Ghostbusters to be PlayStation exclusive in PAL territories

Australia and Europe to miss out on Wii, Xbox 360 versions; US to receive game on all consoles

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Atari has confirmed that its hotly anticipated Ghostbusters video game will now be exclusive to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 in PAL territories. The game was originally slated to appear on all current video game consoles, including the Nintendo Wii, DS and Xbox 360.

The exclusive deal only affects PAL territories, including Europe and Australia. North American gamers will still receive the game across all formats.

In a press release from Atari, it has been revealed that the game will now be published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in the affected territories and will "benefit" from a worldwide launch and licensing campaign by Sony Pictures Consumer Products.

Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari, said: "Through Atari's North America publishing business and alongside our partners at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, we have a strategically diversified approach to maximise a title of this magnitude on a global basis."

He continued: "As excitement in the marketplace continues to accelerate around this title and the 25th anniversary of the movie's release, Ghostbusters' large and loyal fan base and gamers across North America can play Ghostbusters: The Video Game across all major platforms."

Ghostbusters: The Videogame will be available from 16 June in the US for Xbox 360, Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii and Nintendo DS. The game will appear in PAL regions on 19 June, for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2. A PSP version of the game is scheduled for worldwide launch in Spring 2009.

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