I find it interesting that there are more JRPGs on the Xbox360 then on the PS3 at this point. It seems like Microsoft is publishing these game or thowing money at companies like Square-Enix to get RPG exclusives. They are even getting FFXIII on the 360.
Now I don't want to stereotype anybody, but it seems to me people who buy the Xbox tend to like Sports games and First person shooters and play online a lot. People to tend toward the Playstation systems play RPG and 3rd person action games and platformers. Now I know there is a lot of crossover but these are the trends. So it seems strange to me that so many JRPGs are on xbox 360 and almost nothing on PS3.
I love role playing games most of all (I like other games too, don't get me twisted) I didn't own the first xbox because all they really had was FPS. I like FPS but I get burnt out on them real quick when that is my only games to choose from. MS said when they launch the 360 they were going to make RPGs for this system because they neglected that fan base on the last system.(also because there sale in japan were awful) I really took a leap of faith when buying the 360 and it paid off. And as Mike said they are trying to have more of a userbase.
Strike another up for rpg's on 360. I've bought about 5-6 in the last 2 months. I used to be a huge playstation fan due to the rpg's being on them (PS1/PS2) but now they are all on 360. But I also like the occasional Halo game, love a good racing game although forza 2 is the only one I really like on 360. (and I LOVE it) And I love me some COD4/5 ;) gimme camo perk + silenced submachine gun and I will solid snake an entire room full of people!
But if I am given the choice, I will choose the rpg 8/10 times.
I truly HATE sports games. Never bought one and likely never will. (from Atari 2600 to NES/SNES/N64/gameboy to Genesis/32X/Sega CD to PS1/PS2/PS3/PSP, xbox, dreamcast, 360 - not one)
It is obviously an attempt to get a stronger foothold in Japan with the Xbox 360 system. Sony and Nintendo are both Japan based, while Xbox 360, obviously, is US based... So in order to try to win over more Japanese users, they try making these games, which the Japanese are more likely to buy their system for. Specially when Sony is being retarded and not going after more RPG exclusives :-P They have nothing! It upsets me greatly... :(
I couldn't agree more. I bought the PS3 2 years ago in anticipation of FFXIII and it won't be out until 6/10. I also did not know that Square Enix was jumping ship or I would have bought the Xbox a long time ago. The PS3 is more powerful and it cries out for RPG games. I have a whopping total of 3 PS3 games and one came with the system. Finally, I can afford the Xbox and bought it today. I already bought Mass Effect and I have some catching up to do with all the RPG's out for Xbox. Somebody at Sony REALLY screwed up when they let Square Enix slip away
I think it's weird in general what's happened to Japanese games...they've just sort of disapeared. Companies like Capcom say things like "we have to make games with more universal appeal!" and then proceed to make garbage with LESS universal appeal. Japanese RPGs are just...not anything I like anymore. Can't stand Tales/Ocean gameplay that dominates the genre, nor the awful writing.
Sakaguchi's stuff feels fresher than ever, since it continues to tell powerful stories, and has classic-yet-fresh gameplay he's been remixing successfully since the SNES. It has to be SO hard to mix things up like that-not make it anymore complex, just different enough to seem new, while still fun, hitting the right notes.