serious question: why aren't there equivalents to the Persona games set in the United States? (e.g. epic turn-based RPGs about being a teenager set in the present day)
(just thinking about how I've played seemingly countless video games set in Tokyo but few if any games set in New York City. or *any* US city really, other than their apocalyptic versions in e.g. fallout)
@CitySquirrel ? atlus sold 500k copies of persona 5 last year, admittedly not call of duty levels but hardly niche. I don't understand how that answers the question, either—even if persona is "niche," why isn't there an equivalent niche for a similar game set in the US?
@aparrish BUT that was much higher than previous persona games so it seems like they are catching on. This means that maybe a North American developer might try to jump on the bandwagon. I just think that games like Persona are so very Japanese that it would take an actual imitator to make one taking place here. It wouldn't pop up naturally.