Atlus USA Releases an Online Survey About Dual Audio [Update]


Following Atlus Japan’s consumer survey last month, Atlus USA has released one of their own to get feedback from their fans about dual audio in games.

Update (2015-04-02): The survey is now over, as Atlus has reached their target sample size. The survey lasted for almost 2 hours, from 3:21 PM PDT to 4:59 PM PDT.

As opposed to the previous Atlus online questionnaire, which was evidently aimed for a Japanese audience, this one is aimed for an English-speaking one. It’s shorter, too, estimated at requiring three minutes to complete.

The main topic for this “Game Audio & Goods” online survey consists of dual audio (English and Japanese languages) in video games, and what it means to the consumers. The list of questions from the survey are below.

Q1: How many Japanese-developed games do you purchase every year? 

  1. None
  2. 1-5
  3. 6-10
  4. More than 10

Q2: Of those games, how many have dual audio (Japanese & English voices)?

  1. All
  2. Most
  3. About half
  4. Some
  5. None

Q3: If you had to choose one audio, which language would you choose?

  1. English
  2. Japanese
  3. No preference
  4. Other

Q4: Is dual audio important to you?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Q5: If there’s dual audio available in a game, which language do you usually end up choosing?

  1. English
  2. Japanese
  3. Other

Q6: Given the choice between the addition of dual audio and the standard bonus items (such as soundtrack and artbook), which would you prefer?

  1. Dual audio
  2. Standard bonus item
  3. Indifferent

Q7: Please answer Yes or No to the following questions:

  1. Free physical bonus goods influences my decision to pre-order a game. (Y/N)
  2. Dual audio influences my decision to pre-order a game. (Y/N)
  3. I am more likely to buy a game if it has dual audio. (Y/N)