Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only

Atari Follows up on this morning's story on plans for an exclusive PlayStation launch for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, confirming that this deal covers Europe only, and the game will be released on June 16 in North America for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii, and DS:
NEW YORK, NY – May 6th, 2009 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized video game publishers, today confirmed the worldwide launch plans for the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: The Video Game.

The title will launch on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows® PC, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ in North America on June 16th 2009 and will be published by Atari Inc.

In an exclusive deal for Europe and the PAL regions, the PLAYSTATION®3 system and PlayStation®2 system versions will launch on June 19th 2009 published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. The launch coincides with the 25th anniversary of the original film’s theatrical release and the launch of the Blu-RayTM of the classic first movie, benefiting from a worldwide launch and licensing campaign by Sony Pictures Consumer Products.

"Ghostbusters: The Video Game is one of our most significant worldwide releases this summer. Through Atari's North America publishing business and alongside our partners at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, we have a strategically diversified approach to maximize a title of this magnitude on a global basis," said Jim Wilson, CEO, Atari, Inc.

He continued: “As excitement in the marketplace continues to accelerate around this title and the 25th anniversary of the movie's release, Ghostbusters' large and loyal fan base and gamers across North America can play Ghostbusters: The Video Game across all major platforms on June 16."

A PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) version of the game is scheduled for worldwide launch in autumn 2009 and will be published in Europe by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 7, 2009, 00:21
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 7, 2009, 00:21
May 7, 2009, 00:21
 
so is this still a timed exclusives for EU folks? I mean they will still get the X360 & PC version eventually right?

actually the PC version doesn't really count as there's no PAL or NTSC format to worry about, and nothing stopping EU folks from purchasing it elsewhere - granted it is a hassle.
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Re: intelligent selection
May 6, 2009, 23:13
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Re: intelligent selection May 6, 2009, 23:13
May 6, 2009, 23:13
 
DRM is like trying to fight napalm with matchsticks
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Wow. Just wow. Its like Apocalypse Now and the Chewbacca defense combined for one lucid moment of Truth.
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 22:04
Prez
 
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 22:04
May 6, 2009, 22:04
 Prez
 
Exclusive only in Europe. That has me scratching my head...
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 15:23
Verno
 
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 15:23
May 6, 2009, 15:23
 Verno
 
Seeing as the EU was the only territory where it applied as per the article, maybe you should be less defensive in the future.
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 15:14
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 15:14
May 6, 2009, 15:14
 
As for your EU vs US crap, I don't really care so you can argue that with someone else.
My crap? You singled out the EU instead of referring to the PC version in general. Perhaps you should be more clear in future.
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 15:00
Verno
 
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 15:00
May 6, 2009, 15:00
 Verno
 
I don't know how much more specific I can get for you, I can't imagine the European PC gaming market had hordes of players waiting for this specific console port given that the franchise itself is ancient. Hell I can't imagine the US PC gaming market gives much of a shit either. This is one of those things people will make a big stink over but that I doubt most people even cared about before seeing this headline was the point.

I suspect this is largely aimed at a casual crowd who will buy it on impulse as opposed to careful planning and I think there's a larger market for that in console players. As for your EU vs US crap, I don't really care so you can argue that with someone else.

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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 14:46
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 14:46
May 6, 2009, 14:46
 
I'm sure all 200 Euro PC gamers who were interested in a Ghostbusters console port will be protesting at Atari headquarters.
Is that meant to be a nationalist gibe? Because the idea of the PC release only selling 200 copies in the EU, with a population of 500m (over 50% more than the US), is patently absurd. As if any publisher would bother porting a game to PC if it was only going to sell a few hundred copies.
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Re: intelligent selection
May 6, 2009, 14:35
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Re: intelligent selection May 6, 2009, 14:35
May 6, 2009, 14:35
 
DRM is like trying to fight napalm with matchsticks
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 14:22
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May 6, 2009, 14:22
 
Atari has super fantastic DRM that will keep those pesky pirates at bay.
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 14:13
Verno
 
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 14:13
May 6, 2009, 14:13
 Verno
 
I'm sure all 200 Euro PC gamers who were interested in a Ghostbusters console port will be protesting at Atari headquarters.
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 14:11
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 14:11
May 6, 2009, 14:11
 
As much as I hate piracy and feel there is a moral black and white on that subject, this is BULLSHIT for Euro PC gamers, and I would find it very hard to judge those who pirate the US game on PC so they can play it.
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 13:56
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 13:56
May 6, 2009, 13:56
 
Of course they will pirating it. But telling an entire continent that they can't buy something and can only get it if they pirate it is a VERY stupid decision.
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 13:54
Verno
 
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 13:54
May 6, 2009, 13:54
 Verno
 
It's an old movie franchise based game with a very troubled development history. People were going to pirate it regardless of this announcement.
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 13:50
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 13:50
May 6, 2009, 13:50
 
Kiro: "Aside from buying a PS3 for game that is in no way a console seller, what other options do I have I wonder... I guess Atari aren't bothered about software piracy. "

Its available for the PS2 as well.

Anyways yes, apparently they want this pirated heavily.

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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 13:37
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 13:37
May 6, 2009, 13:37
 
Dear Atari:

Please go away. Again. Maybe permanently this time, that would be nice.


And to the poor people in Europe: Neener neener!
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 13:32
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 13:32
May 6, 2009, 13:32
 
So, I won't be able to play this on PC here in the UK? This is exactly why people were complaining in the other topic. Sony can go to hell.
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 13:25
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only May 6, 2009, 13:25
May 6, 2009, 13:25
 
Let's see. I live in Europe but own a high spec PC and a 360, but not a PS3. The game is being released for the PC and 360 but only in North America. From the tech demo's etc the game looks a lot of fun, definately something I would be interesting in buying, but I can't. Aside from buying a PS3 for game that is in no way a console seller, what other options do I have I wonder... I guess Atari aren't bothered about software piracy.
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 12:37
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May 6, 2009, 12:37
 
Translation: We know you guys hate xbox the same way you hate the french in europe. Here is a bone. Now we can sell our inferior port for this crappy game and get yet more sales when the superior version comes out for the inferior console that is likely to red ring on you the second you put the thing! Profit! Everybody is happy!
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Re: Ghostbusters PS Deal EU Only
May 6, 2009, 12:24
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May 6, 2009, 12:24
 
Wow this... just makes things screwy as hell.
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