Otaku Rage over PS3 Tales Betrayal

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Even as PS3 owners have been celebrating the much anticipated release of Tales of Vesperia for the PS3, some Xbox 360 owning otaku have been infuriated by the “exclusive” nature of their release, and have resorted to typically extravagant displays of outrage.

Above you see their disc breaking and magazine burning… A possible case of overreaction?

Via Ore-teki.

Will similar scenes greet the (presumable) release of Star Ocean 4 for the PS3?

At least (overseas) Xbox 360 owners already have the pleasure of knowing the latest Final Fantasy will be gracing their console

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  • Someone below wrote “360 otakus”. That’s not necessarily the case for me.

    For me it’s all about fairness. If the PS3 owners are gonna get this extra stuff in their Tales of Vesperia (ToV) version, I would like it as DL content on our side. Also, while I’m not one to give into conspiracies; I have noticed that, at least as far as NAMCO is concerned, “exclusive” 360 titles eventually wind up on the PS3 but with extra content (Eternal Sonata anyone?).

    Where are the “exclusive” PS3 titles being ported to the 360? I can’t think of any, can anyone else? I don’t like the feeling that when the 360 gets any Jrpgs at all they’re “1st drafts” or something along those lines while the competitors eventually get the “real” versions.

    Eventually I’ll get a PS3 since I’m a HUGE God of War fan; but a fair shake I don’t think is too much to ask. The 360 has proven itself to be really good on the DL content front, so why hasn’t it been done for ES?

    • Anonymous says:

      They probably wanted to produce it for the ps3 in the first place but they didn’t want take that chance since it’s risky to make exclusives for the ps3 and because they needed money.

  • Guys, let’s stop fighting over what the second place console is. Don’t really care about 1st place because of how crappy the 1st place console is (Wii), but BOTH the PS3 and the X360 has their strengths in their game libraries. Just buy both and stop this fanboyism pls.

    We need to go back to oggling moe girls, not arguing about which of the two next gen consoles is better. (Wii is last gen)

  • Hiddenshade says:

    stupids… just buy both consoles and issue fixed.
    Oops I forget it, their mothers do not give them enough money to buy another console.
    I’m sure that no otaku will not reach to this level of anger by an exclusive game for the Nintendo WII

  • Not to mention, extra stuff’s kinda obligatory because of the greatly expanded disc side. It’d be a *crime* not to cram at least more voice work in.

    Anyhow, I own the 360 version, US version. Played the shit out of the game, love it, am replaying it several times over with friends.

    When this PS3 version comes out, I’m importing a Japanese copy to hopefully totally forget about the dubbing (which is average, really).

    I’m so happy this happened 😀

  • Haha I’m glad PS3 owners are getting this game, it’s a good game and we should share the greatness as a whole rpg loving people not split up by consoles. The only real problem that kinda irked me for like 5 secs when I first read it was the added stuff. But after a while I really really didn’t care nor was I shocked seeing how they did that with Eternal Sonata. We should stop fighting, both consoles have their ups and downs. No one is better then the other, so lets just stop fighting and not be like the guys who burned their games cause they felt “shafted” by a company who has done this before.

  • How do PS3 owners of GTA4 and Fallout 3 feel compared to those who own the 360 versions.Both games were two of the top 5 games of 2008and both are still continuing to be supported with new game material/adons from their makers….for the 360 versions, NOT the PS3 versions, EVER.

    I didn’t post that to take a stab at PS3 owners(i am one, as well as a 360 Elite), but only to show that all this stuff goes both ways.Why are people so upset about the PS3 version of Vesperia getting extra content…a YEAR after the 360 version had come and gone.Outside of Japan the PS3 version of Vesperia isn’t likely to even sell very well.Look at Valkyria Chronicles for the PS3(EXCLUSIVELY mind you)by Sega.While an EXSCELLENT action rpg, it sold horribly here in North America and not much better in the rest of the world, save Japan.RPG’s only tend to sell well on the 360 here in NA.It’s just a fact, and that’s why the 360 most often get’s them either exclusive permanant,exclusive additional content, and/or timed exclusivity, whereas the PS3 does not.

