2020 Overview – Upcoming Otome & BL Games

2020 marks the start of no otome games releasing on the PS Vita (possibly). So it’s sad to put our PS Vitas to rest, but we gotta move on with new titles releasing on the Switch and PC platforms.

As always I am using sources from Tweeter, cool-b’s and otomelab’s calendars. I may miss some more obscure title releases considering I don’t keep my eye on almost everything but I try to be as concise as possible. I will update this post whenever I can.


※Legend

= Nintendo Switch Game

= PS Vita Game

= PC Game

+ 🔞 = R18+ PC Game (Otome or BL)

♛ = Very excited for, prolly buy limited edition if I can

★ = Interested in the game, will preorder/purchase

❤ = Kinda interested/like, not sure if I’ll buy

——Table of Contents

  1. Games with Set Release Dates
    • January
      • Gensou Maneji
      • Koi no Hana Saku Hyakkaen
    • February
      • Chou no Doku Hana no Kusari ~Taishou Tsuya Koi Ibun~
    • March
      • CollarxMalice for Nintendo Switch
      • [NEW!] Toraware no Palm Refrain
      • Tokyo 24-ku
    • April
      • Re;quartz Reido
      • Olympia Soiree
    • May
      • Uta no Prince-sama Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE for Nintendo Switch
    • June
      • Lykt.
      • [NEW!] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 7
    • July
    • August
      • JACKJEANNE
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
  2. Games Set to Release in 2020 but No Confirmed Release Date
    • Kankinkon ~Sentaku no Hibi~
    • Himehibi Another Princess Days ~White or Black~ 
    • New Angelique Title
    • Slow Damage
    • Hakuouki Shinkai Ginsei no Shou
    • Bilshana Senki ~Genpei Hikamusou~
    • Cupid Parasite
    • DAIROKU: AYAKASHIMORI
    • Meiji Katsugeki Haikara Ryusei-gumi -Seibai Shimaseu, Yonaoshi Kagyou-
    • Uuultra C
    • Dystopia no Ou
    • Grande Odalisque -Les Grande Odalisque-
  3. Games with Unknown Release Dates
    • Yuukoku no Perseus
    • Akatsuki no Betelgeus
    • Dorico no Toshokan
    • Piofiore no Banshou -Episidio1926-
    • Tokeijikake no Apocalypse
    • Spade no Kuni no Alice
    • LoverPretend
    • Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen – Shiawase Iro no Tobira
    • Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 4 
    • Gikei -Meiji Mangekyou Sekai-
    • Bara Senso -Sonnet of Seeds-
    • Uta no Prince-sama Dolce Vita
    • Uta no Prince-sama Debut for Nintendo Switch
    • Kanja S no Kyuusai
    • New World Order 

*Hit CTRL” + “F” (“Command” + “F” on Mac) and input the title of the game you’re looking for, for an easier search through this post.

*Some dates may change as the year goes on, dates are in the format of: Month/Day

I will try to update this post as the year goes on as best as I can. As you can tell, I’ll only be covering releases of games that are in Japanese and not English releases.


Last Updated on: 18th January 2020

—Set Release Date (2020)

—January—

Gensou Maneji / Rêver d’un manège | 1/30| mages. / LOVE&ART

From the creators of Meiji Tokyo Renka and B-Project comes a new otome game called “Gensou Maneji” or “Rêver d’un manège” for the Nintendo Switch. Not much is known about the story except the setting is mainly focusing on a french mobile/travelling amusement park (so basically a travelling fair/circus?). However all is not what it seems as all of the people who work at this amusement park is a prisoner of it due to magic/curse. Only your “magic” can set them free. Character design/illustration by meij, also known for their work designing the idol unit “Lancelot” from mobile game I Chu. (here’s my two cents that no one asked for but this is giving me some “Cendrillon palikA” vibes)

[Cast]  Wataru Hatano / Yuichiro Umehara / Hiro Shimono / Yuto Suzuki / Yusuke Shirai / Atsushi Abe

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Koi no Hana Saku Hyakkaen | 1/30 | Takuyo

*Been in development limbo for 4~5 years, website had a renewal in 2018.

The heroine happens upon a white cat, who revealed itself as a spirit who resides in the “hundred flower garden”. His wish is to see the hundred flower garden to be restored to what it once was a long time ago and asks for the heroines help. He bestowed her the power to hear the voice of plants and the power to use human’s positive energy to feed plants in order for them to grow.

Cast will have newbie voice actors. Heroine will also be voiced.

