Where are all my PlayStation 3 RPGs?

The PlayStation 2, known as a Japanese console, was famous for the amount of Japanese and Western RPGs in it’s library. With games like Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Persona 3, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Wild Arms 3, Final Fantasy X, Suikoden III, and more in it’s library, it was the premier console for RPG fans.

Today, the PlayStation 3 only sees a small amount of RPGs in its library. Some would not even be considered an RPG, even though it is listed in that genre. Lets go down a list of currently released RPGs for the PlayStation 3 — or games listed as an RPG.

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Enchanted Arms
Folklore (Exclusive)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (Exclusive)

Those are about it. PlayStation 3 has been in our homes for over a year and a half and we’ve only been catered to about one or two good RPGs. Although, we do have a great line-up of RPGs coming “sometime” in the future. Lets take a look at that list.

Alpha Protocol (Q1 2009)
Amphibian Man (Exclusive) (TBA)
Borderlands (2009)
Cross Edge (Exclusive) (2009)
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (Exclusive) (2008)
Elveon (2009)
Eternal Sonata (Timed Xbox 360 Exclusive) (2008)
Fallout 3 (October 2008)
Final Fantasy XIII (Exclusive) (2009)
Final Fantasy Versus XIII (Exclusive) (2009)
Free Realms (Exclusive) (Q3 2008)
Golden Axe: Beast Rider (2008)
Gothic IV (2009)
The Last Remnant (2008)
Rise of the Argonauts (2008)
Shin Megami Tensei PS3 (Exclusive) (2009)
Star Ocean 4 (Exclusive) (2009)
Steambot Chronicles 2 (Exclusive) (TBA)
Sunrise Eiyuutan PS3 (Exclusive) (TBA)
Two Worlds (Timed Xbox 360 Exclusive) (2008)
Valkyria Chronicles (Exclusive) (November 2008)
White Knight Chronicles (Exclusive) (2009)

Then there are all the projects yet untitled (all exclusive):

– Cavia PS3 Action-RPG
– Gust PS3 RPG Project
– Hudson Soft PS3 RPG Project
– Konami PS3 RPG
– Namco PS3 RPG Project
– Success PS3 RPG
– tri-Crescendo PS3 Project

Now as you can see, PlayStation 3 has the majority in exclusives. My only downs are not having Mass Effect, Tales of Vesperia, and Infinite Undiscovery on the system. The only thing I wonder is: why is it taking so long to deploy all these RPGs? As of now we are stuck with shooting (the majority), racing, action, adventure, fighting, and puzzle titles. Need some motivation? Here is my $60 bucks.

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