Originally Posted by Justyn_Darkcrest
To be clear, I was making a generalization, we're seeing way too many threads like this full of posts saying "No announcement?! We're not getting it!" and frankly that's just dumb.
Granted, most game companies won't tell us right out the gate that we're not getting a game, but I find it incredibly difficult to believe that a company trying to make money would promote a game with "Global Support" with "Global" meaning Japan only. Financially it doesn't make any sense.
Now in PSP2i's case, that is a hand held title that is a subplot of the current major title, which we received. Just like we got every other major PS title out there. So far the only ones they've left off are the obscure ones, remakes, a few re-releases, and one hand held expansion/sequel (not sure which and frankly don't care).
Every time they have come out with a new major title we have gotten it, and since this one is shaping up to be they're main focus for the next few years (minimum) I don't see them crippling themselves by not making it available to as many people as possible, especially since with it being PC only, they won't have the restrictions that come alongside dealing with consoles, and the companies that make them.
Edit:@Tommykun, Considering PSU is over 5 years old I wouldn't exactly call that a flop. However, the reason it didn't do as well as PSO had less to do with it's differences, and more so it's poor management/early hacking on the PC side.
Very true, but I mean flop as in it didn't match the expectations the majority of the PSO players had for it. It seemed too restrictive to be able to live up to the online gaming history behind the Phantasy Star name. My old crew migrated originally and quit before the free month was up. Management does make or break a game though, which if it were managed better they could have made certain tweaks to make it more accessible.