I don't get why it was decided to not release UN5 in North America. Is it because Namco thinks that most Americans are only watching the show in English? Everyone I know has always has watched it in Japanese. The people who liked Naruto back when it was censored, poorly acted, in English, and on Cartoon Network, have all stopped watching Naruto and moved on. Yet the show is still going very strong here, up to the latest Shippuuden episode. It's true, the terrible English voice actors HAVE started dubbing Shippuuden, so I keep hoping to myself that once all the UN5 characters have been dubbed in the show, they'll finally port it here.
Namco doesn't seem to remember the uproar prior to Ultimate Ninja 3 about there being no Japanese audio in their games. Shouldn't those numbers speak to the fact that 99.9999% of the people who are [would-be], buying this game, with English in it, or without, will have the Japanese Audio option turned on? Namco horrifically miscalculated and misunderstood its fanbase.
Maybe they're looking @ the sales from Ultimate Ninja 4 and thinking, "Wow! Nobody bought this piece of *!" The reason for that, is REAL Naruto fans like myself won't want to buy a game thats so absolutely far behind the show, and not that much of an improvement on UN3. Even Ultimate Ninja 5 is pretty far behind the show, but it's way more progressed than UN4. Most of us we're banking on UN5's release at the end of this year. You can even tell where their heads are at by playing Ultimate Ninja Storm. A newer Naruto game, for PS3, that only covers up to the Sasuke Retrieval Arc... AKA, the point where Namco thinks Americans stopped giving a * about Naruto.
Now I'll say it, I'm not American... I'm proudly Canadian, but even still, despite the people in the US who DO watch the show in English, there's a massive amount of people who watch it in Japanese like myself.
Whether this game was released with English Audio, or without, the sales would be the same. The game itself won't bolster the Show's popularity, but the thousands of people watching the show every Thursday on Crunchyroll.com who live in North America would gladly buy the game. I'm not the only one who was banking on the game. This is been a serious *ing letdown.
I know this isn't exactly the right place to * about this, but I think it's important to voice my opinion on this wherever it'll be picked up regarding UN5.
Since it's been confirmed that UN5 will most likely NOT be coming to North America, which is absolutely retarded, I am still going to play this game, one way or another. So I have a question...
I don't want to MOD my NTSC PS2, but if I were to buy a European PS2, what else would I need to be able to play it? I was researching it but all I could find were people modding their NTSC PS2's... but if I had a European PS2, would I be able to play the game? Or would I need to get a PAL Signal Converter for my TV?
Who knows what they are thinking. This is the same company that dosn't release like half of their Tales games, especially the ds ones which would probally sell well.
It's almost like they don't want to money.
It sure seems that way but the cost of converting games over to another language is fairly expensive if it isn't done from the beggining stages.* Once a game has been finished they literally have to reconstruct the game again to change the language. If the U.S. would allow English subtitles with foreign language then we would have those games.* But it's not happening.* Maybe in the future, but no time soon.
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Re: Why not? (Ultimate Ninja 5)
I don't care either. Because I just pre-ordered the EU version that's coming to Europe next month. And I modded my Ps2 so I can play the game. Also I have 2 Ps2's so when the US version comes I can play that one too.