[Cast]  Tomoya Wakabayashi / Taiki Bito / Shougo Sakata / Shinnosuke Murashima / Fukushi Ochiai / Masumu Ono

Official Site

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—February—

Chou no Doku Hana no Kusari ~Taishou Tsuya Koi Ibun~ | 2/20 | aromarie / prototype

*A port of the PS Vita version which is a port of an R18 PC game, with toned down themes/content

[Cast]  Sandayuu Cyanosis / Keizou Ooishi / Tatsuya Hirai / Kiya Suga / Chasuke

Official Site

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—March—

CollarxMalice for Nintendo Switch| 3/12 | Otomate

*Switch port that combines both the original CollarxMalice game and its fandisc, CollarxMalice -Unlimited-

Nintendo Switch version will include a ending list, considering the Switch doesn’t have trophies like the PS Vita to keep track on the endings.

[Cast]  Soma Saito / Yuki Kaji / Daisuke Namikawa / Ryohei Kimura / Masakazu Morita

Official Site

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[NEW!] Toraware no Palm Refrain| 3/12 | Capcom

Switch port for the mobile game Toraware no Palm Refrain which includes base game as well as other DLC included (only in deluxe packaged and download edition).

[Cast]  Kaito Ishikawa / Takahiro Sakurai / Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Official Site

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[BL]🔞 Tokyo 24-ku (Tokyo 24 District)| 3/27 | HolicWorks

A political and suspenseful drama with the protagonist, a young member of the house of representatives is tasked with spearheading the investigation on a suspected terrorist bombing of the Tokyo district Shibuya.

(If you see question marks next to the casts names it means I don’t know exactly the correct reading of their names, or how to write them down in romaji)

[Cast]  Akira(?) Miyao(?) / Yusei(?) Tenkawa(?)) / Masato Kawamura / Chasuke / Santa Hiiragi

Official Site

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—April—

[BL] Re;quartz Reido | 4/5 | B-cluster

A crowdfunded all-ages PC BL game. The premise is that the protagonist has to relive the same day over and over again. The dev team, b-cluster, has also done a few games in the past, notably the original Re;quartz game in 2012 where the protag has to repeat the same day over and over again. This one seems like a prequel/sequel or at least a game in a similar universe.

Game currently has a trial version.

[Cast]  Yusuke Kobayashi / Masaaki Mizunaka / Koudai Sakai / Genki Okawa / Toshiyuki Morikawa

Official Site

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Olympia Soiree | 4/16 | Otomate – ❤?

Set in a fantasy world where a people are born with designated colors. The primary colors blue, red and yellow all have different properties/powers bestowed upon the individual born with that color. Couples with two different colors will birth an individual with mixed color. There is a rare occurrence when an individual is born with the white color, which is what our heroine is born as. Plot is basically she has to hook up with one of the color boyos and breed that white out of her (jk).

[Cast]  Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Yuto Uemura / Shun Horie / Tomokazu Sugita / Nobunaga Shimazaki / Yume Uchida

Official Site

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—May—

Uta no Prince-sama Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE for Nintendo Switch | 5/28 | broccoli – ❤?

*Switch port of a PS Vita port that combines two fandisc PSP games into one game

[Cast]  Takuma Terashima / Kenichi Suzumura / Kisho Taniyama / Mamoru Miyano / Junichi Suwabe / Hiro Shimono / Kosuke Toriumi / Showtaro Morikubo / Tatsuhisa Suzuki / Shouta Aoi / Tomoaki Maeno / Hikaru Midorikawa / Daisuke Ono / Tsubasa Yonaga / Yuuma Uchida / Hidenori Takahashi / Ryohei Kimura / Daiki Yamashita

Official Site

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—June—

[BL]🔞 Lykt.| 6/?? | parade

Plot is unknown for now. May be set in Sengoku Era (probably not). From the company that brought you No, Thank You!!! and Room No.9. Mitsuru Amemiya (director of No, Thank You!!! and Room No.9) comes back as director, in charge of plot and planner. Shino Nikaido (character designer and artist of Room No.9) will be in charge of character design and art. Tatsuya Kurashiki (scenario writer for Maki’s route in No, Thank You!!!) will be in charge of scenario and assisting in plot.

[Cast]  Not announced yet

Official Site

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[NEW!] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 7 | 6/18 | Neoromance / Koei Tecmo

Newest entry in the Harukanaru Toki no Naka de series set in the Sengoku period.

