Yeah, theres inst really a key answer to what exactly niche is, so it can be a bit subjective if a game is niche or not.A game that sells 100k units is not exactly a mainstream game. Maybe it's not even a niche game... The definition may be blurry, but surely it tends more the latter extreme. Then there exist games that can succeed with 10k units sold that really rely upon a core group of fans, like shoot'em up on 360 (do they sell anymore?).
The two Death Smiles games sold over 25k each. But other than that, i think most of them are somewhere around 10k, yeah.
Yeah, i think that might be a main reason why it sold better, since it has the Monster Hunter elements to it. Being a launch window game might not have hurt the sales either, i agree with that, but the game seems to have sold a fair amount outside of the launch window too.Ragnarok DS was not an hunting action. In fact, it was a MMO-like, basically an offline version of the original one (it had online multiplayer, though). And secondly, Odyssey came out when Vita didn't have any game of sort after the launch line-up and sold exactly as the typically game in that period (e.g. Samurai Warriors Chronicles on 3DS).
I dont think it necessarily means that their abandoning the Vita, but we'll see =)Falcom shown interest on 3DS, and it's developing on PS3. Nippon Ichi is on PS3 as well, and outside Disgaea I don't see them bringing other stuffs on Vita (didn't their last game flop on it?). Kadokawa? Irem? FuRyu? Etc.
Nippon Ichi' last game was a visual novel with no tie-in, and got very little to none adverticing as far as i know. It probably end up selling like similar games regardless of what platform they're on.
Kadokawa has Demon Gaze coming to Vita. I dont know about the others.
It may happen, instead, when there are software house that surely cannot develop for each platform in the market. Dead platforms are not something you can rely on a lot.
It all comes down to what they feel is the best business decition. Someone decided to support the Xbox 360 for example.Sure. Several platforms but NOT the one dying.