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#1 Posted by Dj (1044 posts) -

Years ago Japan ruled the game industry with an iron fist. However the only japanese companies with any real power are Square Enix, Capcom, and Konami. It seems that most of the most anticipated games are coming from either America of Europe. What do you think?

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#2 Posted by Why_So_Serious (880 posts) -

They used to rule nut now they are an even competitor with everyone else.

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#3 Posted by tmontana1004 (371 posts) -

We definitely need more big Japanese devs. North American and European devs dominate now.

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#4 Posted by DarkLegend (1383 posts) -

Japan is still a huge gaming ground, they basically started gaming. It depends on which game you prefer more of. Shooters or role playing, unless you mean money wise.

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#5 Posted by Dj (1044 posts) -

I just wish that a big game will come out of Japan and not be a RPG.

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#6 Posted by Sentry (4198 posts) -

It still has great significance, just not as much as in the past.

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#7 Posted by SolemnOaf (548 posts) -

2 of 3 consoles agree;  Japan's still pretty important to the industry.

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#8 Edited by Ironhide (154 posts) -

Nintendo is the biggest Japanese publisher and unless I'm mistaken are RULING THE FUCKING WORLD!!!!

I don't know if we can swear yet, I haven't been told not to, and anyway those guys swear on every podcast.

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#9 Posted by Colonel_Cool (827 posts) -

There are a lot more Japanese games, but they are limited in Japan and wouldn't do that well in a Western market (some of their stuff is just weird as hell).

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#10 Posted by Termite (2428 posts) -

I'm in Japan, thus it is immeasurably important.

Yeah 2 of the three big console companies in in Japan so it still is putting up a fight