Those sales numbers are because Bamco actually gave a damn about it and gave it some proper advertising like what happened with Tales of Symphonia back in 2003. I'm just not sure how the Japanese sales numbers will be but we'll see what they are when the Famitsu sales numbers come out next week.
>I have no idea why “muh western” is being thrown around so much.
>This game seems to have him booty blasted for some reason. I have no idea why.
It's probably because Yuusuke Tomizawa said in an interview with Game Informer last month that Life is Strange was a noticable influence on the game's art style and story though I could chalk this up to some basic ignorance about how foreign gamers responded to this game considering how badly written Life is Tumblr is and how much the gaming journalists sucked it off
There was also that Famitsu interview that the producer did back when the game was revealed (that I posted on 8ch back when the game was revealed two years ago: https://archive.md/GOOHU)
and that interview opened with statements like "when creating it we first had to take some time to rethink what the Tales Of series is and what it should be", "Our goal was “succession and evolution” while also confronting the traditions of the series." and "As we were analyzing the main appeals of the Tales Of series, there were many parts that needed to evolve for the future. In order to maintain and expand the brand from here on out, we need to also attract the attention of young players.":
And this article from GameReactor that was posted shortly after the game was revealed that I posted later in that thread
had this particular quote:
>Tomizawa also shared that the game has become more popular in the West, which has subsequently impacted the franchise itself.
>"I believe we have more influence from the Western users who are now playing Tales Of series," he said. "So for example, as you can see the main character's appearance, he is in armour for the first time in the series, and the art style - we are aiming for a kind of unity [between] the world and art direction in the world environments and character and appearances. So we want to have the characters stand really naturally in the world of Tales of Arise […] so yeah, actually, it really affects us."
Besides, if anyone actually wants something to complain about regarding this game other than the assblasted blackpiller doing his usual thing (who even posted that screencap that was made before the 2020 Olympics even though it ended a month ago without any serious ramifications)
, it should be that Tom James, the Unseen Japan-retweeting SJWeeb that's fine with rewriting Japanese games that don't have voice acting (as seen in the first four pics that I saved a few years ago even though I've already forgotten what game he was talking about, feel free to post more if you guys have any more examples of this guy's behavior), recently announced that he was brought on again to work with the localization:
Now I'm hoping for someone that knows how to read Japanese to pirate this game (especially since it doesn't have Denuvo)
and post some comparisons of the JP script with the EN script like what that one anon did with Ace Combat 7 back on 8ch (last pic related, I'm very happy that people liked and saved my somewhat-crappy screencap back when I made it since I have seen it reposted a few times in the past).
Also, while this is completely unrelated to the thread's main topic, nearly seven months after I created that last pic I actually managed to prevent a local PC SI company from falling down the woke PR rabbit hole by telling one of their sales representatives about how bad it is to post woke crap on their social media accounts after they posted a tweet related to those global warming protests that were happening on the same day and I've never seen anything like that tweet since then. It's a particularly famous company too so it really feels like I really managed to help them dodge a bullet there.