Americans Fall for Catherine

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Atlus has announced what everyone probably already knew – that Americans love Catherine, having made it the best selling US launch in Atlus’s history.

Atlus gloats over Catherine’s success in North America:

“Catherine has exceeded our highest expectations.

It released last week to tremendous critical acclaim and fan response, bolstered by the release of a demo a couple weeks prior, and continues to generate discussion among fans for its mature themes, engrossing subject matter, and frantic, challenging gameplay.

It is fitting, then, that Catherine can boast the largest launch in the 20-year history of Atlus, and continues to see strong sales at retail.”

2ch brings its usual penetrating insights to the table:

“Those dirty foreigners were hooked by the blonde heroine, weren’t they now!”

“Damn, now we are going to end up with another Catherine game and another postponement of the next Persona.”

“Wow, it outsold Demon’s Souls!?”

“With all the cash from Catherine they could actually ensure all the sub-missions in Persona 5 are fully voiced…”

“What the? I get the impression the Persona team is being massively overrated here.”

The game is available now for those who have yet to fall for her charms.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 04/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    “Those dirty foreigners were hooked by the blonde heroine, weren’t they now!”

    Pretty sure this kid's talking about himself. Japan's fetish for blond hair blue eyed women and all

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    Comment by ♥Jacky la Mort♥
    01:14 04/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Dude, this is 2ch, dominated by the lowest of the lowest of the internet. What do you expect?

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:21 04/08/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Something magical

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    Comment by Tuor
    07:22 04/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You're *getting* something magical: look at all these comments made by wizards and magicians! If those aren't magical, I don't know what magical is!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 04/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    With surprise buttsex

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:18 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Lol pot meet kettle.

    I'm endlessly amused by the 2ch bashing here because this place is exactly the same as 2ch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:54 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    a faggot

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know you are but what am I

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    Comment by Yarodomo
    13:55 11/07/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well i expected it was worse than 4chan but...not THAT worse lol

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    Comment by Lucifer
    03:53 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    In other words

    2ch: STOP LIKING WHAT WE DON'T LIKE!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    On the same note, this is Sankaku, dominated by the lowest of the lowest of the internet. Including myself. It's like the pot calling the kettle black.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:54 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "On the same note, this is Sankaku, dominated by the lowest of the lowest of the internet. Including myself. It's like the pot calling the kettle black." i agree with you

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Derp more like stop calling us dirty

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    Comment by Kyon Theorist
    01:26 04/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The funny part about that comment is that forums about the game have been gushing over Katherine instead of Catherine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:20 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Katherine is total waifu material. Sophisticated beauty over dumb dynamit bimbo any day!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 05/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Katherine... NO! Argggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggh!
    *recklessly run over by careless women*
    CALL 911!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 08/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Katherine is just gorgeous.

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    Comment by Samson
    15:59 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those glasses mang, those glasses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Katherine no doubt

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:15 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Katherine was the pretty one from the start! Leaving her was like leaving the time you spent with the one you care for the most.
    She didn't even force Vincent, she just asked telling him that she's in a lot of different pressures and pregnant! He put the pressure on himself in my opinion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 08/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Im pretty sure a lot of us americans were hooked on Katherine, not that bimbo Catherine

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:29 06/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Usually the ones who win saimoe have black hair though. Japan has many fetishes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 14/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Japan still prefers Katherine asian types overall though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:45 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just about to say.. Anyways I'm glad to be a dirty foreigner if it means playing Catherine.

    Comment by Retroland
    03:53 04/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    lol another shitty american dub for the european release yououhhhh!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Haters gonna hate...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Atlus dubs are quite good actually.
    You should give them a chance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 04/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    we should be made able to choose, as buyers. personally, i rly HATE dubs. a text-translated version would be meta-awesome, tho.

