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

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User Info: mgs4fan540

mgs4fan540
4 years ago#1
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.
JRPG >>>>WPRG

User Info: archizzy

archizzy
4 years ago#2
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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User Info: riddlebox89

riddlebox89
4 years ago#3
Because nanomachines.
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User Info: Sand_Flare

Sand_Flare
4 years ago#4
Because it costs more money and is a non-essential feature.
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User Info: mgs4fan540

mgs4fan540
4 years ago#5
bump
JRPG >>>>WPRG

User Info: CyborgTwenty

CyborgTwenty
4 years ago#6
they don't fit on 360s dvds.

User Info: kupo1705

kupo1705
4 years ago#7
They'd have to include 2 versions of each cutscene.

User Info: Pereb27

Pereb27
4 years ago#8
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.

User Info: True_FoeHammer

True_FoeHammer
4 years ago#9
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.

User Info: ThePatrick

ThePatrick
4 years ago#10
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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