So I've decided to visit MGA (Moe Games Awards) site today and there found a link to the site called Game Headline. And apparently it has some sales rankings for visual novels and this feature article about 美少女ゲーム海外展開:
Anyone interested in founding out what Japanese think/now about MangaGamer, Sekai and others?
By making a separate thread you're asking for someone to translate it for you?
Well, I'm not gonna bother with that, but I did read it.
To be honest, not much really interesting in it. The main idea is pretty clear. They want to make money from EOPs and think selling on Steam is the way to do it.
When introducing Steam, the article mentions the miraculous sales of Nekopara, which seems to be the ideal they all want to reach. Obviously this isn't possible, since Nekopara's success stems from it temporarily becoming a meme game and newer Steam releases show that's not gonna repeat with something else. But Japanese businessmen were always slow on the uptake.
They do realize though that Steam suckers won't buy VNs full price. You can see for example Frontwing's attempts like Purino Party and Corona Blossom being episodical trying to overstep this problem.
Also total lol at this
People were saying Sekai Project bluffed their way to Maitetsu with sweet talk and this make it seem like the truth.
If you have the time and perseverance to learn Japanese, do it.
Even if you only care about eroge, its history has countless great titles you'll be able to enjoy. And realistically you won't stay at eroge.
Oh and people should definately bring that part to attention in the the VNTS thread:
>Also total lol at this
>People were saying Sekai Project bluffed their way to Maitetsu with sweet talk and this make it seem like the truth.
That part is also interesting. Looks like Frontwing are planning to translate their stuff to many other languages aside from English.
Do you plan to quote single sentences and your inane thoughts on them for the next few days, keeping this thread afloat? If yes, do tell so that I can hide the thread without feeling like I might miss something of actual value.