates to be insecure about. :P

ah, I really couldn't care less...they were put off the second I said I don't play Halo, Call of Duty, or sports games.

My dorm mates are always in my room. We play Mario Kart DD, SoulCalibur II, and SSBB. :P They know I play JRPGs but this is a little too niche for me to play on the big screen. :)
#27 Posted by josephl64 (4424 posts) -

ah makes sense, my dorm mates just watch me play and be like "whoa you can do that?" etc. But we do have a gaming meetup every friday at our Uni. which lasts 9 hours so that's where I get all my Smash Bros. time in

#28 Posted by wakefulness (3989 posts) -

[QUOTE="wakefulness"]Don't you want to join the cult of Miku? 

 

YOU DYE NAO!

 

(Dye your hair green like Miku!)

freedomfreak

It looks blue in that picture :( I wouldn't look so good pulling off that haircut though.

 

Do you cosplay? :O

#29 Posted by josephl64 (4424 posts) -

oh the everlasting debate which appears everywhere, the commercials and official art state that it's supposed to be blue, but some artists say it's teal.

#30 Posted by rjdofu (9170 posts) -
Day fvcking one!!!!!!11!111!!!!!!1!
#32 Posted by Arach666 (23018 posts) -

 

Well the Yakuza series has already been release overseas unlike Diva. Not sure how well the Yakuza has done overseas but I guessing the latest installments didn't do well enough for Sega.

Wanderer5

Apparently it´s because Dead Souls didn´t do very well,wich is no fvcking surprise since it was a fairly mediocre spin off,but the main series always did fairly well in the west.

It would´ve been a lot better if they ported Kenzan instead of DS,it looked much better and a lot closer to a Yakuza main series game gameplay wise(with a different,fresh setting),but nooooo...

 

But apparently this Diva thing actually sells out concerts in the west lol,maybe it´s more profitable for sega I guess. :(

#33 Posted by Tykain (3887 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wanderer5"]

 

Well the Yakuza series has already been release overseas unlike Diva. Not sure how well the Yakuza has done overseas but I guessing the latest installments didn't do well enough for Sega.

Arach666

Apparently it´s because Dead Souls didn´t do very well,wich is no fvcking surprise since it was a fairly mediocre spin off,but the main series always did fairly well in the west.

It would´ve been a lot better if they ported Kenzan instead of DS,it looked much better and a lot closer to a Yakuza main series game gameplay wise(with a different,fresh setting),but nooooo...

 

But apparently this Diva thing actually sells out concerts in the west lol,maybe it´s more profitable for sega I guess. :(

Well it's just a rhythm game, so there is very little to translate, just some menus and not much else i guess. That's why it's probably economicaly viable for them to bring the game to the west while Yakuza is a lot more work to translate and get English voice so they need to sell a lot more copies to make it worthwhile. it's not just about how many copies of the games they can sell, but how many they can sell relative to the cost of porting the game.
#34 Posted by Arach666 (23018 posts) -

[QUOTE="Arach666"]

[QUOTE="Wanderer5"]

 

Well the Yakuza series has already been release overseas unlike Diva. Not sure how well the Yakuza has done overseas but I guessing the latest installments didn't do well enough for Sega.

Tykain

Apparently it´s because Dead Souls didn´t do very well,wich is no fvcking surprise since it was a fairly mediocre spin off,but the main series always did fairly well in the west.

It would´ve been a lot better if they ported Kenzan instead of DS,it looked much better and a lot closer to a Yakuza main series game gameplay wise(with a different,fresh setting),but nooooo...

 

But apparently this Diva thing actually sells out concerts in the west lol,maybe it´s more profitable for sega I guess. :(

Well it's just a rhythm game, so there is very little to translate, just some menus and not much else i guess. That's why it's probably economicaly viable for them to bring the game to the west while Yakuza is a lot more work to translate and get English voice so they need to sell a lot more copies to make it worthwhile. it's not just about how many copies of the games they can sell, but how many they can sell relative to the cost of porting the game.

I haven´t really looked at what Diva is but yeah,that being the case it does make sense for sure.

Yakuza 5 would only need english text translation,the voice acting has always been left in japanese since the second game so at least they wouldn´t need to spend any money on voice talent.

#35 Posted by Sweenix (5396 posts) -

is this game any good? never played it lol

#36 Posted by josephl64 (4424 posts) -

I know I enjoyed it on vita and it was my first rhythm game, also who says Yakuza and Project Diva can't both come out? I'm pretty sure 5 will, but it will take a while and may be an E3 thing

#37 Posted by Gue1 (9456 posts) -

I can't believe they might bring this boring pointless garbage game (if you can even call that sht a game) but not Yakuza 5. Stupid weaboos and their godawful taste....    :evil:

#38 Posted by hexashadow13 (5157 posts) -

[QUOTE="Tykain"][QUOTE="Arach666"]

Apparently it´s because Dead Souls didn´t do very well,wich is no fvcking surprise since it was a fairly mediocre spin off,but the main series always did fairly well in the west.

