The main factor that comes in to play with EN is our pin buyers. High roller pin buyers cycling tiers 10 times every weekend make PM's want to only give us good items at extremely high tier prices, because this maximises profit.
Before people jump on me, no, I do not in any way agree with this business model, it's simply how it is and how it has evolved because of people buying and selling pins in the game.
Do PT or FR have many AP pin buyers? I wouldn't have thought so, given the difficulty of procuring AP pin codes in their respective countries, and I can guarantee that's the main factor and reason behind the huge difference in our item malls. it sucks, but there it is