Siliconera Sounds Off: Why Is The Western DS JRPG Market In Decline?

Most at Siliconera are fans of RPGs. In Japan, the DS and PSP are the primary gaming devices and have been home to a broad variety of RPGs. The problem is, they've also been hearing from publishers that it's hard to make money in the portable RPG market in the West, which would explain why some games like 7th Dragon or Tales of Innocence haven't been tossed onto the localization belt yet.

Naturally, this is a cause for concern, both at present and for the future, and something we very much wanted to discuss with site readers. And so, this week's SSO topic is: "Publishers have been complaining that the DS RPG market is in decline in the West. Why do you think this is?"

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