RJW wrote:In germanny Ricoh 8x DVD+RW can be bought.
I can get the 6x DVD-RW verbatim media from quite some places in europe.
I'm not sure why, but many companies seem to see Europe as a good test market for drives/media. So you guys get a lot of things early, or are the ONLY ones to get them.
Well, EVERYTHING seems to come out in Japan too
Why ? because prices are higher and general. With more profit you can take more risk and see your investments earlier back. Same counts for Japan. Only Optodisc seems still not understanded this trick but then again when had Optodisc some new advanced technology stuff.
Europe is not a test market. First stuff is released allways in japan (Which are even more technology happy !)
Also only ones to get hem. Hmm don't you know that the whole gameing community (specially the RPG players ) in Europe and Australia envy the US folks because of all the releases you get and we don't ???
Also only European made games (which are crap most times) are released earlier. The rest is most times a half year behind the USA so much for being first with stuff. (And let me not comment about the movie industry which is even more screwed .)
No I only think that incase of media we have a slight release advantage sometimes but not that much. Also it seems that European stores like to stock up more different stuff as the american big online media stores.
A larger variety is allway nice but also means again higher prices.
See Feurio webstore as a great example. They probally have the bigest available media selection for a online store. But look at there prices.