Belgians, Dutch jipped by Banjo, VP2 translations

From "Gamers in Belgium and Holland will be paying more than other European countries for Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts and Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise, due to the cost of translating both games.

"While both titles are widely expected to go on sale for around EUR 39 in most major markets, it seems that gamers in Holland and Belgium will be paying EUR 59 for Pinata 2 and Banjo Nuts & Bolts respectively.

"When asked by Dutch site Perfect-Rare why this was the case, a Microsoft Benelux spokesperson blamed the cost of translating both games and the relative size of both markets for the decision."

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Dyingduck3755d ago

Pay more for a flop...might as well get PS3+LBP...

InMyOpinion3756d ago (Edited 3756d ago )

To quote a famous song by Stormtroopers of death, "Speak english or die!".

Mike134nl3756d ago

I really hate translated games, same for japanese games translated to english just sub the damned thing.

Increase in 20 euro just for the translation is just a lame excuse, importing the game from the UK is cheaper. Not to mention that 59 euro would would be 85 dollars. They just want to make a quick buck

Enigma_20993755d ago

if it cost that blasted much, just add text to the bottom of the screen... stop ripping these people off...

Yi-Long3755d ago

... these games (the dutch versions at least) will never ever make it into my house.

This decision by Microsoft should get the nomination for one of the dumbest marketing-decisions in gaming this year.

Cajun Chicken3756d ago

That's a heck of a good lie and scam, Microsoft.

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