Videogaming247 has been told by SCEE that there are "no plans" to release either the Metal Gear Solid 4 or God of War: Chains of Olympus bundles announced last night in Europe.
I knew this would happen. I said so in the other thread. Someone should tell Sony the Dark Ages ended over a thousand years ago and that Europe is an important part of the global economy.
no plans means not yet officially announced. Months ago the rumor was that EU would be recievig the bundle. They probably do not want to see a sales reduction in ps3's as people may wait till june for the bundle. It will happen our EU brethren need not fear.
The reason they have not said anything is probably because MGS4 will be delayed in Europe.
It if gets delayed in Europe, I'll import from America. No big deal, it's region free.
"no plans" 95% of the time means YES again. "no plans" 95% of the time means YES. someone saying "no plans" is a GREAT thing.
Sony sells more in Europe than they do in the States.If they announce the bundle over there,the only effect it will have is it will slow down sales,period. Furthermore,if you think Sony doesn't care about Europe then you're GREATLY misinformed,they know that Europe is their key market right now and trust me,they're not going to confirm the bundle for Europe until they've met their quarterly sales target.
then Europe really is "sony's b*tch" Come on we were were the only ones to : - buy the ps3 till sold out even with the price tag of 600 euros when the rest of the planet was laughing at sony's face. - most of the copies of Uncharted were sold in Europe when America didnt really care about it (Im not saying it bombed in the USA but it wasnt a HUGE succes overthere), dont even talk abot Japan. - Europeens got the PS3 last (in March) though its biggest market for the playstation. - ps3 exclusives always get realeased in the USA first though they only care about the 360 and so on and son... Sony FTW !!! Why do they treat us like this ? Dont come up with the differant language nonsense (MSFT and Nintendo didnt have any trouble with that when theyb launched their consoles.)
Dude, your far to angry and emotional. Sony say "no plans" to EVERYTHING that they havent been allowed to reveal or confirm yet. Stop getting your knickers in a twist...
hes right though we allways get short end of the stick i so wanted to buy UT3 if it would of come out at the same time as in america i would of bought it in a heart beat, had nothing else to buy, but now with burnout and DMC4 taking my money that game gets left out. we allways get the short end of a the stick. and were the ones that have been keeping sony on its toes compeating with MS
everything he said is true: -If it wasn't for EU PS3 would've flopped, France Spain Germany the three biggest Sony supporters, and what do they give in return? Nothing, PLAY TV is coming to EU sooner than the US. OH FU*K i guess every PS3 owner never watched TV before ! JEES wtf are Sony doing ? If it saw a Sony Executive here in EU i woul probably kill him.
Europe did help the ps3 and almost saved it. and this is how sony pays them back
... thats Sonys standard PR reply, i bet when people first quized them on whether a PS3 was in the works they replied with.... thats right... "No plans". They WILL release in the EU.
everyone who disagreed with me is possesed by a sony demon. Everything I said is true , just shows at what point some people are blinded by Sony.If a europeen disagreed with me then he needs some serious help (dont know people who love to be treatad like b*tches)
It wouldn't be such a negative considering the hardware sales in Europe are already decent, and where Sony really need to focus on is the North American market, and actually in Japan now. I hope they do realise that even though they are outselling the competition at the moment, the gap of sales means there is still alot to do. Bundling MGS4 with the PS3 will ensure a massive surge in hardware, and software sales.
It's going to come to Europe,there's too much money to be made for them not to release it there.
it would be in sony's best interest to release both bundles in all territories.
"I'LL sh1t on you"......
aint like all the members of d12 like dead from drive-bys? just asking
this was good business by Sony. I'm not ruling out the possibility of these bundles coming to Europe (and you could always import), but it just makes sense that Sony is trying harder to push the Ps3(especially) and PSP in North America. They are not punishing the Europeans in any way. They just need the States to support them just as well.
That is biggest pile of dog crap i heard this week. Just because it is good business move for Sony does not mean it is good for us Europeans. If any territory has given support to PS3 and Playstation brand in general, that it is Europe and after being so loyal and best selling market for PS3, we don't deserve this humiliation! I am not saying that 100% we wont see this bundle but if it doesn't happen, than Sony should really scratch their head and think about what they are doing because i have seen a lot of people getting fed up by how Sony threat us and them switching to 360.
It's not ruled out. "Update: Or maybe not. Konami has previously announced that MGS4 is “due for a simultaneous worldwide release early in 2008.” Hold that thought."
