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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May 6, 2009, 15:00
Verno
 
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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.

This comment was edited on May 6, 2009, 15:01.
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