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April 14th, 2013, 20:23
I've seen some deplorable business decisions but this tops them all.
Beginning on April 25, Tomb Raider on Steam will offer a Japanese Language pack. The optional add-on will include a Japanese voice track, along with subtitles. The kicker? This added support costs the U.S. equivalent of $30.

Tomb Raider currently costs $50 on Steam. When the packaged version releases in Japan later this month, it will cost approximately $80. It's pretty apparent that the $30 language pack is Square Enix's attempt at balancing the two versions, and maximizing profits while simultaneously bleeding the consumers dry.

It's worth noting that the add-on is completely optional, and no one is forced to buy it. However, $30 (60% of the cost on Steam) for the "luxury" of Japanese players to have it in their native language feels like nothing more than exploitation.

Then news from GAF it looks like Square patched out a japanese language option that was already there, then packaged it as this DLC.


I guess there seriously strapped for cash. I think I will let the ashes settle to see the true story behind this.
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April 14th, 2013, 21:23
Maybe they meant 30 Yen.
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April 15th, 2013, 11:27
Maybe they believe that "People from Nippon are rich, so that we can exploit them" ?

I have the feeling as if this might be true for music records there as well : Someone once said that the recod companies there put extra stuff on Japanese CDs so that people won't import the much, much cheaper CDs from other countries … ?
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April 16th, 2013, 01:06
its about time, they've been exploiting the West for years.
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