Buy PS3 In Japan, Get RE5 Demo Disc
Last week, we heard about the Resident Evil 5 demo that would be headed to Japan, and were happy to learn Capcom would also bring it to North America as well. However, we then stumbled across the news that Japan would be getting a special demo disc for the Xbox 360...but no mention of a demo for the PlayStation 3. We also know the demo should go up on Xbox Live in Japan on December 5.
Of course, this quickly sparked debate that PS3 owners may not get the demo in this country, whether it be on a disc or the Store. But don't you worry; this really isn't true: according to GameZine.co.uk, Japanese gamers can nab the PS3 demo if they partake of a special PS3 purchase promotion. This promotion starts on December 18 and anyone who buys Sony's next-gen console in Japan will have a choice of buying two demo discs, one of which holds the RE5 demo. Now, considering the date, we might want to assume that the RE5 playable goodness will also appear on the PlayStation Store around that time. We know it will be on Live earlier, but again, this only applies to Japan as far as we know. Capcom has only said they will definitely bring the demo to the U.S., but they never bothered to issue any further details, so all of this is merely speculation. Let's just say that if you hear talk about how PS3 owners aren't getting the RE5 demo, ignore it. It's coming; it's just a matter of time.
We would've hoped to get the demo on the Store at the same time it appeared on Live, and while this clearly isn't happening in Japan, it might happen here. We'll keep you updated.
Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5
12/2/2008 Ben Dutka