Why Steam isn't a big hit in Japan

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#52 Edited by MBirdy88 (7141 posts) -

The only pussy Hermits get is a cat rubbing itself on their leg.

Only someone not getting any talks about difficulty of getting sex.

You make it sound like a challenge.

#53 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (12793 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

The only pussy Hermits get is a cat rubbing itself on their leg.

Only someone not getting any talks about difficulty of getting sex.

You make it sound like a challenge.

That didn't take long. lol.

Maybe for you.

#54 Posted by CrownKingArthur (3739 posts) -

The only pussy Hermits get is a cat rubbing itself on their leg.

oh that sounds lovely!

#55 Posted by lordlors (5528 posts) -

Are you talking about japanese language support for games or the interface itself?

I think they were talking about the interface itself. And if it's an adventure game with lots of talking like The Wolf Among Us instead of LIMBO, I guess they would want a language support.

#56 Edited by Magescrew (521 posts) -

Sometimes cultural divides are too wide to gap. It's still hard to understand though. Japanese games aren't my favorite (generally I don't really connect to the storylines, especially in JRPGs), but I can still sit down and play one, and I'm at least aware of 90% of them. Can't believe the majority of them haven't touched stuff like Skyrim. I wonder what they think of stuff like Mass Effect?

#57 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (988 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@MBirdy88 said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@BattleSpectre said:

Japan doesn't deserve a gaming PC, they're all a bunch of casuals that marry their 3DS and handhelds because they can't get pussy.

smh...and by the way, pc gaming is boring. snore.

Whatever the case, you know that the second part of my post is true (yeah the one you chose to ignore).

oh noes, they are not dominated by a pathetic Christian religion where violence is idolised yet sexual expression is TEH DEVIL.... that vendor is a joke... nothing more.

shut up idiot, Christianity saved the world. don't eve n try to get into this.

lmfao.... are you serious?

you sound like a muslim jihadist.

#58 Edited by MBirdy88 (7141 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@MBirdy88 said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@BattleSpectre said:

Japan doesn't deserve a gaming PC, they're all a bunch of casuals that marry their 3DS and handhelds because they can't get pussy.

smh...and by the way, pc gaming is boring. snore.

Whatever the case, you know that the second part of my post is true (yeah the one you chose to ignore).

oh noes, they are not dominated by a pathetic Christian religion where violence is idolised yet sexual expression is TEH DEVIL.... that vendor is a joke... nothing more.

shut up idiot, Christianity saved the world. don't eve n try to get into this.

lmfao.... are you serious?

you sound like a muslim jihadist.

I ask again, are you serious?

#59 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (988 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@MBirdy88 said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@MBirdy88 said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@BattleSpectre said:

Japan doesn't deserve a gaming PC, they're all a bunch of casuals that marry their 3DS and handhelds because they can't get pussy.

smh...and by the way, pc gaming is boring. snore.

Whatever the case, you know that the second part of my post is true (yeah the one you chose to ignore).

oh noes, they are not dominated by a pathetic Christian religion where violence is idolised yet sexual expression is TEH DEVIL.... that vendor is a joke... nothing more.

shut up idiot, Christianity saved the world. don't eve n try to get into this.

lmfao.... are you serious?

you sound like a muslim jihadist.

I ask again, are you serious?

you sound angry, like most lems I've encountered on XBL....I beat them in madden and they curse my mother.

#60 Posted by commonfate (11837 posts) -

I wonder what GabeN's stance on incest is.

#61 Edited by MBirdy88 (7141 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames I'm a lemming yet your the one playing on Xbox Live.... oh dang son, inconsistant.

But then, what can I expect from a Christian that believes it saved the world XD

good jokes!

#62 Posted by Vatusus (4225 posts) -

Steam just needs to release Rapelay to be a hit there

#63 Posted by clyde46 (43517 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@MBirdy88 said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@BattleSpectre said:

Japan doesn't deserve a gaming PC, they're all a bunch of casuals that marry their 3DS and handhelds because they can't get pussy.

smh...and by the way, pc gaming is boring. snore.

Whatever the case, you know that the second part of my post is true (yeah the one you chose to ignore).

oh noes, they are not dominated by a pathetic Christian religion where violence is idolised yet sexual expression is TEH DEVIL.... that vendor is a joke... nothing more.

shut up idiot, Christianity saved the world. don't eve n try to get into this.

lmfao.... are you serious?

you sound like a muslim jihadist.

Adults believing in imaginary friends.

#64 Posted by edidili (3446 posts) -

Because PC gaming is not big in Japan. The color of some interface has little to do with it.

#65 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (988 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@ps4hasnogames I'm a lemming yet your the one playing on Xbox Live.... oh dang son, inconsistant.

But then, what can I expect from a Christian that believes it saved the world XD

good jokes!

you make zero sense. be gone.

