Is it just me, or is there a growing trend of Japanese games being released in Japan AFTER being released in other regions?
I've been lucky enough to get some games early by living here, like Soma Bringer (which never even saw legitimate release outside of Japan) and Fantasy Life, but a lot of games now see (near-)simultaneous release in all the major regions, or even worse (for me), come out in Japan last.
I got a copy of New Yoshi's Island yesterday, feeling lucky to live in Japan where I can get Japanese games ahead of other regions, but then I checked online and found out that the game came out in NA back in March. WTF? Same thing happened with LoZ: ALttP 2 (speaking of which -- the LoZ series goes by LoZ instead ゼルダの伝説 in Japan now). I hadn't thought about it earlier because I'd assumed the game had come out here first.
It kind of sucks to move to Japan partly because of a love for Japanese video games and then see Japanese publishers release not just their outsourced stuff, but even their locally-developed games here LAST.