  • And this is why you should never EVER Ever Ever Ever Ever Buy, Play, or Do anything that Requires an Xbox and/or Xbox Accessories.

    I was Raged, but not stupid rage.
    all you have to do is
    Take all your xbox items and donate them to a third world kid. problem solved.

    • “And this is why you should never EVER Ever Ever Ever Ever Buy, Play, or Do anything that Requires an Xbox and/or Xbox Accessories.”

      I’m guessing you’re a PS3 fanboy?

      The exact same could be said if this scenario was reversed…though if it was for a Wii, no one would care.

  • Anonymous says:

    You know what, all the companies who make these things are the ones laughing at you customers for getting all butt hurt about everything they do. All those employees have lives of their own and do what they want to do with their life – to further develop technology and continue working in order to provide for their families, “fanboys” and “console wars” are only providing them entertainment while they continue working on new things and suck more money from your wallet one way or another!

    These companies don’t listen to raging “fanboys”(such a stupid word, really) because those people are nothing but low-lifes who know nothing about business standards or even how to run a business.

  • Anonymous says:

    Well, Bandai Namco do have a history of being a slutty whore. All hell is gonna break lose if they port IDOLM@STER to PS3, which, at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it happens. Consider SquareEnix has been a pretty good whore in the past, SO4 coming to PS3 is not likely. Again, if Xbox 360 is going under, SE might switch side and deliver the finishing blow. All in all, Xbox 360 owners are gonna get shafted. If you think of PS3 as a BluRay player that has the gaming capability as a bonus, You would feel better about the purchase…

  • Well for me it´s really scam. While I can fully understand it why they did that in Japan; cause the release for the PS3 Version was much later; I just cannot understand whats big pile of shit this procedere has for the European Version. Cause here, the game will release simultaneausly in June 2009. and here the PS3 Version has just some more content for no reason.

  • If they were really upset, they would destroy their 360s as well. If they were logical/reasonable they would sell their 360s and games and buy some Nintendo or PC products. Maybe Sony items too if they don’t blame them. Either way, stupid is as stupid does.

    Why get mad at either company? I think it’s great that any game gets cross platformed, regardless of upgrades and changes. Not everyone has a certain console, so when games get this treatment the people who couldn’t enjoy it before now have the opportunity. And if the game does well financially, that’s great all around. Businesses can produce more games (possibly of higher quality), consumers get to enjoy more of the kinds of games they like, and people can build a community for those with similar interests (as was said about the old days). Instead you get this. Saddening in my opinion. Instead of building bonds between fellow gamers, they are burning bridges. Oh well, not much that can be done about it I suppose. Just gotta try my best to avoid these sorts of people.

  • Thank you kind anon. I think this same trend happens in just about everything. But that’s not to say you can’t just ignore it and find smart enough friends who don’t feed on the drama and live in peace and relative happiness.

    Even I have to admit to succumbing to it, from a different niche, as I never used to really care about the non-offending lolicon community. But as my local newspaper and this website continually reports, their art form is facing some of the most painfully unchallenged and bigoted suppression of any victimless niche in our time.

    I feel their suffering as my own, and suddenly it gets personal. The temptation to give the other side the attention it’s pining for comes and goes, but ultimately giving it so much thought in the first place is already the first step towards further fueling the drama involved, and unwittingly legitimizes the intolerance machine.

    Feeding it the scraps it will use to ping back at you, then you pong back at it, suddenly it’s everyone’s loss when take a step back and look at it all.

    Not a productive line of thought. Especially when faced with fanatical levels of opposition, internationally.

    Kind of still relatable to console wars, but I digress…

    • Wow ignore this post. I think I broke http://www.sankakucomplex.com because I posted this above once as a reply, then the server crashed while it was sending and took about 20 minutes to start working again.

      Now the post appears in two different places -_-;

      Do tl;dr’s really have the power to damage servers?!

