Well who am I kidding? It WOULD be the norm. And then bad sales would be caused by piracy. A game for the PS Vita, Ciel nosurge, would be an "episodic" game. There are 13 "episodes" plus 3 "extra episodes", with only the first "episode" included in the game. Each succeeding episode would be released monthly at ¥500 each. So the "game" itself (and thus the first episode) is around $65 (current "pre-order" price is $94). And the 15 episodes would be around $98. For a grand total of $163.