MGS5: Ground Zeroes Delayed in Australia and New Zealand

MGS5: Ground Zeroes Delayed in Australia and New Zealand

Update: Konami did not mention whether the delay would affect digital versions of the game. However, Sony is currently taking pre-orders on the PlayStation Store for a digital PlayStation 3 bundle that includes Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD, which is listed with the original March 20 release date. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 was similarly delayed last month, but the digital versions released according to the original schedule.

Original Story:

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will release in Australia and New Zealand on March 27, a week later than originally planned. 

The game was due to release on March 20, the same date as the Japanese and European release, but Mighty Ape's listings for all four platforms it is coming to (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360) show the March 27 date. We reached out to the publisher, Konami, for comment, who confirmed the delay.

Though no reason for the delay was given, there are reports that it is due to the Xbox One version not arriving in Australia on time. Rather than have the game come out later on that platform than on the others, Konami allegedly opted to delay the game's release entirely.



 

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Comments Comments (21)

 
Xenojay NZGamer.com VIP VIP Gold
Posted by Xenojay
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 8:38 AM
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No exclusivity...yet Konami delay as to show no bias towards platforms by releasing later on all instead of one?

Well that's different.
 
 
 
dave_wellington NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by dave_wellington
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 8:40 AM
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This + twice the price of the US version, Konami love us.
 
 
 
OrkMischief NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by OrkMischief
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 8:56 AM
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I bought it from NZGameshop at $44.99 for Xbox One. Hopefully get it by mid semester break. Personally not worried about the delay since I can't play it until then.
 
 
 
supabowl NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by supabowl
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 10:01 AM
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13 March 2014, 08:56 AM Reply to OrkMischief
I bought it from NZGameshop at $44.99 for Xbox One. Hopefully get it by mid semester break. Personally not worried about the delay since I can't play it until then.
Also got mine from nzgameshop. So much cheaper and don't mind the wait for shipping. Will be playing the crap out of it when it does arrive
 
 
 
rocketman12 NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by rocketman12
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 10:03 AM
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I don't mind the delay, it will give me a chance to finish Batman Arkham origins.
 
 
 
thetechnition20 NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by thetechnition20
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 10:07 AM
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Was looking for to playing this next week.. another week of waiting
 
 
 
thetechnition20 NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by thetechnition20
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 10:08 AM
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Does anyone know if it will be delayed from nzgameshop aswell?
 
 
 
Coddfish NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by Coddfish
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 10:53 AM
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13 March 2014, 10:08 AM Reply to thetechnition20
Does anyone know if it will be delayed from nzgameshop aswell?
Probably not; as far as I know they source their games from the UK. Which is also how they're able to offer the prices that they do.
 
 
 
thetechnition20 NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by thetechnition20
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 11:01 AM
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Sweet as but it will probably take a week to ship.. so maybe no difference
 
 
 
thetechnition20 NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by thetechnition20
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 11:40 AM
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Would there be a digital download on PSN
 
 
 
DragonFury88 NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by DragonFury88
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 12:25 PM
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a week delay for a prologue game. its bearable.
 
 
 
reavers NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by reavers
On Thursday 13 Mar 2014 4:20 PM
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1 week delay isn't that long lol
 
 
 
Bappernz NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by Bappernz
On Friday 14 Mar 2014 12:45 PM
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waiting an extra week, not too bad, but still disappointing
 
 
 
k_game NZGamer.com VIP VIP
Posted by k_game
On Saturday 15 Mar 2014 9:10 AM
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I guess another week wouldn't kill.
 
 
 
thetechnition20 NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by thetechnition20
On Sunday 16 Mar 2014 5:22 PM
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Releases in the US on the 18th, I have ordered through amazon at 36.44 NZD - added the priority shipping so should be here between Mar 20 - Mar 24
 
 
 
Coddfish NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by Coddfish
On Sunday 16 Mar 2014 7:11 PM
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16 March 2014, 05:22 PM Reply to thetechnition20
Releases in the US on the 18th, I have ordered through amazon at 36.44 NZD - added the priority shipping so should be here between Mar 20 - Mar 24
I thought Amazon didn't ship games overseas?
 
 
 
thetechnition20 NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by thetechnition20
On Monday 17 Mar 2014 10:14 AM
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16 March 2014, 07:11 PM Reply to Coddfish
I thought Amazon didn't ship games overseas?
Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
 
 
 
DrSyn
Posted by DrSyn
On Tuesday 18 Mar 2014 5:29 PM
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I'll be pissed if the PSN download pre-order for the 20th is delayed, where do I go to voice my displeasure to Konami?

Whoever there local distributor is needs a cold fish slapped in their face repeatedly
 
 
 
AshPuppet NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by AshPuppet
On Thursday 20 Mar 2014 1:39 PM
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nzgameshop doesn't seem to be affected by the delay, they just shipped my copy.
 
 
 
phantom
Posted by phantom
On Thursday 20 Mar 2014 1:46 PM
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16 March 2014, 07:11 PM Reply to Coddfish
I thought Amazon didn't ship games overseas?
They ship almost all games overseas; most pre-orders don't let you order from NZ (many do, though) but once the game's available (or just before) it's normally sweet. Anytime you see that "Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S." you can order it (we're one of the "select" countries.) I can't remember the last game I wanted to buy from Amazon but couldn't due to shipping issues.
 
 
 
thetechnition20 NZGamer.com VIP VIP Bronze
Posted by thetechnition20
On Thursday 20 Mar 2014 6:01 PM
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If you have an American PSN you can grab a digital download for $29.99USD now