The Japanese gaming industry has seen some exciting news as of late with the release of Tactics Ogre, which has become a huge success in the region. The role-playing game, which was released on October 8th, has already outsold God Of War Ragnarok in the country – proving that gamers are attracted to more classic games than super-slick blockbuster titles. This is great news for fans of classic titles and it’s a sign that there is still an audience for niche titles in the Japanese market.
Tactics Ogre’s Release
The first thing that needs to be mentioned about Tactics Ogre’s release is that it was well received by gamers and critics alike. Despite having a much smaller budget than its rivals, it managed to capture the hearts and minds of gamers with its rich storyline and complex game mechanics. As such, it was able to outsell God of War Ragnarok on both physical and digital sales in Japan – even though it had only launched within the week prior.
The success of Tactics Ogre can also be attributed to its genre. Role-playing games are always popular in Japan due to their more story-driven approach when compared to other genres. This allowed Tactics Ogre to stand out from the crowd – giving gamers a chance to get lost in an immersive world unlike anything else available at the time.
Long Term Impact
The success of Tactics Ogre should have a long term impact on the Japanese gaming industry, as developers may now feel more inspired to create similar niche titles for their fans. It also shows that there is still an audience for these types of games; something which could lead more developers down this route as they look for new ways to reach their players.
Furthermore, developers could use this evidence when pitching ideas for future projects; especially as