> it def is, its why we are getting more niche japanese games without dubs now too,
> tokyo xanadu, blue reflection, all these VNs that have been coming. if its a choice
> of bringing a game to an already niche crowd as it is, who are probably ok with the
> subs anyway, or not bringing it out at all since non weebs arent going to play it
> anyway dub or not, why not just go with it with subtitles? i play games and watch
> anime with subs anyway, its part of the charm and captures the tone better i think
> most of the time, so maybe crunchyroll is good enough for me and i dont need funimation
> unless funimation has anything available that crunchy doesnt?
For whatever reason, I noticed that CR is showing a ton more ads than before. This past week, I had to watch (& skip) like 4 ads before the 20 mins ep even starts. Then more ads in between. CR used to be better than that. And I'm still encountering the occasional playback issue, too. I was an initial subscriber when CR launched in 06. But it has not kept up with investment in the infrastructure, imo. So I'm not a big fan of crunchyroll for this reason.
That said, personally I prefer subs over dubs. And if the choices are either sub only release or no release for a title, I would go for the sub only. If there is ever enough interest to do a dub, then that could be arranged at a later date.