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January 1st, 2014, 18:14
Originally Posted by greywolf00 View Post
I've always hated how many RPGs, especially on consoles, never make it out of Japan. Would love to see some of them ported to PC too but that's probably just a pipe dream.
Yeah, unfortunately localization is expensive and time consuming so most NA publishers tend to only take a chance on titles with a big established fan based (i.e., Final Fantasy). Also, due to the popularity of handhelds in Japan and lower cost of making handheld games, there have been fewer and fewer console JRPGs anyway. We missed out on a lot of potentially good JRPGs on the PSP because the PSP never caught on in the West (and also supposedly due to PSP games being heavily pirated in NA). I'm looking forward to Bravely Default for 3DS and TiTs 2nd Chapter next year though.
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