Sony’s Tokyo Game Show line up, made in the West

By Spencer . September 5, 2007 . 1:39pm

ps3box.jpgSomething struck me while I was glancing over Sony’s playable games at Tokyo Game Show and this time it wasn’t Q Entertainment’s unannounced game. Half of the games being shown aren’t developed in Japan. The developers reside in the USA, Canada and Europe. And a fair number of the third party games like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Tony Hawk Project 8 are old news to the USA. The list highlights how Japanese developers aren’t readily jumping on the PS3 ship in the not so distant future, while US developers with multiplatform SKUs are. However, these games don’t readily go multiplatform in Japan. Spiderman 3, Transformers and Ratatouille do not have plans to release their games on the Xbox 360 too. To be fair there may not be enough Xbox 360’s in the wild to warrant a localized version of Ratatouille. But it is interesting how American developers and their Japanese publishing arm are backing Sony, a Japanese company, with Western IPs while ignoring Microsoft, an American company.

 

See the breakdown by region past the break.

 

Developed in Japan:

Agarest Senki (Compile Heart)

Railfan (Taito)

Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)

Mystery Game (Q Entertainment)

G1 Jockey 4 2007 (Koei)

Shin Sangoku Musou 6 (Omega Force)

Sega Rally (Sega)

Imabikisou (Chunsoft)

LocoRoco Boo Boo Cocoreccho (Sony)

The Eye of Judgment (Sony)

Echocrome (Sony)

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (Polyphony Digital)

Mainichi Issho (Sony)

White Knight Story (Level 5)

Time Crisis 4 (Namco Bandai)

 

 

Developed elsewhere:

Spiderman 3 (Treyarch)

Transformers (Savage Entertainment)

Pirates of the Caribbean (Eurocom Entertainment Software)

FIFA 2008 (Electronic Arts)

NBA Live 08 (Electronic Arts)

Need for Speed ProStreet (Electronic Arts)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Electronic Arts)

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda)

Tony Hawk Project 8 (Neversoft)

Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory)

Little Big Planet (Sony)

Rise from Lair (Factor 5)

Warhawk (Incognito)

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Naughty Dog)

Rachet & Clank Future (Insomniac Games)

Ratatouille (Heavy Iron Studios)

Dark Sector (Digital Extremes)

Assassin’s Creed (Ubisoft Montreal)

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (Ubisoft)

 

Undetermined location of development:

Go! Sports Ski (Sony)

Pixeljunk Racers (Q Games)


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  • Pichi

    Indeed, has to be userbase. They probably see 360 as a lost cause and go for PS3.

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