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Sony Explains Why The Last of Us Post-Pandemic Edition is GameStop and USA Exclusive

Yesterday we broke the story about The Last of Us Survival Edition being available when the game launches on May 7th, then shortly after that, a Post-Pandemic Edition was also announced for $160, exclusively at GameStop USA. Ouch.
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Root1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

Pretty much...however

"“it’s actually up to each territory (country) to decide which editions they will carry.”"

Bull crap

I got a reponse from someone who works at ND on the PS europe blog

"Many factors come into play when making these editions. There might be opportunities for everyone to get the contents of the editions in other countries via promos and contests in the future."

What factors though, see how they don't actually answer the question. ND are saying it's not up to them, while SCEE says it's up to ND aswell because ND have to approve it.

I'm going to keep moaning and I hope other people do aswell. I'm a fan of ND and a fan of the Last of Us, I want that Post-Pandemic Edition

Bring it to Europe Sony, I'm sick of us being treat like crap

I love how he said though

"promos and contests in the future"

Oh yes because waiting until after release and counting on luck to win our self one is such a good idea.....morons. Thats a slap to the face in my opinion. I want to pre order one now for launch

calis1342d ago

Keyword in your paranoid blabbering is "might".

There MIGHT be opportunities

pixelsword1342d ago

Sony puts the special edition exclusively in the store that gamers generally hate and in the region where the XboX is kicking it's butt.

Way to have your finger on the pulse of gaming, Sony; I see why you have to fire your marketing staff every few years.

Thatguy-3101342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

So basically the 160$ is for the statue and the multiplayer perks? Then the rest is the same as the survival edition?

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1342d ago

Basically lol, There's no Art book in the post-pandemic edition either. The Statue according to Sony is $200 alone. So this edition is a steal at $160. I'm proud to say i pre-ordered my edition already :D

majiebeast1342d ago

I wanted this edition in europe figurines are a must for me when i buy a CE,LE.

rrquinta1342d ago

Gamestop often gets exclusive items and CE's, so this isn't really such a big surprise. And it isn't uncommon for Europe to get different CE's than the US, either.

Root1342d ago (Edited 1342d ago )

" And it isn't uncommon for Europe to get different CE's than the US, either."

The real problem is though that most of the time we get worse, dumbed down editions.

Once in a blue moon we get a better edition

I mean it's the last of us, one of the most anticipated games this year. Why not have this available to everyone

EDIT:

Oh I didn't say you did, I was just saying

However

"brokered deal with Gamestop, and as part of it they got exclusivity, which meant limiting it to NA."

If thats the case then Gamestop UK would of had it

rrquinta1342d ago

I didn't say better/worse, just different.

As for the "real" reason "why"? My guess is it was a brokered deal with Gamestop, and as part of it they got exclusivity, which meant limiting it to NA.

OptimisticPrime1342d ago

Europe get better ones sometimes. Right off the bat I think of dark souls. Europe got a SWEET CE that we didn't. It's back and forth.

TrendyGamers1342d ago

I'm happy with just the regular edition, the game is all I want.

iamnsuperman1342d ago

I agree. I never understood the dust collectors you get with these packs. There not really collector items as the sell quite a lot of them. I would understand if only a 100 were made

rainslacker1341d ago

Collector implies that it has collectable stuff to go along with it. What your referring to is "Limited" editions, which are often not that limited. Still kicking myself over not pre-ordering Ni No Kuni Limited edition, as it was actually limited.:(

dbjj120881342d ago

I live in the US, but I know the feeling. Assassin's creed always has better Euro special editions.

N311V1342d ago

In Australia we get the Euro editions and I've noticed the same thing. Apart from Assassin's Creed (which USA usually gets the less exciting versions) the differences are minor. Such a shame, I would have really liked that statue.

Y_51501342d ago

Australia had the best Uncharted 3 edition.

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