Xseed Games announced last month that The Last Story was its most successful game to date. However, the action role-playing game almost never made it to North America, according to Xseed Games Executive Vice President Ken Berry.
Berry said, that prior to approaching Nintendo about possible localization rights, he and his group had to convince Xseed Games’ marketing team that selling a $50 Wii game in 2012 was reasonable.
Xseed Games’ is, obviously, pleased that it decided to bring the game to North America, and the company’s sales representatives were shocked on how well the game sold on the six-year-old Wii, which they described as a “dead platform.”
“It was a constant fight even within our own organization. To our external sales reps, we’d be saying, ‘No, like you guys don’t understand. There’s tons of fans out there that are asking for this. There’s a huge fan movement.’ I mean, so yeah. In the end, I think we were right.”
“We’re eternally grateful to the fan community out there. They really stepped up their game and put their actions and their wallets where their mouths were earlier. They backed up their talk.”
-Ken Berry, Executive Vice President at XSEED Games