Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Nov 23, 2009 3:36:04 GMT -5
Post by parrothead on Nov 23, 2009 3:36:04 GMT -5
Then you would guess very wrongly. Streets of Rage has actually had more releases in Japan than anywhere else. The entire series was included in the Japanese version of Sonic Gems Collection, and the soundtrack albums, which are only available in Japan, always sell for very high prices over there.
Besides, these Sega Superstars games are made in America and don't usually even see release in Japan. So what Japan thinks of SoR is irrelevant.
The Mega Drive, the main platform the Streets of Rage series was released on, was the least successful of the three major 16-bit consoles in Japan, standing below the more successful PC-Engine and Super Famicom. Of course they got soundtracks, so did nearly every other lesser-known video game (especially arcade ones) that were produced in Japan, but that doesn't mean much.
Ness was added to the SSB series, mainly because of how successful and popular the MOTHER/EarthBound series was (and is) in Japan. I don't see any signs of the Streets of Rage series being very popular in Japan. Why Japan? Because that is where Sega's main headquarters is located, and they usually listen to their home country more than other regions. But if you mean "more copies sold in Japan than elsewhere", then where is the source? VGChartz, a website SmashChu introduced me to, doesn't have much accurately recorded sale history for the series, as well as several other video games, which is one reason why Wikipedia doesn't count VGChartz as a reliable source.