DS #1405: Hoshigami Remix (Korea)

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by shaunj66, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
  2. stonefry

    stonefry GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 16, 2006
    United States
    I've been waiting for this.

    The box art sucks.

    The icon sucks.

    Just thought I would get those out of the way.
  3. Maktub

    Maktub GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 4, 2006
    So what is this?
  4. cheapassdave

    cheapassdave GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    United States
    If nintendo wants to start a business with Korea, then they need to put out more games. and good games too.
  5. hatefull

    hatefull Member

    Feb 17, 2006
    United States
    turn based strategy, like ff tactics. videos on gametrailers, youtube, etc.
  6. ugly_rose

    ugly_rose GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 7, 2006
    That they put manga characters on the cover is enough. This'll be a hit in Korea. [​IMG]
  7. cynthia

    cynthia Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    From what I know, manga doesn't sell well here. I remember seeing a lot of anime dvds being sold at dirt cheap prices to get rid of all the crap in the warehouses.

    Just looked it up, Nadesico complete box set (7 DVDs) costs KRW 18,900 (which is about USD 20 FYI). And this isn't some bootleg shit, it's licensed, genuine stuff.
  8. ugly_rose

    ugly_rose GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 7, 2006
    Are you Korean, or just staying there?

    Friends say, and have shown me, that there is a broad cultural exchange happening between (youth in) Korea and Japan. Perhaps not for manga but at least for anime, wihch to me is bascially the same.

    In fact a professor from Tokyo told me, as late as last Monday, that kids in Japan eat more kimchi than the kids in South Korea. It might've been exaggerated but, methinks, cleary brings across the point.

    Anyhow, of course I tried to be funny with my statement but it might very well hold true. I was also thinking the fact that you saw a lot of anime dvds were being sold inclines that there is a huge market for said things in Korea. In Europe, there is not. Here it's rare and expensive for the most part.
  9. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I read that without the full stop.

    @cheapassdave compared to some of the European countries (even the big ones) Korea is not doing too bad:

    1340 Meoriga Johajineun Sudoku 10000 Mun
    1307 Shichidasik Unwe Danryeon Super Brain
    1306 Malang Malang Dunwe Gyosil
    1297 Tetris DS
    1296 Super Mario 64 DS
    1152 Pokemon Toroje
    1151 Manjyeora! Made in Wario
    1098 Naruto - Saikyou Ninja Daikesshu 3
    1079 World Soccer - Winning Eleven DS
    1078 Touch! Bomberman Land
    1047 Nintendogs - Chihuahua & Friends
    1046 Nintendogs - Dachshund & Friends
    1045 Nintendogs - Labrador & Friends
    0992 Powerful Proyagu Begins
    0991 Pokemon Dash
    0990 Mario Kart DS
    0879 New Super Mario Bros.
    0878 Unwe Sangkwae Tongkwae Teullin Geulim Jeonjip
    0829 Every Day DS English Training
    0822 Every Day DS Brain Training
    0496 Touch Dictionary (v02)
    0326 Touch Dictionary (v01)
  10. cynthia

    cynthia Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    I am Korean. But I'm not pretty sure what that has to do with my quote.

    There may be a broad cultural exchange between the countries, but that doesn't mean anything that looks like it jumped out of some anime sells. With only two major profitable audiences (children and otakus) official distributors just didn't sell enough to meet the marginal point, so finally they ended up selling most of them at like 10-20% of the retail price, just to get rid of all the overprinted warehouse junk.

    Not just anime, but most japanese stuff is kinda treated as pretty geeky material here, so I doubt it should become really popular.
  11. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Former Staff
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States

    Well, perhaps that's what this publisher (and others) are attempting to do: work it into the culture. Video games, in general, were "geeky" for many years here in the States, but more diverse titles have changed that immensely.

    In any case, this is probably not the greatest representation of a good strategy RPG, in my opinion.