[Cast]  Mikako Takahashi / Takuma Terashima / Kenichi Suzumura / Atsushi Abe / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Shinnosuke Tachibana / Eiji Takemoto / Michael Shitanda / Hiroki Yasumoto

Official Site

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—August—

JACKJEANNE | 8/5| Broccoli – ❤?

*Not confirmed as an otome game or a game for females but features a crossdressing female protagonist

This project/game is a collaboration between Sui Ishida (mangaka of Tokyo Ghoul) and Broccoli (known for their Uta no Prince-sama series/franchise). Ishida will not only be in charge of character design but also world building and scenario writing. The game will include both a visual novel aspect as well as a rhythm game featuring 3D models doing dance choreography.

[Cast]  Not announced yet

Official Site

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—TBA (2020)

🔞 Kankinkon ~Sentaku no Hibi~| Summer 2020 | Dusk

R18 PC game based on the drama CD series “Kankinkon”. Probably about forced marriages or something? Don’t take my word for it.

[Cast]  Akira Miraku / Shinsenryoku / Kanade Mie / Takao Hachiouji

Official Site

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Himehibi Another Princess Days ~White or Black~ | Summer 2020 | TAKUYO

[Cast]  Ryohei Arai / Atsushi Tamaru / Koudai Sakai / Shun Horie / Kenji Akabane

Official Site (No site yet)

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New Angelique Title | 2020 | Neoromance / Koei Tecmo

A new title in the Angelique series, the first new instalment to the series in 17 years. Will have new artists and cast.

[Cast]  Not announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

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[BL] 🔞 Slow Damage | 2020 | Nitro+CHiRAL– ❤

[Cast]  Not announced yet

Official Site

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Hakuouki Shinkai Ginsei no Shou | 2020 | Otomate

One of two fandiscs to release within the “Shinkai” series of Hakuouki. Ginsei no Shou will be the second to release of the fandiscs. The two fandiscs will have the cast/story split in half, one game focusing on one half of characters and the other game focusing on the rest. Ginsei no Shou will probably focus on the after stories of the following cast of characters: Saito, Heisuke, Harada, Shinpachi, Soma and Sakamoto.

[Cast]  Kouji Yusa / Shinichirou Miki / Mamoru Miyano / Kenjiro Tsuda / Tomohiro Tsuboi / Showtaro Morikubo / Kosuke Toriumi / Daisuke Ono / Bobuo Tobita / Yuki Kaji / Hiroyuki Yoshino / Takayuki Suzuki

Official Site (No site yet)

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Bilshana Senki ~Genpei Hikamusou~ | 2020 | Otomate

[Cast]  Makoto Furukawa / Jun Fukuyama / Kengo Kawanishi / Yuichiro Umehara / Soma Saito

Official Site (No site yet)

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Cupid Parasite | 2020 | Otomate – ❤

[Cast]  Not announced yet

Official Site

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DAIROKU: AYAKASHIMORI | 2020 | Otomate

[Cast]  Toshiyuki Toyonaga / Tatsuhisa Suzuki / Takahiro Sakurai / Yuusuke Kobayashi / Ryota Oosaka

Official Site

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Meiji Katsugeki Haikara Ryusei-gumi -Seibai Shimaseu, Yonaoshi Kagyou- | 2020 | Otomate – ❤?

[Cast]  Kento Itou / Yuuichi Iguchi / Chikahiro Kobayashi / Junya Enoki / Kaito Ishikawa

Official Site

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[BL] 🔞 Uuultra C | 2020 | ADELTA

Set in the Showa Era, 1970. There will be three protagonists with their own separate story. From the company that brought us Hashihime of Old Book Town. Theme will focus on “heroes”.

[Cast]  Haru Fujikiri / Tomoya Kanzaki / Yuri Sano / Hideyoshi Bitou / Yagami Daisuke / Kento Kasaogi(?)

Official Site

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[BL] 🔞 Dystopia no Ou | 2020 | pil/slash

[Cast]  Not announced yet

Official Site

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🔞 Grande Odalisque -Les Grande Odalisque- | 2020 | kalmia8

No longer under the subsidiary kalmia8 scarlet, just under kalmia8. May or may not be localised in English but site does have an English option.

[Cast]  Not announced yet

Official Site

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—TBA

Yuukoku no Perseus | Poni-Pachet

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

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Akatsuki no Betelgeus | Poni-Pachet

*Part of the Hoshisora Series, its predecessor is “Yuukoku no Perseus” which is still yet to be released/in development. This one will be illustrated by Satoi.