      My otaku kingdom for a delete/edit button *(;_;)*

  • Anonymous says:

    …Why rage hard when there’s always the possibility for the developers to tack on the extras in the form of downloadable content for the 360?

    Also I never thought I’d say this, myself being a content 360 owner, but to all the freakout loyalist otaku’s/fanboys – CRY MOAR RETARDS!

    PS3 owners go wild.

  • Icy-nee-san says:

    Well it doesnt look like its a console war here, it looks like a Final Fantasy fanboy work

    1-6 good
    7 most over rated game in human history possibly, but i still liked it
    8-10 not as good as 1-7, but still pretty good
    11 – not deserving of a number, its a ok game
    12 – Does not exist
    13 – makes everyone rage about the previous 11 games

    Oh well, the otaku’s should have been smart and realized it was going back to S*ny, they have no one to blame but themselves

    • Icy-nee-san says:

      Oh man my first sentence sorta failed so let me correct myself 😛

      “Well it doesnt look like its a console war here, it looks like a Final Fantasy fanboy work” should have been…

      “Well it doesnt look like its a console war here, it looks like a BUNCH of Final Fantasy fanboys all got together and started ranting over their favorite game in the series, no matter what ppl say this always seems to be what everyone desides in the end”

      then continue with my list 😛

  • Epic Fail x 2000 why get angry if the game don´t come to Xbox 360 ? do like me then Buy so u have a wii, Xbox 360, Ps3, Nds and last psp then u never nead to worry that u don´t have the console. ^^ think smart

  • Anonymous says:

    meh I don’t understand what all this stupid raging all about. What happened to the time where snes and sega players simply played their games and not whine about what the other system has that they don’t. =/

    But then again the internet isn’t very popular back then so no one really knows if retarded console fanboys existed back then. =/

    • I honestly think global communication – the Internet – was the impetus that started all this “hur, your a fanboy or weaboo or shouldn’t breed or blah blah blah” / “NO U R >:(” enmity.

      Before, people were so surprised when they found another person who liked games/anime because it was such a rare common interest, especially for those who grew up in small towns.

      They’d be willing to stomach, even respect, each other’s likes/dislikes. But the Internet allows people of every imaginable niche interest to find somewhere where their views are the reigning majority.

      And from there mob-mentality begins, lines start getting drawn, and we see the origins of “Fanboyism”, Elitists/etc.

      Very few people honestly care about little meaningless things like console wars and what people enjoy in their freetime, but the ones who do care flame-post it on the internet enough that it festers in the subconscious of those who read it.

      From there the fanboyism bug spreads like impressionable people were downloading it as a virus directly into their brain. People focus more on each other’s differences than their similarities because their overexposure to one or two niches has kept them from developing broader more tolerant perspectives in life, and they feel simultaneously:
      1) empowered because they know a whole mob of other fanboys on “their side” feel the same way about things
      2) oppressed because there are other mobs of fanboys who’ve cultivated a different sub-culture of opinions that feel empowered in their own way, casting an annoying shade of doubt on their way of seeing things.

      Thus, a sort of “motivated negativity” just spreads and spreads, and we end up where we are now.

      Unfortunately, there is no solution. Just hope the digital Melting Pot has already brought us to the lowest degree of egotism and line-drawing, and that it doesn’t start getting even worse.

      This concludes my report detailing the origins of the modern fanboy mentality.
      .
      .
      WAKE UP DAMMIT DID YOU FALL ASLEEP AFTER I SLAVED OVER ALL THAT TL;DR GOLD?!?!

        • Thank you kind anon. I think this same trend happens in just about everything. But that’s not to say you can’t just ignore it and find smart enough friends who don’t feed on the drama and live in peace and relative happiness.

          Even I have to admit to succumbing to it, from a different niche, as I never used to really care about the non-offending lolicon community. But as my local newspaper and this website continually reports, their art form is facing some of the most painfully unchallenged and bigoted suppression of any victimless niche in our time.

