Oh my god, my eyes! What kind of map is that? Since when is Latin America considered a continent?

Global releases need to be planned in advance. For example, games that are uncertain to be released outside of Japan won't have translation work done on them before the Japanese release. The publisher then looks at Japanese sales to decide on whether the game is worth bringing to other regions.

If a game is planned to have a definitive worldwide release, then translation work already starts before the game is completed. This is why you see big games releasing globally at roughly the same time while niche games have staggered launches.

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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