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:(.  Tom from XSEED:


Posted 10 June 2016 - 01:06 PM

Yeah, I quite like the Vita, and we've got two announced Vita titles that are receiving physical releases (Shantae and Cold Steel II), but... honestly, the days of Vita physical releases are numbered, and it's not for lack of desire to put them out -- it's because barely anybody carries them anymore! And in this business, we are absolutely dependent on retail stores: if we release a game physically and no retailer is willing to put it on their shelves in any decent quantities, then the game flops, plain and simple. And we publishers don't get to tell retailers what to carry -- rather, it's the retailers who decide what to order from us. All we can do is try to sell them on our titles being worth their time and money to stock.