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[Nintendo Switch] List of Japanese Titles that Support Multiple Languages

Apparition

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Happy Switching!

Just thought I would compile a list of the Japanese titles that support multiple languages.

To check which languages are supported, scroll down the linked pages all the way to 対応言語 (supported languages).

Kanji for the languages:

日本語 Japanese
英語 English
スペイン語 Spanish
フランス語 French
ドイツ語 German
イタリア語 Italian
オランダ語 Dutch
ポルトガル語 Portuguese
ロシア語 Russian
韓国語 Korean
中国語 Chinese

131 out of the 164 Japanese store games support multiple languages, including English.

1-2 Switch [Digital + Physical: 1.3GB] Nintendo 17-03-03

88 Heroes - 98 Heroes Edition [Digital: 407MB] Rising Star Games 17-10-12

ACA NeoGeo Alpha Mission II [Digital: 76.0MB] Hamster 17-04-06

ACA NeoGeo Blazing Star [Digital: 96.0MB] Hamster 17-05-02

ACA NeoGeo Blue's Journey [Digital: 80.0MB] Hamster 17-09-07

ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury [Digital: 80.0MB] Hamster 17-04-20

ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury 2 [Digital: 85.0MB] Hamster 17-06-22

ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury Special [Digital: 94.0MB] Hamster 17-07-13

ACA NeoGeo Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors [Digital: 85.0MB] Hamster 17-05-18

ACA NeoGeo Garou: Mark of the Wolves [Digital: 134MB] Hamster 17-05-11

ACA NeoGeo King of Fighters '94 [Digital: 109MB] Hamster 17-03-16

ACA NeoGeo King of Fighters '95 [Digital: 132MB] Hamster 17-10-12

ACA NeoGeo King of Fighters '98 [Digital: 180MB] Hamster 17-03-03

ACA NeoGeo King of Fighters '99 [Digital: 128MB] Hamster 17-05-25

ACA NeoGeo King of Fighters 2000 [Digital: 131MB] Hamster 17-08-10

ACA NeoGeo Last Resort [Digital: 85.0MB] Hamster 17-06-01

ACA NeoGeo Magical Drop II [Digital: 86.0MB] Hamster 17-06-29

ACA NeoGeo Magician Lord [Digital: 87.0MB] Hamster 17-08-17

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug [Digital: 87.0MB] Hamster 17-03-30

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug 2 [Digital: 94.0MB] Hamster 17-07-06

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug 3 [Digital: 161MB] Hamster 17-03-03

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug X [Digital: 108MB] Hamster 17-10-05

ACA NeoGeo NAM-175 [Digital: 75.0MB] Hamster 17-03-09

ACA NeoGeo Neo Turf Masters [Digital: 88.0MB] Hamster 17-03-23

ACA NeoGeo Over Top [Digital: 80.0MB] Hamster 17-04-27

ACA NeoGeo Puzzled [Digital: 73.0MB] Hamster 17-08-24

ACA NeoGeo Robo Army [Digital: 83.0MB] Hamster 17-10-19

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown [Digital: 96.0MB] Hamster 17-07-20

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown IV [Digital: 115MB] Hamster 17-04-13

ACA NeoGeo Sengoku [Digital: 77.0MB] Hamster 17-06-15

ACA NeoGeo Shock Troopers [Digital: 115MB] Hamster 17-03-03

ACA NeoGeo Shock Troopers 2nd Squad [Digital: 110MB] Hamster 17-06-08

ACA NeoGeo Sonic Wings 2 [Digital: 80.0MB] Hamster 17-08-03

ACA NeoGeo Spinmaster [Digital: 84.0MB] Hamster 17-09-14

ACA NeoGeo Super Sidekicks [Digital: 80.0MB] Hamster 17-07-27

ACA NeoGeo Waku Waku 7 [Digital: 117MB] Hamster 17-03-03

ACA NeoGeo World Heroes Perfect [Digital: 122MB] Hamster 17-03-03

ACA NeoGeo Zero Blade [Digital: 74.0MB] Hamster 17-08-31

ARMS [Digital + Physical: 2.6GB] Nintendo 17-06-16

Astro Duel: Deluxe [Digital: 318MB] Panic Button 17-10-19

Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack [Digital + Physical: 2.8GB] Inti Creates 17-08-31

