Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth may just require infinite wealth from its players after they learned the New Game+ would be locked behind a digital upgrade.
Players are required to purchase the “Master Vacation Bundle” which comes as part of the Deluxe and Ultimate editions of the game. These versions cost $15 and $40 extra on top of the base $70 game. The Master Vacation Bundle by itself costs $20.
For single-player games like Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, a New Game+ mode is considered part of the core experience in order to keep players engaged. Games like Elden Ring have normalized having a New Game+ readily available for dedicated players.