♛ Localized Otome Game Prospects, the PSP, and the PSVita ♛
Good day, minna-san~! ＼(^o^)／
1. FINALS ARE COMING UP NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2. I finally finished hand sewing a blanket for my friend’s newborn daughter YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY god damn this thing took fucking forever to finish lmfao
3. This totally isn’t a filler post at all no siree
4. This is kind of long and I think I might have gone on tangents in a few places and have a lot of run on sentences and not make sense and this post isn’t very cohesive and I might have repeated myself a few times LOL ヽ(･´д｀･)ﾉ
So as some of you may know, I recently broke my PSP (Q______Q) and my Dad(dy) was nice enough to buy me another one (which will hopefully have gotten here by the time I go home for winter holiday) lol but it really got me thinking. As I’m sure many of you have noticed, otome games are primarily released on the PSP as of now or for PC (which it seems like is still slowly dying as well other than for R-18 games). I mean there are only a few otome games scheduled to come out for the PC (OZMAFIA!, Yandere Heaven, Double Score I think? or is that for PSP i forget LOL) while everything else is scheduled for the PSP. Even the PS2 isn’t very popular anymore, and that’s probably because we ladies like our hot 2D men on the go (●ゝω・●)
Ok so ANYWAYS this made me think about the new PSVita. I’ve been considering buying one for a while now but I’ve been a bit apprehensive since the other PSP model (I’m looking at you, PSP GO) failed pretty epically. I like the PSP slim a lot and it’s a great system for otome games. But with the new PSVita’s released, if you live in the USA you’ve probably seen the major push for putting all the new games on the PSVita. I mean, Persona 4 got ported to PSVita!!! But this begs the question, is the PSP dying in the USA?
I would say yeah, the PSP is pretty much on it’s deathbed. I’ve already seen one gaming company (not an otome game company, tbh I can’t remember which company this was xD) that has decided it’s next PSP release will be it’s last for the PSP and moving onto the PSVita. Any way you look at it, the PSVita is growing in popularity even if there aren’t very many games on it right now. Hakuouki was recently released for the PSP in the USA market and from what I’ve noticed it did pretty well in terms of people buying it. The price was decently cheap for a limited edition and game with great extras. The game itself was a smart game to introduce into the US market cause it had an anime to go with it and was already quite popular itself.
However, this seems to be the only import/translated Japanese otome game on the market right now. With PSP on it’s deathbed, should we expect to see any more PSP otome games coming over? If the PSP is really on it’s death bed, does this mean companies are less likely to localize otome games for the PSP and move onto the PSVita? ┐(;Ծ⌓Ծ;)┌
Or will otome game companies make the move from PSP to PSVita? If so CRAP I have to buy another system LOL but I wonder if the fact that the PSP is essentially dead in the USA, if localizing any other otome games in the USA will happen. For some reason the PSP to me is a bit more for heavier gamers, but maybe it’s just the system’s design that makes me think that? xD Lmfao.
tl;dr if the PSP market in the USA is pretty much dead, does this mean we won’t see any more localized otome games in the USA?
What do you guys think? I hope this won’t happen and that more otome games will be localized because I would really love to see the otome gaming love spread to others ^^
That and I don’t want to have to spend more money on another gaming system LOL….. (´ε｀；)
Aaaaand I’ll try to get back into regular otome gaming soon… I’ve been busy with school and work 😦 Hopefully I’ll have more time and motivation during holiday lol (●´▽｀●)