Battle Sports Mekuru [Digital: 173MB] OVER FENCE 17-05-18

Blaster Master Zero [Digital: 172MB] Inti Creates 17-03-03

Boost Beast [Digital: 295MB] Arc System Works 17-07-20

Cars 3: Driven to Win [Digital + Physical: 3.9GB] Warner Bros. 17-07-20

Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical [Digital: 276MB] Flyhigh Works 17-05-11

De Mambo [Digital: 547MB] Chorus Worldwide 17-06-29

Disgaea 5 [Digital + Physical: 5.9GB] Nippon Ichi Software 17-03-03

Double Dragon 4 [Digital: 1.0GB] Arc System Works 17-09-07

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch [Digital + Physical: 6.4GB] Bandai Namco 17-09-07

Earth Atlantis [Digital: 562MB] Headup Games 17-10-19

Elliot Quest [Digital: 162MB] PlayEveryWare 17-10-19

Fast RMX [Digital: 841MB] Shin'en Multimedia 17-09-14

Fate/EXTELLA [Digital + Physical: 3.0GB] Marvelous 17-07-20

GoNNER [Digital: 300MB] Raw Fury 17-06-29

Graceful Explosion Machine (Digital: 318MB) Vertex Pop 17-07-27

GUNBARICH for Nintendo Switch [Digital: 461MB] Zerodiv 17-08-03

Has-Been Heroes [Digital: 1.2GB] GameTrust Games 17-08-31

Hyper Feather Ball [Digital: 182MB] Springloaded 17-07-28

I am Setsuna [Digital + Physical: 1.3GB] Square-Enix 17-03-03

I and Me [Digital: 381MB] Rainy Frog 17-07-06

Implosion [Digital: 3.1GB] Flyhigh Works 17-07-06

Infinite MiniGolf [Digital: 1.1GB] Zen Studios 17-08-10

Kamiko [Digital: 112MB] Flyhigh Works 17-04-13

Kingdom: New Lands [Digital: 380MB] Raw Fury 17-09-14

League of Evil [Digital: 55.0MB] Rainy Frog 17-08-31

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [Digital + Physical: 13.6GB] Nintendo 17-03-03

LEGO City Undercover [Digital + Physical: 7.0GB] Warner Bros. 17-06-29

LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game [Digital + Physical: 7.1GB] Warner 17-10-19

Levels+ [Digital: 79.0MB] flow 17-07-13

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe [Digital + Physical: 6.7GB] Nintendo 17-04-28

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition [Digital + Physical: 512MB] Mojang 17-05-12

Mighty Gunvolt Burst [Digital: 33.0MB] Inti Creates 17-06-15

Monopoly for Nintendo Switch [Digital + Physical] Ubisoft 17-11-09

Mr. Shifty [Digital: 3.6GB] tinyBuild Games 17-05-25

Namco Museum [Digital: 876MB] Bandai Namco 17-07-28

Namco Museum: Pacman Vs. Edition [Digital: 765MB] Bandai Namco 17-07-28

NBA 2K18 [Digital: 6.8GB] Take-Two Interactive Japan 17-09-15

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition [Digital: 6.8GB] Take-Two Interactive Japan 17-09-15

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold [Digital: 6.8GB] Take-Two Interactive Japan 17-09-15

New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers [Digital: 848MB] Arc System Works 17-03-03

Oceanhorn: Monsters of the Uncharted Sea [Digital: 280MB] FDG Entertainment 17-06-22

One Piece Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition [Digital + Physical: 10.4GB] Bandai Namco 17-08-24

Othello [Digital: 111MB] Arc System Works 17-03-03

Overcooked [Digital: 979MB] Team17 17-10-12

Physical Contact: 2048 [Digital: 180MB) Collavier 17-09-07

Physical Contact: SPEED [Digital: 199MB] Collavier 17-07-20

Plantera: Garden Life DX Edition [Digital: 62.0MB] Rainy Frog 17-06-08

Pokkén Tournament DX [Digital + Physical: 3.2GB] Nintendo 17-09-22

Piczle Lines DX [Digital: 167MB] Rainy Frog 17-08-24

Puzzle Adventure Blockle [Digital: 212MB] Intense 17-08-03

Revenant Saga [Digital: 194MB] Kemco 17-10-19

RiME [Digital] Grey Box 17-11-16

Shephy [Digital: 159MB] Arc System Works 17-07-06

Shovel Knight [Digital: 189MB] Yacht Club Games17-05-30

Sky Ride [Digital: 347MB] Mutan 17-08-24

Snipperclips [Digital: 948MB] Nintendo 17-03-03

Soldam: Blooming Declaration [Digital: 516MB] City Connection 17-03-03 (source page still says Japanese only but we have evidence of multilingual support)

