Guys listen to me before saying "oh, another yokai shit thread".
I know it's shit and there's no way that this shit will take over pokèmon.
But Nintendo actually wants to euthanize pokémon and make Yo-Kai the new pokémon.
This morning I received a survey from Nintendo.
It asked shit about my age and sex, what I use to play vidya and then it asked about yo-kai, what I think of it and more things, showing designs and so on. And then it asked how many pokémon games and the final question:
"Do you think Pokémon is still popular?"
>No, it is not popular anymore
>Popular as ever
>Rising in popularity
They are deciding RIGHT NOW if for pokémon is over and if they need a new cash-cow.
We were sure that yo-kai would never be better than pokémon, and that's true. But we didn't considered that Nintendo itself would kill one franchise in order to help the new one in its rise.
oh hey another yokai shit thread.
Reminder to get a load of this shit
Yo-Kai Watch isn't going to catch on in the west unless there was some big turn of events that I missed. Isn't the anime declining in viewership in Japan, too, because kids don't like the new burger protagonist? I don't have proof for the latter and it's just hearsay, but it sounds like Yo-Kai Watch is starting to die down, which anyone could see with the way they saturated the market instead of pacing themselves.
If Nintendo killed off a series that consistently sells millions long after Pokémania for this flash in the pan it'd be a very dumb move, I think you're full of shit.
Well like I said, the anime bit was hearsay. The part about the west not catching on is definitely true though, you're not going to market >>25075042 to Americans and expect it to sell.
Sure. It's in italian and about products in Europe.
I think americans will receive something similar
In all honesty. I'd totally become a yokai fag if they released a game based around each region of the world (western lore, African, Native American), but Japanese people are way to self focused to do that.
Yo-Kai Watch 3 did have a ton of American-based yo-kai. It was all hamburgers and baseball and shit, could've been neat but the designs are as awful as most of the ones in the series.
It is kinda suspicious considering we still never got a 3rd game for Kalos.
Did ORAS or XY do worse than expected in sales? Was the customer reception worse than expected?
I mean Kalos was set up for a 3rd game that still hasn't come and ORAS felt unfinished like there was DLC intended or a Delta Emerald.
pushing it to mobile perhaps instead of handheld?
here's an american list
I'm really hoping they're just taking the time to make the last Gen 6 game good after the lackluster games we've gotten so far.
My pie-in-the-sky hope is that they have both Kalos and Hoenn in the last game, but just having one of the regions would be good if the fix all the issues with that region in Gen 6.
I can't take the survey anymore, but as you said I could fake it if I wanted to.
If you don't want to trust me fine, but I swear it's true.
I think you've missed the point of that question senpai. The question about Pokemon's popularity is actually aimed at gauging whether it'd make sense to localise the next Yokai Watch game (and possibly other games in the genre, such as Monster Hunter Stories) to English or not. If you said yes Pokemon is still popular you just sent them a green signal that they should localise more Yokai Watch/other monster collecting games. If not, well, you can kiss goodbye to Digimon Re:Digitalize Decode, MHS and Dragon Quest Monsters in understandable language.
For our own sake I hope to God you selected one of the last two options.
Oh, I never followed the series, so I wouldn't know. Even still, it sounds like they're trying to force their cultural sense of the paranormal onto how they perceive americans. No one here thinks baseballs and hamburgers have spirits.
Better (and more relevant to American superstition/culture) designs would have been things like big foot, the swamp monster, and the chupa cabra. Even something like a lost set of keys (it makes your keys disappear) or a dog that eats your homework would have been much more culturally American.
That's awesome. Hopefully if Yokai Watch becomes at least a moderate success we'll see a rebirth of the genre in the West. We used to have so many cool Pokemon clones in late 90s/early 00s, but now most of those franchises are either dead or not localized anymore.
>ORAS sold 10+ million units
>Nintendo would want to stop that cash flow
>people still believe stupid shit like this
Yeah I'll believe you, op, when they stop making boat loads of cash off of it.
I guess I'd have to see how they handle it. But I probably won't buy the games anytime soon. I hope they get actual americans to weigh in. Same goes for other cultures they want to APPROPRIATE!
Jk, but seriously, foreigners never fully understand other cultures.
I was about to call bullshit but then I checked sales, and shit, we really have consistently been hitting 10M sales for anything that isn't a third version, I've underestimated Pokémon.
You needn't worry about any killing going on. YW only did 195k, which is only average instead of a breakthrough. Meanwhile SMD got 300k or so.
If Nintendo was going to inexplicably kill off their #1 handheld franchise, and #2 overall franchise, it certainly would be for the total garbage that is YW. Something better would have to come along (even still, the whole premise of a game company killing off a huge franchise for shits and giggles is indescribably stupid).
In all fairness, they half-arsed the most recent game, absolutely refuse to announce anything of value and have only been making freemium mobileshit in the meantime.
I'd say they're definitely running out of ideas, and fast.
Yeah, they do have some gems like rainbow skull. I don't like most of the designs but I'll give them credit where it's due.
>Nintendo wanting to kill their 2nd biggest franchise.
Are you fucking stupid OP?
They just opened a new Pokémon Center
Actually they will in March. You think they won't? I need mai special waifu pikachu
God, /vp/ is collectively the biggest crybaby board.
They release a new mainline game every year between 2009-2014, and people whine that they're rushing shit, turning Pokémon into Call of Duty, etc.
They skip a year, and they're lazy, out of ideas, etc.
Some people just do not know what it is they want.
You both have such rarge penis!
Except you've posted none. The NPD "cited" is literally just an anonymous Internet messageboard comment. Even if it was true, it's still a sad, pathetic number, lower than Happy Home Designer and Xenoblade Chronicles X.
That's right. Every YW game ever made over the years has combined to ship 10,000,000... or less than what ORAS alone sold.
Funny, but I don't see YW anywhere on this list, and excuse me if I don't think it's ever going to either:
Well I know what I want. I'm perfectly fine with Game Freak taking an extra year for a game to be good. Some people disagree and would rather have something rushed out like ORAS
and those people have shit taste; it doesn't mean people don't know what they want, it means people have differences in opinion.
Europe is more accepting of Japanese shit
Go is just a cheaper, easier alternative. They aren't killing the franchise, in fact, it's getting to be the first to enter the new frontier of Nintendo mobile and blaze a path for other franchises to follow. From a certain point of view, that's an important place to be in.
It's the last question of the survey asking about pokémon popularity. If it was just yokai ok, but it actually asks about pokémon and implies if it's even worth it to keep milking it.
That's not entirely accurate.
Pokemon are sort of animal stand-ins but Pokemon are a different entity from animals in canon. The games make several references to real world animals, and I'm not talking about colloquial sayings. Things like pokedex entries, butterflies, and eating real world fish. They're just off-screen and not important to gameplay so don't show up.
You're not accounting for object mons and ghosts in Pokemon either. It's kind of lame that a lot of the fanbase isn't keeping this in mind. No wonder they flip their shit when a pocket monster is not a pocket animal (I.E. klefki).
I kind of get what they were going for as pokemon does have a more feral and dangerous megafauna feel to it, but the statements made aren't exactly true.