I guess things don't look good for that Type-1 sequel
Most people I talk to about Type-0 refused to play $60 for a remastered PSP game, even if it did include the demo for FF XV.
Yeah, the main criticisms from NA polls were "I'm interested in XV but not going to pay $60 for a demo", "Type-0 is a PSP game, I'm not paying $60 for a PSP game." and also "I'm not interested in Japanese styled games. I want something with more western character tropes and designs (less anime)"
JRPGs are going to become obsolete in NA
I think if you're looking for that specific full blown Japaense JRPG experience Atlus has that market on lock. If you're looking for anime type characters and tropes along with classic and evolving JRPG gameplay they have everything you need in their catalog.
JRPG's are still a niche market. Some may debate that because of how well FF XIII sold but you have to remember that it was the first FF on a new console after a 3 year wait and a huge leap in gaming technology. And with it's shortcomings, it left a bad taste in veterans of the franchise as well as people who were playing FF for the very first time. The proof is in the diminishing returns on sales of the abortions that are the sequels.
SE hasn't had a fundamental vision for FF in 10 years. They have sat around being a tweener in the industry by not going into full JRPG territory but have also done enough to turn non JRPG fans off to their games. Everyone knows that tweeners are not stand outs.
If JRPGs are going to flourish here in NA and break out of the niche market they will need to push something provocative to bring in new fans without alienating their core audience. It's a hell of a thing to do to transcend that barrier with any genre but to do it for a genre that focuses on player engagement for 40+ hours, it's a monumental task.
I don't know who is going to do that but someone needs to step up and get it done or else fans of the genre will be stuck with remasters of old games and recycled mechanics, storytelling, and art for the future.
Atlus makes Shin Megami Tensei which produced many more spin offs like Persona and Devil Summoner etc., right? I've only tried P4 but I thought it was extremely boring. Those first two hours were excruciating for me. I hear P4 was somewhat different compared to the other entries but I really have no interest in P5 because of my experience with P4. I've never tried any of the other Shin Megami games though.
It just seems like it's too early to even mention a sequel. The PSV could be legit considering the PSV does decent in JP (I think) but no way would it get a PSV release here in NA or even EU. It'd be nice if they did a reveal, at the end of it, knock off the HEROES and rebrand it as DQ XI