Leading High Street retailer GAME is refusing to stock copies of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the PlayStation 3. The title, developed by Bethesda.
How strange... do they have a riff with the publisher?
Something must be going on. Why just this PS3 title?
Maybe they hate sony? well i don't know
seems shady... not sure why they wouldn't want to sell a proven 'best seller' for another console unless like 1 & 2 said they may have a beef with someone..
strange, could be sumit to do with its a year old and on another console, if that was the case then thats F UP, would be interesting to find out the reason
aren't they a top retailer? Must be something with the publisher..
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Isn't GAME partly owned by MS? Just what I've heard elsewhere. Not that it should matters, but....your mind starts to wonder eh?
The reason is is that the publisher is asking for too much money, and GAME don't see much of a profit in it. It'll change when the publisher change their mind.
Gates isn’t that powerful, I think what you smell is that bull sh!t on your upper lip.
You need to quit. Bill Gates has nothing to do with this at all. But he is the CEO of the company that is showing Sony how do next gen games development and consumer acceptance. The developers took the risk to make this game for for Sony fans out there like you and the other fanatics but not enough of you guys are buying it and GAME dose not want to hurt there reputation for selling the game for more than the 360 version or taking a loss so the publisher can recoup.
How can they refuse the better version, must be jealous.
Stupidity reaching new highs.
Now I can understand a person or couple of persons (or PS3 fans) being jealous but not an entire retail chain.
Who ever is mad enough to buy there overpriced games in the first place must be mad anyway!!!
I get huge discounts with my reward card. The hardware pays for the games in my case.
It was in the display cabenet in Southampton last night :S.
Probably can't get the deal they want from Ubisost ! The only reason I can see, is they don't think there profit margin will be big enough
probably something up with Ubisoft since it's publishing it. GAME from past news reports has been very friendly to the ps3 so if anything it's probably the publishing.
Don't they like money. What's there Beef. I pity the fool!
The Playstation 3 version of Oblivion is the best looking but when it comes to content the Xbox 360 and the PC version are better. Shame on the UK for not stocking Oblivion for the PS3! Edit:Who the f*ck disagreed?,you know it's true!!!!!LOL:)
This game kicks arse on the 3. Better graphics (slightly) and includes the expansion pack wheres the problem. But i've noticed that people that dont own the 3 are jealous of the 3. I seen retailers talk people out of buying the 3 sayin its a waste of money but 9.5 out of 10 people have no problems with it once they own it.
The problem here is simply that with a library of few games (compared to other systems) the PS3 is straggling. There refusal of this game just gives bad press to the PS3. It shows consumers that the PS3 is doing so terribly that major retail chains are starting to refuse to carry games. HOWEVER we here no pretty much that its only one game. But with rumors one game becames two, etc etc. Unless there is a reason why (could be anything really maybe the game is faulty on the PAL version, maybe the recent shivering Isle's bugs that were on the pc , no news yet on the 360 however there is a patch for both, or too expensive to import, doubt that one really.) This is VERY bad news on the PS3 camp. Me personally I do not like the ps3 im an Xbot. However even I have reason. And destroying one console is bad for business on all fronts. Competition keeps improvements and breakthroughs coming. Hopefully this gets resolved and soon.
...and more retailers should rebel like this, IMO. When a game is ported from another platform, and it's over a YEAR LATER, retailers know the buzz, hype, and interest is largely over with. The majority of gamers who really wanted to play that game, likely already has. Couple that with the fact that the PS3 version still won't have a confirmation of all the other downloadable content for several months, and there's really not much that will sell this game, like on the 360/PC. Games like FNR3, F.E.A.R., OBLIVION, Saint's Row, etc. should be $40-$50 titles, if publishers expect to sell what amounts to "reheated leftovers" from other platforms.
TWHIP...that was probably the worst thought out comment I've read today and that says a lot considering all the fanboys "PoS3 SUCKS!!" and "360 is a brick" commments on this site. Why would they pull a game, for a DIFFERENT console, off the shelf because its a year old? With that logic they shouldn't even release Ninja Gaiden for the PS3 and any other ports because its old! Heck they shouldn't sell half the PS2 games because that system is old. Why sell Halo 2 for Windows Vista, that's an old game. I'm not going to make fun of you because it's not appropriate but that argument makes ZERO sense. If PS3 owners never played it then there may be a large demand to actually "buy" the game. All those PS3's sold in Europe should provide demand for that game. The game even got good reviews so it's not like its a bad game. Game is not worried about the downloadable content for all the games it sells! Seriously...worst comment I've read.
Yeah, if they are not selling the Game I'm sure there is a "logical" reason....which most likely has something to do with the publisher or availability. Why people start to make up stupid conspiracy theories no matter which console they prefer is just silly.....but I guess some people will always believe that old Bill had something to do with all those "alien abductions" too.
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stupid business practice not stocking a popular game if you must buy from a high street, supermarkets seem to be the cheapest outlets these day's but everyone here has the net so get it online cheaper. Game just aren't worth bothering with even full price on nearly everything no matter what your system of choice is
need to stop giving their opinions. seriously.
why should retailers stop giving there opinions? Hell I say let them. I just wont shop there anymore. Ive stopped shopping at Gamestop because of it. Its the consumers fault. People who shop at places like this let it continue. Its like the PS3 vs XBox fanboy arguement. If you ignore them they get louder and then they just go away cause no one cares.
they should stop because......... they have personal interest with what`s hot right now(360). so alot of them diss the ps3 cause they don`t know anything about the industry or they want to jump on what ever ban wagon the consumers are riding at the time. If a store stopped sellin 360 stuff because they liked the ps3 better they would go out of business cause there is 10 million or so 360 owners(i don`t know if that includes broken ones)and 2.5 million(i think) ps3 owners. If they want to stay open they MUST ride the ban wagon. It`s the same w/ most of the video game websites and magazines. They have to like what`s currently popular or they lose out.
I understand where your coming from. If it was a 360 game i would be probably upset as well. Then again I game fly my games. However it still stands. Let them do this and do not shop there. By the game somewhere else. SO when they see that Oblivion is a huge hit on the PS3 as well (im not to sure if its a huge hit on the Ps3 here btw please correct me. By huge hit im talking sales I dont care if it looks prettier or not i want numbers) They will see that they done F'd up and in the future will not make the same mistake. However keep in mind that we do not know what goes on at the top. They may know something we do not. We see console sales at the end of the month or when reported. We do not have access to the day by day information they do. Maybe the PS3 in UK isnt as successful as people believe. However again it breaks down to if you do not like the store for there business practice do not shop there. If people want Oblivion for the PS3 so bad they will get it somewhere else.
is GAME the only video game retailer in the UK? if not, people will just bring their business elsewhere if they want Oblivion for PS3