    Comment by Anonymous

    seems retarded about choosing what we want about what you said, and sounds gay, faggot, dubs and subs are both equally good, so don't weigh one out the other. @"anon10:31"

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 04/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    nisa can always givve their game dual voice and why the hell a game with lot anime cutscene and visual novel element can't get japanese voice atlus whyu? whyu? why?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 04/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    The dub is honestly just fine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:18 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Indeed, the dub is excellent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 04/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    But still, original sound cast with subs is somewhat a better experience.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:51 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol trying to troll "anon 11:32"

    Comment by Anonymous

    youtube.com/watch?v=dVJ3bHFqnrs
    Def. better than most english dub

    Comment by Anonymous

    Indeed. Slutty Rise voice is so sexxay.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Now~ across the land of these americas is heard from all who rushed a buy...
    "What the FUCK is this TURD?!"
    +
    "Holy FUCKING MOTHERFUCKIN' SHIT wHORES is this DUll!!"
    +
    "Titty lickin' CRAP! I bought this FUCKER at RETAIL PRICE?!"
    +
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!""REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!""REFUND!!!""REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!""REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!""REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    "REFUND!!!"
    ... and all was good~

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:24 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That can only tell an American. :|

    Comment by Anonymous

    in fact the dub is great, too bad about the mouth sync though

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's an Xbox360 JTAG undub version by the way.

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    Comment by darkfader
    21:21 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 version please or a new Xbox360 exploit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    There's a lot more to bringing over the original audio than just thinking "Okay, let's offer both Japanese and English tracks." as you need to pay the voice actors again and if one of them refuses to let their work be relicensed, you're screwed.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Japanese seiyuu aren't paid royalties and certainly do not have the kind of rights which would let them stop something's publication. I expect the same is true of low level voice actors in the US.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:27 05/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Depends on the terms or the original agreement, if you think it has little international market value, you push for a low paying contract aimed at just japan. if you think it can sell elsewhere, you make sure the rights are secure from day0. this is why mangagamer failed, cause the original rights holder never got a contract that covers international markets.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:02 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A contract is a contract though. Unless their contract originally states the voice work they're doing may see global use, they'd need to (I would hope anyways) come up with a new contract for its usage elsewhere. Otherwise, the company could make a seiyuu record a bunch of unnecessary lines and then use it as they see fit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:13 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    While this is true, this also depends on the original contract agreement made between the individual voice acting agencies and the publisher.

    Why do you think MangaGamer's localization of their games do not have voices?

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    Comment by Kubelo
    00:01 04/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Nah, I'll pass on this one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    no sawashiro no buy i am just wait for UNDUBBED version instead!

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    Comment by H-Ero
    08:42 04/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Same. I wanted to get this but I'm going to wait for a dual audio version.

    I recently watched Canaan and DRRR for the first time and now I'm in love with Sawashiro's voice. There's no way I'd want to miss out on hearing her in a game like this. I don't want to miss Norio Wakamoto or Junko Minagawa in this either.

    Even if the dub is as good as people say it is, I'd rather hear a version with 3 of my favorite seiyuu in it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:49 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    she voiced who is the game?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Gonna take a bit more, because Atlus decided to re-lipsynch everything so hackers are going to long way transplanting text rather than easy transplant voices, now just hope the lines actually match >_>.

    Comment by Anonymous

    There wont be an undubbed due to the PS3 being unhackable so you can't play the game. You either will have to Import the Japanese version or put up with the English Dub

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:12 04/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    lol, you been living under a rock? the PS3 is just as hackable as the xbox and wii. Catherine undub is in the works, but not using the USA catherine because it uses 3.66 firmware. Some guys out there are planning on transplanting the english text and subtitles from the usa version to the jap version.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Xbox360 JTAG undub is already out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:30 05/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    overall, the PS3 is more hackable cause to date no one has cracked the MS file signing process. which is why the undub only works on JTAG systems.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:00 05/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Anon 7:30

    Your wrong. Hacked XBox games and consoles existed in the systems first year in the market.

    Hacked PS3s only appeared in the market 5 years after it was released. Currently, no other console has a hack-proof record of 5 years.
    The PS3s unhackability lead to the hacking of the PSN, because Sony took great measures to protect their intellectual property.

    Sony and MS are just as protective for their products. It's just that Sony took the initiative to fight the hackers that they've been villainized by freeloader pirates.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:47 04/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you might as well just import the japanese version, just gonna waste your time








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