70°
Submitted by ThePsychoGamer 652d 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  +   652d ago
so that's the issue... Game's too big for its own good.
Roper316  +   652d 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  +   652d ago
that's the sad truth.
Vandamme21  +   652d ago
good thing I don't live in Europe...hopefully we will get a US release date..god I hope so.
jc48573  +   652d ago
you think US is not the same? stop lying to yourself.
#2.1 (Edited 652d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
MrDead  +   652d ago
NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOoooooooooooo!! .............. "sob".
nick309  +   652d ago
Let a few fans translate it then digital release it sega.
Gravitic  +   652d ago
Why can't all countries in Europe just learn English.
Jay_miz  +   652d ago
or all people in Europe learn Japanese so we can just buy the Japanese copy :p
masa2009  +   652d 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  +   648d ago
The funny thing is that even the English translations are bad and it costs a lot... wtf?!
ThePsychoGamer  +   652d 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  +   652d ago
English is fine for me, sometimes when games are story based, subs could be a nice add on

Add comment

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

Homeworld Remastered Collection Impressions: Thoughts So Far On The HD Remake Of A Strategy Classic

10m ago - Here are GameNGuide's initial impressions from playing roughly 10 hours of the Homeworld Remaster... | PC
20°

Battlefield Hardline Beta |PART THREE | Start Replay Plays

11m ago - Josh from Start Replay writes, "Did you manage to try out the Battlefield Hardline Beta? Joel and... | PC
20°

GTA 5 Armored Car: Duke O’Death Detailed Info, Stats, & Location

11m ago - The Imponte Duke O’Death is a 2-door armored muscle car in the enhanced version of GTA 5, being e... | Xbox 360
30°

Battlefield 4 patch notes coming tomorrow

20m ago - DICE LA producer David Sirland confirms that Battlefield 4 patch notes are scheduled for tomorrow. | PC
Ad

Oscar Prediction Contest

Now - Join us on Filmwatch as we again celebrate the Oscars with our annual prediction contest. Check here for details. | Promoted post
20°

Defunct Games Reviews Starwhal (PlayStation 4 & PS3)

20m ago - Defunct Games reviews Starwhal, the bizarre new multiplayer-focused game for the PlayStation 4 an... | PS3