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

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Dorico no Toshokan | rejet

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

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Piofiore no Banshou -Episidio1926- | Otomate

A sequel or fandisc for Piofiore no Banshou

[Cast]  Kaito Ishikawa / Showtaro Morikubo / Nobuhiko Okamoto / Ryohei Kimura / Toshiyuki Toyonaga / Shinnosuke Tachibana

Official Site (No site yet)

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Tokeijikake no Apocalypse | Otomate

[Cast]  Not revealed yet

Official Site (No site yet)

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Spade no Kuni no Alice | Otomate / QuinRose Reborn

*Game will be split into two games: “Wonderful White World” and “Wonderful Black World”

[Cast]  Not revealed yet

Official Site (No site yet)

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LoverPretend | Otomate

[Cast]  Not revealed yet

Official Site (No site yet)

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Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen – Shiawase Iro no Tobira| Daisy2

*Fandisc that was crowdfunded for the original PC game

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site (No site yet)

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[UNKNOWN PLATFORM] Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 4 | Konami

*4th sequel/game entry to the Girl’s Side franchise

[Cast]  Jun Fukuyama / Sounosuke Hattori / Yuki Kaji / Youhei Azakami / Takuya Satou / Shou Hayami

Official Site

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🔞 Gikei -Meiji Mangekyou Sekai-  | aromarie

[Cast]  Not announced yet

Official Site

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Bara Senso -Sonnet of Seeds- | MIO

[Cast] Not Announced yet

Official Site

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Uta no Prince-sama Dolce Vita | broccoli – ❤?

*No longer a PS Vita game, it is now a Nintendo Switch game

[Cast]  Takuma Terashima / Kenichi Suzumura / Kisho Taniyama / Mamoru Miyano / Junichi Suwabe / Hiro Shimono / Kosuke Toriumi / Showtaro Morikubo / Tatsuhisa Suzuki / Shouta Aoi / Tomoaki Maeno / Hikaru Midorikawa / Daisuke Ono / Tsubasa Yonaga / Yuuma Uchida / Hidenori Takahashi / Ryohei Kimura / Daiki Yamashita

Official Site

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Uta no Prince-sama Debut for Nintendo Switch| broccoli – ❤?

* Switch port of a PSP game that is a direct sequel to the original Utapri game

[Cast]  Takuma Terashima / Kenichi Suzumura / Kisho Taniyama / Mamoru Miyano / Junichi Suwabe / Hiro Shimono / Kosuke Toriumi / Showtaro Morikubo / Tatsuhisa Suzuki / Shouta Aoi / Tomoaki Maeno / Hikaru Midorikawa / Daisuke Ono / Tsubasa Yonaga / Yuuma Uchida / Hidenori Takahashi / Ryohei Kimura / Daiki Yamashita

Official Site (No site yet)

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[BL] 🔞 Kanja S no Kyuusai  | Madalabo

[Cast]  Not announced yet

Official Site

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[BL] 🔞 New World Order  | LoveDelivery

[Cast]  Not announced yet

Official Site

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Bunny Corner

So this is where I talk about issues concerning otome games etc considering no one will read this last part lol.

Anyway, something I kind of noticed in terms of physical otome games is the lack of stock they release initially when a game releases. One example is the regular edition physical copies of Jakou no Lyla for Nintendo Switch being sold out within 2 months of it’s release in a majority of online stores. I’ve been having a hard time trying to get a copy and CDJapan says they can’t get any more stock unless there’s a big demand from the manufacturer to make more 🤔

Another example is when I went to Japan in 2019 and tried to get my hands on a physical copy of Private Academy VerRose–a Switch game that released a month before my trip to Japan–and seeing nothing on the shelf of an Ikebukuro Animate store.

So it makes me wonder if Otomate, or any other otome company, is releasing only a small number of units of their games upon launch so there wouldn’t be a surplus of unsold Switch games as switch otome game sales are lacklustre. Which in turn makes popular titles selling out more quickly than let’s say Switch ports (which is visibly evident in the picture above where the only Switch games still on the shelf are Switch ports).

There is a really good resource keeping track of otome game sales over multiple console platforms throughout the years. 2019’s results were an interesting look into how Switch games fared. I’ll make a table comprising of all the Switch title sales to date using this data from ggirluriage as well as including PS Vita sales for titles that released in 2019 to compare how they fared in competition with Switch titles.

List will go from ascending order in terms of sales. I’m assuming the sales numbers are for physical copies sold, but who knows.

