In Japan the Playstation 2 has a plethora of dating sims. Compared to the Gamecube and Xbox, Sony’s console is the king of the genre. But we’re supposedly moving on from the Playstation 2. So which of the three consoles is going to be the next home for dating sims?
Prototype is taking a chance with the Xbox 360. They are porting the previously PS2 and PC released, ClannAD to the Xbox 360 in spring 2008 with updated graphics. Sure, the dating sim genre is a niche (very niche?) genre in Japan. But smaller publishers like Prototype and Idea Factory are actively working with the Xbox 360, even if they are mostly shoveling Playstation 2 ports to the console.