Sonic Mania [Digital: 186MB] Sega 17-08-16

STRIKERS1945 for Nintendo Switch [Digital: 77.0MB] Zerodiv 17-08-03

Super Bomberman R [Digital + Physical: 2.4GB] Konami 17-03-03

Super Mario Odyssey [Digital + Physical: 5.2GB] Nintendo 17-10-27

Thumper [Digital: 697MB] Drool LLC 17-05-18

TumbleSeed [Digital: 506MB] aeiowu 17-05-02

Vaccine [Digital: 372MB] Rainy Frog 17-06-29

VOEZ [Digital: 620MB] Flyhigh Works 17-03-03

Vroom in the Night Sky [Digital: 810MB] Poisoft 17-03-03

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap [Digital] DotEmu 17-04-18

Zombie Gold Rush [Digital: 106MB] Amazing 17-10-26
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The titles that do NOT support multiple languages, including English, are:

Bulb Boy [Digital: 808MB] Bulbware 17-07-20

Champion Jockey Special [Digital + Physical: 5.1GB] Koei Tecmo 17-09-14

Dragon Quest Heroes I&II [Digital + Physical: 26.8GB] Square Enix 17-03-03

Dragon Quest X All in One Package [Digital + Physical: 9.4GB] Square Enix 17-09-21

Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires [Digital + Physical] Koei Tecmo 17-11-09

Fire Emblem Warriors [Digital + Physical: 13.6GB] Koei Tecmo 17-09-28

Ginsei Shogi: Kyoutendo Toufuu Raijin [Digital: 349MB] Silver Star Japan 17-04-27

Human Resource Machine [Digital: 98.0MB] Flyhigh Works 17-06-08

J.B. Harold Murder Club [Digital: 134MB] Mebius 17-08-10

Little Inferno [Digital: 107MB] Flyhigh Works 17-06-01

Maison De Mao [Digital: 215MB] Mebius 17-04-13

Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker [Digital + Physical: 3.3GB] Square Enix 17-04-20

Monster Hunter XX: Nintendo Switch Ver. [Digital + Physical: 9.8GB] Capcom 17-08-25

Nights of Azure 2 (Japanese) [Digital + Physical: 7.0GB] Koei Tecmo 17-08-31

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence (w/Powerup Kit) [Digital + Physical: 5.0GB] Koei Tecmo 17-03-03

Photon³ [Digital: 173MB] Smileaxe 17-06-29

Puyo Puyo Tetris S [Digital + Physical: 1.1GB] Sega 17-03-03

Quest of Dungeons [Digital: 51.0MB] Flyhigh Works 17-08-10

Rei-Jin-G-Lu-P [Digital: 2.2GB] Kemco 17-08-03

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII (w/Powerup Kit) [Digital + Physical: 6.4GB] Koei Tecmo 17-03-30

Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada [Digital + Physical] Koei Tecmo 17-11-09

Seiken Densestu (Mana) Collection [Digital + Physical: 266MB] Square Enix 17-06-01

Slime-san [Digital: 763MB] Headup Games 17-10-12

Splatoon 2 [Digital + Physical: 3.6GB] Nintendo 17-07-21

Super Ping Pong Trick Shot [Digital: 297MB] Starsign 17-07-13

Tobe yo!! Dragon! [Digital: 197MB] Silver Star Japan 17-09-07

Touch Battle Tank SP [Digital: 50.0MB] SilverStarJapan17-06-22

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle [Digital + Physical] Mediascape 17-11-02

Ultra Street Fighter II [Digital + Physical: 2.7GB] Capcom 17-05-26

Warriors Orochi 2: Ultimate [Physical + Digital] Koei Tecmo 17-11-09

Winning Post 8 2017 [Digital + Physical: 5.7GB] Koei Tecmo 17-09-14

World of Goo [Digital: 124MB] Flyhigh Works 17-05-25

Xenoblade 2 [Digital + Physical] Nintendo 17-12-01

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*APP* NicoNico [Digital: 49.0MB] Dwango 17-07-13
 

choodi

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How much is Bomberman on the jp store?

