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Jun 26, 12 at 11:25amsampunas123


So the same way they added region lock to B/W they added it to B/W2 as well. The problem is that they only exist in Japanese versions. International releases don't have it and can be played on a Japanese DSi/3DS. Why do they do that? It would increase their Japanese versions sales. I was about to buy it myself, but I couldn't because of region lock. Why do they put it anyway? I

Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)

Jun 30, 12 at 2:27pm
Phi


quote sampunas123

What middle man?
    Producer -> Retailer -> Customer.




Jun 30, 12 at 2:17pm
sampunas123


quote Phi
    It;s the middle man that makes everything so expensive. Factory outlets are cheap because there's no retailer to make a profit.

What middle man?



Jun 30, 12 at 9:02am
Phi


    It;s the middle man that makes everything so expensive. Factory outlets are cheap because there's no retailer to make a profit.




Jun 30, 12 at 6:19am
sampunas123


quote Castlewars
Probably to prevent Nintendo paying out too much money.

Yeah, isn't Nintendo greedy?

They don't pay any extra shit for it. Retailers do.



Jun 30, 12 at 6:13am
Castlewars


Probably to prevent Nintendo paying out too much money.

Yeah, isn't Nintendo greedy?




Jun 27, 12 at 3:03pm
sampunas123


quote Phi
    Wouldn't it be the company that you're importing it from making the most profit?

I believe that retailers don't make that huge of a profit. They pay money for importing them from Japan. Japan gets all the cash iirc and if that's true maybe Nintendo had a deal and later something went wrong and Nintendo got into a conflict with Japanese Goverment and Region Locked the games so they get less imports. The only store I'd buy import Japanese games would be play-asia because it's trustworthy and the only English site I know that's got Japanese import games. B/W2 is priced at $50 I believe so maybe they do make some profit.



Jun 27, 12 at 10:46am
Phi


    Wouldn't it be the company that you're importing it from making the most profit?




Jun 27, 12 at 1:37am
sampunas123


quote Phi
    Because they're evil? x3
    Beats me. People buy their games cheaper from different countries?

They only add region lock to Japanese games and importing them costs heck alot so they could make a huge profit.



Jun 27, 12 at 1:03am
GuitarMan91


Because GameFreak is full of heartless evil creatures that profit off the misfortune and misery of others.



Jun 27, 12 at 12:57am
Squiggle


I would've thought it was to prevent the amount of games imported but then again, why the hell would they do that.



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