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Europe release dates suck

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by wiigotdawii, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. wiigotdawii

    wiigotdawii A guy who ain't named Bob

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    I really think it's unfair how game publishers just shove us (and in fact all other english speaking countries outside the US) to the side and say 'you can wait for now'.
    List of a few Wii games where we just get shoved to the side:
    1. SSBB: US: December 3 2007, UK: Q1 2008
    2. BWii: US: October 29 2007, UK: Nobody knows when some say Q4 2007, December 2007 and some say Q1 2008.
    3. MP3: US: August 27 2007, UK: October 26 2007
    4. Excite Truck: US: November 19 2006, UK: February 16 2007
    Now there have been a few games where we got it before our US counterparts (e.g. strikers).
    I just find this very irritating.
    Why can't games just be released worldwide on the same day? I mean I'm sure that would be reeeeally hard for publishers to do. I can understand one or two days but not whole months, I mean come on. Is it that hard? It’s not like there’s any translation involved.
    This is where my rant ends. I could go on for hours about how annoying this is but I won't.
    Edit: UK not EU
     
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  2. Warrior

    Warrior WiiChat Member

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    But..there IS translation envoloved lol. All games in europe have to be traslted into many languages so that evryone can understand.

    Thats why we get them so late, but what bugs me is...why do BRITAIN ge it so late? we speak the same damn language as the americans, so there isnt traslation needed.
     
  3. wiigotdawii

    wiigotdawii A guy who ain't named Bob

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    Sorry thats what I meant why don't the UK get the same dates?
     
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    Pen15-love Banned

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    one thing.

    if you didnt know what the US release datees were, you would not be as annoyed and would not realise the time difference so there for it would not matter.

    therefor dont find out the us release dates and you will not find it as annoying
     
  5. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Yeah, the difference in release dates is mainly due to the time taken for translation. Even though English is spoken in both the US and UK, companies will not release the game in the UK until translation for all the other European languages such as Italian, French and so on have been completed.
     
  6. Vigilantiast

    Vigilantiast ROFLCOPTER

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    NTSC to Pal conversion is required and think of all those dollar signs that need to be changed to pounds. And btw, last i heard BW2 is being released here first. Go on IGN.com
     
  7. Mingus

    Mingus Any Mingus Tea?

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    Ummm.... why don't you just get on Ebay and by a version. Do the American versions not work on your system?
     
  8. wiigotdawii

    wiigotdawii A guy who ain't named Bob

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    Well IGN says it's coming out tomorrow and I sincerely doubt that.
    Maybe I'll just do this:
    (was written three weeks ago)
     
  9. Kwanzee

    Kwanzee WiiChat Member

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    Agreed,I mean we speak the same language ffs...
    Whats there to translate?

    And we pay more for our games!
     
  10. Napalmbrain

    Napalmbrain WiiChat Member

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    Nintendo hates us. Translation and NTSC to PAL conversion should not take months when Microsoft can usually manage release dates within 2 weeks of America.
     
  11. Andrakis_Scarr

    Andrakis_Scarr WiiChat Member

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    European release dates arn't to bad. Try living in Australia - have to wait till November 8th for MP3 :sad:
     
  12. cyberzomby

    cyberzomby OH NOES! A PICTURE

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    Wow that must suck even harder
     
  13. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    Could this be brought up anymore? How many times is this going to be brought up? Yes we realize generally the US gets games before the UK, there isn't anything that can be done with it, I am sorry you get screwed, but can we not make anymore threads about this please.
     
  14. anthonybest1

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    your just saying that because you live in the us....;)
    nah i'm joking if you dont like waiting for the games you could get your chip and have a mod chip put in and play games from the usa
     
  15. captainff

    captainff slightly amused

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    *explains that region locking means that games from one region won't work in another region unless you modify your console*

    No
     
  16. Mingus

    Mingus Any Mingus Tea?

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    Well then your should go out and by an American Wii and then by and adaptor for your power cable since your plugs are 220 right? All i know is that they are different and then your problems solved. But there is no way that I would be waiting to get all my games after knowing that all those Americans are enjoying the pleasures of SSBB
     
  17. AndThen?

    AndThen? pull the trigger.

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    We all speak English in Australia. Why don't we get games at the same time as the US? It must be more than translation.
     
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    Your forgetting the biggest joke of a delay of all time. paper mario. That was months and months and even then it arrived with a glitch that wasnt in the American one.
     
  19. captainff

    captainff slightly amused

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    And a Japanese one for all of the language locked games that only get released in Japan.. .. .. .. ..




     
  20. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    No, what I meant in my previous post was why the translation takes so long. The fact is that the game has to be translated for all of the countries within Europe. That will definitely take some time if they wanted to release the game in all of the countries within Europe at the same time.
     

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