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  • Bad Export for You:
    • The songs Reclimb, Koi no Hime Hime Pettanko, SAVIOR OF SONG and Sirius are cut in non-Japan versions of the game. That said, players who travel to Japan can still earn the icons for the former if they use their Aime card.
    • The US location test version of PiNK PLUS not only lacks support (the lack of which is already standard in some SEA countries such as the Philippines) and is one version behind Aime-enabled cabinets, but also is missing a very large portion of the songlist. More specifically, every licensed song was wiped out, leaving only the original songs and crossover songs from other SEGA games. Also, several songs are missing their unique videos, instead replaced with generic 60 FPS backgroundsnote .
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  • Digital Rights Management: The game refusing to show unique videos with a lot of the songs if there is no connection to All.Net, as well as Banapassport and Aime cards not being usable. Stay disconnected too long and the machine bricks itself as it's ultimate tantrum, necessitating a time consuming recovery procedure once connection to All.Net can be re-established.
  • Executive Meddling: The price for the US location test cabinets was approximately 1.50 USD for one song; this was decided upon by SEGA rather than Dave & Buster's or Round 1 management.
  • Fan Nickname: The cabinets are sometimes called "washing machines", due to the striking resemblence to them.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: The unique videos for Vocaloid songs are often dance covers (踊ってみた/Odottemita) from Nico Nico Douga. In addition, notes in Easy mode follows the direction of dance movements. This spawned a small subset of players who play Easy mode to do the dance moves shown in the video.
    • There also exists a small subset of players who only play the Pop, Anime or Game tracks because they're fans of the pop group, anime or game.
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  • Late Export for You: As usual with these Japanese games, the English Asia-Pacific builds tend to be released several weeks after the Japanese release, the East-Asia Chinese builds less so. So far it seems that maimai FiNALE hasn't reached certain countries outside of Japan yet, and Sega has yet to start exporting maimai DX.
  • No Export for You:
    • The game is only available in Japan and select parts of non-Japanese East Asia and Southeast Asia. This is likely due to the large number of licenses owned by Pony Canyon, a Japanese media conglomorate notorious for region-locking YouTube videos if they don't outright take them down. There are two cabinets in Las Vegas running maimai ORANGE PLUS in English (likely parallel imports of the Asia-Pacific game cracked to not brick itself after the timebomb expires, or parallel imports of the build meant for The Philippines), but they are offline. The only alternative for people outside of the region is Maipad, which is an unofficial android clone. Even then, setting things up make that game playable is very tedious.

      A location test at Dave & Buster's in Irvine, California was held in November 2016, and a second location test was held at Round1 in Puente Hills Mall in January 2017. Curiously, between the two tests maimai would upgrade to MURASAKi in Asia, but the PHM loctest still used PiNK PLUS. Plus, due to the Pony Canyon licensing issue above, a lot of the non-Sega songs were excised from the build. Ultimately, it seems like the location tests were for naught, as a US release never came out of them.
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    • The game also regularly collaborates with SEGA's newer rhythm game CHUNITHM, which is currently not available outside of Japan. Frequently there will be collectibles that require you to play CHUNITHM to obtain it. As it is only available in Japan, the collectibles can't be obtained. The only way for people to obtain them is go to Japan and play CHUNITHM until they get the requirements to unlock the collectibles.
    • So far maimai DX is still Japan-exclusive and hasn't been exported yet.
  • Regional Bonus: The Chinese version of this game adds 5 Chinese exclusive tracks consists of Chinese language songs, which is not available anywhere else, even in Japan.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: cabinets brick themselves if it's been disconnected from Sega's All.Net for too long. However, cabinets that are distributed in some regions (like the Philippines) use offline-based builds that do not require connections and are updated via disc, and there appears to be a crack for the protection as evident with the cabinets at Las Vegas mentioned above.
  • The Wiki Rule: Here, but it's in Japanese only.

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