Since the article I linked to is just too wordy, I’ll copy and paste the important bits.
[…] we are not doing this out of malice or a desire to control. The decision to region-lock P4 Arena was a business one, […] […] the dramatic difference between the Yen and the Dollar makes for a dramatic difference in price. – AtlusUSA
Indeed, the reason for region-locking was not out of malice or a desire to control. It was simply an innocent act wrought from harmless greed. God bless capitalism!
Arcana Heart 3 never took off like I hoped and prayed it would. People were just too afraid of getting vanned.
So now I have to place my hopes on the next craze from Japan: Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, also known as “P4U” for short. It is a collaboration between Atlus (Shin Megami Tensei, Digital Devil) and Arc System Works (Guilty Gear, BlazBlue) to milk the money train that is Persona.
I did not play Persona 4, but if it plays out like the Shin Megami Tensei series, then it’s probably a repetitive dungeon crawler. I don’t really care for the background of this animu fighter, but I like jumping on bandwagons, so I’ll pretend to be a Persona fanboy just long enough to work my penis into the pants of one of these annoying Persona fangirls.