#66 Edited by linkdarkside (6251 posts) -

@Magescrew said:

Sometimes cultural divides are too wide to gap. It's still hard to understand though. Japanese games aren't my favorite (generally I don't really connect to the storylines, especially in JRPGs), but I can still sit down and play one, and I'm at least aware of 90% of them. Can't believe the majority of them haven't touched stuff like Skyrim. I wonder what they think of stuff like Mass Effect?

there actually Skyrim community sites ,i remember going in to one to get a Fang(FF13) clothes and weapon.

#67 Posted by MBirdy88 (7141 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@ps4hasnogames I'm a lemming yet your the one playing on Xbox Live.... oh dang son, inconsistant.

But then, what can I expect from a Christian that believes it saved the world XD

good jokes!

you make zero sense. be gone.

You said you played with foul mouth kids on Xbox Live... I do not play on Xbox Live. therefore, you are closer to a lemming. simply logic my friend.

#68 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15750 posts) -

Perhaps Steam isn't there for the Japanese local market at all. Steam could be targeting the big US presence (both military and their dependents) in the bases there.

#69 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149474 posts) -

Thread on Steam....morons bash religion. Yep....SW must score high in the IQ test. /sarcasm

#70 Edited by iloveatlus (247 posts) -

@edwardecl said:

@BattleSpectre said:

Japan doesn't deserve a gaming PC, they're all a bunch of casuals that marry their 3DS and handhelds because they can't get pussy. I mean which country has a vending machine where you pay money, and dirty panties come out with a picture of a school girl.

Disgusting country, a bunch of sickos.

Got any links/pics of this vending machine?

No idea if that's actually real though or if anyone actually uses them...not sure I wanna know.

It's very real.

#71 Edited by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

Lmao, how much do these things cost to activate? I'm too lazy to do the conversion. A better question is which school girl would offer her panties to strangers so they can sell them?

#72 Edited by Articuno76 (18649 posts) -

IIRC home network internet penetration was really low in Japan which would explain why Japanese uptake on digital goods is so poor. The ratio of books that are released digitally for Kindle is quite poor compared to the English speaking world I hear, which again leads me to believe that consumer faith in digital goods isn't there. Same story with the Japanese iTunes, things you expect to be on there simply aren't; Japan is really lagging behind with digital goods.

It's perhaps not surprising though, most Japanese digital services are badly designed, difficult to navigate and packed with an obnoxious number of adverts (actually, pretty much all of the Japanese internet looks like that...). Even Vector (a personal favourite of mine) suffers from those issues.

#73 Posted by flashn00b (2875 posts) -

Personally, I think that with the Steam Machines being a thing, Valve could invest in Japanese franchises if they actually want the market.

I still think they should do it regardless, since Valve needs to buy launch titles for the damn thing.

#74 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (988 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@MBirdy88 said:

@ps4hasnogames I'm a lemming yet your the one playing on Xbox Live.... oh dang son, inconsistant.

But then, what can I expect from a Christian that believes it saved the world XD

good jokes!

you make zero sense. be gone.

You said you played with foul mouth kids on Xbox Live... I do not play on Xbox Live. therefore, you are closer to a lemming. simply logic my friend.

huh? lol fail.

#75 Posted by CrownKingArthur (3739 posts) -

@BattleSpectre: mate, do you think the northern territory would be a good place to live?

#76 Edited by Jankarcop (8827 posts) -
@MBirdy88 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

The only pussy Hermits get is a cat rubbing itself on their leg.

Only someone not getting any talks about difficulty of getting sex.

You make it sound like a challenge.

This.

I've seen it time and time again. When someone talks about how hard it is and how few have done it, you know they are either not getting any or not pulling anything worthy.

#77 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (12793 posts) -

@Jankarcop said:
@MBirdy88 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

The only pussy Hermits get is a cat rubbing itself on their leg.

Only someone not getting any talks about difficulty of getting sex.

You make it sound like a challenge.

This.

I've seen it time and time again. When someone talks about how hard it is and how few have done it, you know they are either not getting any or not pulling anything worthy.

You have sex with your sister, I really think we shouldn't receive your input on getting laid.

#78 Posted by Jankarcop (8827 posts) -

@Jankarcop said:
@MBirdy88 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

The only pussy Hermits get is a cat rubbing itself on their leg.

Only someone not getting any talks about difficulty of getting sex.

You make it sound like a challenge.

This.

I've seen it time and time again. When someone talks about how hard it is and how few have done it, you know they are either not getting any or not pulling anything worthy.

You have sex with your sister, I really think we shouldn't receive your input on getting laid.

Atleast shes a 10/10

#79 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (12793 posts) -

@Jankarcop said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@Jankarcop said:
@MBirdy88 said:

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

The only pussy Hermits get is a cat rubbing itself on their leg.

Only someone not getting any talks about difficulty of getting sex.

