You probably could gotten the euro version over with and shipped that in North America AND killed several birds with one stone.
@Jo I think some developers did do that, like Lady Sia. The reason they were handled separately is making cartridges were still prohibitively expensive, so developers had to decide whether each game needed to be brought to each region at all
Also it was a big enough deal to differentiate between US and UK localization
@plsburydoughboy Yeah, but 99.99% of the time, we just get the US English text anyway.
@Jo Every GBA game that didn't get published in Europe didn't have to get translated to five or so languages
Of course, they had to take regional compatibility into account when deciding to localize too
@plsburydoughboy Which isn't even an issue with Game Boys, though.
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