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XSEED keen to release more PC games

Thursday, 1st August 2013 02:36 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Japanese localisation publisher XSEED is pleased by how its first PC release has performed, and is interested in bringing more games across.

“We are absolutely interested in bringing more titles, especially JRPGs, to PC,” XSEED executive vice president Ken Berry told Siliconera.

“We are doing what we can to make it happen, so hopefully we will have an announcement within the next month or so.

XSEED has released three games on Steam to date, all from the Ys series by Nihon Falcom.

“They have done great on Steam, and hopefully that introduced a lot of new people to the Ys series so that they will want to check out the latest offering on PS Vita when it comes out later this year,” Berry said.

“They’ve surpassed our expectations, and we are definitely looking to bring more titles to PC.”

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  1. Sylrissa

    Glad to hear they are selling so well!. please bring all you can to PC XSEED!

    #1 9 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    I completely agree. I’d love to see them bring more to the PC, and I’m not at all surprised that they’ve found an audience for that stuff, here.

    It’s like I’ve always said, the audiences diverged around the time of the Western console boom. Probably around the era of the PS2 and the original XBox. The market went more towards its mindless brown-grey shooters, and that managed to draw in a lot of attention. Many people who enjoyed the old games chose the PC as their platform instead, due to its emulation potential. (And to this day it can emulate everything but the PS3 and 360.)

    So translating a Japanese game for a Western console audience is obviously going to be a complete failure, they don’t want that. They want more first-person shooters and third-person action games, which Japanese games tend not to be. The only potential crossover point is spectacle fighters, but even then there’s that hatred of the Japanese style thanks to Western xenophobia.

    So the biggest audience of any Western audience is likely those that still emulate, and those are found on the PC. Those people, including me, are obviously going to buy anything like this that’s released.

    I understand that the console market is still popular in Japan, but the console markets of Japan and the Western world couldn’t be more opposite. And it’s pretty much always true. Try to sell a JRPG to a Western console owner, or a modern military first-person shooter to a Japanese console owner. The markets are incompatible. But that market still exists in the West on PCs.

    Oh, and mobile devices. Well… the 3DS, since the Vita seems to be an abject failure over there. I suppose mobile phones/tablets might be picking up over there, in which case it’s a shame we don’t see any of that. But again, would those games sell to a Western mobile audience?

    Demographics: Something worth understanding.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. RaisinBran

    Trails in the Sky please? Pretty please?

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Blackened Halo

    yes please!! The Last Story :)))Wild Arms 4+5, Lunar or Shadow Hearts 3! :!

    #4 9 months ago
  5. dizzygear

    Were there not rumors of Y’s 7 being ported to PC?

    That being said i would love to see the rest of the Y’s games on Steam. Go Xseed!

    #5 9 months ago
  6. silkvg247

    Ys Origins is the most fun I’ve had with a game for ages.

    #6 9 months ago