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Amy on PSN Delayed

Due to a change in pricing, the PSN version of the game will be a week late.

Lexis Numerique and VectorCell have announced that their upcoming title Amy will be delayed by one week on the PSN. The reason is because "changing a price in the PlayStation™ Store system takes some time because of technical reasons linked to the servers."

The PSN version of the game was going to be $3 more than the XBLA version. Fans responded and after a poll that was conducted by Lexis Numerique and VectorCell, fans decided they wanted the game to be priced $9.99 and released a week later, rather than the original pricing of $12.99 with an on-time release and a price reduction at a later date.

The delay is exclusive to the United States and does not affect other territories. Amy will be released on January 11 on XBLA and on January 17 on PSN. It will retail for 800 MS Points or $10.

Press Release


LEXIS NUMERIQUE ANNOUNCES FINAL US PRICING AND RELEASE DATE FOR AMY, FOLLOWING COMMUNITY POLL

Champs-sur-Marne, France - January 9th, 2012 - Lexis Numérique and VectorCell today announced that they will drop the PSN price of AMY in the US to $9.99, which will therefore push the release date back to January 17, 2012. The delay in release is because changing a price in the PlayStation™ Store system takes some time because of technical reasons linked to the servers. This price drop will not effect the release of AMY in the other territories, or on other platforms, as the release date for the XBLA version is still slated for January 11, 2012, for 800 MS points in the US.

Following initial confusion over the price difference between both versions in the US, Lexis Numérique and VectorCell decided to organize a poll that ended today at 12:00pm PST, to let the community decide what was the best solution between an immediate release with the current pricing scheme and a postponed release with a reduced price. 70% of the community advocated for a price drop while 30% agreed with the current price. Honoring their commitment to the players, Lexis Numérique and VectorCell asked Sony to drop the price of the PSN version in the US to $9.99.

AMY will be available on XBLA in the US on January 11th, with the PSN release following on January 17th. AMY will be available on both platforms in all other territories on January 11th.

For more information on AMY please go to: http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1209.


 

Comments

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

01/10/2012 at 08:52 AM

This all sounds very silly to me.  The game shouldn't have cost more on the PSN to begin with.  Of course the fans are going to say that the price should be the same on one platform as it is on another, especially with no difference in features.  It's the publisher's fault that the game is ultimately being pushed back.

Nick DiMola Director

01/10/2012 at 10:04 AM

Agreed, this is ridiculous. Of course PSN players want the same price as XBLA ones.

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

01/10/2012 at 02:05 PM

Perhaps because Xbox gamers are already paying for LIVE?  I can't think of any other reason.  I'd love to know the exact reasons behind the cost difference though.

Nick DiMola Director

01/10/2012 at 02:42 PM

It was due to the Euro conversion rate. Because XBLA games need to be the same price across all regions, they had to assign it a price of 800 regardless of the fact that they're taking a price hit due to the weaker US dollar. They didn't on PSN, so they were planning to charge US PSN members the full boat price to make up for conversion.

Pretty stupid.

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LEXIS NUMERIQUE ANNOUNCES FINAL US PRICING AND RELEASE DATE FOR AMY, FOLLOWING COMMUNITY POLL

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