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Why don't Gundam games come to the West.


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Initial post: Nov 27, 2012 1:40:09 PM PST
A. Meyer says:
Excluding Dynasty warriors,why don't we ever get any Gundam games

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 1:53:15 PM PST
Meth Panther says:
because you...

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 2:17:09 PM PST
Cost to port, they didn't think they will sell well (they port one for PS3, Mobile Suit Gundam Crossfire but with average reviews but shoot, they should've waited and port something better), and some are meant to keep in Japan only.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 2:17:12 PM PST
Anthony says:
touch yourself at night.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 2:18:23 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 27, 2012 2:19:03 PM PST
Anthony says:
i've played one or two of the ones that came to america. they sucked. this is coming from a guy who likes just about all the cartoon series'. which kind of left me pre-disposed towards liking the games. still thought they sucked.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 2:21:56 PM PST
Rev Otter says:
oppa Gundam style ... uh oh!

*runs from pitchfork-wielding mob*

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 2:25:10 PM PST
Uh... there are nine Gundam games on PS2 (excluding the Dynasty Warriors ones too) so I'm not sure how nine is the same as "why don't we ever get any Gundam games ".

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 2:37:15 PM PST
Cause nobody wants them.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 3:23:41 PM PST
Mrs. User says:
No one seems to want anything Gundam...I WANT GUNDAM UNICORN, dagnabbit. But I'll be the first to admit I have seen tons of Gundam and never once played the games that do exist.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 3:36:19 PM PST
I know it's not Gundam, but have you picked up Zone of the Enders? A Gundam fan should enjoy that.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 3:48:17 PM PST
I've been playing some of the Gundam games on Wonderswan. That system has a ton of them. I'm not really well versed on Gundam or any anime, but the Wonderswan games are pretty enjoyable so far.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 7:45:51 PM PST
Joshua C says:
Gundam Unicorn. The mini-series? The one you can buy on DVD or blu-ray, legitimately, in the US? The ones that are released on the PSN for rental or purchase?

What I'm trying to say is, what you want is available.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 7:46:20 PM PST
Joshua C says:
Loved ZOE2. The first one is alright, mind you, but in my opinion the second was far better

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 8:24:58 PM PST
Hops says:
I agree. I thought I loved the first one. Then the second one was released. I fell in love with that game.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 8:59:49 PM PST
aidenraine says:
I'd rather have more Super Robot Wars.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 3:01:12 AM PST
Zeno says:
Gundams? We don't need no stinkin' Gundams.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 5:11:55 AM PST
I think they do come out with the anime comes on. Anime games only come when that anime is popular over here. Otherwise I doubt they will get enough funding from a publisher to warrant the localization effort.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 5:16:37 AM PST
They're afraid overzealous developers may accidently release their actual top secret blueprints for all the Gundams they're building underground in Japan in a bid for ultra realism in games. Duh.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 5:23:43 AM PST
Cost of localization > believed sales in US

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 5:26:59 AM PST
klopas says:
Probably because Gundam isn't very popular in the west. I think the last popular mainstream anime was DBZ - hence the slew of Budokai games and spin-offs. I don't know what anime is popular now... Naruto?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 5:42:56 AM PST
Yea, I think the most popular is naruto. I believe Bleach was getting there, but since then the anime ended. Other than that I am not sure.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 5:49:45 AM PST
HorizonBrave says:
Because we're stuck with Transformers ..

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:35:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 12:36:44 PM PST
Mrs. User says:
The end is not available in the US...you can buy it from Japan for like $75 a blu-ray, but they have no NA distribution at this time for the end of the show.
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