I think it's outrageous that SEGA isn't releasing a Collector's Edition for North American fans. I'm still hoping that they'll announce something soon, but I can't help feel as if SEGA won't. Even so, I'll still be getting the game, but I absolutely do not think it is worth importing the CE. I'm also still waiting for Amazon to offer at least the preorder bonus content.
Yeah, I am disappointed too. We NA fans seemed to be getting screwed this year on some things compared to other countries. I imported Xenoblade, pre-ordered my Dark Souls on Zavvi cause everything isn't digital, like the NA version, except the guide book, got Inazuma Eleven, and plan on getting those two other wanted Wii RPGs too. I like Zavvi cause I end up paying just as much or cheaper as I would in North America anyways. Too bad this CE isn't being offered on there.
I wanted to import it and saw your link...I am still pondering over the $150 bucks to import it...I want it, but starting to think it may not be worth it.
I was going to wait on the game to go down altogether, but this $40 bucks for the PS3 version isn't too bad. I played the demo, and I thought $50 was a bit too high.