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#1 Posted by TheRealJpoe (134 posts) -

Not sure if anyone else on the forums picked up on this since I haven't been on in a few days, but according to a Eurogamer article, a game called My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute Portable: Can't Possibly Continue was the number 1 selling game in Japan last week. It even beat out one of my favorite games of all time Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSP remake). I went to Youtube to see just what this games all about & still have no idea, looks like some weird dating sim. Is it normal for obscure games like this that no one in west has ever heard of to sell this well in Japan? The game doesn't even have a page on the Giantbomb wiki as far as I can tell.

#2 Posted by ichthy (493 posts) -

Japanese people sure like their dating games.

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#3 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

Pretty standard. The Japanese sales chart are bananas sometimes.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I imagine the cute factor is driving its sales. Oh, and most likely the fact that the PSP is still relevant (or at least far more relevant than it is in the west).

#5 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Is that a anime or am I mistake?

#6 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I'm just here to say that the My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute novels are super awesome. You shouldn't really judge it by its title.

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Is that a anime or am I mistake?

It did get an anime adaptation.

#7 Edited by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Is that a anime or am I mistake?

u r mistake
 
But no, apparently it is? I dunno. Don't want to dwell too much into it.
#8 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

I'm just here to say that the My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute novels are super awesome. You shouldn't really judge it by its title.

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Is that a anime or am I mistake?

It did get an anime adaptation.

What is it about and is it any good?

#9 Posted by cannonballBAM (601 posts) -

The culture is extremely different out there. Remember the Illusion games before the US found out and shut them down.

#10 Edited by Moonshadow101 (560 posts) -

Do people really not know what Visual Novels are?

It's a VN, a visual novel. It's a Japanese game format, often (though certainly not always) erotic/porny. Surprisingly strong stories and characters in some cases. Calling it a game is something of a stretch: there's no combat or character control at all, it's entirely composed conversations sequences like of what you see in the video.

#11 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Cloudenvy said:

I'm just here to say that the My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute novels are super awesome. You shouldn't really judge it by its title.

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Is that a anime or am I mistake?

It did get an anime adaptation.

What is it about and is it any good?

http://myanimelist.net/anime/8769/Ore_no_Imouto_ga_Konnani_Kawaii_Wake_ga_Nai summary there.

I like the series a lot, a lot of people just assume it's something dirty from its title when it's not even close to that.

#12 Posted by Aetheldod (3542 posts) -

Japan , dude it is ..... well you know ... different D:

#13 Posted by Turambar (6726 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Cloudenvy said:

I'm just here to say that the My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute novels are super awesome. You shouldn't really judge it by its title.

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Is that a anime or am I mistake?

It did get an anime adaptation.

What is it about and is it any good?

You have a younger (adopted?) sister that loves eroge.  Give her a gothic lolita cosplaying friend.  Add potential romance angles.  Profit.
 
The game might be selling at the top of the charts right now but it'll drop off very fast once the most ardent of fans buy their copy to show their loyalty.
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#14 Posted by TheRealJpoe (134 posts) -

Okay so I searched the Japanese title of the game & found this wiki page. Just a stub so I might try to edit it some. Would it be better to change name of the wiki page to its English translation? Haven't worked on the wiki much so I'm not sure on how that works.

#15 Edited by chrissedoff (2079 posts) -

Yet another reason why I would not fit in in Japan.

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#16 Posted by UncleClassy (405 posts) -

I don't what this is, but that doesn't change the fact that it looks like a steaming pile of ass.

#17 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4966 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Cloudenvy said:

I'm just here to say that the My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute novels are super awesome. You shouldn't really judge it by its title.

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Is that a anime or am I mistake?

It did get an anime adaptation.

What is it about and is it any good?

http://myanimelist.net/anime/8769/Ore_no_Imouto_ga_Konnani_Kawaii_Wake_ga_Nai summary there.

I like the series a lot, a lot of people just assume it's something dirty from its title when it's not even close to that.

Yeah, it's a shame. I really liked the anime and the true route episodes.

#18 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen: The true route episodes were pretty good!

Trying to hold myself back from reading ahead any further and just wait for the anime sequel this fall.

