@VirtuesHope said in What was the point of an NA release?:
@PhantasyStar369 That tweet is literally a reply to another person. I wouldn't call that an official statement, not to mention it was posted at 1 PM yesterday.
Language barrier is also an invalid statement. SEGA was founded in 1960. It's been 60 years. I refuse the believe they don't have an "English" branch handling this release. This is nothing short of poor management, lack of staffing, or neglect. Doesn't take a PHD to link the dots together.
I hate to tell you this but SEGA closed majority of it's branches. Hell the branch that helped PSU was closed. (below is from 2015)
SEGA of America announced it would be cutting 300 employees jobs as part of major reorganization and restructure for the company's business model. Sega's San Francisco office will be closed down and moved to a Souther Californian studio.
“This move was crucial to keep SEGA operations moving forward throughout North America and to provide our millions of fans a strong pipeline of content across gaming, TV, merchandising, and more," said John Cheng, president and COO of SEGA of America, “We are confident that by relocating to Southern California we will be able to thrive, grow and become a stronger company because of it.”
"SEGA has positioned Digital Games, particularly smartphone and PC online gaming, as a growth area and has determined to implement the following measures in order to constantly post profits by improving management efficiency while promptly promoting redistribution of management resources."
PSO2 in the West isn't even run by SOA