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#1 BajiRav

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:22

Source: http://www.neogaf.co...ad.php?t=596431

 

 

User Gennosuke asked on today’s EU store post whether or not he’ll be able to play online in Romania. Fred Dutton answered apologetically.

“Unfortunately at this time gamers in countries which do not have a Store cannot access online multi-player features. However, we are considering every measure to offer PlayStation Store services to these territories as soon as possible. To clarify, the affected territories are: Bahrain, Lebanon, Romania, Oman, Slovakia, Malta, Cyprus and Iceland.”

As this is the EU-specific store, there’s likely to be other areas where this is an issue.

 

 




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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:23

Good. Keeps the majority of people that tend to **** up games offline.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:28

Good. Keeps the majority of people that tend to **** up games offline.

Wow! Really?



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:31

oh noes! xbox one scandal rocks ps4! 



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:37

oh noes! xbox one scandal rocks ps4! 

No.. ps4 will still launch there and work there... xbox one will not.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:39

oh noes! xbox one scandal rocks ps4! 

Seriously. 

So what is worse? A few countries, or every other country besides the US? because it is my understanding a lot of the features touted like the TV stuff and NFL and all of that was US specific.

 

 

Nevermind the fact the Sony rep also says...

 

However, we are considering every measure to offer PlayStation Store services to these territories as soon as possible.

 

Nevermind the fact anyone without an internet connection cannot even play any game, SP, stores or no stores.

 

Yet here is another "your console sucks mine is better" thread that keep coming from both sides.

The gamers hangout forums since E3 have really hit a new all time low in my opinion, and considering I have seen it at some incredibly low points since 2003, that is saying a whole lot. :no:



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:41

This is why i'm waiting until launch to form an opinion on which console to plug for.

We just don't know enough of the facts at the moment.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:40

Iceland seems like the odd one out in that list.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:18

Iceland seems like the odd one out in that list.

 

Iceland's always the odd one out.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 18:00

No.. ps4 will still launch there and work there... xbox one will not.

Not fully, tho.  Games with online component will not fully operate.


Seriously. 

So what is worse? A few countries, or every other country besides the US? because it is my understanding a lot of the features touted like the TV stuff and NFL and all of that was US specific.

 

 

Nevermind the fact the Sony rep also says...

 

However, we are considering every measure to offer PlayStation Store services to these territories as soon as possible.

 

Nevermind the fact anyone without an internet connection cannot even play any game, SP, stores or no stores.

 

Yet here is another "your console sucks mine is better" thread that keep coming from both sides.

The gamers hangout forums since E3 have really hit a new all time low in my opinion, and considering I have seen it at some incredibly low points since 2003, that is saying a whole lot. :no:

I would wait until GamesCom to judge how X1 will do TV, etc., in Europe.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 18:26

Seriously.
So what is worse? A few countries, or every other country besides the US? because it is my understanding a lot of the features touted like the TV stuff and NFL and all of that was US specific.


Nevermind the fact the Sony rep also says...

However, we are considering every measure to offer PlayStation Store services to these territories as soon as possible.

Nevermind the fact anyone without an internet connection cannot even play any game, SP, stores or no stores.

Yet here is another "your console sucks mine is better" thread that keep coming from both sides.
The gamers hangout forums since E3 have really hit a new all time low in my opinion, and considering I have seen it at some incredibly low points since 2003, that is saying a whole lot. :no:

What in the holy hell are you talking about.

This is nothing to do with Internet connections and entirely about those countries with no "store". They do have Internet and any online activation is likely to work. It's likely that Sony will continue to not use location based IP checking therefore they'll just register in a working country

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 18:53

Sony's region checking has always been VERY loose, it's enough to fill in a different country on the registration to completely fix any problem like this. I'd highly doubt if they would make it more strict this time around, because frankly, if people from countries without a store still find a way to the store it just means more money for Sony.

 

Only downside is that you can't change the region on your PSN account, probably because it'd be very hard to handle previous purchases (legally). Hope they find a way to open that up.



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 21:52

No.. ps4 will still launch there and work there... xbox one will not.

Except, the Xbox one will work there...



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 21:55

No.. ps4 will still launch there and work there... xbox one will not.

Why wouldn't it work?



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 21:56

Why wouldn't it work?

 

they're working on old info.