Okay folks, all of you who have been pissed that your favorite JRPGs and otherwise Japanese games were not being released in the west can have some level of satisfaction now as Amazon Japan has started shipping orders internationally!
This means there will be a number of Japanese games in your grasp that weren’t previously, but there is one thing: not every game being sold in Japan at the retailer’s website is going to be shipped all over the globe.
You will be able to order and/ or preorder any game (read: Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 because you know…) that is being sold directly by Amazon Japan. That is as opposed to the products by third party sellers whose orders are only being fulfilled by the retailer.
Interestingly, the company did not make an announcement for this, rather they chose to silently add support for other languages and payments. We were tipped off by one of our readers after which we have verified the whole thing by checking up on a number of games.
On the top of the list was, of course, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 since the developers announced back in November that the game will not be releasing in the west, breaking a number of hearts and locked bedroom plans in the process. However, it appears that the game is available for preorder to us now.
The fact that only those games will be shipped internationally that Amazon Japan itself is selling surely is a little disappointing, but there are a number of other amazing games you might want.
Of course there will be the issue of language options (English options are not a common practice in purely Japanese games) but then again, once you are through the menus you it matters very less if you don’t know the language for many titles.
Will you be ordering anything?