'Rapelay' Removed From Amazon After Public Objects
By: Katie Cordrey -
Published: Feb 15, 2009 Updated: Aug 17 2011 • References: somethingawful
The English language version of 'Rapelay,' a Japanese video game that features stalking and raping a woman and her 'virgin schoolgirl' daughters was pulled from Amazon's offerings after just two days on the Amazon UK site. A spokesperson for Amazon said that there was nothing wrong with the game, but decided not to allow it to be offered through Amazon.
Illusion, the Japanese company that makes 'Rapelay,' also makes 'Battle Raper' and 'Battle Raper 2.' Both feature sexual assaults.
Implications - In a new digital age, where consumers have the opportunity to buy just about any type of product, and companies spend money developing niche products knowing they can find an audience online, sometimes major companies like Amazon can let something slip by unnoticed, through no fault of their own.
Kudos to them for realizing and immediately rectifying their error.