Sony explains discrepancy between US and EU PlayStation Stores

Eurogamer: "Sony has, finally, gone on the record to explain why some games that launch on the US PlayStation Store don't make it to the EU PlayStation Store."

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Yi-Long2303d ago

... and the example given is Trine 2, than why is Trine 2 available on the EU XBLA Marketplace!?

Also, for many people in the EU, we just want the english version, instead of waiting for a 'localised' version.

sinncross2303d ago

Whether you like it or not, SCEE`s policy is to get content available to most of the countries in the region at the same time, rather then showing favour for say UK because they just need the English version.

I am not saying that SCEE is right, but you can understand where they are coming from in trying to please as many of their fans simultaneously.

tigertron2302d ago

Definately, but it is annoying for us Brits and even Irish that have to put up with waiting despite the US and Canada speaking English.

novcze2302d ago

I'm sure Yi-Long is talking about non-English speaking countries, most of EU understand English good enough to play games. They aren't that dialogue heavy usually.

aCasualGamer2302d ago

Although i can see where you are coming from @Tigertron you have to realize we live in Europe. That's why it's called SCEE (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe) and SCEA(-||- America), there is a difference. SCEE have many countries that they have to cater to, where SCEA have only two countries to worry about.

It's bad for us, because we have to wait extra. But you can understand why that is.

Although, i gotta admit, if Trine 2 is on the EU XBLA then this is just BS.

Yi-Long2302d ago

... I was talking about the non-english countries where most people are able to comprehend basic English enough to enjoy the games, and many have a pretty good grasp of it.

Those who don't can choose to wait a little while longer for a localized version.

Personally, I hate localized releases though. Especially if they're FORCED localizations where you don't even have the option to choose the original language.

NewMonday2302d ago

Brits should just use the NA PSN

Razongunz2302d ago

that is true, but still annoying..

if a game is in english then get it to EU..80% of the gamers here in EU will buy it..

i'm from norway. and i prefer the english speaking language.. same goes for sweden and denmark because those are pretty close AND similar to us, germany is good in english.

only countries that actually struggle at a degree with english are russia and spain and even alot of gamers from these countries know english...

its kinda annoying that they w8 to localising stuff because the minority doesnt know english in the EU.

mep692302d ago

SCEE Sony Computer Entertainment England

I called it

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RedDead2302d ago

I'd love to ask why the layout sucks too in the EU one?

Anyway, the way it is.

Xbox = US then EU then Asia.
PS3 = Asia then US then EU.

That's just how it happened

tiffac0082302d ago (Edited 2302d ago )

Although its true that we get some contents/games earlier here in Asia, especially after Japan. They are mostly not in English but rather in Chinese.

So we still have to wait for the US version to come out first before we get an English Asian version.

Panzerkanzler2302d ago

Agreed. Those of us who went to school and learned english are tired of having to wait for localised versions for the english-impaired. Release the english only version ASAP and then the localized versions as they get done.

caseh2302d ago (Edited 2302d ago )

Well said, why EU should wait. Release English version straight away and simply patch in languages as needed.

EU always gets screwed, bunch of games never even reach EU PSN, I've been waiting on King of Fighters '96 forever.

Not only that but they are more expensive when compared to the US store, this wouldn't bother me other than the fact you cannot credit a US store account on an EU PS3 using a bank card. You need to buy US PSN cards off Ebay etc which is what I might start doing from now on.

Screw EU PSN.

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zeddy2302d ago

im sure if they put some more time and effort in trying to get games out here we would get the same amount of games in the US. just look at ps plus, we get a pathetic amount of content compared to america but we still pay the same price. lets face it, sony will work as hard as they can on the US psn and get to us whenever they can.

MattS2302d ago

It's also worth mentioning that a proper localisation for the UK market will be slightly different to the English version that is available in America.

Localisation isn't as easy as people think; there are entire textbooks on the subject, and it needs to be done for every single location.

PixL2302d ago

But you have a choice not to wait. Make a US account, buy US PSN card (I know many online shops that sell them) and enjoy your content. There are many people who prefer localized games, even if they have a grasp of English.

I buy most Sony exclusives domestically just to support their local office, though most of the time I choose to play in English. They localize all games, which is very nice from the customer's point of view. It shows that they care about the local market. To the contrary, Microsoft never localizes their games fully. Even Kinect games for children come with subtitles, which is totally stupid. It shows that they don't give a damn about foreign markets (and mutually, gamers in non-English EU generally don't care much about Microsoft consoles).

EVILDEAD3602294d ago (Edited 2294d ago )

'It shows that they don't give a damn about foreign markets (and mutually, gamers in non-English EU generally don't care much about Microsoft consoles).'

Hence the reason by this logic that 'generally' most trolling from you and others comes from outside of the US. Actually makes perfect sense.

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Emilio_Estevez2303d ago

Not sure why they are saying finally, the same thing has been said over and over.

MaximusPrime2302d ago

Yea, it's all old news. But it's good to be reminded for newcomers

FrightfulActions2303d ago

How about explain why you cannot change your country region after making an account... Do people not ever move? I have to purchase my PSN content through an alt account because my primary is EU.

FinaLXiii2302d ago

Still not an excusse for the lack of PSOne Classics.

Sizzon2302d ago

exactly, still waiting on syphon filter 2 and all three spyro games.

coryok2302d ago

there are some games on the EU store that arent on the NA store, breath of fire 3 for example. NA wont let it release (or any other similar port btw) unless the port comes with extra content, while the EU will. its kind of dumb, the end user (us) shouldnt have to deal with this stuff, its their job to get the game released here. we shouldnt have to beg them to take our money

Hx3KinG2302d ago

they told us this months ago.

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