Originally Posted by TaroYamada
SEGA's never been pleased with the sales of the Valkyria Chronicles franchise, I want the game on PC but the petition's argument is from a lower risk perspective (as specified in Valkyria's paragraph).
This is nonsense. Here's an official quote from Sega's brand manager (back in 2009):
Here we go: In the month of April alone, Valkyria Chronicles sales in North America increased by over 400% from March sales, skyrocketing the game into best-seller lists, off of store shelves, and into the homes of tens of thousands of brand new owners. Half a year after a game is out, being able to say that sales doubled is a fantastic thing – that sales suddenly tripled is even more rare. But to be able to say that sales more than quadrupled almost six months after a game’s launch is a feat that few games can ever boast – and Valkyria Chronicles, with the amazing help of all of your support, can now do so wholly.
Here's the entire article from Sega themselves, a message to their fans: Valkyria Fans – we love you
I'd like to see you dig up an article that even resembles anything similar to that from Sega in the past ten years. Never since have we seen Sega work together with their fans for a game like this. Don't believe me, read Sega's community team's words. All those fans, those people that made that happen, they're still there. You've seen them support the Twitter campaign. What better way to get Sega to help us, if not to try and capture that same spirit that made this possible?
To see VC replaced because you personally didn't want it in the petition, despite the amount of support it received, shows you were in no way trying to be objective when you created the petition. Even Grief wanted VC to remain in the big three, and he started the campaign.
If you want VF5 to be a primary goal, keep it here, I don't care. But to argue that it needs a higher priority than Valkyria Chronicles is absurd, given the potential that game has. What you did was strictly out of your personal interest to push VF5. And I don't care, but I do care that you in doing so you decided to replace a game that absolutely deserved to be on that list. I'm taking a risk in voicing my opinion like this, I do want these games on PC, but I'm pretty sure plenty of the people that supported VC in the original thread have similar thoughts over what happened.
Originally Posted by Peff
Game downloads are not sales. Anybody who played the XBLA demo would count in that figure, not to mention that the game launched on PS+. Likewise, moving the series to the PSP in order to chase after the Monster Hunter audience doesn't necessarily mean that they were unhappy with sales of the first game, otherwise it wouldn't have gotten sequels at all.
Totally agree. On XBLA, the game is certainly not one of Sega's top sellers.