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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered physical release not coming to the west

Digity

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Why do companies do this? They are releasing a physical release for FFVIII Remastered but not out in the west. I know you can just order it anyways and play it which is what I will be doing but why not just release it everywhere?

https://www.play-asia.com/final-fantasy-viii-remastered/13/70dtqn

I know it was released on PC too but the game is completely broken at the moment and I doubt Square will put in the effort to fix it.

Edit - To be more specific, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand not North America.
 
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QuantumZebra

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Why do companies do this? They are releasing a physical release for FFVIII Remastered but not out in the west. I know you can just order it anyways and play it which is what I will be doing but why not just release it everywhere?

https://www.play-asia.com/final-fantasy-viii-remastered/13/70dtqn

I know it was released on PC too but the game is completely broken at the moment and I doubt Square will put in the effort to fix it.

I read this as FFVIII Remastered isn't coming to the west at all and was thoroughly triggered.

Still sucks, though.
 
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It's annoying but it's not like it was in the PS1/PS2 era. It's been fairly easy to import for about 10 years. I've been importing for at least that long.
 

HarryKS

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What do you mean the game is completely broken? On pc? I was playing it on PS4 a couple of months ago, seemed fine.
 

Thabass

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I have a black label PS1 copy of the original. I can live without this remastered version lol
 

OrtizTwelve

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I believe digital use in the west has increased significantly over the years as opposed to eastern countries.

Honestly, physical games for consoles just don't really make sense anymore ---- very few games ship physically without ANY updates being often required or almost mandatory just to play the "best" version.
 

Andyliini

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But it is coming to west? This and VII/VIII Twin Pack are being released in December in Europe.