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Sony "Delighted With The Response" To Platinum PS3 Series

Everyone loves a bargain, and you can't find a much better bargain for next-gen games than the Platinum titles for the PlayStation 3. Games like Resistance: Fall of Man, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Heavenly Sword, MotorStorm, and Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction can now be nabbed for half their original price.

And according to MCVUK, the response to these deals has been excellent. Sony is currently "gearing up for its second batch of releases," and in the meantime, the first £19.99 Platinum titles are hot sellers. Sony product manager Phil Lynch indicated great retail sales behind the early Platinum success; if you're wondering, a title must sell over 400,000 copies in order to be eligible for the bargain series. Said Lynch:

"We are delighted with the response to the Platinum campaign from consumers and retail partners alike. With Platinum ranges already established on PS2 and PSP, the addition of a PS3 range has been very well supported at bricks and mortar retail with dedicated Platinum bays in-store. And on our online retail partners sites, many have created dedicated channels to make it easy for consumers to find them.

For consumers, its a great reference and a good seal of approval. This is especially useful for the gifting market, as there is so much choice these days within the range. The iconic yellow stands out and the buyer knows that the game has already been enjoyed by several hundred thousands of other gamers."

We'll let you know as soon as Sony unveils the next batch of Platinum titles, and hopefully, they'll have them ready for the holiday season. In North America, these games retail for only $29.99, and if you never got around to a few gems from last year, the re-branded titles are ripe for the picking.

10/28/2008 Ben Dutka

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 10:38:24 PM
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Come on, I want greatest hits Heavenly Sword here in the US. It's old now and it'll never break the barrier at $60!

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Advent Child
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 1:25:27 AM
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I LOVE HEAVENLY SWORD! It really deserves to be a platinum hit.

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BigBoss4ever
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 3:01:32 AM
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I just recently picked up MotorStorm and Ninja Guiden Sigma. both at 29.99 with a crimson red case, which is awesome!

Gonna soon pick up Uncharted and Heavenly Sword as well. been eyeing on the price drop for long. Never dropped below 60 each.

I am a RPG/Action Adventure gamer, only buy big RPG/Action Adventure at full price as soon as they are released,(MGS4, DMC4, Assassin's Creed etc) other great titles, I will buy for collection when the prices are cut down into half, so the Greatest Hit with crimson red case works perfect for me. :P

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 5:33:51 AM
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I refuse to buy pre-played games due to obvious moral reasons so a bargain buy for Uncharted would really be nice...I must have played the demo 10 times (mostly to show off) and always meant to pick it up. Just Games are too expensive and it isn't too hard to find a great game!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:46:30 PM

"Obvious moral reasons?"

???

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LightShow
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 10:34:28 AM

he means that when someone goes into a gamestop and buys a used game, the gamestop pockets all the profit, with none of it going to the devs or publishers.

instead of 2 new copies of the game being sold, with all dues given to the publisher and Developer, one new copy is sold then sold to a reseller, who sells it back to a consumer who is looking to save five or ten bucks.

while i personally think its a brilliant business strategy for the reseller, and the Publisher should get over it or pass some legislation, I can see why some would forgo the $10 savings to feel better about themselves.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 6:24:04 AM
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I never got peopels fascination with Heavenly Sword i thought it was awful, especially some of the six-axis levels. i got that and resistance with my ps3 a year back, sold H.S for £25.

I'm glad were finaly getting Platinum games, its about time, though i already have the current platinum games before anwyay, Uncharted,Resistance, Oblivion,Ninija Gaiden.

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FLYING_APE
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:00:30 AM
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OBLIVION OBLIVION OBLIVION OBLIVION *shouts*

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:56:19 AM
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Also back on Heavenly Sword Nariko sounded like a bloke..........

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shaydey77
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 12:53:25 PM
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Cheap games are always good. Stil i picked up Resistance and Motorstorm last august for 30 pounds equivilant.
One question though..Can anyone explain to me why Gamestop have games with stickers saying preowned and others saying preplayed? or something similar to that effect..arent they the same thing??

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 2:10:08 PM

Don't know for sure but I'm willing to guess pre-owned were sold to them by individuals whereas preplayed may have been sold to them by Video Rental stores that no longer needed multiple copies. Just a theory.

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Arvis
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 1:02:43 PM
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Dear Sony,

How about some Hot Shots 5 Platinum goodness?

Love,
Arvis

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 2:24:50 PM
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I want Ratchet and Clank, badly!
Really hope to get it ASAP

But yes, all great games those, and all exclusive!
God, I hope more people get Heavenly Sword. Such a great game that one, madly underrated.

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KingRed
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 6:36:03 PM

Yes, I'm totally with you on the Scarecrow. I want Ratchet and Clank sooooooo Bad. Half price Yeah Buddy! I will have to get Uncharted too.

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Jed
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 7:43:20 PM
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good, now we need more greatest hits

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Alienange
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 8:33:40 PM
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Glad to hear it's supported everywhere but here in Canada. Can't find Oblivion anywhere. It's the last one I'm missing.

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:15:39 AM

which part of canada, I can find lots of Oblivion here in Vancouver from EB Canada for 29.99, give it a try if you have not yet.

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N a S a H
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:16:39 PM
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Weird, me and my friends were just looking at the platinum selection today and wondered what amount it had to sell.

Some games will never go to platinum like COD4, which is still selling at a whopping 70 Euro here.

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:17:42 PM
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UNCHARTED! I knew they'd bring the price down. I'll buy it once I see the price. I haven't played the game yet.

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AntDC
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:37:40 PM
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I just bought Uncharted and Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition and loving them. They're awsome games. Can't wait to get Heavenly Sword and Ratchet and Clank: ToD.

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