An interesting piece written by wired magazine. Support for the series
has been waning for the last few years (in the US, anyway).
Some say the issue is that there are better role-playing games available
to US audiences, but this piece seems to suggest the issue is much deeper
Western vs Japanese RPG
A different perspective from the wired piece above, but with more of a focus on JRPGs and their struggle in the US in recent years.