I think the sales of Sen III will be key for Falcom's strategy. If the game manages to sell numbers that they are pleased with then I guess they will stick with the Ps4. If not, we might end up seeing some ps4/switch Falcom games in the future.
I see that Gust released 3 ds games. Did they not sell well ? I'm guessing that's the case since they haven't touched the 3ds since launch except for Rorona (which they went chibi style with...).
I still maintain Sen III PS4-only is a mistake. They'll need to sell like 160k FW for it to match the predecessors. There's just no way that's happening. It'd have to sell more than Star Ocean did on PS4.
I know Vita held back the previous two release, but this is Falcom, who released a dual-UMD game. Falcom who squeezed all of their PC releases onto PSP. I know they have a specific story they want to tell but there's no reason they couldn't have tailored it to be told on Vita too, and in doing so they'd guarantee themselves ~100k+ sales domestically.
And it'd make more sense to start their next story arc with a PS4-only game - make the most of the hardware, make it a showcase etc. Don't do it for the third in a trilogy, just bizarre.
re. Gust, I guess they'll go wherever. This year they dropped the PS4/PS3/Vita strategy for just PS4/Vita. I'd imagine we'll get Atelier Mysterious 3 in fall/winter on PS4/Vita and then they'll drop Vita and we'll have to see what they do after that.