Play-Asia Sales Record Broken by New Dead or Alive

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

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Play Asia Sales Record Breaker

It seems Play-Asia’s decision to promote the English version of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 has paid off. After Tecmo Koei announced that they would not be bring the game West, a couple retailers like Play-Asia capitalized on it and let everyone know to come to them if they wanted the fighter’s spin off. DualShockers┬ácontacted Play-Asia regarding the game’s sales and the response they were given was positive.

“I am able to confirm that we have broken all previous sales records for Play-Asia.com with the release of DOAX3”.

Although no actual sales figure was given, it’s probably safe to say they moved a good number of games if the sales record was broken. Hopefully some publishers see this as a sign that there is interest for these types of games and are more willing to bring them West. If you’d like, you can check out our review of the game.

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. An English version of the game can be purchased at Play-Asia.

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  • heavensfeel

    There’s a market for fun games with cute, sexy women over here. Devs should be free to make whatever they want and ignore offendatron SJWs.

    • Easier said than done.

      Easier for Japanese developers to ignore them because they are situated in a different country and culture away from the SJW brigade. There’s also the language barrier as well which makes it harder for SJWs and feminists to get their point across.

      Much harder for Western developers to ignore them because they are situated in the same country as the SJWs and are surrounded by the perpetually offended.

      That’s not to defend Western developers though. What Blizzard did to Tracer’s pose is a complete disgrace to the fans and the industry.

  • Mr0303

    Congrats to PlayAsia on Tecmo Koei for their success. Now let’s all remember that glorious tweet.

    https://twitter.com/playasia/status/669498158573981697?lang=en-gb

  • Eric Lavallee

    Meanwhile they say games like this do not sell and western audience will be offended.

    • Hah. Since when have SJWs/feminists ever told the truth in order to push their agenda? Probably never.

  • darkgamer001

    This, coupled with the respect and profitability enjoyed by publishers like XSEED and Marvelous, is a clear sign that standing up to the perpetually offended crowd can be profitable.
    On the other hand, there is no clear evidence that pandering to them helps sales in any way.
    In other words, game companies need to see sense and grow some proverbial balls. This SJW nonsense needs to end, now

    • The problem is that developers know the vast majority of fans of the game will end up buying it anyway regardless of things being censored.

    • darkgamer001

      Fair enough, but I do think that if this trend continues, more and more people are just simply going to get more and more frustrated….leading to a growing number simply deciding not to buy these games.
      It’s one thing having an isolated game getting censored, it’s another thing having an endless procession of censored games, especially in an era in which information like this spreads quickly (unlike the last time censorship was rampant)
      But maybe I’m being too optimistic here…

    • But maybe I’m being too optimistic here…

      Yes and no.

      Yes because at the current moment, I don’t think the amount of ‘boycotts’ are enough to really make a significant dent in their sales.

      No because like you said, the more this happens, more and more people are going to get frustrated.

      The problem here is the things that are being censored. You see, feminists play a clever game where they censor very small and trivial things (i.e. sexy women or in this case, cute pantsu) that does not affect the functionality of the game or game-play at all.

      So when people complain of the censorship, they can simply say that they didn’t change how the game plays or take away the game. You know, the “WE JUST WANT WOMEN TO BE RESPECTED” bullshit. (funny how they don’t seem to mind topless Dante, Yaoi or the guys in speedos in DOA5…)

      Also, the other problem are the neutrals. They will just say that it’s “trivial and does not affect the game” or “ha ha ha sad otaku weeabooos got their tits/booty taken away” or “you must be so sad that this bothers you”… all these comments do nothing but help the SJWs and feminists.

      SJWs and feminists may seemingly appear to be bigoted, thin-skinned and mindless retards, but they’re clever. How else do you think Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn got all the backing from the mainstream media got all the way to the UN?

    • darkgamer001

      Yeah I’ve had first hand experience with that kind of attitude from neutrals

      I saw some who were like “Fates and Bravely Second went too far!”….so the obvious question to ask then was “Will you stand up to censorship now?”

      You essentially get something like “Only when it’s as bad as those two games. If it’s trivial it’s nothing to worry about”

      How people cannot understand that “trivial” censorship leads to more major ones just simply boggles my mind. The slippery slope concept shouldn’t be a difficult thing to understand, especially when it’s happening all around us.

    • How people cannot understand that “trivial” censorship leads to more
      major ones just simply boggles my mind. The slippery slope concept
      shouldn’t be a difficult thing to understand, especially when it’s
      happening all around us.

      Because these ‘neutrals’ only ever pipe up when something THEY LIKE gets censored.

      Like if for example SJWs censored guns in Call Of Duty and replaced them with yellow toy guns, sponge balls as the bullets, making the killed soliders ‘play dead’ instead… but keeping the game-play exactly the same. Watch the dudebros suddenly stand against censorship.

    • darkgamer001

      True…such short-sightedness is one of the major reasons why we can’t take a stronger stance and have more of an impact.
      Once again, gamers are their own worst enemies…

  • Panpopo

    Thank you to Play Asia and Koei Tecmo for even giving the option of having this game in English. I am glad it was successful.

    I, for one, welcome our Play Asia and Asian-English overlords, and hope this trend continues. Everyone will be happy – we get our niche games untouched in English, and the SJWs will be happy that they don’t have see these games because we will have to import them.

    • I, for one, welcome our Play Asia and Asian-English overlords, and hope this trend continues. Everyone will be happy – we get our niche games untouched in English, and the SJWs will be happy that they don’t have
      see these games because we will have to import them.

      It’s heavy on the wallet though… having to import games because of SJW feminist censorship – that is one trend that I don’t want to continue actually, lol.

      And if anything, SJWs being happy is never a good thing. Because it usually means that they’re smug in satisfaction from someone else’s misfortune (sorry, I simply cannot see anything positive or any redeeming features from SJWs/feminists whatsoever).

      They even tried to screw up and shame Play-Asia for having the temerity to sell a video game to it’s overseas fans remember?

    • Panpopo

      Yeah I remember that nonsense. Maybe I misspoke. I was trying to say that if all niche games were imported, their complaints would fall on deaf ears because a company in China will not care in the slightest, and it would be a wasted effort, which it ultimately was. The games would then be out of sight, out of mind.

      Anyway, the dollar difference from purchasing DOA Beach Volleyball was about $67, which is around the price I purchased Senran Kagura Estival Festival in store (XSeed is great, but who knows what could happen down the line). Importing does not seem so bad to me so far.

    • Maybe I misspoke.

      Nah not at all, you’re completely right that it’s good that we, the fans, get the lovely ladies of DOAX3 in English and that both sides “win”.

      But that’s not enough for SJWs/feminists. They only want THEMSELVES TO WIN, AND they want the losers to get absolutely nothing but misery.

      I really cannot emphasize how completely scummy these people are.