Xbox 360 users, stung by being the paying beta testers for Tales of Vesperia, a game touted as an Xbox exclusive and the sole reason many own their consoles, are launching a petition for redress from Bandai-Namco Games, who they accuse of “underhanded” and “unfair” tactics for daring to release the game on the PS3 in massively upgraded form.

Their petition lays out the following demands:

The games should not be dispersed across multiple platforms, they should be consolidated onto one platform [i.e. Xbox 360].

The games should be complete and properly made.

From now on, the porting of titles like Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Vesperia should be abolished.

An official apology should be made to Xbox 360 users for the abnormal number of additions made to Vesperia only a year after its Xbox 360 release.

The traces of the later additions found in the Xbox 360 edition should be explained.

Further bizarre product linkages should not be undertaken.

Elements of the Tales series [i.e. Patty Fleur] which cannot be enjoyed by all users should not be added.

Characters and the Tales universe should not be toyed with any more than necessary.

Certain platforms should not be favoured over others.

We wish to see user complaints acted upon.

We wish to see more consideration given to the effects of official actions on the fanbase.

The petition, launched on Japanese petition site, has a closing date of January by which to amass 1,000 signatures, but looks set to easily meet this deadline, having already accumulated 560 signatures.

Distressed Xbox 360 users can join the bellyaching rabble here.

The game itself is nearing release; Tales fans have no choice but to buy it.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    who the hell cares, it's not like the game is coming over to US

    a lot of Tales games don't get a US port, I played most of the Tales games in Japanese, it's annoying as hell.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:12 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    look at it this way theres the sony-checked censorship while 360 doesnt which makes 360 the best console when it comes to fan service games namely agarest senki and dream c club while for PS3 is more on well lets say "eye-friendly" game which tales of symphonia was quite famous with costumes as titles gameplay... heck i wont be surprised if this(ToV) will get bashed when the release copies have already been brought <_<

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Distracted by hentai, didn't bother with petition

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:09 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look at all these fanboi hard cunts spouting internet arguments at each other.

    You guys are all so cool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah! i'm surprised that all comments are that remarkably long enough to begin with. This is war of the fanboys! Epic nerds haha!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:04 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    is the first pic a scene from a blowjob?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:24 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go fuck yourself and stay in your shit-hole with the DVD and 360's capabilities. Switch to the PS3 and quit complaining about this shit. You honestly think they'd want to waste more money on the 360 version? It's cake and bake then release it. PS3 gets the real treat. Thanks for the test drive, ladies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:48 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... Fanboy nerds..

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what a bunch a fucking cry babies, how many good exclusive from sony you guys got? and still crying over one game? i dont even know what this game is about but for the love of god you xbots get dc like GT4 etc, this game looks like it might be good for a couple of weeks then dry up and yall got the balls to do a petition? wow keep this game

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, it's their fault to be so stingy. Who asked them to get a cheap RROD console in the first place?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, I own a 360 and Vesperia, and I absolutely love it. Not every 360 fan like myself is getting butt hurt about like these guys are, but I will say this: if it was already in the game before hand, then why not make it DLC? Think about: not only will you get the revenue from PS3 sales, but also the people who bought it on the 360 (and seeing as how the 360 sold out in Japan because of this game that is quite a bit of profit). Besides, if anything, I more anxious about Tales of Graces; God I hope that comes out in the US.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    there's barely any good PS3 games out there how come most of the Xbox fan people are getting pissed about this.

    Ps3 is more expensive and most of there games are in multiple consoles with xbox 360

    when Xbox gets a good game all the fans start acting lame "oh yeah it came out just for this system its awesome"

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    13:39 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, cos online petitions like, totally work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree that they whine too much and that Xbox360 users and PS3 users are always fighting but I think they got a good reason here, Namco must release a patch for Xbox360 version or just rerelease it together with the PS3 version.

    It isn't fair, Xbox360 users were supposed to buy not only a high quality product but a complete one, and then some months after they release a highly upgraded port for another console... I dare to call it fraud.


    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    1000 signatures VS 10000 preorders... who will they listen to? Go figure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:23 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    omg its over 9000!!!! while the signatures is only over 900....

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The games should not be dispersed across multiple platforms, they should be consolidated onto one platform"

    What a selfish bastards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I do not think that this game is so good (this game is copy of Tales of the Abyss with the worst story) that due to raise so much noise around the PS3 release. But this is good chance for PS3 owners to get acquainted with the game and spend 60$

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Raven (AKA Shwann) stabs you in the back in the middle of the game, then saves you, dies, then later realized that he survives.

    Why is it that the cool character in your party ends up being the enemy? Leon, Kratos and Raven. Though Raven is the first to actually be brought back soon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    if you haven't played any Tales games.
    Try Tales of Symphonia if you can. That game is good.
    Use the character Lloyd..Farking insane moves all the time!

