patapi wrote:Sadly those franchises enjoy greater popularity than Suikoden. We know how the PSP bundle of the two first titles bombed terribly, so it could only get worse for a bundle that includes the most hated numbered Suikoden title?
freshmetal wrote:The Suikoden 1 & 2 bundle on PSP only bombed because it wasn't released outside of Japan. If it was available in the US, I would have bought it.
Xelinis wrote:freshmetal wrote:The Suikoden 1 & 2 bundle on PSP only bombed because it wasn't released outside of Japan. If it was available in the US, I would have bought it.
No, the numbers even for just Japan were abysmal.
The European PlayStation®Store is a great service that offer some old Playstation and Playstation 2 games for sale, and let them be downloaded on the PS3. Quite nice and convenient, and Konami already offer a few titles there like the original Metal Gear Solid and the original Silent Hill.
But I wonder, why are so few Konami classics available on European PlayStation®Store? Suikoden, Suikoden II and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are not only among the best Playstation 1 games ever made, but among the best games of all time. For example, only 2 weeks ago Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was ranked as the 35th best game of all time at g4tv.
http://www.g4tv.com/top-100/473/castlev ... the-night/
Not only that, but two of these three games are available on the North American PlayStation®Store and been there for several years now, why not here on the European PlayStation®Store too? I feel it's a huge mistake to not offer these 3 classics for sale. Especially as these 3 games are very wanted games and go for £100+ for used copies even though they now are over a decade old.
Also, a few months ago the European PlayStation®Store started to offer PS2 games, and I think this is a huge opportunity to introduce Suikoden III for the European gamers as it never had a proper retail release in Europe a decade ago when it was released in North America and Japan. And of course, it would also be nice to see Suikoden IV, Suikoden Tactics and Suikoden V on European PlayStation®Store too (I'm obviously quite the Suikoden fan).
I hope we can see some more activity from Konami regarding their classics when it comes to the European PlayStation®Store in the near future.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevani ... _the_Night
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