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Square Enix Tax by R-Kasahara Square Enix Tax by R-Kasahara
The "Square Enix Tax" is the general nickname given to the game publisher's tendency to price their Nintendo DS RPGs - including ports of older, previously released titles - $5-10 above the norm.

I'm through with paying the "tax". $40 is way too much for a DS game, no matter how good. I will still support the company, but from now on, I'll buy my Squeenix DS games once they drop in price and/or go on sale.

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stevemacqwark Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Valve ain't getting any of my dough.
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Beacon515L Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I end up pirating most SE games, more because I don't own the consoles than a lack of cash or scruples (although the overpricing doesn't help). In any case, I have never, ever bought a console or game less than two years old, which, among other things, appears to be a fairly effective means of circumventing the 'tax' imposed on virtually all games, as in Australia, at least SE games depreciate in value fairly severely over time. Last one I bought was a pre-owned FFTA2 for AUD$34, which I guess could have been a lot worse.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO NOTICED THIS.

I can't use this stamp, though, because I buy the games anyway, like an awful, awful zombie. D:
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Zetra Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I totally agree. Not to mention our EB games tends to hike them even more sometimes, as well as keeping them over priced longer than anyone else it seems.
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I'm a cheapo, if a DS game is over 20 bucks I feel extreme pain trying to buy it. ;-;
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bunbunberry Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree!! It's a pain when you're poor and want new games, but they sell DS games for too much...they're only a bit cheaper than PS3/Xbox 360 games, even though they're just hand held console games...>.< I ALWAYS wait til they're in the sale xD
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R-Kasahara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Same here! A few months ago, I did get Dragon Quest V - not on sale - because of rumors it was going out of print (and I love me some DQ), but it was on Amazon, so I didn't pay full price anyway ;P

Thanks for the fave and watch, BTW =D
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bunbunberry Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like DQ ^^
No problem!
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MoonlightTheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thats so true, i love there game but i hate the price $40 pesos or more its to much. I want to buy twewy but im waiting till they drop the price. :iconwhutplz: nice stamp i love it!:D
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Lukar82394 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Yeah, they suck for making theirs $40. I barely had enough money to buy The World Ends With You when it came out. x.x
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