Are Japanese Xbox 360 Fans Getting Screwed?

On October 27, The Idolmaster 2, a pop idol simulator, is being ported to the PS3. The game originally debuted on the Xbox 360 earlier this year.

Like previous Idolmaster games, there's been copious amounts of downloadable content available—for a price.

PS3 owners will be getting a big discount on that price, namely to the tune of free downloadable content being thrown in.

According to early reports, the three batches of Idolmaster 2 content (outfits, songs, accessories, etc.) will be included in the PS3 version free of charge. The total cost for that DLC on the Xbox 360 is 17,000 Microsoft Points—25,500 (US$323).

Idolmaster has hardcore fans. When DLC is released, they buy it. The game's predominately been an Xbox 360 title, and this free DLC shows just how bad they've been fleeced.

PS3版『アイドルマスター2』は360版の25500円分に相当するDLCが無料らしい [オレ的ゲーム速報]


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    Can't wait for 4chan/sankaku's spin on this xD

    *enter otaku rage threads here*

    When you're talking a couple of minor DLC included with the port, it's almost a non-issue - after all, one platform had the game exclusively for a period of time.

    To have ~US$300 of DLC thrown in, however, is a different story altogether. That's a pretty dickish move by the devs/distributors.

      That's one way of looking at it. Another way would be it's a great gesture to PS3 owners. And let's face it - there will be a hell of a lot more happy PS3 owners as a result of this than there will be pissed off 360 owners.

        Yeah no...it's a load of crap. Might as well say that there were probably a helluva lot more /b/tards happy that the PSN was down than PSN users. It doesn't change the fact that it's an absolute c**t of a thing to do.

          To be fair.. i'm sure 360 players have known it was coming eventually.. what with Namco/Bandai doing the same routine w/ just about all their "Exclusive" JRPG's for 360 a while back

          What does manage to amaze me is how long they stuck to the illusion of exclusivity for IdolMaster for this long xD

          Oh well at least i can technically import IdolMaster now xD Yey for region free!

          If giving away free stuff is a c**t of a thing to do then I'd be happy to see a lot more c**ts in the games industry. How is it any different to Bethesda releasing their "Game of the Year" editions of Fallout 3, Oblivion etc including all the DLC that they previously charged people for and are now basically giving away with the game?

            It's not the DLC thats the issue here =P

            It's the "exclusivity" badge xD Which for all purposes I call BS on any 3rd Party Projects from here on out =P

            That IS a c**t of a thing to do to the very rabid fanbase in Jp who probably have a 360 if only coz of [email protected] xD Then again money talks and Namco/Bandai have already pulled this crap many a times recently anyway =P

    There's not been any English ports of this, have there? I want to play but learning Japanese is out!

    wowzers thats expensive DLC

      I'm pretty sure Railworks on Steam is the worst offender there. With literally thousands of dollars worth of DLC in the form of new carriages, background models etc.

      It's actually more expensive than real-life train modelling.

    U mad pedo weeaboos?

    Well even if they get the DLC that has already been released if new DLC were to come out I take it the PS3 owners wouldn't be able to get it, unless they had it downloadable....somewhere. If that is the case than I am sure those hardcore [email protected] fans wouldn't mind considering in the long run they get more stuff. (even if they did have to pay for it)

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