Crapcom here in the states is worse than NoA, and that's a HUGE honor they have earned every single ounce of. They have some of the coolest products released around the world, and their shop here is filled with crap toys, and over priced collectible "junk". Then when there is demand for a physical release of something like Phoenix Wright, they just ignore it and move on.
They have really gotten just as bad as Konami, so unless Metal gear or Street Fighter is you game of choice, your chances of getting anything cool here in the states is less than ZERO. LOL
Every Japanese dev is screwing the US over. Pre 2006 I felt sorry for PAL territories because they didn't get sh*t, but after 2006 they've got just about everything released in the US and then some. and on top of that, they've gotten all these great collectors editions that the devs decided to give a big middle finger to if you lived in the US.
Now that digital is getting more prominent, they're also getting physical releases of games more often where as the US gets screwed out of that too. Bloodborne the Old Hunters for example. Gravity Rush was announced for US after a lot of people complained, same with Xenoblade Chronicles and Devil's Third. No idea why, and VGChartz is unreliable but all we have, but if you look at sales of Bloodborne and Gravity Rush PSV, they sold the best at retail in the US, so why are they the only ones that were going to be left out or potentially left out at getting a retail copy?
Neither US or PAL regions are getting Yakuza 5 at retail and I can tell you that the game is going to bomb because of it. You don't release a last gen game digital only at budget price when most people have moved onto next gen already. Consider that there's not even a demo for the game. Sega has been doing everything possible to make the series do as poor as it possibly can when it actually gets a western release. Either that or Sega is just that stupid.
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