The japanese direct mini was vastly superior, showed all games from the western version + world premiere of Atelier Ryza 2 and Sakuna of Rice and Ruin gameplay, the west direct was utter garbage, if it wasn’t for the 2 Atlus games I would think they deliberately omitted all japanese games from the west version. I mean in the JP version they had short clips of FairyTail, FF Crystal Chronicles and Jump Force, all 3 games that will be released in the west soon, yet not shown in the west direct, insted they wasted time on that online shooter. Whoever decided that the west version should be shorter and have less games (JP version 12 minutes with almost double the games) needs to be removed.
In what seems to be a part of the official announcement for Ryza 2, the first Ryza game currently has a 39% discount across most region’s eShops, and it looks like the same 39% discount is available for the Steam version too.
Now I’m not sure if this was actually intentional choice or just a coincidence of timing, but 39 in Japanese can be read as “san-kyu” (“thank you”), and the only version that currently doesn’t have this 39% discount is the PS4 version.