Thursday, March 12, 2009

Resident Evil 5: American Launch Vs. Japanese Launch

Here's what the line looked like in Japan, as people waited for Resident Evil 5*:

Here's what the line looks like tonight in the U.S., as people wait for Resident Evil 5:

Actually, I'm messing with you. That's just a gang of rotten hillbillies. Hawhaw

All kidding aside, in case you were not aware, the video game retail environment in Japan is a hundred times more dynamic than it is here in America. When a hot new game launches in Japan, retailers in the Akihabara district (the country's electronics mecca) pull out all the stops. 

I struggled to find any pics of people waiting in line here in the states, but I did find a whole mess of completely awesome photos from the Japanese launch earlier this month. Just look at these photos!

The bottom one is actually from a different game launch (Namco's Tales of Vesparia), but I wanted to show you just how dedicated Japanese gamers can be.

More Resident Evil 5 coverage to come...

* Referred to as Biohazard 5 in Japan

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