Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 for PS4/Vita Now Has Most Viewed Koei Tecmo Trailer Ever; Leaves Zelda Behind

Some say that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 isn’t coming west due to a purely business-oriented decision, because it wouldn’t sell. One thing is for sure, the game’s trailers are proving popular. The most watched video posted by Koei Tecmo on TouTube was Hyrule Warriors‘ Zelda trailer, that until a few days ago was also the only trailer published by the company to go past a million views.

Turns out that the top spot has been stolen away from the hands of the cute princess of Hyrule by the sexy heroines of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3. The second teaser trailer for the upcoming PS4 and PS Vita Dead or Alive spin-off has passed the million views on December 31st, and just a few minutes ago, it has overtaken Zelda and  is now standing tall as the most viewed video of Koei Tecmo’s YouTube history.

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Interestingly, not only the video has passed the former top dog in views, but it has quite a lot more likes, and for a game that some would fear would cause massive controversy, it has been hit by less dislikes.

And it’s not just a fluke. A similar level of popularity extends to every trailer of the game: the first teaser released two months ago just overtook Deception IV: Blood Ties‘s “super trap combo” trailer for the third place overall, with 946,043 views at the moment of this writing, while the latest trailer published two weeks ago is at 519,381 views and climbing steadily.

To add a further detail to the picture, all of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3‘s trailers did not debut on YouTube. They were all showcased on Nico Nico livestreams two days before their YouTube release, and recorded and published on several websites. This means that the actual direct feed videos got even less traffic than they would have received if they debuted directly on YouTube, since many had already seen them.

It’s pretty obvious to me that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 has a very healthy sales potential, and I don’t really think that’s limited to Japan and Asia only. In any case, I doubt anyone really expects us to believe that someone at Koei Tecmo honestly thinks that it would sell less in the west than niche titles like Arslan: The Warriors of Legend or Nights of Azure.

That said, you can watch Koei Tecmo’s most popular trailer ever below.

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  • Jonny

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • garf02

    >Some say that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 isn’t coming west due to a purely business-oriented decision, because it wouldn’t sell.
    fun fact, the game has always sell best on the west

    • J.j. Barrington

      To be fair, the market in the west is larger, period.

      That said, it was not likely a business decision as much as it was to avoid the stupid controversy that has popped up here too often for games that don’t show a mythically perfect image of a woman.

      • garf02

        have you seen sales of MH in japan vs West ????

        • J.j. Barrington

          You mean a franchise that’s almost entirely based in handhelds, which are far more popular in the east? A franchise that can take years to even MAKE IT west? One that gets less than zero marketing in the west when it DOES come this way?

          Yes, I’ve seen those sales. What of them?

    • Shane O’Shaughnessy

      That’s ONLY because the first two games were exclusive to Xbox! Very few people in Asia buy Xbox anything, proven once again this generation. So of course DOAX sold better in the West.

      • Falloutbreaker

        I would argue that the worldwide audience for Japanese games in general is larger on the Playstation.

    • NeoTechni

      Stop! Logic is misogynist now.

    • ChaoticP

      Because it was Xbox exclusive which has always done better in the West.

  • Hazell

    All the publicity surely has helped. I hope it sells extremely well!

    • Cudgiebat

      The Asia version will sell a ton, that’s for sure.

      • Carlo

        Do you know if the Asian version has english menus? My cousin wants me to get so we can play when she comes home every month and laugh at it ._. all I’ve seen is that it has english subtitles

        • Hazell

          Yes it does

        • Asian version will have full English translation except voices (text, menus, subtitles)

          • Carlo

            Good to know. Now I’m wondering why the big fuss of no western release. They could just import the R3 version if thats the case the additional cost isn’t that big and a lot of online shops offer free shipping to the West

          • Because western release would be a little cheaper overal I think 🙂 But not neccesary. I canceled my Yakuza Zero import just before PS Experience as I believed in western announcement and it happened. But asian version I wanted to import were really cheap – 39,99 USD brand new&sealed. But Yakuza Kiwami (preorder) import cost me about 63 USD. US/EU version would be cheaper if it will ever happen. 🙂 But personally I don’t think 5-10 USD/EURO make a huge difference, And I live in Ukraine where currencies are hit pretty hard… XD

        • Cudgiebat

          Yes it will, I can’t wait.

          • Carlo

            Ah great. Normally I don’t play coop games but its the one game she wanted so why not indulge. I guess for the first time I can say being in the R3 (Asian) region paid off.

      • Hazell

        I can’t wait, it’s almost here!!! So soon, Hitomi and Honka will be ours!!!

      • Death Metal

        I wish the japanese version was the same as the generic asian one and came with an option for English language as well, so most of us who also have a japanese PSN account (which is way more popular than having other asian/chinese accounts) could get it digitally without worries. I don’t wanna have to create a chinese account to get it, and importing physical items to my country is extremely expensive. Why the need to have 2 different versions for Asia is beyond me.

