If anyone actually wants to find out about the company, NIS is publicly traded and the information for how many shareholders they have or the value of the shares is out there. The company may not be in the billions of USD range(after conversion) that someone like Square Enix is, but they're still in the tens of millions range, which isn't by any means a small company.
Just the NISA subsidiary alone pulls in nearly $1,000,000 USD(after conversion, $947,669.604 on 3/31/13, date of statement) net, not gross. And those figures are three years old, we all know that NISA has only grown since then. Anyone who wants to forgive decisions made in the name of low budgets should be blaming budgets that are unnecessarily low, when they could easily afford to spend a little more and actually do right by the fans. But why would they, when so many fans are willing to accept cheap products at a low budget?
I also don't blame the employees at the low levels, they have no more control over what corporate does than anyone of us have over our own companies we work for. But for any consumer who doesn't want to support a company that pleads poverty when they make decisions that hurt the fans, then they should at least understand and realize the full implication of what is happening.
Addendum: Oh wow, before I posted this, I went and found their results for the most recent fiscal year. The net income of NISA(American subsidiary) was $2,524,019.7213USD (on 3/31/16, date of statement). Congratulations NISA, that's an amazing increase in income over the past few years. I wonder if there are any trends that have been exhibited to explain such a booming growth...?
http://nippon1.co.jp/news/pdf/2016/20160513_3.pdf wrote: Net income(Thousands of yen)
NIS America, Inc. 283,614
Also, since I was looking through it anyway, here are the years in between. For 2015, 139,989(000) yen = $1,166,448.6347USD(on 3/31/15, date of statement), and for 2014, 133,870(000) yen = $1,301,110.9059USD (on 3/31/14, date of statement).