Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Famitsu's Recently Entertaining Article

It's nothing horrible compared to what Sankei and Zakkei and those gossip papers do, but Famitsu has had their shares of bad rumors. But aside from that, the wonderfully professional Famitsu made a funny mistake in a recent article, so I'd like to introduce it. Nothing great, but maybe worth a laugh.

Look at the title real closely.
It says that a total of 100 copies of the game were shipped through Japan. The writer forgot the "万" after the 100, so instead of 1,000,000 that it should have been, it seems Dragon Quest is so unpopular, it only sold 100 copies.

And by the way, at the time of this writing, they have fixed the mistake.


  1. Hahaha, c'mon, Serenade, the mistake is just in that part; in the others, the kanji of "ten thousand" appears. By the way, what do you mean when you say "Famitsu has had their shares of bad rumors". It's the first time I hear it.

    1. I've never really cared enough to get the exact details/proof, but there is a reason why in the JP community, a nickname for Famitsu is Fami"痛", with the Kanji for pain.

      For instance, sometimes the screenshots they provide for games are lower quality or higher quality than the other game.

      Also significant is their very reliable scores (sarcasm). Apparently, it has gotten better in the recent years (perhaps not by their own will), but in general, Nintendo games tended to get lower scores than Sony's. For instance, Super Smash Bros. once only got a 4 on their scoring or something like that. A recent TokiTowa, which came out on the Sony system, got a total of 32. And that game was apparently absolute crap.
      However, in the Japanese net media, there generally is a favoring of Sony over Nintendo, but that's a different story.