Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC the world over. Unless you live in India. While it has graced Sony’s and Microsoft’s consoles in India, it’s the PC version that’s inexplicably absent. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot cannot be bought on Steam in India. Trying to access any links on Steam for the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot store page in India results in an error that suggests it’s been region-locked.
“An error was encountered while processing your request: This item is currently unavailable in your region,” reads the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Steam page for Indian users. Though keys bought through third-party storefronts work fine according to multiple gamers speaking to us. Interestingly, PC gamers in Japan can’t buy the game through Valve’s store either due to licensing issues. Perhaps a blessing in disguise given the glaring lack of regional pricing on Steam in recent years.
In the past, other Dragon Ball games like Dragon Ball: FighterZ skipped India officially due to licensing issues. That didn’t stop retailers like Amazon India from selling it in anyway.
The Mako Reactor has reached out to Bandai Namco’s India representatives as to why PC gamers aren’t able to buy the game on Steam in India. We’ll update this story if we hear from the company. Till then, if you have to play Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot we’d recommend grabbing it on PS4 or Xbox One or obtaining a Steam key via a third-party store.
For what it’s worth, we found Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s PC port to be disappointingly bare bones. A surprise since the last major Bandai Namco game on PC, Code Vein was a solid effort.
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