tl;dr Namco is greedy. Low sales makes them not want to localize Tales series. They lack promoting being part of the reason why it doesn't sell as much as it should. Atlus wants Tales series and would do a better job localizing. Fans should make a movement?
Oh right, greed. Not caring about gamers and just money. Anyway this is about how bad Namco is, not so much Tales of series. I want to get Tales of Graces f myself and all. Just a heads up, avoid talking about that game, I don't wanna hear spoilers of this or any game. Don't be a lame ass to spoil any game for anyone.
Back on topic.
Namco had said a long while ago that they don't want to localize the Tales series because lack of sales. Thing is, that is Namco's fault. They lack promoting it and advertising it. How do you expect a game to sell when hardly anyone knows about it? Even on their own damn Facebook lacks mention of it. ( https://www.facebook.com/NamcoBandai ). Instead they just like to beat a dead horse. Just promoting games that are easily going to sell a ton anyway, like the DBZ and Naruto games and more recently, Street Fighter x Tekken. I mean those games get enough promotion and will sell a lot anyway... why don't they put a bit more energy to promoting their lesser known games such as the Tales series?
It is just upsetting. Though honestly all I have ever played and beaten is Tales of Symphonia, still. Partly because I was unaware of the other Tales games in the past and only knew of Symphonia because of playing Phantasia on a SNES emulator. So now I wonder about Tales of Abyss and Eternia and all... but they are not as easy to get anymore? Unless they are on PSN or something like that.
So why is there no Operation Tales Series or whatever? I mean there was that whole Operation Moonfall and Rainfall and other such to bring Xenoblades and The Last Story to the US on the Wii. Why can't a group like that be formed for the Tales series? Unless there is and I am just unaware of it.
To tell Namco "You want sales? Promote your bloody game. You complain about lack of sales, then freakin promote and advertise it. You don't even have to do much, just talk about it on your Facebook and other sites where it doesn't cost money to advertise unlike on TV where it does cost money."
Least I think that is how things work. Just... ugh. I want Tales of Vesperia and yes I am aware it is on the 360 in the US but Japan only for the PS3 version. I want the full experience and all. To have more content and whatever else the PS3 version has over the 360 version, which I think is a lot. Too lazy to look it up right now. But like 40 hours extra content or something? More characters and story and other things?
So yeah I dunno. Just wanting to get that out and all. I am wondering if Tales of Graces f sells well enough if they will bring Vesperia for PS3. Highly doubtful. But just sad sad. Namco, like most bad companies out there, only care about the money, not the games or the gamers. Just so long it makes them money.
You have those like Atlus who are more than glad to bring the Tales series over at a better pace if they had the rights but nope, Namco doesn't wanna sell? Thing is, Atlus took the risk bring over Demon's Souls over and it worked out for them. But then what happens? Namco gets their greedy paws on the sequel, Dark Souls, and rakes in the cash seeing it will sell well and not having took the risk to begin with. How if not for Atlus we wouldn't even seen Demon's or even Dark Souls in the US.
Just sad sad how the gaming world is... well sad how the world is with ANYTHING these days. Such utter greedy and corruption. If gaming publishers and all that were ran by real gamers, we would get more fair deals and better games. Publishers just step their hands into games too much and ruin good games. Either crash the game to the ground and scratch their heads as to why so we never see another. Or the game still sells well but is not as good as it could have been and only us real gamers know that, not the mindless mass market.
I guess that is all I have to say about it for now. I may have forgotten other things I would have said about it but... eh. I think you all get the idea from this. Just ranting and such about this. Just as I said at the start, avoid talking about this or any game out there. As to not spoil things for me or others out there. If you have to describe a game to give an example of something, just try to avoid anything specific, such as name and events just... I dunno.