UPDATED: PS3 Gets Budget Line-Up in Japan

Europe to follow?

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UPDATED: PS3 Gets Budget Line-Up in Japan
Update: With regards to a Platinum range of budget titles being introduced for the PS3 in Europe, a Sony representative has told SPOnG, "We have introduced a Platinum range of best selling titles for all of our platforms to date, and it is likely that we will do so in the future for PS3. However, no decisions have yet been made on timing or line-up".

The PlayStation 3 looks set to get a new budget line-up in Japan.

It's being reported that a Japanese online retailer (which has not been named) has posted listings for a set of games under the moniker "PlayStation 3 the Best" for 3,800 (18). The line-up allegedly includes Resistance, FolksSoul (Folklore if you're British), Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Gundam: Target in Sight, and Ridge Racer 7. The release date is listed as March 19th.

The releases follow the tradition set for the PlayStation and PS2 with the "PlayStation/PlayStation 2 The Best" range, although they are priced slightly higher than their last-gen counterparts, which tended to be priced at 2,200 (10.40).

SPOnG has contacted Sony for confirmation of the releases and to find out if we'll be seeing Platinum budget releases in Europe for the PS3 any time soon. While the news might not be official, the PlayStation 3 is over a year into its life cycle in Japan, and the timing is about right for some budget releases.

From Software certainly thinks so, anyway. The company recently re-released Armored Core 4 for the PS3, beating the PlayStation 3 the Best titles to the budget punch.

For first-party titles, "PlayStation 3 The Best" titles will offer a saving of somewhere in the region of 2,200 (10.40), while on third-party titles (which tend to be priced higher in Japan) the saving will be closer to the tune of 3,200 (15).

Source: IGN

Comments

SuperSaiyan4 4 Feb 2008 10:43
1/5
Well I guess thats the entire library of games gone down in price then...
Bentley 4 Feb 2008 23:44
2/5
First, obligatory response to pointless t**t SS4: Dickhead. Do us a favour and go boil your brain. You are only entertaining yourself, and this continual forum-wanking is very, very dull indeed. Still, at least it gives everyone else someone to ridicule. I suspect you just want the attention as you have no real friends. It's a shame that such a wonderful, UK-based gaming site is continually blighted by your constant, petty digs at the PS3. At least you are consistent; but consistent b******s is hardly merit-worthy.

Apologies to everyone else for subjecting you to that. And now, for my actual post.

Personally, I've never been interested in "Platinum" titles. I always looked on them as inferior copies of the real thing. I'd rather hunt down an original copy of a game I missed than get one in inferior packaging with an ugly disc (they don't bother with nice, bright, colourful labels, see). So I'm not blown away by this news, but at least it means those that aren't bothered (or as obsessive as me) will be able to boost their games collection with budget titles. Me, I consider myself a bit of collector and "Platinum" titles are like a blot on my gaming shelf, shouting at me "hey fool, so you couldn't afford the full thing at the time, huh? Caught on a bit late with that one, didja?"- and I hate my shelves mocking me.

And despite what some idiots might have you believe, there are plenty of decent titles available for PS3 with plenty more on the way. And certain games might be more appealing to some at a budget price, e.g. the under-rated Heavenly Sword (which I enjoyed once I got what they were aiming for, i.e. a cinematic and slightly slanted approach to the genre). So, while I won't be participating in the purchase of such wares, I hope all that do enjoy boosting their collection with the quality budget titles that will inevitably be available.

PS I don't tend to read responses from the brain-dead to my posts; preferring instead to say all I need to in one hit; hope I have made a reasonably clear and valid point; and then I leave to do other things. So, in case SS4 does bother attempting some half-arsed response, here is mine in advance: "nobody cares" and "tit".
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daz 5 Feb 2008 01:48
3/5
Bentley wrote:
I suspect you just want the attention as you have no real friends.


or game's to play since he has time to say something negative to EVERY PS3 news piece.

Bentley wrote:
Apologies to everyone else for subjecting you to that. And now, for my actual post.

Personally, I've never been interested in "Platinum" titles. I always looked on them as inferior copies of the real thing. I'd rather hunt down an original copy of a game I missed than get one in inferior packaging with an ugly disc (they don't bother with nice, bright, colourful labels, see). So I'm not blown away by this news, but at least it means those that aren't bothered (or as obsessive as me) will be able to boost their games collection with budget titles. Me, I consider myself a bit of collector and "Platinum" titles are like a blot on my gaming shelf, shouting at me "hey fool, so you couldn't afford the full thing at the time, huh? Caught on a bit late with that one, didja?"- and I hate my shelves mocking me.

And despite what some idiots might have you believe, there are plenty of decent titles available for PS3 with plenty more on the way. And certain games might be more appealing to some at a budget price, e.g. the under-rated Heavenly Sword (which I enjoyed once I got what they were aiming for, i.e. a cinematic and slightly slanted approach to the genre). So, while I won't be participating in the purchase of such wares, I hope all that do enjoy boosting their collection with the quality budget titles that will inevitably be available.

PS I don't tend to read responses from the brain-dead to my posts; preferring instead to say all I need to in one hit; hope I have made a reasonably clear and valid point; and then I leave to do other things. So, in case SS4 does bother attempting some half-arsed response, here is mine in advance: "nobody cares" and "tit".


I don't like platinum titles either, unfortunatly I have more than a few for PS but only 2 for PS2 I was proper gutted when i got the first one, the second one should never have been because the pic on the site was of the non plat ver.
GuZ 5 Feb 2008 13:27
4/5
daz wrote:
the second one should never have been because the pic on the site was of the non plat ver.

I always send them back to the retailer in question with an angry note telling them I didn't get what I ordered...
;)
daz 5 Feb 2008 15:17
5/5
couldn't be arsed
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