Submitted by Godchild1020 918d ago | article

Unfortunate Timing: RPGs Released Late In The PSP’s Life Cycle

The PSP has been winding down in North America over the last few years, and with the Vita on the market, publishers are hesitant to bring over games late in the portable’s life cycle – many of which are RPGs. As an RPG fan, I yearn for and wonder about these games. Maybe an opportunity will arise to bring them digitally to PSN for play on both the PSP and Vita, but until then, I’ve selected eight games that came late in the PSP’s lifespan. Sadly, we will probably always pine for these to release in English. (7th Dragon 2020, Final Fantasy Type-0, Genso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki, Grand Knights History, Nayuta no Kiseki, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, PSP, Sol Trigger, Valkyria Chronicles 3)

Godchild1020  +   919d ago
I would love to see Sol Trigger and Final Fantasy Type-0 come stateside. They both look interesting and Type-0 looks like the first breath of fresh air we would get since 13.
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Godmars290  +   919d ago
The thing is they can be put on the PSV, even though they have to be downloads.
Lovable  +   919d ago
Pretty much...
3-4-5  +   918d ago
I'm ok with that. They would sell more Vita's if they would just localize these games for download.
GribbleGrunger  +   918d ago
I'm not so sure about them not getting released in other regions. The Vita will eventually get these PSP games and then they'll have a second market to aim for. To me it makes financial sense to release them worldwide.
Hicken  +   918d ago
I don't know if it's a bad thing. Many of these games will be localized, and because the PSP itself is pretty cheap, it's more incentive to pick up the system and get these games.

Some of the games would never have made it West anyway, but with the digital aspect of things picking up- and the Vita promoting such play- developers and publishers may find it worth it to release the game digitally. And even though it might be more promoted for the Vita, it'd still be available for those who have PSPs.
Chrono  +   918d ago
"Many of these games will be localized" hahaha you're dreaming.
Myst  +   918d ago
Still waiting to see Type-0 and it's kind of an annoyance that it hasn't been released yet.
knifefight  +   918d ago
Blame the record company for that one. =/
Myst  +   918d ago
Really..? Well damn thanks for at least letting me know the reason. Sucks that it falls on that :(
tiffac008  +   918d ago
OMG! All those titles are what I want localized. Why can't they just localize it and make them digital only? That way they won't need to fear losing money through retail.
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DivineAssault  +   918d ago
Good thing vita can get digital versions if released.. I dont have a psp anymore but theres lots of games for it i still want to play.. I want almost every game thats up there... Grand Knights history is getting localized isnt it? I love vanilla ware titles & cant wait for Dragons Crown
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Knushwood Butt  +   917d ago
They should tweak it an release a Vita dedicated port.

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