But with a game that makes Tharja's "behind" look like child's play, they can just outright deny licensing.
I can see a scenario where someone goes to download senran kagura off the eshop but then later trades, gives away or sells their 3DS. Since games are locked to the hardware (I know there's a transfer system, but not everyone knows about it and I think you need two 3DS's at once to pull it off), couldn't anyone just download the previous owners eshop games, including senran kagura?
Now if it was labeled "M" I am sure they wouldn't have the need to censor it but we all know that an FE game would never get an M rating, just a strong T I guess.
As for Senran Kagura Burst, if they labeled it M, they wouldn't censor anything, sure it would be a mild M and such. It says it all. It genuinely speaks towards an older audience and that's it basically.
And to be honest, a game like Burst would probably push more 3DS sales which is really a good investment for Nintendo since we all here know that WiiU sales aren't doing all that well. I just don't see them denying licensing for it, it would be a dumb move.
And no I don't have statistics. I am just looking at it realistically.
Oh, for the love of Pete, people. It has nothing to do with content. It's about investment. Pure and simple. And SKB (essentially, an enjoyable-but-extremely-repetitious game) is not a game that skews toward an older audience... at least, not in U.S. terms. The "questionable content" in the game is pretty much targeted at the "males 12-15" demographic, which is in keeping with how the anime market is targeted in the west. It's really nothing particularly provocative (other than, perhaps, an affront to physics). Shinovi Versus would probably be a harder sell. If the ESRB rating were solely based on its titillation factor, it would likely be no more than a hard T. No pun intended.
Sure, this is a 547-page thread. Consisting of how many original posters? Even if every single post on this thread were from a unique individual, each pledging to buy a copy, that's still not enough to merit it, purely on its own. The people clamoring for the game make up a vocal minority. If a game can't turn a decent profit (ie. significantly more than it cost to localize), then it's a failed investment. This is business strategy 101. It takes a lot more new copies sold than any individual forum user base makes up.
Cross your fingers and hope. And try not to get high-and-mighty in the process.
BTW, Link, the First Amendment applies only to government censorship. Private entities can do it all they wish, by and large. There are exceptions, but none that would apply to a video game.
Last edited by Deuce; 06-15-2013 at 02:48 AM.
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