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MORE TIME TO PROMOTE AND POLISH
When I spoke with XSEED executive vice president Ken Berry last year, he told me his studio lives and dies by pre-orders. For a small team that localizes games for a niche, but enthusiastic audience, pre-orders determine whether certain retailers will continue to carry their products.
It seems that concern also extends to XSEED's parent company, Marvelous, which just postponed the release of one of its upcoming games, a PlayStation Vita brawler called Uppers, because not enough folks plunked down cash to reserve the game pre-release.
Producer Kenichiro Takaki broke the bad news earlier today in a surprisingly honest and heartfelt blog, explaining that pre-order figures were dismally low and it wouldn't make sense for the company, from a business perspective, to release Uppers at this time. Takaki hopes more time will allow his team to improve and promote the game, rather than have it sent out to die.
It's easy to decry pre-order culture, but, at least in some cases, it's a necessary evil.
Game Delayed Due to a Lack of Pre-Orders
Here’s what happens when you stop pre-ordering games, I guess.
According to Hachima, Marvelous has delayed its PS Vita game Uppers due to a lack of pre-orders. On the official Uppers dev blog, game creator Kenichiro Takaki stated this about the delay: “The number one reason is that the number of pre-orders didn’t stretch as far as we thought.”
“We decide the initial number of copies for the marketplace on the number of pre-orders,” explained Takaki. That doesn’t mean he’s given up on Uppers and he went on to explain how he was inspired to create this original game, which is basically beat’em up action meets fawning schoolgirls and underpants.
“If the demo is fun, I’m happy to receive those words,” Takaki added on the official site. “If you don’t dig it, throw those comments my way. But, I thank you for your interest.”
“Again, I’d truly like to apologize to those who pre-ordered and were looking forward to this game.”
The official announcement moved the game’s release from April 21, 2016 to TBA.
"UPPERS (Uppers)" Notice of sale information change
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