#19 Edited by Daroki (710 posts) -

I liked Oreimo when I watched it last year. The description of the show's generally horrible (big brother finds out that little sister has a thing for little sister hentai games) but watching it I liked how it was more about coming to terms with the things that make you a strange and finding out that while you might be strange, you're not alone. I remember a previous Oreimo game topping the charts in Japan as well, so there's a following for it. Also, if P2: EP is like the other PSP Persona games, a lot of it's business might have been done digitally for people looking for something to do with their Vita.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/278291/oreimo-my-little-sister-cant-be-my-love#s-p3-so-i0

There's episode 1 if anyone's interested streaming on Hulu.

#20 Posted by sashimi_biscut (99 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Cloudenvy said:

I'm just here to say that the My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute novels are super awesome. You shouldn't really judge it by its title.

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Is that a anime or am I mistake?

It did get an anime adaptation.

What is it about and is it any good?

http://myanimelist.net/anime/8769/Ore_no_Imouto_ga_Konnani_Kawaii_Wake_ga_Nai summary there.

I like the series a lot, a lot of people just assume it's something dirty from its title when it's not even close to that.

"To Kyousuke's surprise, inside the case is a hidden adult video game titled Imouto to Koishiyo! (Love with Little Sister!)."

I'm going to Japan to kill all the men. I'll be back later.

#21 Posted by Bocam (3706 posts) -

Seeing as I'm currently playing through this, I have to say it's pretty fucking great.

#22 Posted by Daroki (710 posts) -

@Daroki said: I remember a previous Oreimo game topping the charts in Japan as well, so there's a following for it.

So out of curiousity I looked it up and the previous Oreimo game charted third in it's first week behind two games that I hear are kind of good.

JAPAN GAME SALES WEEK OF JANUARY 24-30, 2011

Software:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Platform / Unit sales

1. The Last Story / Nintendo / Wii / 114,722

2. Valkyria Chronicles 3 / Sega / PSP / 102,779

3. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai Portable / Namco Bandai / PSP / 88,493

#23 Posted by Danteveli (1173 posts) -

Another anime/manga/light novel game with 9 year olds rocking Pamela Anderson tits.

#24 Posted by Nephrahim (1127 posts) -

It's a game based on a popular Anime in a week where (I assume) nothing big comes out.

Movie tie ins have topped the NA games lists some weeks, this doesn't seem that far off.

#25 Edited by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Cloudenvy said:

I'm just here to say that the My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute novels are super awesome. You shouldn't really judge it by its title.

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Is that a anime or am I mistake?

It did get an anime adaptation.

What is it about and is it any good?

http://myanimelist.net/anime/8769/Ore_no_Imouto_ga_Konnani_Kawaii_Wake_ga_Nai summary there.

I like the series a lot, a lot of people just assume it's something dirty from its title when it's not even close to that.

So after reading that synopsis I am actually more confused then I was before

Also visual novel/dating sims do top the charts sometimes in Japan, but it is never against something strong like Monster Hunter or FF

#26 Posted by rockyhorrorgerri (373 posts) -

Umm, what was going on in that video???

#27 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1479 posts) -

I would say Japan's so crazy sometimes, but I feel like they are all of the time. I read about someone selling urine and armpit scents and yes, that link will bring you to Kotaku.  
@HardcoreScene08:  How is the PSP remake of P2:EP? Did they only redo the graphics and music or did they go deeper than that?

#28 Posted by TheRealJpoe (134 posts) -

@OwnlyUzinWonHan said:


@HardcoreScene08: How is the PSP remake of P2:EP? Did they only redo the graphics and music or did they go deeper than that?

From everything I've read they did the same as with Innocent Sin. Remixed soundtrack, new intro, updated graphics, about it.

Should be released outside of Japan later this year.

#29 Posted by Bocam (3706 posts) -

@OwnlyUzinWonHan: There's a new scenario telling Tatsuya's side of the story plus a mass effect style save import feature.

#30 Posted by Willin (1280 posts) -

Why?

#31 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

Japan is up to it again.

