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Old 01-31-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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Nintendo wishes to push more Japanese games abroad

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Nintendo Will Support Japanese Games Abroad More
"We therefore plan to more actively support the Japanese software developers in distributing their key titles overseas this year," says Iwata.
by Daniel Krupa JANUARY 31, 2013


In its presentation for the Third Quarter Financial Results, Nintendo promised to support games made by Japanese developers more strongly overseas.

This new-found commitment is partly due to third-party software developers in the West focussing on what Nintendo calls "mega-hit titles for home consoles" and having fewer of their development studios produce software for handheld devices. And even though some Western developers still produce software on 3DS aimed at kids, they're not as active as they were during the Nintendo DS's heyday.

The opposite is true in Japan, where handheld devices have a large market share and many leading developers assigning their best teams to work on handheld titles.

To address this imbalance, company CEO Satoru Iwata said, "We therefore plan to more actively support the Japanese software developers in distributing their key titles overseas this year.

"Among those third-party titles both developed and published in Japan, there have been some games which Nintendo published in Europe, including the Professor Layton series. We will increase the number of such games for the U.S. market as well as in Europe. We are also willing to flexibly assist third-party developers in distributing their valuable games overseas."

More Japanese developed games heading to your 3DS? Is this good news? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
SOURCE - http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/...es-abroad-more

Hopefully this means they'll localize more games that we rarely see here, I'd like to see Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney, or to play Earthbound legitamately without killing my bank account
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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So hopefully Phoenix Wright vs Ace Attorney is a definite.

Edit; Actually, I wish Nintendo would overtake what Zen United is pathetically trying to do and failing at. We got BlazBlue & Arcana Heart WAY after the US, and they still haven't publish Persona 4 Arena here. Most Atlus titles also delay for ages before they hit the EU, and most never reach us. I seriously hope Nintendo get some of these publishing rights. Although it's doubtful since it'd force BB and a few others into Nintendo exclusivity. I wouldn't mind that though.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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This is great in a number of ways. Nintendo could help get some more money by publishing these games, gain more partners through the development teams they're publishing the games for, and it could help bring about a large revival of Japanese games.
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Good. They should start with Bravely Default: Flying Fairy.
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