I wanted to start a topic to gauge interest in favour of physical items for Global Players.
SEGA currently sells merchandise for various brands through their digital storefronts, some examples are linked below:
In Japan, they offer a selection of SEGA and PS merch here:
Phantasy Star: https://ebten.jp/sega/949
I would like to suggest that PSO2 and Phantasy Star brand merchandise be offered through these international stores in order to offer memorabilia, soundtracks, and other merchandise that Japan has offered to players for years, to a wider, truly Global audience where possible.
In the latest PSO2: NGS Stream we saw what Japanese side was being offered, I wanted to voice my support for a Physical Starter Package for Global Players that matches that of the Japanese offering as it does not seem fair Global players are unable to partake in a great opportunity to own not only a piece of physical merchandise, but a soundtrack which we can listen to at our leisure.
This makes the Japanese offering much more appealing than simply a digital only product, I myself have purchased many PSO2 items over the years at the cost of importing them with high tax rates, and I will be doing the same for this Japanese Starter Package as opposed to buying the Global version's digital only offering, as it is a much better value product in comparison, knowing full well I will be unable to use its content on the Global version and be restricted to the Japanese version.
Please take this as feedback, and hopefully we can gauge proper interest in items like this through players via the forum and other social outlets.