TheHighlander wrote:No matter how much money they are making in Japan, it can't possibly cost so much to do a text only localization of this game, that they could not turn a decent profit. Hell, when these games are being made originally, including basic English language translations and menus would support import sales. It's not like the games are going to be released here anyway, so why not support the fan base outside japan with at least that?
Because with no plan for marketing and selling the games in those areas, there is no way to justify the cost of it. Don't underestimate how much it can cost to insert multiple language options into a game. A business can't just say "well let's do this expensive and time-consuming thing with no details as to how it's going to be a wise investment and just hope that it makes us some money somehow."
If they were going to insert English and hope to make any kind of return, they're better off going the whole way and releasing it in those territories. At which point they have to decide if that
is a wise investment in and of itself. Bringing us back to where we are.