Rank Title Release Date Total Sales in units
(by the end of the year it released)
Nightshade / Hyakka Hyakkuro20th December, 2018Sales Unknown
Yoshiwara Higanbara Kuon no Chigiri20th December, 2018Sales Unknown
Sangoku Rensenki ~Otome no Heihou!~22nd November, 2018Sales Unknown
Norn9 LOFN for Nintendo Switch27th September, 2018Sales Unknown
Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen for Nintendo Switch19th December, 2019Sales Unknown
Omega Vampire [BL]28th August, 2019Sales Unknown
Kaeru Batake de Tsukamaete for the Nintendo Switch 11th July, 2019Sales Unknown
34. Taisho Alice all in one18th April, 2019663
33. Shinigami to Shoujo25th July, 2019886
32. Gunka wo Haita Neko12th September, 2019910
31. Code:Realize ~Saikou no Hanataba~13th September, 20181,088
30. Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku – Modern Nostalgia16th May, 20191,138
29. Beast Master and Prince – Flower&Snow for Nintendo Switch30th May, 20191,188
28. Reine Des Fleurs for Nintendo Switch25th April, 20191,200
27. Private Academy VerRose ~The Rose of Versailles Re*Imagination~23rd May, 20191,236
26. Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku – Gentou Nostalgia20th June, 20191,238
25. Tlicolity Eyes -twinkle showtime-18th July, 20191,263
24. Katakoi Contrast -collection of branch-22nd August, 20191,467
23. Yunohana SpRING! ~Mellow Times~ for Nintendo Switch28th February, 20191,467
22. Brothers Conflict Precious Baby for Nintendo Switch29th August, 20191,549
21. Diabolik Lovers GRAND EDITION for Nintendo Switch21st November, 20191,613
20. Amnesia for Nintendo Switch 12th September, 2019 1,838
19. Kannagi no Mori Satsukiame Tsuzuri29th August, 20191,848
18. Hakuouki Shinkai Fuukaden6th September, 20182,025
17. Nil Admirari no Tenbin – Irodori Nadeshiko20th September, 20182,150
16. Kiniro no Corda Octave 14th February, 2019 2,220
15. Toraware no Palm Deluxe Edition 30th August, 2019 2,469
14.Amnesia LATERxCROWD for Nintendo Switch3rd October, 20192,550
13. Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 DX 14th March, 2019 2,720
12. Cendrillon palikA25th October, 20182,771
11. BUSTAFELLOWS19th December, 20192,919
10. Gensoukissa Enchante10th October, 20192,963
9. Diabolik Lovers CHAOS LINEAGE28th March, 20193,357
8. Clock Zero ~Shuuen no Ichibyo~ Devote 27th June, 2019 3,387
7. Jakou no Lyla ~Trap of MUSK~19th September, 20194,185
6. Kenka Banchou Otome 2nd Rumble!!14th March, 20194,755
5. Kiniro no Corda Octave 14th February, 2019 5,126
4. Hakuouki Shinkai Tsukikage no Shou26th September, 20195,450
3. Variable Barricade 4th April, 2019 6,863
2. Piofiore no Banshou -ricordo-25th July, 20197,550
1. Uta no Prince-sama Repeat LOVE for Nintendo Switch19th December, 20198,410
Titles in bold indicate that they are original and new titles on the platform and not ports

What we can take away from this is that Uta no Prince-sama will always move massive units in a short amount of time even if it’s the same old shit from 10 years ago. Also other popular intellectual properties that are well known to the public will sell well even if its a port or a sequel/FD. Unknown or obscure titles will sell poorly.

Variable Barricade sold well too, possibly through word of mouth via good reviews (as most best selling new titles go). Taisho Alice port to the Switch didn’t sell well, curiously enough. Code:Realize port switch barely pushed through the 1,000 unit mark but considering people purchased the same port on the PS4 a year before the Switch port released I would think it wouldn’t be as popular (unless it’s Hakuouki PS4-to-Switch port, then fans would buy 2,000 units of it).

Though comparing 2019 sales to the previous years, it really does fall behind. Previous years there were a lot of titles breaking past the 10,000 units sold mark, especially Uta no Prince-sama Repeat LOVE for the PS Vita breaking to 32,989 units sold in 2017.

