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Old 11-28-2005, 07:07 AM   #1
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DOA4 Delayed in Japan

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Due out on the U.S. in early December, Tecmo has delayed Dead or Alive 4's Japanese release from 10 Dec. to 17 Dec. This brings the Japanese Xbox360 launch down to 6 titles, which are Ridge Racer 6, Perfect Dark Zero, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Tetris: The Grandmaster Ace, Every Party and FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup.
http://game-science.com/news/001270.php

Not good. No stealer titles for the Japanese audience.
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:36 AM   #2
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Oh man!! What a tragedy.
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:51 AM   #3
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hmm... JAPANESE LAUNCH IS A FLOP...as expected.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:07 AM   #4
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AH - I wanted to be able to walk around to stores to laugh at the Xbox launch....but I'll be at Universal Studios Japan that day
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:10 PM   #5
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What the...why does this game keep getting delayed by a week?
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:31 PM   #6
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Could be a manufacutring issue, a certification issue (takes 10-14 days), last minute bugs, any number of things really.

The launch rests on Ridge Racer 6 for Japan. I'm surprised they couldn't put Kameo in there instead of PD0, or Sega's Condemned.
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Neither would have made much difference.
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Old 11-28-2005, 03:15 PM   #8
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http://game-science.com/news/001270.php

Not good. No stealer titles for the Japanese audience.


A launch of just six titles is disastrous. It makes me wonder why EA and the other US developers weren't willing to prepare for the international launch.


I expect the launch to flop big-time now that the line-up is even worst than the US launch line-up.
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:29 PM   #9
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The EA titles are extremely western, and very few of their titles do much business over there. The launch software is once again very much tailored to the N. America and Europe. MS can only hope that DOA4 is on fire over there on Dec. 17 and that can carry the console for a bit until the more Japanese-centric titles start to come in.. That, or XBL and the Live Arcade launch with massively appealing titles.

If it was my decision, I would have launched the Xbox360 in arcades with RR6 and DOA4 as arcade games just to expose the titles to the public.
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o well even more reason for sony to be lazy....:/
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:53 PM   #11
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not like it would have sold well anyway.
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not like it would have sold well anyway.
Well better to sell less than selling some... Wonder how many they are planning to sell in Japan anyway? It would suck with all the JPN region X360's collecting dust heh.
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Could be a manufacutring issue, a certification issue (takes 10-14 days), last minute bugs, any number of things really.

The launch rests on Ridge Racer 6 for Japan. I'm surprised they couldn't put Kameo in there instead of PD0, or Sega's Condemned.
They only reason they didn't was probably because of the enormous amount of (very good) voice acting in the game. It's wierd when localization works the other way.
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