why cant game stores in the us sell europe games?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by tenkai, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. tenkai
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    tenkai GBAtemp Regular

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    well i was looking foward to getting breath of fire 3 for the psp and turns out theres no relase date for the us but there is for Europe so i wouldent mine getting that but i have to order online to get it,and i have bad experinces with online stores.im just hoping for the games not released in the us but have a Europe release should be put in game stores for the us.
     
  2. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Because Nintendo wouldn't like it, and Nintendo are the ones who supply these stores. Then you have the different governing bodies who rate the games: ESRB in the US and PEGI in the EU. So they can't sell them.
     
  3. wyndcrosser

    wyndcrosser GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That's why piracy plays into gaming. The niche for PAL, or NTSC-J isn't high enough. You'll see in other countries, they'll sell NTSC-U Games, if they are region-free.

    try amazon man, you'll feel safer.

    Wynd
     
  4. 67birdman

    67birdman GBAtemp Fan

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    Arent they PAL in europe and NTSC over here??
     
  5. alukadoo

    alukadoo GBAtemp Regular

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    far away from you..
    +1
     
  6. tenkai
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    tenkai GBAtemp Regular

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    thanks wynd ill try amazon
     
  7. CrimzonEyed

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    region-locks really sucks :/
     
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