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Eternal Sonata PS3 Won't Leave Japan

Role-playing fans were excited to learn that Eternal Sonata would eventually find its way to the PlayStation 3, especially because Sony's system hasn't had many RPGs yet. As is typically the case with most any generation, we have to wait a while before that genre fully kicks into high gear, so it's not really surprising. But sadly, we have bad news for US gamers.

While the game was available for the Xbox 360 in all major territories, it seems that the PS3 version of Eternal Sonata won't make it out of Japan. According to the Videogaming247 blog, a Namco Bandai representative has said this JRPG is gonna stay home.

"I cant speak for any other territories, but I believe Eternal Sonata is only announced for the PS3 in Japan right now," said the spokesperson. "We have no plans to release the game on the PS3 in the US at this moment."

Well, damnit. We had heard the PS3 version would boast some upgrades over the 360 version, and this is one RPG that was plenty solid to begin with. After all, considering our role-playing options on the PS3 are few and far between, RPG fans would've been satisfied with an enhanced Eternal Sonata. Oh well; maybe if US gamers make a big enough stink, it'll eventually show up here, but for now, it just ain't happening.

Related Game(s): Eternal Sonata

6/2/2008 Ben Dutka

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AscientDire
Monday, June 02, 2008 @ 11:15:49 PM
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I'm not really that familiar with Eternal Sonata, though I am saddened to realize that a possible US RPG for the PS3 may now never come to fruition...what a roller coaster ride!!!

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Mystearica
Tuesday, June 03, 2008 @ 5:14:38 AM
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THAT'S A LOAD OF ********!!!!

Why do the 360 owners get it while the PS3 don't >.....< GRRRRRRRRRRRR - I was FINALLY looking forward to some RPGs on the PS3 :(

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djduke316
Tuesday, June 03, 2008 @ 6:09:29 AM
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F@$# you Bandai Namco!

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DiminishedAngel
Tuesday, June 03, 2008 @ 12:46:01 PM
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What the hell's the logic behind this? I am seriously confused.

The 360 has a pathetic userbase in japan, yet it was still released there. NA's PS3 userbase is dozens of times larger than the 360's Japan userbase.

Only thing I can think of is that Microsoft payed to keep it from coming to the PS3.

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solidkevin
Thursday, June 05, 2008 @ 4:02:25 PM
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I dont really care THAT much but if this happens with TOV, lets just say ima be a very pissed guy!

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