Strategy Informer recently reported that the PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed has been delayed in North America until December. The Xbox 360, Wii and PS2 version of the game will still be released on 28th November.
We asked Sega for a explanation on why the PlayStation 3 version has been delayed, and they sent us a statement about the release date outside of Japan, and to reassure fans that were worried about the quality between versions of the game released in Japan and the versions released outside of Japan.
"Some fans living (outside of Japan) have become concerned that there will be a difference in quality between the version of the game released in Japan and the version released outside of Japan. This is not the case and we apologise for this misunderstanding," a spokesperson for SEGA told us.
"The difference in the international release dates is based on the sales strategy and the manufacturing schedule. There will be no quality difference between the North American/European/Asia release and the Japanese version. Please be assured we are doing our best to deliver a top quality experience to people all over the globe."
The spokesperson added, for all of our Japanese readers out there: "We still cannot announce the release date in Japan, but we should be able to do so shortly. Our apologies to Sonic fans in Japan, who we must ask to wait a while longer."
Sega Reassures Fans Concerned about Sonic Unleashed Quality
18 November 2008 | By Jamie Davey