IF you already have a PS3 then it shouldn't matter much. Basically all you would be paying for is the new cardboard with Snake on it and a DS3. I would consider the PSP more of a blow since the hardware is actually different and interesting looking. If you own a PS3 then just go buy the game. It's truly not disrespectful. Sony cares about money more than our feeling don't forget that. The same goes for any of these big corporations (especially Microsoft).
@butterfinger Dude i know money is on first place, but at the same time they need to show some respect, and that doesn't cost them anything, but they could loose a lot if they dont show respect for EU fanbase
They indeed need to show respect to the EU owners, but this respect may come in time. If I had to guess, I would say that Europe will see some sort of special bundle or offer very soon, since it seems like every other continent is getting one. I think it is a mistake for Sony not to just go ahead and include this bundle in all territories for the release, but it would be a bigger mistake if someone traded for an inferior piece of technology especially before MGS comes out. That being said, if the European owners aren't respected in time, I would have to say I'd be pissed off too.
That article is bollocks, he didn't even know about the worldwide release.
...Sony shows they dont give a rat's ass about European gamers...
mgs4 bundle or play tv? stop complaining. you probably have a ps3 and are b!tching just to b!tch.
Not sure if it is news but im almost certain the Europeans will get a GT5 Bundle very soon. We are getting them here in Australia soon, I know this cause i work for Playstation and have been sent GT5 bundle advertising to give to stores.
Not sure if it is news but im almost certain the Europeans will get a GT5 Bundle very soon. We are getting them here in Australia soon, I know this cause i work for Playstation and have been sent GT5 bundle advertising to give to stores. Edit: Although we will be getting the GOW PSP Bundle so it would be weird that the europeans dont. We generally get similar treatment, both being PAL territories.
If you actually read the article SCEE have said "no plans at the moment" to offer these bundle deals because they'd have to work out the pricing. You people have to realise there is no 80GB in Europe
Read the article?? Read?!?!? Im still quite new to this site yet even i can tell the majority of posters dont read the whole story.
this is obviously just to try to boost console sales in the us. in case you havent noticed the ps3 sells well everywhere except the us. thats all. if the ps3 was on top i bet there wouldnt even be a bundle anywhere. plus you have play tv so stop b!tching.
It might come to pal regions aswell if Sony europe division thinks it´s a good idé...
It would be a bad move to not release the bundle here in Europe and I have a 60GB Playstation 3 anyway so I just want Metal Gear Solid 4. I am a bit pissed that there is no European release date for the Dual Shock 3 as well how long do we need to wait for it?
import one from america. euro is worth way more than us dollar.
Sony isn't treating the European Market like crap. every market has their own agenda. this is why Sony Japan Got DMC4 bundles and Hotshot's Gold Bundles and Gundam Mosou bundles. Destination Station is a US event. for US retaliers and that Happenes every year. So you cant expect US to dictate what EUROPE and UK Does. after all Sony is a big company with Different entities and their own Presidents, They have the freedom to articulate what ever plans that best suit the market. in EU and UK, Gran Tourismo is perhaps the best Selling Franchise their and from what i've seen for the austrailian market, which is also a Pal region a GT bundle is Planned... also keep in mind that There are no 80gig configs in The Pal markets. on 40gigs and if you're lucky 60gigs, with that being said they'd have to place it on the cheaper model because they no longer mauafature the 60gig in Pal regions So pleae you Euro Breathins, sit tight and wait for a proper anouncement. Sony america Knows that The PS3 while it's gaining moment needs to be selling much better, Over here in the states MGS is perhaps bigger so a concentration of that game is needed for the Market to out sell it's competition. and expect the GT bundle to Hit sometime in March.
Wow thats a shame.
the Bundle will come to Europe too. Wait and see
And 360's only install-base lead is in North America, so it only makes sense that they want to eliminate Microsoft's last territory advantage. Europe should get this bundle too.
I think it may come a little after the US one but I have no worries.
at least EU is getting the game at the same time (may not be exact date but same week or two) as US/JAP release and seriously with all the bundles EU has had already; you think they won't have a MGS4 one.. of course they will there is no official announcement is all. Seeing how yesterday was a North American retailer event it was the time for NA announcements.. only thing that could be a big maybe is if DS3 controller out by then and in bundle or no.
I am sure sony will make it available, Sony loves the EU!
Grey PS3 included
if the PS3 itself is gonna be custom made? like.. have some kinda MGS4 theme on it? if so.. please tell me.. cuz i am definately gonna buy the bundle in summer.
yeah no bundle for Europe so what else is new
if ANYTHING would sell me a PS3 it would be this bundle. Announce it now you stupid F$#[email protected] And make sure the bundle is an 80gb in PAL too. no more 40-gimpabyte version
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