Persona 4 Arena is one of the few games on PS3 to be region-locked. Atlus apparently did this to avoid a potential "reverse importation" fiasco, i.e. where Japanese consumers would opt for cheaper American copies instead of those in their home country. Naturally, there was still fan backlash over concerns Atlus would be region-locking future games. A press release later assuaged those concerns, saying "this is not the beginning of a new Atlus policy, nor do we view it as a precedent or a slippery slope," while reminding players that "importing, as great as it is for gamers who otherwise can't get access to a title, can also cannibalize the performance of a title in one territory to the benefit of another."
Contributed By: Shotgunnova
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