I didn't know this but it seems that Softimage Entertainment Suite is a Japan exclusive package. I don't understand why they don't do the same in other countries. I mean, you don't have to create a new software, only pack a new bundle and sell it. But well, Softimage isn't even listed in the main product list in Autodesk websites (not even in Japan).
Interesting, it has been mentioned that the lack of exposure on the main Autodesk site and marketing in general was related to numbers of seats sold and Softimage, being in the minority, is such a tiny blip in the scale of things it doesn't deserve the same level of 'attention' that Max / Maya possess. eg Softimage is seen as a companion to Max or Maya. in other words, not good enough to head its own suite. which is downright ridiculous - but that's another issue entirely...
This only available in Japan 'Entertainment suite' indicates the Japanese market being of a different hierarchy, which should at the very least be reflected on the Autodesk Japanese Web site?
if 3dsMAX is in the minority in this instance - why is it still prominently advertised / accessed on the front page at autodesk JP !
I still don't get why Softimage is a third class citizen , it really is insulting to long time Softimage users whose entire studio and pipelines are based around Softimage. sometimes the ignorance displayed by Autodesk Marketing strategies really annoy me.
I sincerecly hope that the recent doubling of Softimage maintenance subscription is in no way related to paying for extra 'Marketing' the product, because AD's strategies so far for Softimage, frankly, Suck. must try harder! make the Softimage entertainment suite just like there is a MAX and Maya one, you fools.