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Is Sega dropping the ball? 4 reasons it should rush to bring Phantasy Star Online 2 for PS Vita west

Phantasy Star Online 2 for Playstation Vita. We know it exists. We want it. But where is it?

epicJRPG.com examines the current lack of an official North American localization announcement for PSO2 on PS Vita, and provides a list of 4 key reasons why Sega should go ahead and move (much) faster to localize the game at the earliest possible opportunity.

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dedicatedtogamers1281d ago

Handhelds have never been known for online multiplayer, let alone massive online RPGs. But hey, before Halo, consoles weren't known for online shooters, either. If Vita can push the boundaries of what online games can be on handhelds (and PhS2 is a step in the right direction) it may become a runaway hit.

Protagonist1281d ago

PS Vita is already pushing the bounderies but as the acticle says, Sega better localize it for the west and unleash the power of the PS Vita as fast as possible.

SirBradders1281d ago

I am abit pissed at sega they have dropped the ball with this big time i played the open beta almost until full release. I felt i had to stop because i couldnt understand a thing, other than that i was extremely impressed overall with the game.

The western community had mainly populated certain ships and was rather strong support wise etc...

Sega have a gem with this but dont even update the community when they have already confirmed a western pc release at the least, wtf are they playing at it isnt hard to just say hey guys we are a bit behind but heres the progress thus far.

Seriously some of these companies these day need to learn how to communicate in the age where communication is easier then it ever has been.

HarryMasonHerpderp1281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

I completely agree with you.
It's not the delay that's frustrating it's the complete lack of communication from Sega. It seems like fans have to literally beg to get the games they want these days.

Tito081281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

It takes more than just simple delays & communications, Phantasy Star doesn't have the strong popularity & sales power as the Final Fantasy series, & Japan is where Phantasy Star does better in terms of sales, because it does poorly in the West. There needs to be good demand for the game in the west, it's not the first time Sega kept some of their games Japan-Only, Hokuto No Ken fighting game, Yakuza Kenzan, & some others comes to mind.

That is why sometimes we wonder why some companies in Japan doesn't localize their games, because the West nowadays are all about the FPSs, causal crap, & yearly releases,& Sega lost a lot of money from Alien:CM, & Gearbox Software are to blame because A:CM was very anticipated, they f%^&d up.

LOOK_AT_THIS_I1281d ago

If the game is already created a simple translation to English could occur and put subtitles in to offset costs. A digital release only on the psn store minimizes shipping and other costs. There is some sort of demand or people wouldnt be asking for it over here.

pandatomsk1281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

I've been playing it for a few weeks now and I really love it! Not being able to read japanese is definitely a hindrance, especially when it comes to creating a sega ID to log in (that damn captcha!) but after playing it with the help of online guides and tutorials, I'm starting to get the hang of things. I see no reason why a localized version wouldn't be successful. Sitting in the park or pretty much anywhere on the go, while playing a cross-platform compatible f2p mmo is an experience I'd absolutely like to expand on...and be able to understand without some help.

Fullmetalevolust1281d ago

I'd actually buy it even though it's free to play. Sega doesn't even know what they have in their hands.

Tsuru1281d ago

They released news on this a couple days ago.

http://massively.joystiq.co...

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