          I feel their suffering as my own, and suddenly it gets personal. The temptation to give the other side the attention it’s pining for comes and goes, but ultimately giving it so much thought in the first place is already the first step towards further fueling the drama involved, and unwittingly legitimizes the intolerance machine.

          Feeding it the scraps it will use to ping back at you, then you pong back at it, suddenly it’s everyone’s loss when take a step back and look at it all.

          Not a productive line of thought. Especially when faced with fanatical levels of opposition, internationally.

          Kind of still relatable to console wars, but I digress…

  • i thought i see this somewhere….
    oh, the kannagi 😛

    too typical right now so not surprising

    maybe if they buy ps3 and then burn it together with the dvd will be more effective though

  • i think this is the wrong approach anyway… most people didnt buy a xbox360 for exclusive jrpg titles, they want to play western made games like GoW or Halo, and as we know it isnt profitable for game companies to exclude the other system, so most titles are gonna end up on both systems anyway.

  • Anonymous says:

    The broken disc story↓

    A guy bought TOV for his 360.

    He fucked up his TOV disc, render it unable to play.

    The guy bought another TOV disc.

    PS3 TOV came

    The guy decided to break his old(unplayable) disc for the lols.

    You guys get fooled.

  • Anonymous says:

    Ah, yes, the ‘Exclusive’ sucker punch…

    Now if Namco will announce a PS3 release of iM@s-SP…

    I would looovvveeeee to see how many JP Xbox owners will toss their console out of their windows?(pun intended)

  • So are they are saying that there’s a chance of halo ,star ocean 4 and other xbox360 exclusives on PS3?OMG whats the point of being exclusive then?Cheating our hard earned $?SON OF THE BIxxxs!

    • The reason why Vesperia, Ninja Gaiden 2 & Bioshock got ported is because those are 3rd party games.
      Unless they have a good reason to have their games stay exclusive to just one console, they can port as they please to increase sales.

      The only true exclusives are 1st & 2nd party games.

    • Berserkhobo says:

      Yeah, “exclusive” seems to have other meanings. As for the “there’s a chance” comment, I thought SO4 was going to be released for the PS3, or maybe I am wrong? Well at least 360 owners still have the xbox gamerscore to boost, the ps3 trophy thing doesn’t make sense.

  • say, anybody gets mad if i declare that final fantasy ceased to be interesting with ff10 ?
    i did not like ff9, but after the 10th, they’re failing over and over. knowing xbox 360 will get ff12 too is not going to make me that happy.

    it’s a bit off topic though.

    • Zelgadis4tw says:

      Ehh…FF6 was my first FF title, when it was called FF3 for the SNES. It’s one of my favorites, but 7 and 9 top it, if I rated how I liked the FF series it would probably be something like 9 -> 7 -> 6 -> 10 -> 11 (I played that MMO to death really…) -> 12 -> 8.

      9 for the characters, the story up to the end, and the battle system. 7 for the battle system/equipment, it’s just pretty cool, though the characters again, I kinda liked. 6 is nice, more for nostalgia trip now than for actual epic greatness, though it does have that I believe.

      10 fell flat imo, blitz ball was cool, but really was all that game had to offer for me that was interesting. 11 was good for a long time, but as I mentioned, I played it to death. Not sure what it was about 12 that I didn’t like, aside from how they tried to make it kinda like offline FFXI.

      8 was not a FF title imo. They did far too many things new/different that just did not work at all. I did not like the characters at all, the magic draw system infuriated me being the completist that I am, and I had to have all 99 of any magic spell. Let’s not forget about the monsters that leveled up at the same rate you did. I also did not like the direction they went with the CG art and the story, while still encorporating key elements of “the epic journey against fate and the end of the world” just didn’t rivet me to play it in spite of everything else that displeased me about the game. Having said all of that, I can understand why you would like FF8 because of it being the first FF title you had ever played.

