Er, it's not that. It's just way late.
With a franchise like Shin Megami Tensei, it's not exactly a well known series that people see in stores and say "Oh, I'll just pick this up". It's not exactly a casual game. Most fans have already like me, imported the game, or is far more likely, downloaded it/emulated it by now.
I want to support it, but I'm not going to pay twice for a game that came out in English a year and a half ago.