[imgclear] Fans of the Valkyria Chronicles will be disappointed to hear that poor sales and the unpopularity of the PSP in Europe and the US means that Valkyria Chronicles III will not be localised for Western markets.
The original Valkyria Chronicles, released on the PS3, was a critical darling and received praise for its refreshing approach to the strategy RPG and beautiful art style. The follow-up, Valkyria Chronicles II, was released on the PSP and was also a critical success. However, it did not fair very well commercially.
During a recent interview in Singapore, Sega’s team manager of console sales, Hiroshi Seno, confirmed that the game would not be localised due to the PSP platform not being popular and well liked in North America and Europe. He also added that Valkyria Chronicles II did not sell enough copies to justify the localisation costs.
Valkyria Chronicles III sold 102,779 units in its first week in Japan. SEGA is yet to decide whether the game will be made available for download on the upcoming PlayStation Vita.