But I guess these numbers are mostly based on how many otome gamers own a Switch. Back in 2017 and 2018 was a time when there was a healthy amount of otome gamers who owned a PS Vita, meanwhile in 2019 people are just slowly moving onto this new console after PS Vita imploded. So far there isn’t a lot of titles to tantalise PS Vita only otome gamers to make the Switch (except the new Hakuouki FD that was packaged with a Switch as a bundle in select stores, considering how many units were sold it may be a little of a success). The Piofiore Sequel/FD that’s in the works might also seduce others to the dark side of the Switch considering how popular it is.

Only time will tell of the fate of otome gaming. Lately there have been people on Twitter advocating others to try out otome games, maybe its a good thing or something worrisome that others too think otome games are becoming a dying breed.

That’s all from me.

Thanks for reading!

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6 thoughts on “2020 Overview – Upcoming Otome & BL Games

  1. tysm for this list! i’ve been away from any otome news for some time and it’s good to have this and be prepared for new releases :’)
    tbh i’m still upset the vita died (i only got mine a few years ago and i didn’t play a third of all i wanted to lol) but i guess we gotta accept, move on…. and save some money to get a switch lmao

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  2. I laughed seeing Hakouki on the list. It truly is powerful. Thank you for putting everything together! I’m still cautiously excited for Haikara.

    Regarding fewer physical units – I remember that for a long time Cendrillon Palika was sold out everywhere until it got restocked near the end of last year. I saw people selling their secondhand copies near MSRP during that shortage. Maybe this will get people to preorder games more so they can actually get hold of it, heh. The console switch has been rough…it’s interesting to see which ports sold better than the others (and above all the new releases). I’m curious if Variable Barricade staying as a Vita release contributed to its sales rather than if it had been for the Switch.

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    1. I think if variable barricade was on the switch it’d sell a couple less units, esp when those hyped for it knew it back when it was announced as a psvita/ps4 release. But that’s my opinion.
      It does seem a little hard to get others to switch to the switch (pun intended) but I hope that doesn’t deter creators/companies bc it is a good platform to play VNs *thinks about the many times I place my switch leaning against a pillow while I lay in bed with the joy cons separated from the console, just lazing around*

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  3. Yay!! As usual, thanks for all your hard work!!!

    I was just thinking about how I should calendar otome game releases and hopped to your blog to see if you had posted your usual yearly overview… luckily for me, you did heh B)

    A few updates though: Toraware no Palm -refrain- is getting a Switch release on 3/12, same day as CxM Switch release. Also, Haruka 7 just got announced for a June 18th release date!

    Other than that I know nothing. And I only know those two because of twitter LOL 8D

    Anyways it’s interesting to see as usual the low sales every year in otome games. The new releases this year is really sparse compared to previous years, but as usual more stuff will get added in during the year…. probably.

    Reading your comment about physical releases being really low is something I’ve noticed too. Cendrillon Palika released and I wanted to buy the physical copy but I found that it was like, sold out in a lot of sites? I managed to snag a cheap copy recently but I thought it was kinda weird. I guess Gensoukissa was also the same because Hinano had trouble buying a physical copy of it and had to buy a digital copy instead.

    I’m not gonna get the JP version of Gensoukissa and just wait for the EN version so I’m not too worried about that. But now I kind of feel like I need to pre-order the games I’m interested in LOL.

    Well overall, I hope that 2020 the Switch will get more new games rather than ports – specifically, new games that aren’t total crap lmao. I’d also love it if rejet finally exited development hell with Dorico no Toshokan, but one step at a time I guess lol.

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    1. Yeah the other day i had the realisation that I forgot to add toraware no Palm refrain to my list (the sites I use for sources seem to left it out and my memory failed me lol). But thank for reminding me!

      I think it’s prolly wise to preorder Otome games from now on considering the low stock. Tho I guess only for the titles you rly wanna get lol.
      Hopefully rejet will get back on its feet but the lack of new development from both drama cd side and game side is a bit worrying for Rejet.

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      1. Yeah haha I think it only got recently confirmed anyways so that’s prolly why lol ^q^ I ended up preordering refrain and coughs cxm for switch but mostly for those tokutens rip my wallet, March is gonna kill me with Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, FF7 remake, Animal Crossing, CxM and Toraware no Palm hitting me all at once. LOL

        Yeah I think rejet is probably focusing right now on Ken ga Toki. They probs want to make it really take off so they can reap in that whale money. Dunno how the game is going cus I played like two days of it and then stopped when it first released in CN (lol) but I guess I kinda hope it does well? Maybe then they’ll have more money to toss into their otome games. Or maybe at least they can hire someone to come up with more interesting Drama CD scenarios… lmao

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