Ive been a huge Jrpg fan since the super nintendo days, played all the awesome old snes/ps1 rpgs and grew up loving them.Then for a good long while it seemed like there was a jrpg drought and nobody wanted to make them anymore. But now finally 2013/2014 hit and there is a onslaught of rpgs out and coming out this year. What happend??? Do people play jrpgs again and turn based rpgs again? Is the Fps genre dying off and people are flocking to rpgs? Even some mmo numbers are down but 1player rpgs are up?
Traditionally JRPGs on a console start out slow, and really come out later in life cycle. This is due to Japanese developers taking bit of time to get on new system, long development cycles and then long localization process.
I do agree that publishers such as Aksys, NIS, Atlus, XSeed and others have been fairly busy with PS3 and PSV in 2013 and 2014.
I will say many people will dismiss these as many are second or third tier titles, simply fact is sadly (for me) JRPGs in the west do not put up big numbers outside Pokemon and maybe Final Fantasy.