#32 Posted by Harkat (1101 posts) -

Alltogether now, ITS FOR JERKS

#33 Posted by shootermcclay (219 posts) -

It only had to sell more than 25,123 units to be first on the chart in Japan. Not impressive.

#34 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Oh Japan.

#35 Posted by Metal_Mills (2986 posts) -
@ichthy said:

Japanese people sure like their dating games.

Amazing how Japan make dating games, hentai, sex robots, yet refuse to actually date and have real sex.
#36 Posted by ToxicFruit (1717 posts) -

Just looks like a normal visual novel style game. I did watch the anime for this does anyone know if this is l this a sequel or something ?

#37 Posted by TheHT (11102 posts) -

@OllyOxenFree said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Is that a anime or am I mistake?

u r mistake But no, apparently it is? I dunno. Don't want to dwell too much into it.

That's already too much.

#38 Edited by SuperSambo (2858 posts) -

This is why people hate anime.

EDIT: Read synopsis... Oh dear

#39 Posted by Alkaiser (358 posts) -

Yup. Just throwing that out there.

Now to go cut out my eyes.

#40 Posted by Twinsun (470 posts) -

That sure is a long title.

#41 Posted by mikey87144 (1719 posts) -

Before people start over reacting to the title know that a lot gets lost in translation with anime. Many times I've been put off by a title only to watch an episode or two and find out it's completely different from what the title literally translates as.

#42 Posted by believer258 (11776 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Cloudenvy said:

I'm just here to say that the My Little Sister Can't Possibly Be This Cute novels are super awesome. You shouldn't really judge it by its title.

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Is that a anime or am I mistake?

It did get an anime adaptation.

What is it about and is it any good?

http://myanimelist.net/anime/8769/Ore_no_Imouto_ga_Konnani_Kawaii_Wake_ga_Nai summary there.

I like the series a lot, a lot of people just assume it's something dirty from its title when it's not even close to that.

I've gotta get something straight: this is not an anime/visual novel about a dude having sex with his *gulps* fourteen year old sister?

Right?

Right?

Just about a guy who catches that little sister with a porn stash?

#43 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@HarlequinRiot said:

Pretty standard. The Japanese sales chart are bananas sometimes.

Yeah. And these kinds of "visual novels" are pretty popular with Eastern/Eastern-centric folks. I know a few such "Eastern-centric" individuals that were a bit obsessed with Katowa Shojo or something to that effect. It's just a choose your own adventure style thing, but with some anime/manga style graphics. And usually awful writing. Or at least translation.

#44 Posted by Demoskinos (14733 posts) -

@believer258: It might not be but I assure you that does exist in doujinshi form somewhere. =p

#45 Posted by dropabombonit (1489 posts) -

Oh Japan

#46 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

@Metal_Mills said:

@ichthy said:

Japanese people sure like their dating games.

Amazing how Japan make dating games, hentai, sex robots, yet refuse to actually date and have real sex.

Couldn't that be applied to any game though? Why not learn to play real guitar or actually join the military to kill people?

#47 Posted by Metal_Mills (2986 posts) -
@Nottle said:

@Metal_Mills said:

@ichthy said:

Japanese people sure like their dating games.

Amazing how Japan make dating games, hentai, sex robots, yet refuse to actually date and have real sex.

Couldn't that be applied to any game though? Why not learn to play real guitar or actually join the military to kill people?

Well plenty of people do play guitar or join the military. Sex in Japan is bombing harder than the Vita.
#48 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

@Metal_Mills said:

@Nottle said:

@Metal_Mills said:

@ichthy said:

Japanese people sure like their dating games.

Amazing how Japan make dating games, hentai, sex robots, yet refuse to actually date and have real sex.

Couldn't that be applied to any game though? Why not learn to play real guitar or actually join the military to kill people?

Well plenty of people do play guitar or join the military. Sex in Japan is bombing harder than the Vita.

Ha ha.

That is kind of odd, hard to believe, and ironic.

#49 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@believer258: Pretty much, it's all about him helping her out and doing incredibly selfless things for her, finding your place in the world, and being prejudiced against something you know nothing about. There's absolutely no romance between him and the little sister.

#50 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

So apparently this is the biggest game in Japan.

Did they not get Diablo III yet?