Is it less than the ludicrous price they are charging in Australia?
 

JStein0222

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I was having trouble earlier figuring out how to make a Japanese NNID, anybody know the best way to go about that? Also the easiest way to add eshop credit to an alt region would probably be good info to have
 

Magikoopa24

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I was having trouble earlier figuring out how to make a Japanese NNID, anybody know the best way to go about that? Also the easiest way to add eshop credit to an alt region would probably be good info to have
While I don't know the answer to the first one (maybe create a new account with a Japanese nnid?), according to multiple people you'd need to add prepaid Japanese eshop cards in order to buy things on the Japanese eShop.
 
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I was having trouble earlier figuring out how to make a Japanese NNID, anybody know the best way to go about that? Also the easiest way to add eshop credit to an alt region would probably be good info to have
Very easy. Go to accounts.nintendo.com. Create a new account with an email you didn't use before. Set the region to japan. Log into the account on your switch (make sure you have set up a new user for this). Set the region of your switch to japan. Log into the eshop and it works. The eshop will complain that the current language setting (english or whatever yours is) isn't supported and it will show the one it does (japanese). Once you are finished you can set the region of the switch back to the one you used before. The region of the switch is what decides what eshop is loaded.
 

NippleViking

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So, as an Aussie, if I change my region I can buy Disgaea 5, then change back to my region to play in English?
 

JStein0222

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Very easy. Go to accounts.nintendo.com. Create a new account with an email you didn't use before. Set the region to japan. Log into the account on your switch (make sure you have set up a new user for this). Set the region of your switch to japan. Log into the eshop and it works. The eshop will complain that the current language setting (english or whatever yours is) isn't supported and it will show the one it does (japanese). Once you are finished you can set the region of the switch back to the one you used before. The region of the switch is what decides what eshop is loaded.
Thank you for this!
 

Hero

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Very easy. Go to accounts.nintendo.com. Create a new account with an email you didn't use before. Set the region to japan. Log into the account on your switch (make sure you have set up a new user for this). Set the region of your switch to japan. Log into the eshop and it works. The eshop will complain that the current language setting (english or whatever yours is) isn't supported and it will show the one it does (japanese). Once you are finished you can set the region of the switch back to the one you used before. The region of the switch is what decides what eshop is loaded.
So once the game is on your Switch system it doesn't matter which user account you use to play it?
 

Taxman

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So basically I would have to make a second account, and whenever I want to play these games I would have to switch over to that second account?
 

Innuendo84

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Is there a way to play Breath of the Wild in another language other than English but have English subtitles?
AFAIK There is no way to manually choose the language. When you load a game it will pick the language based on your system language.

I have bought Japanese Switch and Japanese Breath of the Wild and play in English, although I have to mess a bit because I play in Fahrenheit's :/
 

-Mikey-

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I had no idea Disgaea 5 already had English on the cart. I'll definitely import that this week instead of waiting until May.

Wonderful thread, thank you!
 

Taxman

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It's so easy to switch.
Sure, I just want to make sure I understand what I would be getting into. Which of these games would I not see in the future on the US shop if I just waited? The SNK games are coming over eventually, right?
 

Cerium

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Sure, I just want to make sure I understand what I would be getting into. Which of these games would I not see in the future on the US shop if I just waited? The SNK games are coming over eventually, right?
The ones with English are all coming I'm pretty sure.
 

matrix-cat

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I'm really pleased with how easy it is to switch languages. You literally just pick the option, the system restarts, and bamzo. I'm playing Breath of the Wild in full Japanese on my Australian Switch, with my Australian cartridge, on my Australian Nintendo account; no fuss at all. Very un-Nintendo :p
 

Apparition

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How much is Bomberman on the jp store?

Is it less than the ludicrous price they are charging in Australia?
5378yen.

You can get a physical copy from Amazon Japan, which ships internationally, for slightly less. It won't be available until the 7th, however.

Man, that's very nice.
Would be good to know, which one of these are available physically.
From the ones that support English and are currently released in Japan only:

Disgaea 5

I am Setsuna

So which one of these has a demo?
Dragon Quest Heroes I&II
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Snipperclips




Thanks for compiling this list, OP!
You're welcome!

wow new frontier days is right up in my alley. any reviews?
Here is the official page in English. It has some tutorials and videos.

