Oh i know, i'm totally expecting this game to tank in japan. Always has and always will. The only hope in turning that around is guest characters i think. 2B kind of helps with that. If they can select guests that appeal somewhat to both asian and western gamers, that would be best.http://www.nintendolife.com/news/20...ion_to_snag_number_one_in_the_japanese_charts
Granted, we don't know digital sales in Japan, but physical sales doesn't seem great. After nearly one month it's sold only 35,590 physical copies in Japan (Tekken 7 sold 58k copies after one week).
Anyway what i was saying is i think they already know and have come to terms with the fact japanese players will not care about this series but they appear ready to support it regardless. At least it looks that way to me right now because of how involved and engaged they seem to be.