Perhaps this will help bridge the gap between two very different cultures.

For the most part, very Japanese-centric titles don't do as well in the US, and Western-oriented games don't sell as well in Japan. But if we can raise awareness on both sides, maybe things will go more smoothly. Who knows?

As noted by DualShockers , Sony's World Game Project will kick off on July 23; it'll be hosted by "a mysterious spokesman named Mr. Murata" and it'll take place at the Akihabara85. That's a pretty nice club from what we hear. Anyway, the idea is to turn Japanese gamers onto some of the Western gems they don't seem to appreciate quite as much; some of the games on display will be inFamous 2 , Deus Ex: Human Revolution , Resistance 3 , and Shadows of the Damned .

And considering that the event has a "Vol. 1" tag, we have to assume that more such meetings in the World Game Project theme will take place in the future. Of course, we're wondering if we might see the reverse in this country… That's only fair, isn't it?

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Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

This is more required for the rest of the world to get some knowledge about Japanese Games.
I can name some 10 Japanese games that gamers in the world don't know.


Last edited by Kiryu on 7/15/2011 12:44:02 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

hey Kiryu, after I beat Yakuza 4 do I get to wander around the city and do stuff?

SayWord
SayWord
9 years ago

Yes you can world, even before the last boss if you choose too. You'll know when you can as soon as all 4 players can be played by choosing which one to use at the bar.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Thanks Word.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

i noticed la noire was on top of the charts in japan thanks to bikersaint posting that info yesterday. so there are exceptions. shadows of the damned flopped pretty bad in na though.

i think the rise of the 360 and military fps is big factor in why japanese games don't do so well anymore. the market has trended away from the type of games japan makes. i think they know this, and that's why you see the farming out so much content to western developers.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Yes, this very much needs to be a two way program…

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I agree.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Me 3.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Definitely hope this goes both ways. I'm sure there are games that I've slept on. I'm all for anything that raises gaming awareness on a international scale.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Great idea, this definitely needs to go both ways like Duke's women.

Though I thought Shadows of the Damned WAS a Japanese game. I'm still waiting for it to show up in my mailbox.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

"…this definitely needs to go both ways like Duke's women."

I'm gonna have to steal that for something.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 7/15/2011 8:28:36 PM

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Damn World. You should've copyrighted that when you got the chance!! Awesome quote!!

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
9 years ago

We all have our GT5. One game to rule them all!

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

This Program may go further than Japan and hopefully the US. It is called the WORLD Game Project after all. Who knows where volume 2 will take place. It would be interesting to see how game culture varies in other parts of the world.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Great Idea to get otherwise unknown gaming gems out to the very places & people who might not have the chance or ability to try them out.

"My name is Saint, and I approve their message"


Last edited by BikerSaint on 7/15/2011 4:40:28 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

I can't believe that I didn't immediately make the connection between the username and the icon. Bikersaint – The Saint – Roger Moore – The Saint….Very good.

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

I don't think Shadows of the Damned flopped in NA. It may not have done exceedingly well sales wise but from what i recall the game got pretty good reviews as a whole, including Ben's review here. I think this is a great idea to be honest. Japanese are missing out on some great games i think.

___________
___________
9 years ago

waste of time, getting a asian to play a non asian game is like trying to convince a granny out of there old habits!
in other words, you would have better luck moving heaven and hell!