It would´ve been a lot better if they ported Kenzan instead of DS,it looked much better and a lot closer to a Yakuza main series game gameplay wise(with a different,fresh setting),but nooooo...

 

But apparently this Diva thing actually sells out concerts in the west lol,maybe it´s more profitable for sega I guess. :(

Arach666

Well it's just a rhythm game, so there is very little to translate, just some menus and not much else i guess. That's why it's probably economicaly viable for them to bring the game to the west while Yakuza is a lot more work to translate and get English voice so they need to sell a lot more copies to make it worthwhile. it's not just about how many copies of the games they can sell, but how many they can sell relative to the cost of porting the game.

I haven´t really looked at what Diva is but yeah,that being the case it does make sense for sure.

Yakuza 5 would only need english text translation,the voice acting has always been left in japanese since the second game so at least they wouldn´t need to spend any money on voice talent.

No voice talent needed specifically for the game ever : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9xKwrIShySQ

There's no need for any English translation in this other than menus. Rather, if they put in English songs no one would buy it probably as the software was never designed for English and thus attempts to use it as such usually end in failure.

#39 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7479 posts) -

[QUOTE="Tykain"][QUOTE="Arach666"]

Apparently it´s because Dead Souls didn´t do very well,wich is no fvcking surprise since it was a fairly mediocre spin off,but the main series always did fairly well in the west.

It would´ve been a lot better if they ported Kenzan instead of DS,it looked much better and a lot closer to a Yakuza main series game gameplay wise(with a different,fresh setting),but nooooo...

But apparently this Diva thing actually sells out concerts in the west lol,maybe it´s more profitable for sega I guess. :(

Arach666

Well it's just a rhythm game, so there is very little to translate, just some menus and not much else i guess. That's why it's probably economicaly viable for them to bring the game to the west while Yakuza is a lot more work to translate and get English voice so they need to sell a lot more copies to make it worthwhile. it's not just about how many copies of the games they can sell, but how many they can sell relative to the cost of porting the game.

I haven´t really looked at what Diva is but yeah,that being the case it does make sense for sure.

Yakuza 5 would only need english text translation,the voice acting has always been left in japanese since the second game so at least they wouldn´t need to spend any money on voice talent.

You do realize that Sega also had to pay licensing fees for the dub outside of Japan also right? Japanese dubs are licensed for Japan when a company puts in dual audio or like Sega brings Yakuza to the West with Japanese only dub they have to pay fees per region to use the voice talents work. That is one of the main reasons alot of JRPG's don't get dual audio even when fans beg for it.

#40 Posted by FinalFighters (1362 posts) -
is this like DJ max fever?
#41 Posted by freedomfreak (38829 posts) -
Do you cosplay? :Owakefulness
No, I don't :P
#42 Posted by josephl64 (4424 posts) -
is this like DJ max fever?FinalFighters
not exactly, I mean you do respond to buttons shown on the screen, but here is a vid of a song if you are curious as to what it's like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp43GfWg66w
#43 Posted by SonicNextGen2 (3417 posts) -
I would only get this out of the fact I have a weird obsession for rhythm games.
#44 Posted by Wanderer5 (25677 posts) -

For those that have a JP account, there a demo that been released today.

#45 Posted by josephl64 (4424 posts) -

For those that have a JP account, there a demo that been released today.

Wanderer5
I somehow missed that, thanks for the heads up
#46 Posted by Sweenix (5396 posts) -

For those that have a JP account, there a demo that been released today.

Wanderer5

omg, must create one now

#47 Posted by Pffrbt (6492 posts) -

I would support but I'm not making a facebook account.

#48 Posted by FinalFighters (1362 posts) -
[QUOTE="FinalFighters"]is this like DJ max fever?josephl64
not exactly, I mean you do respond to buttons shown on the screen, but here is a vid of a song if you are curious as to what it's like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp43GfWg66w

yea, i like those types of button prompted rhythem games. Thanks
#49 Posted by SonicNextGen2 (3417 posts) -
Hey! The demo was actually fun! But, I would rather have Yakuza, Valkyria Chronicles, and Shining come over this :( But hey, better than nothing XD
#50 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34129 posts) -

Honestly, I can't say I'm surprised by this Miku thing's popularity in the west. I've seen shirts for the franchise in an FYE store at my local mall, which I've never known as a niche store or anything. And of course there's the fact Japanese stuff certainly does have a large audience in the west.