PS3 game delay soars eBay price to £135
Sony's highly anticipated Playstation 3 game, titled 'LittleBigPlanet', has just received a global slap on its release. Sony decided to delay the release date, going as far as to recalling the game from retailers who have already received shipments.
The reason for the delay? It's a killer bug... it's missing stuff...
Nope. According to Sony, it's because some of the background music was deemed as unacceptable due to religion:
“During the review process prior to the release of LittleBigPlanet, it
has been brought to our attention that one of the background music
tracks licensed from a record label for use in the game contains two
expressions that can be found in the Qur’an.”
So while Sony is most likely spending millions recalling the discs already shipped to stores, re-editing soundtracks, re-programming it into the game, and re-printing millions of discs to ship out again to angry and upset fans weeks from now, a combination of the high anticipation for the game and a sudden decrease in supply has shot up demand for the game right now, skyrocketing the price of the game to over £135 in some instances. Plenty of eBay sellers have been taking advantage of the situation and raking it in.
The estimated date of release is currently November 14, but being a pretty crowded season, Sony looks like it'll be in for some competition.
Until then, why not blow £135 on your 'collector's edition'?