Literally all of the sales data we have for pretty much every release of a Shenmue game ever would beg to differ...Regarding Japan had never been a strong market for the Shenmue franchise, it might be a good move being back on a Xbox system.
But whatever which system has Shenmue IV running on, I'll buy it in a second without hesitation.
I agree! That, and Sega made the best consoles in the 90's as Xbox has been the best of the 2000's/2010's. DC and Xbox One controllers are super comfortable. PS4 dualshock is crap, PS2/PS3 era is better which is sad when the previous gen feel better in the hand than current gen. I remember when 360 controller came out it was like the best thing, then Xbox One controller perfection.Personally I always felt Xbox should have been the home for Shenmue after the Dreamcast.
Sega helped Microsoft get a foot in and the controllers were very similar with the ABXY layout.
Still feels weird using the PS4 pad for a Shenmue game lol.
That's a good point that sometimes gets overlooked I guess.there are practically zero Xbox owners here in Japan; so I think Yu would have to consider any deal with Microsoft carefully. Japan remains one of the strongest markets for Shenmue games and so alienating 20%+ of the fan base with an exclusivity deal isn’t something that should be done lightly.
It's funny that you say this. I thought of this about a day ago. I'm used to the PS controller but when I played the Shenmue games on PS4 my mind still expects the Dreamcast buttons during QTE's.Sega helped Microsoft get a foot in and the controllers were very similar with the ABXY layout. Still feels weird using the PS4 pad for a Shenmue game lol.
I dunno. The Xbox 360 was rife with niche titles, like the Cave shooters. It's not all Call of Duty and Halo fans on Xbox.Xbox exclusivity was what helped killing the series in the first place. Microsoft's consoles are no place for nicher Japanese games and they would only harm the series further.
Multiplatform is the way to go.
Cave went on Xbox 360 because it was cheaper for them, and their nicher than niche ultra hardcore fanbase only had to follow them regardless.I dunno. The Xbox 360 was rife with niche titles, like the Cave shooters. It's not all Call of Duty and Halo fans on Xbox.
I wholeheartedly agree with the multiplatform route, though. It would only benefit the series.