LCS PS2 Release Date

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By Chris | 18th Apr 2006 at 21:39 GMT in Liberty City Stories | 15 Comments
Rockstar Games have finally annouced the release date for the Playsation 2 version of Liberty City Stories.

Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system will be in North American stores on June 6th, 2006 for the MSRP of .99 and will hit European retail shelves on June 9th, 2006 for €29.99 and £19.99 in the UK.

That's June 6th, 2006 for North America. and 3 days later on June 9th, 2006 for Europe.
Yes, European's have to pay an outrageous price for the game, almost twice that of how much it costs in the US...

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Gerard 18th April, 2006 @ 22:18 - Permalink
Well thats just stupid. Big thumbs down to Rockstar Leeds from me. Sorry.
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Sherman 18th April, 2006 @ 22:18 - Permalink
Heh.. something to play for a week or two over the summer I guess.
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Adriaan 18th April, 2006 @ 22:29 - Permalink

Well thats just stupid. Big thumbs down to Rockstar Leeds from me. Sorry.


Sam Houser:

Rockstar Games doesn't set the release dates or prices. Our publisher, Take-Two, does.


There's many reasons for this:

1 ) Their shares dropped dramaticly recently due to that Eurogamer article about the delay. (Will probably more after this announcement)

2 ) They've spent money last year "at an alarming rate" and needs to show this year that they can get back on their feet and make more....

3 ) Oil Prices are just rising and the game is published in North America.

4 ) The demand for LCS in Europe is much, much lower in Europe than North America.
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Chris 18th April, 2006 @ 22:50 - Permalink

4 ) The demand for LCS in Europe is much, much lower in Europe than North America.

All the reason to lower the price then to get more people to buy it.

Honestly I think it's more down to the economy over here, well the UK mainly. It's ridiculous.
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Gerard 18th April, 2006 @ 23:04 - Permalink
Yeah I apologise, I did realise as soon as I posted it that it was probably the publisher that decided that. But I don't like the game anyway :)

Oooh zino's biased against something for a change :o
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Atticus 18th April, 2006 @ 23:12 - Permalink
I'm still buying it, I love the PSP version,Can't wait to see what it's like on ps2, even if it is a straight port, The multiplayer is hella fun :D
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888ball 18th April, 2006 @ 23:58 - Permalink
Meh, ill buy it, but its not really as if im anticipating it.
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tommy vercetti guy 19th April, 2006 @ 01:27 - Permalink
Only 19.99, why GTA LCS for PSP was like $49.99
I might buy it, thank godnees I didnt get a PSP for this game
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Gerard 19th April, 2006 @ 13:25 - Permalink
Haha thats a good point, some people would have bought a PSP just for this game (and then bought some others afterwards). Yeah I know it's portable and everything, but now that it'll be available for the PS2s everybody's got, there's no need for the underwhelming PSP. I feel sorry for those that don't play it regularly.
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Adriaan 20th April, 2006 @ 04:08 - Permalink
Well yeah there is an amount of people that just bought the PSP to play LCS. But that's why it's considered as a "killer application". It makes people want to get the system.

It'd be funny if the first two months of sales for LCS PS2 is much better than the PSP version. I mean yeah there did nearly ship 20 million PSP units. But put over a 100million PS2s and a price like that together... then you get amazing sales :)

Oh and interestingly since October, LCS for PSP is STILL the number one rented game at Gamefly!
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888ball 20th April, 2006 @ 08:42 - Permalink

Haha thats a good point, some people would have bought a PSP just for this game


:thumbsdown: :(
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Wheelman101 21st April, 2006 @ 03:23 - Permalink
i live in British Columbia,Canada and LCS is out already and i got a copy of one,so YESS
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Righty 25th April, 2006 @ 20:13 - Permalink
For , I won't be able to turn it down.
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The Professional 16th May, 2006 @ 20:23 - Permalink

Yes, European's have to pay an outrageous price for the game,


Not really. Twenty Quid for a PS2 is a lot better than paying the full £30 to £40 you'd normally have to pay in this country. The only problem with the price is that it suggests that the game will be a straight port, as opposed to having any new/improved features (Swimming, Flying etc), as it would probably be a waste of time and resources for a company to make changes to the game if it's going to sold for half the usual price.
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Spaz The Great 16th May, 2006 @ 20:38 - Permalink

i live in British Columbia,Canada and LCS is out already and i got a copy of one,so YESS


We are talking about the PS2 version, not PSP.

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