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Phantasy Star Portable 2 Release Day is Here!
By Tomeeboy at 09/14/2010 - 12:28am
Phantasy Star Portable 2

It's the day we've all been waiting for, Phantasy Star Portable 2 is officially here! Well, in the US anyway. Sorry Europe, you have a few days left to endure. Ever since we first found out that PSP2 was going to be gracing US and European gamers with its presence, the title has been highly anticipated by Phantasy Star fans on this site, and pretty much everywhere else.


The recently released demo calmed the cravings for a brief period, while reinforcing the already-high expectations we had for this sequel. With so many new features and improvements over the original Phantasy Star Portable, including free online play with lobby support, loads of new content, and an enhanced combat system, it's no wonder that you've all been chomping at the bit to get your hands on it.


Your agonizing wait is nearly over and many of you will hopefully be online playing with fellow PSOWorlders very soon. The official release date is today and there are a few different options for securing your copy of the game (for those of you who didn't join the club and pre-order):


  • First, you can go the old-fashioned route and hit up your local games retailer to see if they have their copies in stock yet. Keep in mind that some (if not all) retailers may still be waiting for their shipments to arrive, so it might not hurt to call and check first. Feel free to post your findings in the comments section.

  • Second, a digital version of the game is available in the Playstation Store. This 942 MB download costs $39.99.

  • Last, but not least, the game is available at a wide variety of online retailers, most notably Amazon and Gamestop (which does also have the option of in-store pickup).

    There will inevitably be many new discussions sprouting up throughout the day in our Phantasy Star Portable 2 Forum (where there is already a flurry of activity), so feel free to drop by, introduce yourself, and join in on the release day festivities!


    In addition, PSO-World is currently looking for a few good PSP2 enthusiasts to be a part of the team working on our upcoming Phantasy Star Portable 2 content sections. If you're interested, please let us know via the contact form, or by dropping a message to Ryna. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you all online!

    by AndyPandy on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 3:40am
    Bit risky saying it will be out today :P ..hope it is though.

    by Pavichokche on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 5:53am
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    by Curindensetsu on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 7:03am
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    by ZeroXmp on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 8:22am
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    Finally it here

    by Overlord Zenon on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 10:08am
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    If only i could be bothered to get a PSP system, im sure the game is good, but with my experience with sony hardware, i'll sit this one out for now, maybe later when i have the money i'll join the rest of you :p

    by AndyPandy on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 11:35am
    Your missing out on some amazing games. The PSP is one of the best selling machines in Japan, as well as having some of the best selling software.

    by Overlord Zenon on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 2:21pm
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    I'd rather wait for a 3DS imo, the only fault the psp has had when anyone in my family's owned one, it spontaniously falls appart, we have no idea why the screws fall out

    by Kinako78 on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 11:11am
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    I got a text message from Gamestop saying they'll have it in this afternoon/tonight, but, sadly, I won't be able to pick up my copy until tomorrow. For everyone that does get it today, though, enjoy! :)

    by GUARDIANDNL on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 1:18pm
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    posting from my PSP3k waiting for PSN to update! XD.

    by PSO fan 360 on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 3:12pm
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    I don't think it will be up till the 20th because games normally appear the Monday after UMD is out

    by GUARDIANDNL on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 3:14pm
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    now i want to kill myself....hope you re wrong...i´m really want the game today

    by PSO fan 360 on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 4:36pm
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    OK its out lol though it says it was out yesterday!?!?!?!?

    by GUARDIANDNL on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 4:39pm
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    what????? WTF????!!! ididn´t see that...i just see buy now and click and then download and click again....

    by PSO fan 360 on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 4:44pm
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    LOL Ya I'm waiting for my B-day for the $50 PSN gift cards lol

    by Tenchi-Misaki on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 2:07pm
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    why does every time i try to enter the server, the same connection problem message pop up

    by Overlord Zenon on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 2:21pm
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    well the game was released the same day as halo, so i expect to see some internet congestion

    by Calliope on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 2:39pm
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    Sadly Canada doesn't get the UMD release until the 15th. :(

    by Tenchi-Misaki on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 3:26pm
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    Well I hope I can connect by 6 o clock

    by bupjo on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 3:39pm
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    got my copy this afternoon right after work. they had one copy left at my local Gamestop. but i stopped at about 3 to 4 stores before i found one. maybe it's where i live, but psp games in general seem scarce. each place i went to, k-mart, wal-mart, even my local gamespot had hardly any psp games available. don't know what's up with that...but regardless, i'm happy to be lucky enough to snag a copy.

    by PSO fan 360 on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 4:39pm
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    ITS OUT ON PSN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by timoteeeiii on Tue, 09/14/2010 - 4:42pm
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    It's up on PSN now!!


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