When DLC Runs Amok and Loses ControlIn Japan, one company has embraced the DLC business model more than any other: Bandai-Namco. To anyone who has ever thought a piece of DLC was a bit pricey would be screaming in rage if the Japanese prices for Bandai-Namco DLC were to become the norm. Click through the gallery to see some of the most egregious offenders. (Prices in yen have been converted to dollars.)

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Tales of Xillia (PS3)

Retail Price: $105.36
Type of DLC: Costumes, items, gold
Most Expensive Piece of DLC: $6.29 (Star Driver costume)
Total Price for All DLC: $214.39
Most Egregious Offense: Selling in-game gold and levels

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Gundam UC (PS3)

Retail Price: $100.34
Type of DLC: Mobile suits, characters, stages
Most Expensive Piece of DLC: $6.29 (various mobile suits)
Total Price for All DLC: $79.22
Most Egregious Offense: $6.29 for a new Gundam is getting a bit steep...

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One Piece Pirate Musou (PS3)

Retail Price: $102.98
Type of DLC: Costumes, stages
Most Expensive Piece of DLC: $4.40 (various costumes)
Total Price for All DLC: $50.30
Most Egregious Offense: $4.40 for a costume

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The Idolm@ster 2 (PS3)

Retail Price: $100.34
Type of DLC: Songs, costumes, accessories, money
Most Expensive Piece of DLC: $22.63 (various songs)
Total Price for All DLC: $895.02
Most Egregious Offense: $31.18 for a pack of in-game emails from the idols