You Can Try Sol Trigger In July, But Can’t Buy It Until September

By Spencer . May 17, 2012 . 11:26am


Sol Trigger is following in the footsteps of Fate/Extra CCC. Imageepoch’s supposedly last epic RPG for PSP, has been pushed back from August 30 to October 4. Why?


The short story is retailers asked Imageepoch to hold the game back.


CEO Ryoei Mikage apologized to fans waiting for Sol Trigger gave a candid explanation on the company’s JRPG portal page. Mikage said distributors in Tokyo and Osaka were interested in the title, but asked him if it was possible to delay the game. There are too many titles coming out on August 30 and game sales will cannibalize each other in stores. Since distributors file their half-year earnings reports in September and Sol Trigger is an original title not tied to an established series estimating sales for the game is difficult. Mikage also says while these factors aren’t directly related to players, people won’t be able to buy the game if stores don’t stock it.


Mikage apologized again and said this is the reason why Imageepoch will release a free Sol Trigger demo on the PlayStation Store in July.

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    Seems Reasonable… Guess Nayuta will keep me busy then XD

  • kevinposta

    I am terribly outdated, sorry, but which are some of the titles coming in August?

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. Can’t honestly say I’ve ever heard a retailer-chain ask a company to delay a game before. Wonder if it is a common practice and I’ve just never heard of it until now?

  • Retailers who care about the finale of a system?! Unheard of here in America! 

  • boundries_san

    This souds good. A good connection between a game company and retailers?

    Hope bigger companies will also be able to had this kind of connection here to allow the game succedd better rather than releasing them on dead week.

  • Why u Jp luv PSP so much but US ppl don’t?

    • Umar Kiiroi Senkō

      probably lifestyle i guess. Jp people are always on the move and commuting so portable gaming fits in with that. not to mention social gaming is huge in japan and psp is a nice social gaming platform

  • I was looking through RPGs to DL on PSN and came across this title.  Played through the trial version a bit too quickly and had to run out to buy more credits to purchase the fill game.  xD 

    I just finished this game.  it was really surprisingly great.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be playing though it again.  Very refreshing to play a game that’s not tied to some huge franchise. 

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