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Sony launches 'Western Game Buyer Selection' for PSN Japan

Castle Crashers and Young Thor inbound to new import category

The Japanese PlayStation Network is to see ongoing releases of popular Western PS3 and PSP titles.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has revealed a virtual label known a Western Game Buyer Selection, which offered its first fruit yesterday.

The initial line-up comprises Castle Crashers and Comet Crash on PS3 and Young Thor for PSP. Prices range between 500 and 1500 ($6 and $18).

At least some of the planned titles will purportedly be fully localised.

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Latest comments (5)

Thats all nice but when are we Europeans getting an import section.

The EU PS1 games if you compare them to JPN or US there is nothing noteworthy, luckily my Visa worked with the US store and I could get Wild Arms and Suikoden off, but...it stopped working so I can't get new stuff off US PSN. (normally you cant use a Visa from outside of USA, I always get an error code now)

Seriously tho Sony the EU store looks a bit empty in comparison to the other 2 regions.

More classics are welcome aswell: Gran Turismo 1 & 2, Suikoden II, Tombi (aka Tomba! in US) 1 & 2, Legends of Dragoon, Breath of Fire III & IV. just thinking out loud here. Got all of these on PS1 disc...but no way to get them on my PSP...or is there? :)

Edited for typo's.

Edited 3 times. Last edit by Joffrie Diependaele on 26th November 2010 10:39am

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Terence Gage Freelance writer 8 years ago
"Thats all nice but when are we Europeans getting an import section."

That's exactly what I was going to say, Joffrie - Euro PSN is very sparse compared to US (I haven't check other territories'), and in particular we're lacking some classic PS1 titles. I can't imagine what the licensing issues are regarding all the firstparty releases were are still lacking.

Apparently Alundra is on its way soon - if that turns up, I will be relatively happy for a while.
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Martin Mathers Copywriter/Journalist 8 years ago
Alundra's on the way? About bloody time... I can understand why some stuff goes on there in terms of PSone 'classics' (in the loosest sense of the word) because if someone like Disney comes along and says 'Hey, have our back catalogue!', Sony's unlikely to say no. But still, any chance of putting something decent on there? Of all the games up in the PSOne category, I can literally count the ones worth owning on one hand. And possibly one extra finger.
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Martin Brouard Executive producer, Frima Studio8 years ago
I can confirm that Young Thor is fully localised in Japanese.
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Stephen McCarthy Studying Games Technology, Kingston University8 years ago
I need more JP games over here.... they are a lot more fun...
it what pust me to think about getting a 3ds ((it getting a lot more of the jp DS games))
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