4/23/08: Romance of The Three Kingdoms XI, Windows, ENGLISH!

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Unread postby James » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:46 am

Lady Wu wrote:I find it... interesting that it's selling for a fraction of the cost of the Asian versions.

That's the market!

Lego™ costs a fortune in the United States. You can easily spend around $5 just to get some lego guy and an odd add-on (like a horse or some goofy prop). Larger units range from $30 to $100+. If you to go England, though (as of about six to eight years ago) Lego is a fraction of the price. I actually wanted to buy a whole bunch of it just to bring it back to the States! I guess it is because they aren’t as established in the market there. I also noticed that pewter figures were extremely cheap in England (another extremely expensive item in the States).

I think KOEI charges so much for RTK in Asia, in part, because they know they can get away with it. I wonder how the price of RTK compares to other video games, though? Is it more? Or do the poor Asians just have to pay a fortune for games? The $19.99 price-point in the US, though, is crazy-cool! That is usually the price of an old but popular game which still has a cult following.
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Unread postby Dong Zhou » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:10 am

I'm so happy :cry:

Really looking forward to it
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Unread postby Ma Man » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:17 pm

Yesssssssssssss. RTK XI is the only one I haven't played yet - and it's coming to my beloved PC! This is turning out to be a good year for PC gamers.
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Unread postby WuLordoftheNewAge » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:41 pm

Ma Man wrote:Yesssssssssssss. RTK XI is the only one I haven't played yet - and it's coming to my beloved PC! This is turning out to be a good year for PC gamers.


What else is there coming out for PC?
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Unread postby Ricky » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:17 am

This is great news! I would never had expected this! Finally it will be released in English, I was going to purchase one (Japanese) pretty soon just to use it on the PC, This is unbelievably great news I'll try to keep up with this.
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Unread postby Kong Wen » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:49 am

Xiahou Mao wrote:This is where I'd post about how piracy is going to kill their profits, but they're only going to be selling the game for $19.99.

That's because only about 16 people are going to buy it.
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Unread postby James » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:51 am

Kong Wen wrote:That's because only about 16 people are going to buy it.

Ouch! You really think so? :)

Given the flow of traffic through KMA I think there is a considerable demand for this. I'm not certain if the demand will be enough to justify this on the long term -- we can only hope -- but I don't think it will be terribly bad for Koei!
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Unread postby Lady Wu » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:12 am

I think there will be a few people buying it for novelty content. Heck, I might get a copy even though I have the Chinese version + PUK, since it's just $20. (Obviously, if it costs the same as my Chinese copy I'm not going anywhere near it.)
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Unread postby Kong Wen » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:28 am

James wrote:
Kong Wen wrote:That's because only about 16 people are going to buy it.

Ouch! You really think so? :)

Given the flow of traffic through KMA I think there is a considerable demand for this. I'm not certain if the demand will be enough to justify this on the long term -- we can only hope -- but I don't think it will be terribly bad for Koei!

A Romance of the Three Kingdoms game isn't going to go anywhere near a top-selling software list. Unless it's a list of top-selling Koei software or something... It has quite a niche following. We must know this by now? Pricing it so low is a smart move, because it will encourage people other than the fans (who are going to buy it anyway) to give it a chance out of curiosity.

EDIT: I won't be getting it, because I have the PS2 version. I would buy the Wii version, if they ever brought it over, though.
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Unread postby Sun Gongli » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:45 pm

Kong Wen wrote:
James wrote:
Kong Wen wrote:That's because only about 16 people are going to buy it.

Ouch! You really think so? :)

Given the flow of traffic through KMA I think there is a considerable demand for this. I'm not certain if the demand will be enough to justify this on the long term -- we can only hope -- but I don't think it will be terribly bad for Koei!

A Romance of the Three Kingdoms game isn't going to go anywhere near a top-selling software list. Unless it's a list of top-selling Koei software or something... It has quite a niche following. We must know this by now? Pricing it so low is a smart move, because it will encourage people other than the fans (who are going to buy it anyway) to give it a chance out of curiosity.

EDIT: I won't be getting it, because I have the PS2 version. I would buy the Wii version, if they ever brought it over, though.


The PS2 version is an abomination, to be honest.

This will sell better than that. I already have spread the word on other gaming forums where KOEI games usually aren't even mentioned. A lot of old timers who forgot about the series are thinking of picking it back up.
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