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Valkyria Chronicles 2 low sales and localization costs cited as key reasons for Western no-show.

The Valkyria Chronicles series was praised for being bold and fresh strategy RPGs that were both beautiful to look at and fun to play. Fans of the series will be disappointed to know that Sega is not planning to localize the third game, Valkyria Chronicles III: Unrecorded Chronicles, for North American and European markets.

During a recent interview in Singapore, Sega's team manager of console sales team Hiroshi Seno confirmed that the game would not be localized due to the PSP platform not being popular and well-liked in North America and Europe. He also said that localizing the title for English-speaking audience would require past games of that franchise to sell a particular amount of quantities; he added that Valkyria Chronicles II did not sell enough to justify localization costs.

When asked whether the game would be out as a downloadable title on the upcoming PlayStation Vita system, Seno said the company would make a concrete decision the next time it meets with Sony. Valkyria Chronicles III sold 102,779 units on its debut week of January 24 in Japan.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6339405.html?tag=newsticker%3Bheadline%3B1



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Sega is so dumb. They are really dumb, for real.

It's a damn shame. It got so many good reviews, praising it as one of the best PSP titles out there. I never got around to play due to my Low IQ and inability to play most turn-based games....Don't judge me :/

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Faith is for the weak. 

badgenome said:
Sega is so dumb. They are really dumb, for real.



I don't know why I remember this.



Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)

Release Date: 24th Apr 08
Published by: Sega
Screenshots | Cheats
9.4
Exemplary
8.4
Critic Score
8.8
User Score
1.00m


The main thing I wanted you to see was the 1 million in sales the last PS3 game got. Plus now there is a big interest in PS3, so why would they not do this again? Is it really that much money!

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This series' journey has been a strange and sad one. Carl will not be pleased...

Smeags said:
This series' journey has been a strange and sad one. Carl will not be pleased...

Every cloud has a silver lining.



Smeags said:
This series' journey has been a strange and sad one. Carl will not be pleased...

Why not? This is THE chance for his beloved Sony to prove that they care oh-so-much for third parties.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

Biased reviews are a pleasure to read. Just my opinion, of course.

badgenome said:
Smeags said:
This series' journey has been a strange and sad one. Carl will not be pleased...

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Indeed, Carl's tears are simply delicious. ^_^

tears cartman



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If it goes to Vita, then no harm done to me.