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Submitted by ThePsychoGamer 803d ago | news

European release of Yakuza 5 insecure by high localization costs

A European release of Yakuza 5 is far from certain because the high localization costs might constitute too great a financial risk. (PS3, Sega, Yakuza 5)

wishingW3L  +   803d ago
so that's the issue... Game's too big for its own good.
Roper316  +   803d ago
that's not the problem being to big, the problem is people ask for it Sega localizes & brings it over and then noone buys it.
jc48573  +   803d ago
that's the sad truth.
Vandamme21  +   803d ago
good thing I don't live in Europe...hopefully we will get a US release date..god I hope so.
jc48573  +   803d ago
you think US is not the same? stop lying to yourself.
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MrDead  +   803d ago
NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOoooooooooooo!! .............. "sob".
nick309  +   803d ago
Let a few fans translate it then digital release it sega.
Gravitic  +   803d ago
Why can't all countries in Europe just learn English.
Jay_miz  +   803d ago
or all people in Europe learn Japanese so we can just buy the Japanese copy :p
masa2009  +   803d ago
I'm pretty sure previous Yakuza games were only released in English, even in mainland Europe.

So either the translation costs are too high even for just English, in which case it could also impact a US version (but I just don't see them not releasing it anywhere in the West at all), or the previous Yakuzas sold very poorly in Europe because they were English-only, and they don't want to bother with an English-only Euro version.
ThanatosDMC  +   799d ago
The funny thing is that even the English translations are bad and it costs a lot... wtf?!
ThePsychoGamer  +   802d ago
Sad news, but there is still hope, Sega hasn't ruled it out, hell they may be planning on announcing it at a big venue.

If we don't hear anything by the end of E3, then it will be time for fans to band together and force Sega to change it's mind, just like we did with Yakuza 3
b_one  +   802d ago
English is fine for me, sometimes when games are story based, subs could be a nice add on

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