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How can people afford the costs of eroge games/visual novels? Some of them are $150 sometime more, and this is from Japan itself. Now I know their are site like jbox reduce it by a margin, however it is still outrageous sometimes like $60 for one game when I would not even pay that COD. So how do people in Japan do it because after speaking to several people, usually any gamer in Japan has multiple games of eroge , and if each were $100 a piece that adds up fast.
Posted 11/18/15

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How can people afford the costs of eroge games/visual novels? Some of them are $150 sometime more, and this is from Japan itself. Now I know their are site like jbox reduce it by a margin, however it is still outrageous sometimes like $60 for one game when I would not even pay that COD. So how do people in Japan do it because after speaking to several people, usually any gamer in Japan has multiple games of eroge , and if each were $100 a piece that adds up fast.


They get pay better pay than us ?

Sorry to tell you but that normal in Japan.
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When importing games (and other items) they often tend to be more expensive compared to it's original price in the item's place of origin. That may explain things, or maybe it's the website/store you're buying them from.
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They get pay better pay than us ?

Sorry to tell you but that normal in Japan.



Japan's minimum hourly wage of 780 yen ($6.30) is about enough to buy a bowl of noodles. A 2.1 percent bump last year didn't keep pace with inflation, and a possible 2.3 percent yen raise this year would be lucky to get workers an egg or extra slice of pork to drop into their ramen lunch bowl.Jul 30, 2015
The minimum hourly wage in Japan for fiscal 2015, which started in April, was raised by ¥18 from the previous year to ¥798 on average, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Monday.

Their pay scale per job is more often worse than in the US. Also the Yen is at low.


PokemonBecky wrote:

When importing games (and other items) they often tend to be more expensive compared to it's original price in the item's place of origin. That may explain things, or maybe it's the website/store you're buying them from.


I am not even counting import costs. Some of them are insanely high. Around 100-200 dollar range.

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Posted 11/18/15
Well... people that gotta have 'em gonna get 'em at whatever cost. Maybe the price is to discourage people from buying that stuff?
Posted 11/18/15

coolfire719 wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

They get pay better pay than us ?

Sorry to tell you but that normal in Japan.



Japan's minimum hourly wage of 780 yen ($6.30) is about enough to buy a bowl of noodles. A 2.1 percent bump last year didn't keep pace with inflation, and a possible 2.3 percent yen raise this year would be lucky to get workers an egg or extra slice of pork to drop into their ramen lunch bowl.Jul 30, 2015
The minimum hourly wage in Japan for fiscal 2015, which started in April, was raised by ¥18 from the previous year to ¥798 on average, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Monday.

Their pay scale per job is more often worse than in the US. Also the Yen is at low.


PokemonBecky wrote:

When importing games (and other items) they often tend to be more expensive compared to it's original price in the item's place of origin. That may explain things, or maybe it's the website/store you're buying them from.


I am not even counting import costs. Some of them are insanely high. Around 100-200 dollar range.



That no really answer. Maybe they get pay less than us but that doesn't mean anything. Maybe buying food and paying for other necessities are cheaper in Japan than here. Witch could lead to more money to save and spend on things.
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Posted 11/19/15
*headscratch*

They must not be buying from the right places. Good ol' Right Stuf has excellent prices on stuff like this. (And they are a Crunchyroll partner, too.)
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I don't know about you guys, but I purchase my VN's as digital downloads on the cheap from Steam or sites like Manga Gamer and I would never purchase a VN at exorbitant rates like the OP mentioned.
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I think it's simply expensive because of the limited market that it appeals to... I mean, I'm not sure how many copies of any eroge would ever be sold? So in order to try and make a profit... even though it's expensive and might limit the market, costs are high.

It's kind of the same reason why anime box sets are so expensive in Japan.

As for wages... I'm honestly not sure but for 780円 I could get something pretty decent out of a convenience store... or just go to saizeriya

http://www.saizeriya.co.jp/menu/v4_20150909/

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Posted 11/29/15

coolfire719 wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

They get pay better pay than us ?

Sorry to tell you but that normal in Japan.



Japan's minimum hourly wage of 780 yen ($6.30) is about enough to buy a bowl of noodles. A 2.1 percent bump last year didn't keep pace with inflation, and a possible 2.3 percent yen raise this year would be lucky to get workers an egg or extra slice of pork to drop into their ramen lunch bowl.Jul 30, 2015
The minimum hourly wage in Japan for fiscal 2015, which started in April, was raised by ¥18 from the previous year to ¥798 on average, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Monday.

Their pay scale per job is more often worse than in the US. Also the Yen is at low.



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Posted 11/29/15

TakkunXX wrote:


coolfire719 wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

They get pay better pay than us ?

Sorry to tell you but that normal in Japan.



Japan's minimum hourly wage of 780 yen ($6.30) is about enough to buy a bowl of noodles. A 2.1 percent bump last year didn't keep pace with inflation, and a possible 2.3 percent yen raise this year would be lucky to get workers an egg or extra slice of pork to drop into their ramen lunch bowl.Jul 30, 2015
The minimum hourly wage in Japan for fiscal 2015, which started in April, was raised by ¥18 from the previous year to ¥798 on average, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Monday.

Their pay scale per job is more often worse than in the US. Also the Yen is at low.



A person who does not have any idea what he is talking about.


Source: bloomberg business
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-30/japan-s-minimum-wage-only-enough-for-a-bowl-of-ramen
Source: http://stats-japan.com/t/kiji/11521
Their source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare http://stats-japan.com/t/kiji/11521
http://stats-japan.com/t/kiji/11521
Japan times discussion.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/08/01/editorials/setting-living-wage/#.VlsJ-narSUk
US News report: while this report has not direct discussion it is informative on the matter along with future hopes..
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/11/26/japans-jobless-rate-at-20-year-low-consumer-spending-drops

Let's hear your infinite wisdom, I am all ears awaiting your answer.
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Posted 11/29/15

coolfire719 wrote:


TakkunXX wrote:


coolfire719 wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

They get pay better pay than us ?

Sorry to tell you but that normal in Japan.



Japan's minimum hourly wage of 780 yen ($6.30) is about enough to buy a bowl of noodles. A 2.1 percent bump last year didn't keep pace with inflation, and a possible 2.3 percent yen raise this year would be lucky to get workers an egg or extra slice of pork to drop into their ramen lunch bowl.Jul 30, 2015
The minimum hourly wage in Japan for fiscal 2015, which started in April, was raised by ¥18 from the previous year to ¥798 on average, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Monday.

Their pay scale per job is more often worse than in the US. Also the Yen is at low.



A person who does not have any idea what he is talking about.


Source: bloomberg business
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-30/japan-s-minimum-wage-only-enough-for-a-bowl-of-ramen
Source: http://stats-japan.com/t/kiji/11521
Their source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare http://stats-japan.com/t/kiji/11521
http://stats-japan.com/t/kiji/11521
Japan times discussion.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2014/08/01/editorials/setting-living-wage/#.VlsJ-narSUk
US News report: while this report has not direct discussion it is informative on the matter along with future hopes..
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/11/26/japans-jobless-rate-at-20-year-low-consumer-spending-drops

Let's hear your infinite wisdom, I am all ears awaiting your answer.


Okay. Let me share some of my wisdom.



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Its free if you're a pirate who searches the seven seas of the pirate's paradise. Also Google.
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I hit those steam sales like a dirty rotten puke a few days ago. whole wack of vn's on sale
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