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iPhone: Why are Canadians getting shut out?

12-08-2008, 04:23 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto, CA
Posts: 47
Why are Canadians getting shut out?

I don't want to sound the alarms, but why are certain games no longer coming out to the Canadian iTunes store? So far The Dark Knight: Batmobile [cheesy but I love anything Batman], Nicky Boom and Platypus all seem to be MIA..what's the deal? Hopefully this isn't the start of a new trend.

edit: Alright, so Nicky Boom and Platypus are on the Canadian store but now require different links than those shown on TouchArcade, I'll take the blame for being lazy with that one. But still no Dark Knight to be found!

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Last edited by MarkEightThree; 12-08-2008 at 05:33 PM. Reason: I was wrong.
12-08-2008, 04:30 PM
#2
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkEightThree View Post
I don't want to sound the alarms, but why are certain games no longer coming out to the Canadian iTunes store? So far The Dark Knight: Batmobile [cheesy but I love anything Batman], Nicky Boom and Platypus all seem to be MIA..what's the deal? Hopefully this isn't the start of a new trend.
It's not just about Canada.
Some games are only for the U.S. iTunes App Store.

Just because you are close to the U.S. it doesn't mean the Canadian App Store has to be as the U.S. one. Each country has some exclusive apps.

12-08-2008, 04:33 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 349
Yep. If we don't get it, it's probably not available outside the US.

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12-08-2008, 04:37 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 109
In the Swiss store Platypus and Nicky Boom are availeable, just Batmobile isn't.
12-08-2008, 04:37 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 536
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkEightThree View Post
Nicky Boom and Platypus all seem to be MIA..what's the deal?
These titles are not available in the UK either. Although, there are listings for them... perhaps they will be available to download soon.
12-08-2008, 04:39 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 430
Whenever licenses properties are involved, countries get screwed.

I imagine in the case of Batman, it's got some countries they don't have the rights for.

Also, iTunes updates in parts. So give it 24 hours.

I've made a lot of games. You've played them.
12-08-2008, 04:59 PM
#7
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,094
dude platypus is avaliable in canada...
12-08-2008, 05:28 PM
#8
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 690
because you unleashed Celine Dion on the rest of the world....
12-08-2008, 05:50 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: CANADIA
Posts: 443
Not our fault ----shes French ---we cant be blamed for that one!
12-08-2008, 06:02 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 241
Quote:
Originally Posted by BATTLE BORN View Post
because you unleashed Celine Dion on the rest of the world....
First, we're very, very sorry for that. Second, please stop telling people that she's Canadian. (We certainly don't!)

Again, we're sorry

(Of course, you unleashed G.W.Bush jr. on the world, so maybe we're not the only ones at fault!)