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Post Reply Crunchyroll App PS4 UK?
The Wise Wizard
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Posted 11/12/14

Dango_Unchained wrote:

Someone commented that it was imminent since North America has it.

Actually, it is also available to South America:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-842787/crunchyroll-hits-the-playstation-vita

Keep in mind that unlike Microsoft, Sony operates their PSN stores independently, meaning there is no "submit once, publish everywhere" option. Despite being available for quite a while now, the PS3 app apparently still hasn't moved on from its original regional availability.
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Posted 11/12/14
Thanks for informing me about South America. I am aware of Sony operating its stores independently. Regardless of all that I want to have access to Crunchyroll on Sony platforms in the UK
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Posted 11/14/14

TheAncientOne wrote:

Keep in mind that unlike Microsoft, Sony operates their PSN stores independently, meaning there is no "submit once, publish everywhere" option.


Indeed....


And that can get severely frustrating when it comes to things like game/software patches. One region can have bugfixes several days, or weeks, ahead of another. Even if it an identical patch for the identical game.
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Posted 11/25/14
In the meantime I would suggest getting chromecast, only like $30 from Best Buy. I watch all my crunchy anime on my tv through that, you can use your laptop or tablet etc, anything you have connected to your wifi.
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I've already said this in an older post about the PS4 but this one seems active so I'll say it again, Animax's collection of anime is atrociously small compared to Crunchy, so as far as real competition is involved...there isn't any. I find it perplex that Crunchyroll wouldn't wanna push this harder given the massive advantage in sales PS4 has over XboxOne, but we don't know the business issues they're having, so all we can do is hope :/
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Posted 12/6/14

munchiee13 wrote:

I've already said this in an older post about the PS4 but this one seems active so I'll say it again, Animax's collection of anime is atrociously small compared to Crunchy, so as far as real competition is involved...there isn't any. I find it perplex that Crunchyroll wouldn't wanna push this harder given the massive advantage in sales PS4 has over XboxOne, but we don't know the business issues they're having, so all we can do is hope :/


If Animax has an exclusivity deal with Sony, which is what the rumors suggest based on launch announcements, then it's not solely up to CR whether or not they can release a PS4 app.
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Posted 12/6/14
Aye, you're probably right on that front, but if Animax has an exclusivity deal with Sony, why does it only effect Europe and not America? after all the exclusivity deal rumour is based on a press conference, but they made no reference to region within that press conference, only that they had a deal with Sony to do with streaming on their PS4. My hopes is that if it is an exclusivity deal, it'll be temporary.
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Posted 4/4/15
Animax sucks!! Such a limited range compared to the mighty crunchyroll!!
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Posted 6/14/15
Any news on an update? My shiny ps4 is not living up to its full potential in afraid.
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Posted 6/20/15
I've been waiting for far too long and I just want Sony and Crunchyroll to have some deal to merg Animax and Crunchyroll exclusively for Playstation, either way both will get money. I really don't care but I just want my damn Crunchyroll on my PS4!
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Posted 6/20/15 , edited 6/20/15
The current unavailability of the Crunchyroll app has nothing to do with Sony's own streaming services. No need to push baseless rumors.
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Posted 6/21/15
I don't know about the rest of Europe, but it's certainly not baseless here in the UK. At best it's an "unconfirmed rumour". It's a fact, though, that Animax originally announced itself as being the exclusive anime streaming platform on PS3 in the UK.
So even if it hasn't been said since, and even if things have since changed so it's not actually the case, this is how Sony's own service was unveiled over here and there hasn't been any concrete progress towards you getting the app n the Playstation consoles over here.

Seriously, trying to claim "original press release" as "baseless rumours" is a bit disingenuous.
Like I said, it may not be true now but it was sure officially stated back then. A search on the exact term "exclusive anime VOD service provider on PS3" basically picks up every anime news site who reported it. Hardly "baseless".

The waters have further been muddied by the recent Sony leak where it was confirmed that, at the very least, Sony saw it this way internally.
Now, again, whether things have changed wasn't mentioned in any summary I've seen. And what is revealed in an unofficial leak could easily be very different than any official line that has come up in negotiations.
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