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Visual Novels on PSN

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Last week, some of my friends have purchased a new visual novel that becomes available on "the other system" and it's translated in english, but why not in western PSN Store? There are tons of VN from Japanese PSN that aren't ported to western store, some of them are exclusively on physical-copy only that are not available on digital. Why wouldn't they port in western countries so that they would generate income somehow? I'm getting sick of big AAA titles that only focus on online gaming, microtransactions, FPS, apocalypse, zombies and other overrated stuffs.


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Mar 4, 2014

Because such visual novels are very niche, and so they dont' bother.

 

It's the same reason no "Gundam" games make it here. While there probably is some interest in the West, there isn't enough to justify localization costs.

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glaciusx25 wrote:

Because such visual novels are very niche, and so they dont' bother.

 

It's the same reason no "Gundam" games make it here. While there probably is some interest in the West, there isn't enough to justify localization costs.


But how did some JP games were localize easily (like Tekken, SF, JRPGs)?

I think that localizing VN cost less than other games, they would only translate the text and no need to add engish voice.


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Mar 4, 2014

Sadly alot of people prefer games where you are blowing thing up,shooting other,etc...They don't care much for games where all you do is read.I myself like visual novel games.Sure they don't have gameplay but at least it makes up for it in great stories. I would rather have a game with an awesome plot than the same repetetive gameplay of running and shooting from pont A to point B. Thanks to Xseed we are getting Xblaze so if it does well then maybe we will see more VN's in the west.



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Also we may ask them a request to publish some popular VN from the east, like Go Go Nippon! on the other system. I'm so eager to play some JP games since I already left violent world of shooters and zombies Smiley Very Happy


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DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on the Vita fits the bill, and it's great.  Not many other optiosn though.  There's Disgaea Infinite, Sweet Fuse, and Hakuoki Demon of the Fleeting Blossom on the PSP.

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