Publishers Play The Blame Game

Whilst I write up another article, hoping not to be beaten to the punch by lightning fingers nofi (ask him for his full name), feeling like the back end of a horse having been ill since the end of last week and eating my first scone in about three years…where am I going with this? Oh yeah, the news.

As we wait and scream for the release of many absent titles that have yet to reach our spindly PSN Store, publishers have placed the blame squarely on Sony. Whilst titles like Penny Arcade Adventures, Lumines and Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix have been on other regions stores for months, we still have nothing more than an ETA for a release date.


According to Joel De Young, COO of Penny Arcade, this is down to Sony’s regional processing. “Sony’s process for getting titles on PSN varies in North America, Europe, Japan and the rest of Asia,” he responded when asked by British Gaming over the ongoing delays. Capcom on the other hand, were a little more reserved in their reply, saying: “That’s a question better directed at the console manufacturers themselves”.

When they quizzed Sony Europe’s PlayStation Network PR manager what the cause of the delays were, he said that, “this has been an ongoing issue and we’re doing our best to resolve it.”

Either way, I don’t really care, just sort it out and release the games over here. Now.