All About dinomite79
So we all know there are new releases of games almost every day of every week of every year and that crap. Thing is, it's getting a bit irritating the way Japan has it.
I hope everyone realizes at this point Japan gets almost every single video game before we do. I can hardly imagine a time where the opposite has happened. It's mainly because Japan is where Nintendo HQ resides, or its most main place. So games of most places are created/licensed and released from there. Since it's in Japan, they get it really quickly.
Now let me just try to clear up that Nintendo of Japan rarely releases a US or EU version of any game released in Japan at the exact same time. Heck, a good amount of games in Japan don't even get to the other places! Why? It's hard to say. The best explanation is that at first all the video games in Japan are made with the Japanese language. So then after the game is released, or within a margin of releasing, more workers on the game have to change the language to suit the country. More often than not will some games have multiple languages for this, which explains most of it. This would also be in most games that are simultaneously released in certain places, such as Yoshi's Story for the N64, which had the English language and the Japanese language as an optional. And many times the language changing might be a bit 'difficult,' or they just might decide to cancel it from going out anywhere else.
So why? WHY?
I should only imagine that the answer deals with a lot of business management and stuff like that, and it's just convenient for Japan.
Just take the most recent games heard in Japan; Okamiden, Professor Layton and the Devil/Specter's Flute, and a lot others. They have scheduled points to come out in Japan but not anywhere else. True that they probably should release the games in the US and the EU and everywhere else in a matter of time. Thing is that we almost never know. Because point of fact: absolutely every game that sells is nearly always in Japan. Some games aren't released in Japan, but that has more to do with business stuff.
So seriously, we'd like a bit more attention compared to Japan. If not, I just might have to learn Japanese and move there! (I do know a small bit of Japanese, but not much)
What do you think? Japan is getting practically all the perks here!
17Oct 09The topic pretty much explains it all. At first I was trying to download those crappy CD-i scenes to make a YTP with, and I ended up making an account. I guess I may as well see what I can do here.
Apparently games are reviewed and discussed and stuff like that. I think I could do that, but first I'd feel comfortable settling into this new habitat. Don't think I'd post much images or videos or stuff like that. But it all depends on how this goes.
Any help on how things work?