PS3 Call of Duty Delay For Emerging Markets Only

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So I posted yesterday about Call of Duty 4 on the PS3 being delayed and then got slammed by a bunch of Americans… I mistakenly took the delay to be a worldwide one.

However I have been given a bit more information this morning. The delay is due to a problem with Activision delivering to emerging markets. Which is why all these Americans have their copies and any European readers have nothing to worry about either.

Just emerging markets and no they haven’t said what is more difficult about delivering Blu-Ray discs since we are getting the Xbox 360 and PC versions on time.

Hopefully this stops the hate mail 😉

So if you are in one of the emerging markets you won’t be able to play Call of Duty 4 on the PS3 until the 16th of November. However if you have a 360 or PC then this won’t affect you. If you are in a first world country then this won’t affect you either.

Everyone happy now?

Last Updated: November 7, 2007

Gavin Mannion

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  • papa-action

    I want to send Activision some hate mail. I’m one pissed off “emerging market” PS3 gamer. Thanks to Activision for f’ing up one of the biggest releases of the year.

  • Abev

    While I feel the pain of my fellow gamers does a week really make that big a different? I dont follow game realease dates at all as I dont have the time. All my games are impulse buys, if im at the shop and see that something new is out I may or may not buy it, so things like delays really dont bother me!

  • papa-action

    I would have less of a problem if this was a worldwide delay, or even if it was a PS3 only delay. My problem is that this only affects our region i.e SA and other emerging markets. So while everyone else is getting to play the game I can only read about how cool it is.

  • Milesh Bhana

    agreed with Abev, a week isn’t so bad. Usually we get stuff a week after the UK anyway because we get UK stock and postage takes time (unless the copies get there really early and the local retailers break the street date).

    So what’s the fuss anyway? Aren’t PS3 users used to waiting longer for games anyway ?

  • papa-action

    1. I’m supposed to get the game on the 9th and I’m not going to.
    2. SA gets treated like the poor cousin once again.
    3. Consumers in SA in general get treated like crap and we all just sit back and say “oh well, it’s usually like this.”.

  • LazySAGamer

    I have to agree with papa-action here, I don’t understand how anyone can be happy or non fussed about being treated badly.

    Firstly we deserve the same respect as the Americans and Europeans and secondly how can the 360 game be on time and only the PS3 version get delayed.

  • Abev

    I am personally involved in a number of projects which aim to challenge things which we accept as givens, so I definately feel that its unnacceptable to have the consumer treated in this manner. I was just saying however that personally it doesnt matter to me, as I have never and probably never will go to a store on launch day with the aim of picking up a game!

  • PillsburyDeeBoy

    Why am I constantly saying this: TRONIX POOLS, BOYS! If you place your order now, PS3 owners will have it on Monday. Done.

  • doobiwan

    In all seriousness, I think the culprit is probably Blu-Ray production. – There aren’t nearly as many plants that can produce BR discs as there are DVD manufacturers and we’re heading into a very busy period R&C, AC, U:DF, CoD4 are all big runs, the factory is probably just a bit behind so they chose to supply the bigger markets first.

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