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Why do games that come from Japan not have dual audio in the US/EU version?

#1mgs4fan540Posted 2/11/2013 8:26:08 PM
Or....It can come from anywhere, but thats not my point.

Like why don't the MGS, Final Fantasy, and Tales games in America have a japanese voice option? I mean I'm not trying to be a WEABOOOOOO or anything I was just wondering why they can't put the voices in.

I mean RE6 had like German and spanish dubs(even thought the spanish dub was crap). FE:Awakening had JP and US dubs. I think Vanquish had em too. And in japan, the God of War games have both the American and Japanese dubs in them.
#2archizzyPosted 2/11/2013 8:28:51 PM
Some do. Probably for the ones that don't it could boil down to money, licensing, or a combo of that and more.
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#3riddlebox89Posted 2/11/2013 8:28:55 PM
Because nanomachines.
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#4Sand_FlarePosted 2/11/2013 8:37:18 PM(edited)
Because it costs more money and is a non-essential feature.
#5mgs4fan540(Topic Creator)Posted 2/12/2013 1:14:25 PM
#6CyborgTwentyPosted 2/12/2013 1:15:37 PM
they don't fit on 360s dvds.
#7kupo1705Posted 2/12/2013 1:16:14 PM
They'd have to include 2 versions of each cutscene.
#8Pereb27Posted 2/12/2013 1:16:29 PM
The Asian, English/Chinese versions of FFXIII and FFXIII-2 have Japanese voices and English dub.

But yeah, it's most likely they don't want to fork out the money for it.
#9True_FoeHammerPosted 2/12/2013 2:08:06 PM
Audio takes up A LOT of disc space, way more than anything else. I know that MGS4 is a bit of an outlier, but with only English audio it took up the full 50 gigs on the blu-ray disc.
#10ThePatrickPosted 2/12/2013 2:34:31 PM
Because there really are a lot of people in the West who just seriously get turned off by Japanese language.

Seriously, I mean...they should include dual audio all the time in my opinion, but a lot of folk are like "Pfft, only weeaboo losers would ever want J-moonman-idiot babbling crap, get that out of my country!"

It's weird and sounds silly, but it's true. I guess a lot of publishers just don't want to risk marketing only to the whole like "That's my friend, Jenny-chan!! Jenny-chan kawaii!!11" ding-dongs and losing the rest of their Western audience.
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