      • i didn’t mind 10.

        i played 8 first, and i liked it. well, i was young. i played then 9, which sucked hard imo (no charisma from characters whatsoever, the story was an actual maze, and the end had absolutely no sense at all, as someone already said). then i played ff10, which was not that bad as 9. i liked blitzball ;DDDDddd but the levelling up was crap, and i didn’t like the monster laboratory, the fact that you could break 9’999 limits, not to mention the fact that the main bosses were easy as hell. come on, the last boss healed itself for 9’999×2 everytime he got hit, but jesus, he was zombieable. he killed itself :S

        next, i played ff7, which had charismatic characters, good story, and an excellent magic/equip arrangement, if compared to the other ones i played, especially to ff8, where the “usable item-like” magic and junction system kinda sucked hard.

        ff10-2.. hell, i even bought it ._. 2 hours of playing, and then i sold it. i did not played ff11, neither ff12, since i just watched my ps2 playing that boring game. useless story, bad ending. like i’m going to the market because i need bread, and there i find other customers that have their own needs. while in the queue someone say “hey let’s go save the world”, we go, save the world, come back, leave the market and farewell.

        if i have to admit a sin, that would be not being able to play ff6. i even have it on cd, so i could play on ps2, but the graphic gap is too much for me to handle atm :\

    • Anonymous says:

      FF7 was the last good FF. FF9 was good until the end that made no sense whatsoever. 10 was just a super-linear piece of trash with a lacklustre story just like their newest work The Last Remnant. Use a turbo controller, go to sleep, game completed itself.
      Rant Mode off

        • i played ff12 to the point you have to rescue penelo… and somehow the story so far havent caught any of my attention =/

          and i noticed all the previous series got the main character into trouble, but this one… stealing jewelry and escaped the castle without much trouble… O_o even if they landed in the prison… the security… *facepalm*

          i wanna finish the game, but kinda lose interest into it now >_>

        • Well, it could be that, but I also think that time constraints may have had something to do with it. I mean, they completely took out the world map in symphonia 2, and Flynn was made out to be more than just some chump who’d end up helping out a few times from the very beginning, plus I always thought it was odd they’d go as far as making him a playable character just for the one battle… it just didn’t make any sense, production wise. And some of the dungeons felt incomplete – I know we were all expecting a pirate ghost boss in the ghost ship…

          The signs were all there that stuff was -missing-, so if anything I think this is all stuff that was originally intended, but they just ran out of time. What you said about them not wanting to push the format to its limits just doesn’t make sense, considering that it -has- been done already, even by Symphonia.

          Like you, I don’t have much money, so I won’t be able to play this very soon. I definitely understand the otaku-rage, too, but… really, that is taking it a bit far…

        • Probably a bette rgame because of the greater storage capability of the Blu-Ray format. Don’t think they wanna pull a SO4 by releasing a multi-DVD set. When games go multi-DVD, that just goes to show the outdated format is getting pushed to its limits.

        • AlternativeWhim says:

          Yeah, except the PS3 guys get a BETTER VERSION. Better. By a LOT.

          Hell, I don’t blame these outraged fans. The producers turned their backs on them.

          See me? I love my 360, but I don’t have enough money to afford a PS3. Therefore, the knowledge that I would forever more be playing an inferior version would be like a damned splinter in my dick.

          It’s sad, but we now live in an age when “Console Exclusive” REALLY means “You probably won’t see it on any other consoles for the next six to nine months or so”.

        • NightFoxXIII says:

          It’s pitiful really. Don’t they know to expect ports to be made later on other systems in the future? This happened a few times in the remakes or ports onto different platforms, so they really should just expect to see just a time delay for this game.

          Their outrage seems to be simply childish and retarded.

          I have a 360 and got this game as well, but it’s not like I’m raging ’cause it’s not a 360 exclusive anymore. Actually I’m glad it’s coming to the PS3 meaning I can enjoy even more than I did and the fact that all my bros who have a PS3 that hasn’t tried Vesperia, can.

          Besides what’s wrong with sharing the awesome games with the other bros out there? It’s all cool. Seems to me that they’re blaming others when it’s really their choice in the first place.

          I’m ranting too much but yeah, I’m happy for a PS3 port. Hope it actually comes to NA though