        • Stranger On The Road

          fully agree, besides, the shipping rate for limited edition games from Japan are a lot cheaper, so that claiming the DLCs PSN code from there is better!

          • Death Metal

            Exactly. I am thinking of getting the japanese version anyway due to costs and ease of delivery, but not understanding text in the game will be kinda sad.

        • Josué B. Hernández

          Why would You want that? Asian versions of ANYTHING, sowftware and Hardware are cheaper than Japanese versions. ALLWAYS, is a fact. Gaming in Japan is expensive compared to Asia, US, even more than on Europe, where games are arround 70-80$.

        • RocKM001 .

          The same reason PAL region releases ie. EU/UK/Au are different to NA releases even though both are “english” – localising other languages.

          Asian region also has other languages such as chinese, thai, malaysia, english which occasionally get localised. At the very least you have Chinese & English.

          I do agree w/ the whole getting an Asian/Chinese account though! xD I’ve already got an AU, US, JP and Can account… now I have to make another xD

  • Rob
  • Arty McBert

    Feminists on suicide watch!

    • Thank You Based Nippon

      I want a localization if only for the delicious tears

  • uchihalordxX

    Wonder why…

  • Pain Sama

    hummmm….?? i wonder why !!!!

  • StarTsurugi

    Just give it to HuniePop

  • endless echo
    • TheOneandOnlyGamer

      I love this gif. But, can someone tell me which anime this is from? I can’t believe I haven’t seen it yet.

    • Somerandomperson

      what anime is this from? please share the “plot”

      • endless echo


        • Stranger On The Road

          sorry, not KissxSis. But Guilty Crown!

      • Stranger On The Road

        Guilty Crown

  • endless echo
    • ender424

      LOL what anime is this?

      • IsoAtrahaxis


  • RealityCheck2015

    The Power of ( . ) ( . ) 😀

  • RetroGamer


  • Cudgiebat

    Zelda is no match for the might of Honoka and her dynamic duo of justice.

  • Fenrir7

    Is there anything better than boobies? :3

  • Bryan

    faith in humanity restored?

  • WEL
  • TheOneandOnlyGamer

    I’m looking forward to both this and Hyrule Warriors Legends. 🙂

  • MarzX

    is it possible to play this game with one hand?

    • Netronader

      Im sure they’ll release a modded controller that will make it possible

    • Stranger On The Road

      depends on the minigame and/or event. In some you will only need to control the camera with one hand…. with others, the default camera control would be enough and you will need no hands.

      just don’t forget where you put the control down at when playing using the PSVR ;-p

    • Falloutbreaker

      Tenga got you covered.

  • Asuka Rawr

    Seems like if this were the only game people purchased in 2016 they’d be content with that.

  • PuppetMaster

    Not surprised, who doesn’t like badass chicks that have nice asset? :>

  • Adavanter Mki

    Translation… Don’t scrimp on this game Tecmo/Koei! Don’t be some half effort cash in on TnA! Some of us actually do want a bit more from it. I hope more details as to what they are actually aiming to do with this come to light. How many mini games? Any changes to the VB? Are Jet skis gone? How many suits?

  • Netronader

    Really wish all this attention would make them release it in the West

  • Junior Silva
    • Death Metal

      Epic cheesy scenes like this are epic

  • Memes

    “Nobody wants to buy it”
    Even though KT localizes every niche game there is to localize.

    “It’s up to KT to take the blame here, not those that called them sexists”

    Sounds like victim blaming to me.

    And then, at this point of the argument, they’ll call you a creep™ so they don’t need to use actual logic to defend their behaviour.

    • Death Metal

      KT is no victim here (if I got you right). If they wanted to release the game in the West, they were/are completely entitled to do so; nobody forbid them from doing it. Therefore they are the ones to blame.

      • NeoTechni

        “nobody forbid them from doing it.”

        Nobody said anyone forbid them. They said they did it to avoid SJW outrage.

        • Death Metal

          Yes. The prerogative of avoiding something that may or may not happen is theirs though, which is my point.

          • NeoTechni

            A bad point as no one said it wasn’t their right

          • Death Metal

            Ok, let’s leave it at that as I don’t really feel refuted by what you’re saying.

  • ChaoticP

    People like seeing boobs, what else is new?

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Okay, which one of you guys abused the replay button?

  • I haven’t been able to make it through a whole trailer for this Based game yet.

  • drunken monk

    I viewed and liked just to counter their stance and piss off the pc sjw feminazi’s.

  • C4

    Put Zelda in a bikini?

  • xLeeroycranex

    Kinda pathetic, honestly. It’s not like these plastic-y 3-d anime girls look any good.