Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Another UK-Exclusive PS3 Special Edition: Ratchet & Clank [UPDATE]

Image via PlayStation.blog UK

OK, this is getting goddamned annoying. First Infamous, then Uncharted 2, now Ratchet & Clank. Seriously Sony: What the crap?

I got on the European PlayStation.blog, where this was announced, and unleashed my anger:

Got this story from Kotaku, and I'm from the US, FYI.

Does Sony not like American gamers? I mean, it started with Infamous, then Uncharted 2, now ACIT. Paying £55 (that's $90 for me, which is $20 too much for an SE of this caliber) for a game, plus shipping to import, is absolutely ridiculous.

Naughty Dog (Uncharted), Insomniac (R&C) and Sucker Punch (Infamous) are all US-based studios, with ND being the only Sony-owned studio. All their recent outings on the PS3 are getting UK-exclusive Special Editions for their latest games. Conspiracy?

I would have loved to buy the Infamous SE, especially for the GTA-style box art and the comic. I'm a huge fan of SteelBook cases (love 'em). The Uncharted 2 SE is really cool (especially the case), and all the extra goodies for ACIT are good as well.

What the crap, Sony? Where's the love for America?

I hate this. I absolutely hate this. Why are US-based studios releasing Special Edition only in the UK? That's a huge "what the fuck" from gamers - especially me - and a huge middle finger from Sony to US gamers.

[UPDATE] I'm already getting flak for my post on the UK PlayStation.blog. One user in particular (name withheld) calling me out - or simply saying the "Americans" - on my "whining," and claims that this is retribution for us getting Formula 1: Championship Edition and LittleBigPlanet before them, despite them being from UK-based studios. Hey, at least you got them.

Source - UK PlayStation.blog