    I haven't played this game, but combat looks slower than Symphonia. As long as they add Lloyd as downloadable character or unlockable character, I'll buy the game!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    I played the game and finished it on the 360; im not one to get butthurt over a few extra's

    have fun ps3 owners, i have other stuff to do now

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So Xbox 360 owners never want to be given up, never want to be let down, or run around and deserted. Never gonna left to cry, and said goodbye to, never told a lie and hurted.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I played the game on the 360 and enjoyed it; throwing it into my "finished" rpg bin

    end of story, minor stuff like this won't get me to play it again (unless it was an entire story rewrite)

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    Comment by DK
    11:19 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow... that petition pretty much gets summed up this way:

    "BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWW~!!! We don't want other console fanboys to have bragging rights! Only Xbox fanboys can have them!!! If we can't have our exclusives, NO ONE CAN!!! BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWW~!!!"

    Seriously, what a bunch of crybabies, those petitioners...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The 360 community should BAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW some moar. Delicious fanboy tears nourish me.

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    Comment by Exitium
    10:46 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why are they making such a big fuss about it? Do they think bandai-namco is really going to do what they say?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:42 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thing is the contradict themselves in the list of demands.

    "The games should not be dispersed across multiple platforms, they should be consolidated onto one platform [i.e. Xbox 360]"

    And then go on to say:

    "Certain platforms should not be favoured over others"

    Now to me the first "demand" is favouring one system over others, thus making their second demand null and void.
    Also demanding an official apology is just plain arrogant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. Fans went from excited to depressed to forcing? Quit wasting your breath.

    Funny thing is, the ToV on the Xbox 360 isn't a beta. It's just incomplete. There's a huge difference.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I laugh at the complaining of sony fanbots in here.... hahaha

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMFG stop crying about a game, damn xboys

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    il be buying it.... for PS3!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 07/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's on the better console now.forget about the cheap 360 version and move on.hahahaha

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:52 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Err... pretty broken English Anon, but I do concur with you.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    23:08 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the Xbox version was sold as exclusive and wasn't even complete this is fraud. Returning the game for a full refund is the least owners should do.

    I wish the game producer a big kick in the ass both on finances and reputation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:05 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh no, I have one, but trolling some loser like you to lie about his pathetic life is much more fun

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:20 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    WHere's the US version of ps3 vesperia???

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:12 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    What about PS3's "Exclusive" Cross Edge being ported to xbox with extra features?

    Go have a cry xbox fanboys..

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a bunch of selfish people. At least they got this game 7 months earlier. I hope that this version gets localized.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:35 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't blame Bamco, blame M$.
    Boohoohooo cry me a river xbots. rofl

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:48 04/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So much hate here.

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    Comment by Gunes
    12:08 19/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Estelle is so right...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 22/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    calling the "complete" game a beta just means that you have no respect for the game whatsoever and geez who didn't see ToV getting ported to ps3? i mean really people. i don't know about you guys but i don't even think any Jrpg sold well at all on the Xbox in its lifetime.So how will the publishers get their investment back? well the answer was kinda obvious

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 20/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    omg i hope they don't apology to these pansy why should they they listen to people what original was on a ps1 PS2 if they cant take the heat then by a PS3 damn. if something happen to the PS3 version of it or any content lost to it i be piss off

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:43 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ps3 was being screwed more than your 360, shut the hell up and stop being cryfaggots!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:29 22/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    These 360 owners are such SORE LOSERS. Just play another game and shut the F360CK UP!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:37 22/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ID be fine with vesperia being on the PS3 as long as bandai namco puts all new content into a DL pach on xbox live and ofcors the pach shud be ether free or no mor then 800 pounts to make up for deseving us 360 owners

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:57 17/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL this is perfect. All game companies should do this. Put the crapbox 420 in its place.

    really I could care, i've been abused by my 360's so much i threw out the broken ones (5 outa 6 [purchashed over 3 years]) and sold the 6th one (which was RRoDing every other time I turned it on) and 13 games for 400 bucks.

    Still got my 60 gig launch ps3, still no problems with it. Imo from my experience, the 360 is about as useful as a paper weight.

    but nyway, 360 fan boys, go suck Bill Gate's **** to comfort yourselves, no one from namco gives a flying **** about your protests.

    meanwhile, us ps3 owners and fans will be enjoying your free beta testing on our now bug-free games while we drink tea and laugh our asses off as you pass a kidney stone at for releasing improved games for the ps3 :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:31 08/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whoever's doing this petition are a bunch of hypocrites. Nobody had a problem when the PS3 was getting shafted out of DLC, lost FFXIII and especially Tekken 6 but when it comes to this, you're crying wolf?

    Go cry me a fucking river.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:56 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, I think the main complaint here doesn't infact come from Xbox 360 fanboys, but from mere Tales of fans who bough a 360 exclusively to play this game... and now they (I repeat, the Tales of fans) got technically shafted by NBGI.

    As I said, a Xbox LIVE download is the only real, peaceful solution, but Japanese companies don't work that way... I'm actually more concerned about Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2's stuff.

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