60°
Submitted by psp2roundup 756d ago | news

How does Sega sell its free-to-play Phantasy Star Online 2 title to Japan?

Sega has this problem in Japan, Phantasy Star 2 Online is free-to-play on the Vita and PC, but the company wants to make some cash up front. So, to tempt those who can't download it, or just like extra stuff, it looks like the boxed copy will come with a load of goodies.

Not only are there special costume sets and weapons to use in the game, plus cute library cards as above with stickers and soundtracks and more. (Phantasy Star Online 2, PS Vita)

Patashnik  +   757d ago
Love this series - the fact that the Vita version is free is amazing. I played a little of the PC version last year, and it's excellent. Could well be the game to save the Vita - certainly in Japan.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   757d ago
Does it contain micro transactions? and do you need to buy things to progress through the game?
I'm really looking forward to the Vita version and I'm just wondering how it works since it's free to play.
I mean whats the catch?
psp2roundup  +   757d ago
There's loads of extra kit you can buy in game, either by collecting in-game Ark cash, or buying with micro transactions. Depends if you want to grind for stuff or pay for it up front.
Patashnik  +   756d ago
It works very well as a free game - as in, you don't HAVE to spend money, and you don't feel like you're forced to. The only time I ever wanted to spend any money was on an alt character slot - but sorting out a Japanese Credit card and address was a real pain even with a guide on how to do it, so gave up playing and decided to wait for the western release.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   756d ago
Thanks for the info guys it's very much appreciated
^_^
CalvinKlein  +   756d ago
Ill get this game for vita when it comes out here for sure.
miyamoto  +   756d ago
Can't wait!

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

PlayStation Store Update 03/03/15

8m ago - The Playstation Store Updates with Helldivers, Olli Olli 2, a host of themes and discounts. | PS3
20°

Tormentum: Dark Sorrow Review – Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark I Hey Poor Player

8m ago - Hey Poor Player's Kenny McKee writes - "Sometimes the only way to reach the light is to walk the... | PC
10°

Mario Party 10 Features Detailed in Two New Commercials

12m ago - Hardcore Gamer: Mario Party 10 will be on store shelves later this month, and Nintendo is gearing... | Wii U
10°

Japan - Bravely Second's Magnolia Arch Cameo Revealed for Dragon Quest X

12m ago - Square Enix have revealed plans to release a Bravely Second item cameo in Dragon Quest X. The ite... | Wii
Ad

Front-end Developers Wanted

Now - Want to help us build the new N4G platform? | Promoted post
10°

The Deer God Review | Hardcore Gamer

12m ago - Thatgamecompany really made their bones on relaxing games, but very few companies other than them... | PC