It also says that the game is available in the European eShop. So you can search for reviews in English, I suppose.

I had no idea Disgaea 5 already had English on the cart. I'll definitely import that this week instead of waiting until May.

Wonderful thread, thank you!
Thanks for the kind comment!

Any idea what the inside of the case for I am Setsuna looks like?
Here you go!

You can also check this thread for more Japanese cases.

I'm really pleased with how easy it is to switch languages. You literally just pick the option, the system restarts, and bamzo. I'm playing Breath of the Wild in full Japanese on my Australian Switch, with my Australian cartridge, on my Australian Nintendo account; no fuss at all. Very un-Nintendo :p
Yep, I am pleasantly surprise how easy it is. They have the language and region independent!

Also really pleased by the eShop account implementation, You can create one user for each major eShop and switch between them on the fly. Quite seamless!
 

Porcile

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Sure, I just want to make sure I understand what I would be getting into. Which of these games would I not see in the future on the US shop if I just waited? The SNK games are coming over eventually, right?
I was mistaken. You can play a game bought on the Japanese e-store and play it with a European account and vice-versa.

When I say the switching between accounts is easy, I literally mean a single click.

To answer your other question, maybe Dragon Quest Heroes? It's kinda lame though, I don't really recommend it unless you have no other way to play them or are desperate for a portable version.
 

scamander

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Very easy. Go to accounts.nintendo.com. Create a new account with an email you didn't use before. Set the region to japan. Log into the account on your switch (make sure you have set up a new user for this). Set the region of your switch to japan. Log into the eshop and it works. The eshop will complain that the current language setting (english or whatever yours is) isn't supported and it will show the one it does (japanese). Once you are finished you can set the region of the switch back to the one you used before. The region of the switch is what decides what eshop is loaded.
Isn't the region of the chosen user's Nintendo account what decides which regions eShop is loaded? I don't think you have to change the region of the console at all you have access to all the eShops.
 

Jonneh3003

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Brilliant stuff. Being digital was the only thing holding me back from I am Setsuna and this has pushed me to finally order it. Can't wait!
 

Eolz

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Thanks for the thread OP, hope it keeps being updated!
So good to have region-free nintendo hardware again.
 

StereoVsn

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The one thing to keep in mind though is that it's likely that DLC support will still be only for the account you bought the game under or where the cart is from.

So if you buy a game from the Japanese eshop then play under European or US account, you might not be able to use Japanese DLC won that account and won't be able to use European DLC with Japanese eShop (or physical) game.

I am not 100% sure though so someone would have to test it out.
 
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This is very helpful, I added a link to this in the Nintendo Switch launch thread. Thanks, Apparition.
 

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AFAIK There is no way to manually choose the language. When you load a game it will pick the language based on your system language.

I have bought Japanese Switch and Japanese Breath of the Wild and play in English, although I have to mess a bit because I play in Fahrenheit's :/
What do you mean? Can you change between Fahrenheit and Celsius manually or it depends on the region of your console?
 

jonno394

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I'd wager DQH doesnt have english because they had no space on the cart. Shame as I definitely would've imported.
 

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Very much appreciate this thread OP. I hope this keeps updated regularly.

Really considering importing Disgaea 5 instead of waiting.

I was also fine with getting Setsuna digital until I read this list. Now really considering importing physical.

Region free Switch rocks.
 

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So who has impressions on these neogeo games running on Switch?
 

sadromeo

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So who has impressions on these neogeo games running on Switch?
Would like to hear this too. Especially KoF 98. Is it playable using the joy-cons or is the pro controller a necessity due to the d-pad?

I would imagine this same question would apply to Ultra Street Fighter 2 as well I guess.
 

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Just set up my Japanese account and picked up Blaster Master Zero, Metal Slug 3, Vroom in the Night Sky. Loving how easy it is to switch regions.
 

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For first party games it is chore because for Zelda it goes to
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/zelda/index.html
Which you then go to:
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/zelda/products.html
Which finally gives you a Link to:
https://ec.nintendo.com/JP/ja/titles/70010000000026

Here is the official page in English. It has some tutorials and videos.

It also says that the game is available in the European eShop. So you can search for reviews in English, I suppose.
If one were to buy it I'd use Ireland (to pay in € and still have English shop) as the country because £9 is currently about 5% more than €10.