The question remains, if otome games continue to be so popular in Japan, why aren’t more titles receiving English localizations?Despite the large numbers of otome game releases every year, they sell relatively small numbers to a very specific audience, with drama CDs, anime adaptations, and merchandise making up a significant revenue source for their respective companies.
, on the other hand, has the unique option of allowing the player to choose from one of three different protagonists, each with their own different set of suitors.
While that is the current extent of English otome games on the Vita, the PSP also has a couple more titles up its sleeve.
From tear-jerker visual novels to toe-tapping rhythm games, Vita owners have an ever-growing library of titles to choose from.
One genre that has made the Vita its home is otome games, or dating sims aimed at women.
In fact, the PSP was so popular for otome games that new titles continue to be released on the platform today both digitally and on physical UMD, such as the upcoming , which launches this April on both PSP and Vita in Japan.