Hideki Kamiya Feels that Western Gamers Care Too Much About Sales and Reviews

on August 8, 2013 12:57 PM

Legendary Resident Evil, Devil May Cry and Bayonetta developer Hideki Kamiya is well known for not having any qualms about sharing his opinion on almost any topic, especially on twitter. Today he did just that while talking about Western (foreign) gamers and their habit to care a bit too much about sales and review scores:

For foreign gamers, games that sell and don’t sell tend to be a hot topic…

 I wonder why they care so much about sales that it makes them choose what to play.

 It may be because (sales) numbers are the most obvious way to evaluate a game, and reviews seem to be another…

I think that rather than borrowing some numbers to judge the quality of a game, you should decide by yourself.

At the cost of being self-defeatist (since I do write reviews, and commenting on sales is part of my job), I have to admit that Kamiya is quite right. Besides applying the concept just to Western gamers (I do think it applies to everyone, regardless of where they live), in the end you’re the only true judge of which games are good or bad for you.

Don’t ever let me or any of my esteemed colleagues convince you otherwise.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.