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#1 Chris

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:01 PM

In my previous post this week I reported on the release of GTA: San Andreas in Japan and how it was doing surprisingly well. It now seems the Japanese just can't get enough of it. San Andreas topped the sales charts for the week beginning January 15th - January 22nd for all console games, which seems to be quite a rare achievement for a westernised game. A total of 227,261 copies are said to have been shifted that week.
It's fair to say that San Andreas has enjoyed a lot of coverage out in Japan, even in the pre-release stage these buses were covered in an advertisement for the game, as are these trucks currently roaming around.

This is probably the last piece of news we'll be posting for San Andreas, so it's safe to assume we're now turning our full attention to GTA IV. Stay with us for all the latest news and factual information on GTA4 we'll be finding later in the year, we're sure to be one of the primary resources for everything related to the game.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 10:49 PM

How come it was released this year in Japan anyway I am happy it is doing well, maybe it can get some extra revenue for Rockstar.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 05:28 AM

Sweet, maybe we might get some Japanese people on this site.

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#4 Kitsune Inferno

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 10:32 AM

GTA 3 has been out in Japan for more than two years and I haven't seen any Japanese people here.

Who knew that Japanese gamers were into the gangsta theme? I wouldn't have guessed it.

Yeah, I'm new here. Don't piss me off and we'll be fine. :D

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 05:51 PM

Everyone liked it here, loads like it in Japan, I can't believe Japan Loves SA, It's pretty cool that soon they might actually make a Official site in Japanese (I think thats already made ;)) or a forum.
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 06:11 PM

Why the heck R* dont release gtas at the same time all over the world?
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 07:09 PM

Well, game publishers will usually release a game in the country they're located in first. Also, most Western games don't fare too well in Japan.

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Aw, my first post. You may call it "arrogant". I prefer "foreshadowing".


#8 Dazza

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 07:08 AM

GTA 3 has been out in Japan for more than two years and I haven't seen any Japanese people here.

Who knew that Japanese gamers were into the gangsta theme? I wouldn't have guessed it.


So, this would attact more, maybe if Chris wrote the site in Japanese too.

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 02:55 PM

Could we see what does the japanese box look like?
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#10 Chris

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 03:38 PM

There's only a tiny image:

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 03:42 PM

There's is just a logo added in the right hand corner in fact...
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 10:45 AM

GTA 3 has been out in Japan for more than two years and I haven't seen any Japanese people here.

Who knew that Japanese gamers were into the gangsta theme? I wouldn't have guessed it.


So, this would attact more, maybe if Chris wrote the site in Japanese too.


Because Chris definitely knows Japanese. Chris knows all languages, in fact.....

I can't believe and OLD PS2 game is doing great in a country that has had the PS3 for quite some time now....

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:14 PM

how is it that they get all the great next gen consoles before any country in the world yet they get sweet gta games 3 year late

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:30 AM

GTA 3 has been out in Japan for more than two years and I haven't seen any Japanese people here.

Who knew that Japanese gamers were into the gangsta theme? I wouldn't have guessed it.


So, this would attact more, maybe if Chris wrote the site in Japanese too.


Because Chris definitely knows Japanese. Chris knows all languages, in fact.....

I can't believe and OLD PS2 game is doing great in a country that has had the PS3 for quite some time now....


Oh yeah, sarcazem, and theres no language converters on the net......

And yeah thats so true, mabye theirs only shit games on PS3 there

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