Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 609d ago | news

‘Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale’ delayed Japan release date and PSN pricing

The Japanese branch of Sony Computer Entertainment today revealed a new release date, as well as the discounted PSN prices, for “Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale” in Japan. (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3)

GribbleGrunger  +   609d ago
January 31, 2013 in Japan!

Why? Surely this would have done better if released at Christmas. Perhaps Sony think the games will get more traction after the Wiiu launches?
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sinncross  +   609d ago
This is Japan... christmas means absolutely nothing to them, its just a day to spend with your family (in fact, its a working day for everyone unless you take leave)

But yes, its a big delay.
Probably due to translation like Spike having an original Japanese name in Ape Escape (whereas Spike is a brand new name for the West).

Perhaps little things like this
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GribbleGrunger  +   609d ago
I know they don't celebrate Christmas the same as the West does, but they do get a huge chunk of cash during the Christmas period, so surely their more likely to buy a console or game that time of the year? Isn't that why, even though they don't shop because of Christmas, console sales go up in unison with the rest of the world?
ForgottenProphecy  +   609d ago
Actually, Spike is now where near a brand new name for the West. In fact, Ape Escape was my favorite game as a child, back in the 90's. No, I didn't import the game. Ape Escape might be a Japanese game, but it was brought over here fairly quickly.
sinncross  +   609d ago
'brand new name'

which is exactly what it is... I know its an old game but in the original Japanese version his name is Kakeru hence my comment on Spike being a new name for the Western release.
ForgottenProphecy  +   609d ago
Okay I misunderstood that comment, by bad bro.
sinncross  +   609d ago
np dude
ThePsychoGamer  +   609d ago
No, I doubt the delay was because of the WiiU, keep in mind that next next instalment in a playstation franchise that is very popular in Japan is coming out in December, I think that has more to do with it.
GraveLord  +   609d ago
I'm betting the Japanese version will include a character like Cloud or Sephiroth. Characters we will have as DLC.
RmanX1000  +   609d ago
Thats quite a delay 0_o wonder why...
Darth Stewie  +   609d ago
That sucks for Japan maybe Sony delayed it because the Japanese version will get a free extra character like Cloud which would be DLC for everybody else.

Also Wow big price difference between physical from digital copies.
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MikeMyers  +   609d ago
Digital copies should be cheaper, glad to see Sony pushing that notion.

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