You make it sound like a challenge.

This.

I've seen it time and time again. When someone talks about how hard it is and how few have done it, you know they are either not getting any or not pulling anything worthy.

You have sex with your sister, I really think we shouldn't receive your input on getting laid.

Atleast shes a 10/10

When she's not around do you ask mom? I'm curious, just how does your family work.

#80 Edited by Jankarcop (8827 posts) -

what..we're both over 21 I don't need to ask mom anything

#81 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (12793 posts) -

what..we're both over 21 I don't need to ask mom anything

#82 Edited by Jag85 (4234 posts) -
@Articuno76 said:

IIRC home network internet penetration was really low in Japan which would explain why Japanese uptake on digital goods is so poor. The ratio of books that are released digitally for Kindle is quite poor compared to the English speaking world I hear, which again leads me to believe that consumer faith in digital goods isn't there. Same story with the Japanese iTunes, things you expect to be on there simply aren't; Japan is really lagging behind with digital goods.

It's perhaps not surprising though, most Japanese digital services are badly designed, difficult to navigate and packed with an obnoxious number of adverts (actually, pretty much all of the Japanese internet looks like that...). Even Vector (a personal favourite of mine) suffers from those issues.

There's a reason for that. The evolution of the internet was different in Japan than in most other countries.

In the West, as well other Asian countries like China and South Korea, the internet boom of the late 90's mainly took off on PC, with slow 56k dial-up modems, before we moved on to high-speed broadband modems in the early 2000's.

In Japan, something different happened: the release of i-Mode, the world's first 3G mobile internet service, in the late 90's, led to Japanese mobile phone users having high-speed internet on their phones, a lot faster than the 56K dial-up modems most of us used on PC back then. At around the same time, colour flip-phones also became popular in Japan, while were were still using monochrome phones in the West.

As a result, the Japanese internet came to be dominated by mobile phones rather than PC's, and so Japanese internet sites and services were more often designed around mobile phones rather than PC's. Much of Japan's internet history has been dominated by mobile phones, whereas much of our internet history has been dominated by PC's.

@magicalclick said:

The simple answer is, Japanese PC gamers only play PC98 games (aka dating games).

The PC98 has been dead for a long time now. And the PC98 wasn't just dating games, but it had a diverse library, including RPG's, visual novels, adventure games, shooters, action, puzzle, strategy, horror, etc. At its height in the 16-bit era, the PC98's popularity in Japan more or less rivalled the SNES. However, since the PC98 wasn't well known in the West, we never received most of the PC98's games, except for the ones ported to Japanese consoles or Western computer platforms. Japan also had other computer platforms, like the FM Towns and Sharp X68000, which were more powerful than Western computer platforms in their time.

The decline of Japanese computer gaming more or less coincided with the rise of Windows 95 and PlayStation, with most former Japanese computer game developers at the time choosing to migrate to Sony's PlayStation rather than Microsoft's Windows. In many ways, it's similar to the migration of many Western PC developers to consoles a decade later.

#83 Posted by kipsta77 (900 posts) -

@lordlors said:

The Steam store itself is too dark. They said the Japanese love colorful stuff and that the Steam store is too dark for them. I guess if you compare Steam to other DD services it is dark but I just like the way it is because it seems elegant.

I just can't wrap my head about this reasoning.

#84 Edited by Shewgenja (7928 posts) -

@BattleSpectre said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@BattleSpectre said:

Japan doesn't deserve a gaming PC, they're all a bunch of casuals that marry their 3DS and handhelds because they can't get pussy.

smh...and by the way, pc gaming is boring. snore.

Whatever the case, you know that the second part of my post is true (yeah the one you chose to ignore).

Aren't you the dude who went all Captain Morality on me for posting a picture of a meth addict? Good lord you are a troll. Please put me on your ignore list from now on.

#85 Posted by silversix_ (13553 posts) -

"Too dark and not colorful enough"... are they all 16y old girls or something? Holy fk....................

#86 Edited by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -
#87 Edited by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@BattleSpectre said:

Japan doesn't deserve a gaming PC, they're all a bunch of casuals that marry their 3DS and handhelds because they can't get pussy.

smh...and by the way, pc gaming is boring. snore.

Whatever the case, you know that the second part of my post is true (yeah the one you chose to ignore).

Aren't you the dude who went all Captain Morality on me for posting a picture of a meth addict? Good lord you are a troll. Please put me on your ignore list from now on.

Oh, that picture wasn't of a burn victim? My apologies for thinking it was, it's hard to tell as I've seen pictures of burn victims and they usually look like that after surgery.

I wasn't trying to be a troll, nor do I view myself as one. Not once have I tried to stir shit intentionally with my time on Gamespot, and I believe my posts back that up. I don't want to put you on my ignore list nor am I going to.

I apologise for the misunderstanding and If it offended you, believe me it was not my attention.