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Regional Comparison

The following section covers differences present between the Japanese and Western release of Phantasy Star Portable 2.

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JP version

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Western version

The light-blue SEGA logo used in Japan is replaced with the dark-blue SEGA logo used in the West.

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Western version

The Western version's startup adds an extra warning not present in the Japanese version, warning players not to change their storage media while playing the game.

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JP version

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Western version

The logo used in the Western version of the game is altered to not have Katakana text present.

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JP version

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Western version

The game's title menu omits the options to access the game's website in the Western version.

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JP version

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Western version

In the import menu, the option to import items bought off of the PSP's PSN storefront has been removed as these weren't available in the West.

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JP version

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Western version

The names of the Multiplayer Modes has been changed in the Western version.

Additional Differences

  • The Western version has a partial English dub; while majority of the voice lines (particularly in regards to ingame grunts and FMV cutscenes) have been dubbed, many of the game's voiced dialogue had been simply removed altogether.
  • Item Codes had been re-generated in the Western version.
  • The Japanese version of Phantasy Star Portable 2 had various collaborations with real-life brands and certain anime. While SEGA of America was able to license many of the collaborations present in the game, certain items were unable to be licensed for the Western version. The fate of these items were as follows:
    • Gravure Japan Bikini Models: Replaced with a Western exclusive poster.
    • Famitsu/Dengeki Weapons: Rebranded.
    • Pizza Hut Weapons and Outfit: Rebranded to Pizza Shack.
    • Pizza Hut Room Item: Removed from the Western version.
    • Fanta Room Item: Rebranded to Juice.
    • Mobage Town Weapons: Rebranded to Real Handgun G.
    • Moyashimon World Aura: Removed from the Western version.
  • Despite the option being present ingame, the Western version would never receive any of the Japanese DLC missions localized. As a result, the distribution of certain items had been altered to make them still obtainable without these missions.

Expansion Comparison

The following are differences present between Phantasy Star Portable 2 and Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity.

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

A warning has been added to the game's startup screen.

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

A logo commemorating Phantasy Star Online's 10th anniversary has been added to the startup screen.

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Phantasy Star Portable 2

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

The SEGA logo is missing the "Presented by" text.

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Phantasy Star Portable 2

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

Phantasy Star Portable 2's Opening featuring "Living Universe" is replaced with a new opening accompanied with "Ignite Infinity". When leaving the game on the title screen the game will cycle between playing the original opening and Infinity's opening.

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Phantasy Star Portable 2

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

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Phantasy Star Portable 2

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

Infinity's Title Screen and Menus are overhauled with different layouts and a lighter colour palette.

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Phantasy Star Portable 2

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

New import options are available for PS Portable 2 characters.

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Phantasy Star Portable 2

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

In addition to using the previously mentioned new Menu layout, "Friend Search Mode" has been added to the Mode Select menu.

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

When selecting Story Mode in Infinity, the player is given the option to cycle between the original Phantasy Star Portable 2's story (Episode 1) or the new story introduced with Infinity (Episode 2).

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Phantasy Star Portable 2

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

Formerly a set-piece, the Ship Hub area now features the interface for Custom Missions.

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Phantasy Star Portable 2

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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity

Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity introduces a new Mission Category; Infinity missions.


Phantasy Star Portable 2

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Books: Phantasy Star Portable 2 Star Frontier Guide (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Perfect Bible (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Settei Shiryoushuu (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity: Infinity Battle Guide (2011)
Music: Phantasy Star Portable 2 Special Single CD (2009) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Original Soundtrack: Wings of Universe (2010) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Special CD (2011) | Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity Original Soundtrack (2012)