Anime USA 2017 is average but not better than Otakon. This time is was not many people there because of the Holidays. I still have find in the process and I don’t get a lot of pictures of cosplayers this year ever. First off on Friday I got some Chipotle and it was not crowded at all that’s a surprise to me. Withdraw some money to get a badge and went to the game room because there was no good panel at the time.
I played Tekken 7 and got reckt in the processes but had fun. The person who was using Geese Howard was very good and I main Eliza (waifu). Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite was a fun good despite the character roster. I also played with DLC characters Black Widow, Winter Solder and Vemon. All three character play awesome and Venom was amazing character to use. Black Widow was agile and fast along with Winter Solder durability.
In Street Fighter V I got a hands on experience with some of the newer characters. Zeku is a complex character reminds me of Strider Hiryu. I will do a YouTube video about this on my gaming channel and get more information. Menat is hard to uses and got some of Rose’s moves as well. Kolin was average and Ed is a monster he is my new main. Afterwards I went to some panels such as Disorganization XIII with a rundown of Kingdom Hearts series. Anime & Video Games: A Symbiotic Relationship, Anime Name That Tune and more. There was a anime cosplay dance off but had technical difficulties. To end day one of Anime USA 2017. I watch Cosplay Burlesque show and it was racey and funny.
Here is something that some people got to great lengths to have a wedding. Japanese couple Mikado who is a well-known playing retro games. Mikado’s fiance Kazunori, there are pictures on Twitter of the Mikado’s wedding. The loving couple play Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion and had a great time. Did I mention that these two are gamers in some way? Happy to see two people enjoying video games and have a passion with them. Video games-themed wedding seems awesome in my book. Mikado host alot of tournaments and events. Mikado spend closely $2,940 to rent out Arcade Game Center.
Nintendo Switch started off with some rave music and light show along with a countdown (it’s not new year eve), Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima welcomes audience for joining the unveiling of Nintendo Switch. Tasumi stated that Nintendo release the Nintendo Switch video last year in October explain the dock and joy-con controllers. The presentation will go more in depth with the hardware and software. The release date is March 3, 2017 in US, Canada, Europe, Japan and price 29,980 (Japan) and North America (299.99), if you live in Europe check with your retailer for the price. Nintendo Switch has a online service, there will be a smart device app you can invite player , set play appointments and chat. The service will be for free (it’s a trial period) and it will be paid service in the fall 2017, more detail will be on a later date. Tatsumi also talk about Region Locking they will not apply it on Nintendo Switch. Entertainment Planner’s Shinya Takahashi retrospectives the past Nintendo consoles and handheld and show a video how does Nintendo Switch works.
Katsuhiro Harada explains about the sales of Tekken Series throughout the world. Harada stated this “More than anything, 2017 is about the release of Tekken 7. Of the 44 million units in total console sales throughout the entire Tekken series, 95% of it actually comes from foreign countries, in the order of Europe > United States > Asia Oceania > Japan. Which Japan is last on the list and that’s means the most sales can from US and Europe. In the US Tekken does have a hardcore fighting game fan base and probably in Europe as well. As far as Japan fanbase don’t know Tekken is very popular over in Japan which goes to this statement:
Phil Spencer Says Xbox One is not selling well in Japan
Why does Xbox doesn’t sell in Japan?
There is a interview with head of Xbox Phil Spencer. He stated that Xbox is not big in Japan due to games such as Persona 5 and Nioh. Here is what he said and afterward I am going to give my opinion on it. The question stated”What are your personal thoughts on why the Xbox One is not a much bigger name over here in Japan” Phil answered “I think it’s due to a lot of games that are released on the console, I feel that a lot of the games are not games that the Japanese public would play and get themselves into. A lot of Japanese gamers really seem to like games such as Persona 5 or Nioh and that is why we decided to get in touch with Japanese developers to create such games as Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey for the Xbox 36o”.