I’m tired of your shit.
I’m here today to talk about your shoddy inventory management handling and your terribad anime offerings.
Inventory first. This shit is fucking ridiculous. Everything gets a single print run and then it’s fucking gone. I didn’t even know you had a fucking Fuka Hat until I searched on Google and got linked to a dead store page. You seriously sold an item for an unreleased game with no advertising and then pulled the product after a couple days? I’d have bought it for $20 for the fucking novelty, but I obviously can’t do that now.
I wanted to buy some of your older games too, but LOL OUT OF STOCK. Even all your novelty goods like a coffee mug and a mousepad are fucking out of stock. How the fuck does that happen? I can get ones custom-made for the exact same price you’re charging, but you’re not willing to sell? You could fucking run this shit through cafepress or something (Note: cafepress sucks, but it’s just a fucking example) and be turning a sugoi profit.
The only things you sell that are in-stock are these $300 pictures. Newsflash: I won’t buy a $300 picture. I would, however, like to buy some games, some novelty items… fuck, even some guides and other items. I have money and you had a lot of cool shit I want to get, but your goddamn artificial scarcity is getting in the way.
And yes, I understand the business decision behind limiting your product runs. This means people will be clamoring for whatever new product you shove out because it’s OMG GUARANTEED TO BE RARE. I understand it’s a long-term strategy, but I don’t think it’s going to pan out unless you base your whole business around trying to sell mediocre games at the same levels you sell your good ones at. Good games sell just fine without needing such tactics. Also note that Atlus does just fine with marketing shit toward a pre-order focus while simultaneously never letting an item with demand remain unstocked.
What you really need to do if you’re so sold on this strategy is to create exclusive pre-order incentives that are actually limited to pre-orders. This will satisfy both those who only want to play the game later on down the road for cheap and those who MUST HAVE EVERY COLLECTIBLE EVER. It’s called double-dipping and right now you aren’t getting any of the former crowd. It’s a shitty business decision you’re making right now.
And you still don’t have all your pre-orders set up for September. I wanted to get Atelier Totori, but I can’t because it’s not up yet. This shit comes out within a month. Get your shit together. One of the main goals of a pre-order is to get people who are interested in the product now to commit to buying it. You lose out on your more casual fanbase when you don’t offer a chance to pre-order a game.
Why? Because if I watch a PV and get hyped, you have me for about 30 minutes. In that timeframe I’ll seriously look at my purchasing options. If I can’t find any, I’ll just forget about the game until you find some way to remind me about it… and if you can’t find a way to do that, you just lost a sale.
I can’t buy your shit unless you let me. Stop being such fucking retards.
Now to your anime.
No dubs. Most of the people who complain about anime dubs are:
A. Desperate to find some validation for their pirating ways.
B. Not even native speakers of English in the first place.
C. Bitter oldfags who think 90’s anime has defined the dubbing quality of anime ever since.
As an English-speaking person, I like to fucking watch my anime in the most natural way possible. No, not with shitty, Engrishy yellow subs — I want this shit dubbed in my native fucking tongue because I’m not a drooling, Nippon Banzai! dipshit.
Ridiculous prices. Excuse me, but do you seriously think I’m going to pay $60 for the DVD/Blu-ray Arakawa set just because you give me a 30-page artbook and some paper mask? No, fuck that. All across the board the prices are insane. $72 for two Toradora DVDs without any extras? $96 for the two premium editions which only include two 30-page artbooks? And you can’t even buy premium edition part 1 anymore? No thanks, NISA. I’ll stick to the shitty fansubs. Even if I wanted your premium editions, because of your forced artificial scarcity I can’t even do that. It’s a great move if you only ever want 200 customers, max.
Hardsubbed blu-rays. I get that Japan doesn’t want us filthy gaijins to get blu-ray anime at decent prices cuz then the Japanese fans would just import it from America, but fuck everything about this. There are more than enough BD-rip groups for me to get my high-quality animu on without having to resort to an inferior release. And no, I’m not going to pay for something I can get 1,000 times better online.
I won’t buy your shitty sub-only, hardsubbed, overpriced anime. And yes, I’m willing to buy any fucking anime release as long as it’s for a reasonable price, which is my main fucking problem here.
And while I’m fucking at it… Let’s talk Disgaea 4.
Paying more than $5 for a Happy Meal toy isn’t my idea of “value”. Paying $60 for 9 of them is infuriating, especially when I don’t even want most of them.
I only really want the girls here and $60 for four figures is a tough pill to swallow. And if I’m allowed to be honest here, devil Flonne is the only good-looking figurine of the bunch. Why the fuck didn’t you add anything of value to your ultra premium edition besides these figurines? They’re in no way, shape, or form worthy of the asking price of $60 (they’re included in the Disgaea 4 Premium Figure set which costs $120, which is $60 more than the closest bundle). It’s even worse that you’re gonna put $100 of DLC in the game like you always do.
Now, I still admit I’m going to buy this shitty fucking pack. I always buy special editions like this on principle. I want publishers to see that awesome premium sets are a good business decision because I like this kinda shit. I’m still going to buy it, but think I’m at least entitled to bitch about it.
Yours sincerely truly,