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Are our local gamers getting the short straw when it comes to PSN+

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PSN+ has only been out for a couple of days now so teething problems are to be expected but it’s no surprise that our local guys are getting a little worried as they don’t seem to be getting all the benefits that they were promised.

A group of PS3 fans on the local forums have been saying that even though they have signed up for PSN+ they are still unable to download the full LittleBigPlanet from the local PSN store simply because it just isn’t there.

The initial rumour was that it would take 7 days to become available but unfortunately the 7 days has now passed and there isn’t a LBP download in site.

We have shot of some emails to the local and international PSN representatives to see if they can shine some light on the issue and we will update you as soon as we receive an answer.

Hopefully it’s simply that someone forgot to flick a switch on the local store.

If you want to help get answers please feel free to send this link to the SCEE Twitter account…

Last Updated: July 9, 2010


  1. WitWolfyZA

    July 9, 2010 at 09:39

    Is that the only thing the locals aren’t getting so far?


  2. Paul

    July 9, 2010 at 09:57

    We’re not the only place not getting it.it isnt for all territories


  3. Gavin Mannion

    July 9, 2010 at 09:59

    You got a link stating that it isn’t for all territories?

    I don’t remember that ever being said and that obviously changes things quite dramatically.


  4. RSA-Ace

    July 9, 2010 at 10:04

    I believe Greece and South Africa are the only EU territories getting LBP late.

    By all territories I think you might mean US and Asia. In which case you are correct. They are getting something else. US gets 3 months free PSN+ and I don’t think Japan get anything.


  5. mujabees

    July 9, 2010 at 10:57

    Nah we got some wipeout hd and some minis as well which is not to bad at all. Hopefully they will keep it up and give away more awesome content.


  6. RSA-Ace

    July 9, 2010 at 11:52

    Well we will get it. That is confirmed.

    Just some local laws or practices are stopping them from giving it away the same way as everyone else.


  7. Gavin Mannion

    July 9, 2010 at 12:45

    Who confirmed that we will get it?

    I am still getting the silent treatment from our local guys, will try another avenue now


  8. Mark

    July 10, 2010 at 13:58

    Any more news on this?


  9. Nick de Bruyne

    July 10, 2010 at 21:23

    Still waiting for a response from SK


  10. RSA-Ace

    July 10, 2010 at 22:52

    James Thorpe – PlayStation Network Product Manager

    “Hi, sorry for the confusion but there are a few countries – Germany, Greece and South Africa, that will be receiving their downloadable copy of LBP via a voucher email once the cancellation period (cooling off period) has expired. This is 7 days in South Africa and 14 days in Germany. Please refer to the offer Terms & conditions for more details by going to eu.playstation.com/legal and then clicking on the ‘PlayStation Plus Promotion’ terms just under the PSN heading”


  11. WitWolfyZA

    July 10, 2010 at 23:21

    Nah seems dodgy….. Pay for something that isnt really awesome… just sounds awesome. Ill get it when PS2 BC and when in game cross chat is announced. Dont want to pay, and be like. When are are the cool stuff gonna happen?


  12. Mark

    July 12, 2010 at 16:26

    Still nothing from those slackers at SK?


  13. Gavin Mannion

    July 13, 2010 at 05:44

    Nothing from SK or Europe… the wall of silence is becoming quite telling.

    I have sent a few more emails to other random Sony people now trying to find someone who can confirm something


  14. RSA-Ace

    July 13, 2010 at 06:52

    I tried to find out about Germany and Greece (who also will be getting it late). I read that Germany will be getting it after a month… I’ll take a guess that we’ll also get it then. Which is pretty crappy but it’s better than nothing.


  15. RSA-Ace

    July 13, 2010 at 06:53

    Try email James Thorpe or one of the guys on that update the EU blog. They generally answer all the questions people ask, or at least follow up on them.


  16. Gavin Mannion

    July 13, 2010 at 07:37

    I’ve been looking for his email address but my investigative skills apparently suck.

    Can you send it my way? gavin@lazygamer.co.za


  17. RSA-Ace

    July 13, 2010 at 07:59

    Well unless James Thrope is a burlesque photographer by night then I don’t think I can find him either. http://www.jthorpe.net/burlesque.html


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