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Why can't I find the game in the PS Store???

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I've tried doing a search of 'The Walking Dead' title in the playstation store but can't see it anywhere to buy. I must be doing something wrong but it is an overarching search so... wtf???

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  • @brad said: I've tried doing a search of 'The Walking Dead' title in the playstation store but can't see it anywhere to buy. I must be doing something wrong but it is an overarching search so... wtf???

    Where u at?

    It's not a available in Austria or New Zeland on some platforms.

  • Australia, he means. Although maybe Austria can't get it either.

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    The game is indeed not available on consoles in Australia or New Zealand at this time.

    Here's Telltale's Bryan's explanation, posted in another thread:

    @_BrYan_ said: Hey guys - I happen to be the producer on The Walking Dead that handles game ratings/classifications. I was checking out the forums, saw this post, and just wanted to take a moment to respond to this valid concern from you.

    First of all: I don't feel like anybody is being rude. I understand your excitement to play a game so many others are talking about. I'm sorry you can't get it on console at the moment.

    Typically, our games come to New Zealand because as long as a game is not restricted in Australia, we release in both countries for the cost of just 1 rating. It's been pointed out in this thread already that we pretty much have no chance at getting an Australian rating until early 2013 (when new certification laws come into effect). That said, there IS a way to bypass the Australian rating and attempt to get a game rated directly in New Zealand (See: Mortal Kombat), but the cost of the rating must be weighed against the potential for sales in that reigon. Start by considering the cost of the title. Mortal Kombat has a better chance to make money in New Zealand because it costs roughly 55 dollars MORE than Episode 1 of The Walking Dead. That means they can sell less copies of their game than us and still make money. Even if you opt for the season pass on PSN, Mortal Kombat is still more than twice the cost of The Walking Dead. That means we need to sell a VERY high volume of games in New Zealand to justify the cost (in both time and money) of a New Zealand only rating.

    So, to answer your question: It's a business decision, not a middle finger. Trust me, this is NOT an issue of us disliking our fans in New Zealand, or forgetting about them! Some people in this thread have suggested methoods for getting the game on console already, but my suggestion would be to get it on PC/mac!

    At any rate, I hope this sheds some light on the issue. Again, I'm sorry that we couldn't get this game to your consoles at the same time as places elsewhere, but I just wanted to point out some reasons why and say without spoiling any potential future plans that you guys are on our radar!

  • Oh that sucks. Yeh I'm in New Zealand... God damn Aussies ruining our good time with their ludacris restrictions

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