VectorCell and Lexis Numérique have announced AMY will be postponed in the US due to the price of the game being changed to match that of the Xbox Live version.
The new price scheme was determined in a user poll over the weekend on Facebook, with over 70% (1090 votes) of participants opting for a delayed release instead of paying an extra $3 for the PSN version. 30% (470 votes) of participants were okay with the pricing as it stood.
“Because of technical constrained of the PSN Store linked to the servers, this price change will postpone the release of the PSN version of AMY in the US to next week, Jan 17, 2012,” read the official statement from the publisher. “This price drop will not affect the release of AMY in the other territories, or on other platforms, as the release date for the XBLA version is still slated for January 11 for 800 MS points in the US.
“We sincerely apologize for the confusion, and especially to those of you who have been supporting us for months and who would have liked a immediate release.”
Lexis Numérique also used the announcement to clarify the price discrepancy was not “an attempt to make a few more bucks” as it initially wanted to sell the game for 1200 MS Points. However, such a price would have meant it would have been too high in Europe, so it settled on 800 MSP.
AMY will be released through XBL on January 11 and through PSN January 17. A PC version is expected in the next “several months.” European pricing and release have not been affected.