Sega hopes to expand RPG sales in Japan

By Spencer . August 6, 2008 . 10:10am

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Just because Sega is developing software like Project Beauty doesn’t mean they forgot about core genres like RPGs. In their Fiscal Year 2009 1st Quarter Financial statement Sega stated they want to expand RPG title sales for domestic market. By domestic they mean Japan so this isn’t a confirmation of World Destruction. However, if Sega plans to back Phantasy Star Portable and the mixed media franchise World Destruction with a big marketing budget they see these games as key releases. I take this news as a positive sign these games will be released internationally too.

 

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  • jeffx

    World Destruction and Thunder Force VI in America.

    This is not an option. MAKE IT HAPPEN SEGA.

  • jarrod

    They should revive the Sega Falcom partnership. Ys Origin Wii please.

  • Al

    I agree with the above commenters. Another traditional Shining Force and perhaps a Skies of Arcadia sequel would be nice too.

  • Pedro Silva

    wii rpg’s ^^

  • Pesmerga00

    I agree with Shining Force and especially Skies of Arcadia. Though I’m probably one of the few who wants another Phantasy Star Universe expansion.

  • RPGmaster

    Core genres!?

    Just because RPG’s are considered to be for hardcore gamers in the US or Europe, doesn’t mean it’s the case in Japan…
    RPG is one of the most popualr genre in Japan, it’s not core at all!
    In the US when they survey women and ask them if the play video games and what genres, they answer stuff like free cell, puzzles… In Japan they answer RPG’s as much as puzzle games.

    RPG’s are NOT a hardcore gaming genre.

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