Originally Posted by tds101
No, it's a convenience issue. I've seen Japanese menu Walkman players, and I was hoping that Sony might rethink the menu and put English as a setting. If not, I'll pass - like I always do. I make my decisions the right way, and that's with my WALLET! And that's as it should be,...
I guess I'll be getting the flagship player then,...as it's Android & will have English as selectable in the menu.
Well, truth be told, Sony isn't marketing any NW- series Walkman outside of Japan. So they don't need to provide any language but Japanese. When I was in Japan before the Z came out and they had it at the Sony showroom in Ginza that it had English since I was so used to Sony not doing that on their Walkmans. Their primary audience for these isn't people somewhere else; it's their home market. FOr people like us, they sell the NWZ. Can't fault them for that. Whether you buy or don't buy the NW-S7xx - I don't think Sony really cares much.
EDIT: When I was buying the S at Sony Ginza, they were all jittery because technically they're not supposed to sell it to non-Japanese (I was getting it engraved with a Disney character). It was interesting. The guy helping me who spoke English was super helpful and gave me tips on buying that kind of stuff if I ever do it again. Say you live there and give them your hotel address :) If I didn't want it engraved, I could have gone to Bic or Yodobashi to pick it up.
Edited by FenderP - 9/28/13 at 3:55pm