Make sense for us in the US, but does japan not a have a 'Holiday' season for sales? I know they celebrate that time of year slightly different.
Why would Japan wait to get the game? That's more of the question.
They do have a holiday on the 23rd of December for the Emperor's birthday (since 1868) but I don't think games sell any more or less around that time. Christmas is a bit more of a romantic holiday and likely not celebrated in the same way that the west does as a religious/massive money spending one. In Japan, people will typically spend the holiday going out with their friends or romantic partners, having parties for the year's end, and whatnot. And businesses close for the New Year.
So it isn't so much of a holiday season like in the west where we have multiple religious holidays.
This is... quite unexpected. Even more so than the Lingering Will's magical cape, perhaps.
I shan't load any of these videos until I've gotten my hands on an English copy. New scenes voiced in English are a huge portion of the reason I'm getting the English version as well. At least there's still a reason to wait since Re:coded the movie is still currently exclusive in Japanese.
And then someone finds out that even Re:coded can be tricked to play in English. Totally jinxing myself here.
Magical cape still wins the day, though.
With the new Final Mix scenes dubbed, I'm wanting to hear an explanation from Square at some point. It can even wait until after the English release for all I care, but there's gotta be a good reason for this being on the disk and us having to wait two months.
Marketing, certification, QA, maybe Sony said "don't release it now", maybe SE said "wait awhile longer". Who knows 8D
I'm more upset now they didn't just make the game multi-language since all the pieces are there...