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I think whoever gets it first the rest won't be far behind, if its all in the same month the maximum gap between two Countries is 30 days and even that is highly unlikely IMO.
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    Poor Australia, they always seem to get the games last, actually they're proably the ones who benefit the most from this world wide premire (well except GF and Nintendo of course, big money made) as they don't have to wait so long compared to the rest of the nations that get Pokemon games (still wonder about Korea's date though).
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    Poor Australia, they always seem to get the games last, actually they're proably the ones who benefit the most from this world wide premire (well except GF and Nintendo of course, big money made) as they don't have to wait so long compared to the rest of the nations that get Pokemon games (still wonder about Korea's date though).
    I think Australia will end up getting the games on the Thursday after everyone else has got them. I can't think of a time where a new game hasn't been released on a Thursday.
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      Eh, I don't think AUS would have to wait so long after the games release, I mean, the longest they would have to wait is probably a week or so after the games release to get them(or maybe a few days, really), but I can't imagine it to be much longer than that.

      At least for the first time in a long time, Australia isn't getting the short end of the stick in this deal, as they can get these games not long after the US and Europe does.
      Actually Australians will be some of the first ones to get the game if they do go ahead and do a international release all in the same day (but different hours) as they'll some of the first ones to hit the new day. Those of us who live in the western United states however would have to wait the longest...actually Australia might even get them before Japan considering it's like one hour or so ahead (eastern side).
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      So it would be Australia first, Japan second, Europe third, East US forth, and West US for the last...

      ..I don't know, I find that set-up pretty awkward. ._.
      Well the timezones are like that, and last time I checked you can't fix em, eh? But its still all relative within a 2-3 day timespan, nothing new. What's really important is if the dates are early or late October. Early I can handle college would just have kicked in and it takes some time for it to get going, but late october, plus whatever else would be coming out? Too hard to handle.
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        So it would be Australia first, Japan second, Europe third, East US forth, and West US for the last...

        ..I don't know, I find that set-up pretty awkward. ._.
        What's awkward about that? It would still be on the same date, local time. That's just how the world works (or turns, for that matter). Any other set-up would be awkward for a simultanious release.

        Say they decide not to use the date but release the game at the exact same hour as well. GMT would be a good choice to use. So the UK get to buy the game at 12:00, western Europe at 11:00. That would mean that Japan gets the game at 2:00. On the other hand: the USA (east coast) gets the game at 17:00, while Alaska gets the game at 21:00.
        This wouldn't work. At all. Why have a game released during the night (in Japan/Australia) or in the evening (Alaska). Even during the day wouldn't work. Stores would just put the games on the shelf in the morning, like they always do with new releases. Such a timed release wouldn't work.

        A world wide release date is the most logical option. On October xth local time you can buy the game. Some countries might get it ahead of you, other countries might get it after you. It's just the way timezones work.
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        I'm thinking Japan > Europe > America > Australia. I just have a feeling with the Region presumably being based in Europe, it will have an effect on the release order maybe. That was the order for Black & White so it could have a similar trend..
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          I'm thinking Japan > Europe > America > Australia. I just have a feeling with the Region presumably being based in Europe, it will have an effect on the release order maybe. That was the order for Black & White so it could have a similar trend..
          In that case Australia won't end up getting the game in the same day...which would go against the World wide release...I think it'll be fair for Australia to get them first for once (even before Japan). After all Unova was based on the United States yet Gen V came out in Europe first...(maybe the next generation will be based on Australia...)
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          I'd love for the next gen to be based of Australia. I'd imagine it'd be similar to Hoenn.
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            I think it's localization that's the cause. It makes sense to translate the game fron Japenese to English first, after that's done the game can be released in North-America (I don't know what language games Canada gets). Next the games have to be translated to several different languages (French, German, Spanish, Portugese?). These are all European languages. Eventhough some countries get the English version (the UK, the Netherland and Belgium are the ones I know of), it doesn't make sense to release one version ahead of the other versions, so Europe has to wait untill all localized versions are done. (not counting the incident with Heart Gold in the Netherlands/Belgium)
            And now for Australia. It gets the games last, because it's Australia. I can't think of a logical reason why Australia has to wait so long when the English version is already done.
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            Well the fact that Europe got BW before any of the other International areas shows that it's pretty erratic. I'd put money on Europe being first in line shortly after Japan which would be shortly followed by the rest.
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            I still think that Japan will get it first, and if they didn't... well that'd just feel strange after all this time.
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              Oh, Japan will always get the main games first I believe, since(as I mentioned before in a post somewhere), it's really all about the sales! Since the games sell the most in Japan, they usually get it first, so that's pretty easy to guess. The troubling part is which country follows afterwards, along with the rest, if that makes sense.
              Isn't it a simultaneous release though? So maybe it doesn't matter for them what country gets the products first?
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              I thought it was just a worldwide release in October. I'm probably wrong though.
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                I'd love for the next gen to be based of Australia. I'd imagine it'd be similar to Hoenn.
                I don't know what kind of native they will get since Australian animal are monsters themselves XP
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                I thought it was just a worldwide release in October. I'm probably wrong though.
                It will be that, just not on the same day. I'd like to think that all countries wold get the game in a space of two weeks. So Japan starting on the 12th and then say Australia getting the games last but not long after on the 21st or something.
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                I kinda wish it gets delayed a month. It'll come out just before my year 12 exams, it's like Game Freak wants me to fail.
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                It will be that, just not on the same day. I'd like to think that all countries wold get the game in a space of two weeks. So Japan starting on the 12th and then say Australia getting the games last but not long after on the 21st or something.
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                And now for Australia. It gets the games last, because it's Australia. I can't think of a logical reason why Australia has to wait so long when the English version is already done.
                That's not exactly the case, based on the pattern of past games most of them saw Europe getting the games last, with Australia usually being in the middle.

                The only times Australia came last in releases was with Red & Blue and Black & White, and they did get Gold & Silver before the US. I'm sorta speculating the pattern will be the same as most games - Japan > US > Australia > Europe.

                In fact, here's the patterns based on the last few games (I'm counting Japan out since it's always first):

                Red & Blue: US > Europe > Australia
                Yellow: US > Australia > Europe
                Gold & Silver: Australia > US > Europe
                Crystal: US > Australia > Europe
                Ruby & Sapphire: US > Australia > Europe
                FireRed & LeafGreen: US > Australia > Europe
                Emerald: US > Australia > Europe
                Diamond & Pearl: US > Australia > Europe
                Platinum: US > Australia > Europe
                HeartGold & SoulSilver: US > Australia > Europe
                Black & White: Europe > US > Australia
                Black 2 & White 2: US > Australia > Europe

                Notice how it's almost the same pattern? Australia usually almost always ends up in the middle. Even though some games had a big few months' difference with the international releases, it often ended up with the same pattern except for Red & Blue, Gold & Silver and Black & White.

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                I kinda wish it gets delayed a month. It'll come out just before my year 12 exams, it's like Game Freak wants me to fail.
                I remember wanting to get Black 2 & White 2 for my birthday but after hearing the Australian release was after October 1st (my birthday) I had to get them for Christmas instead. I guess it'll happen again with X & Y as well, having to get them as Christmas instead of birthday gifts.

                Every game I owned up to Black & White (and including Black & White) I did get on my birthday, probably cos they didn't have any release date for October.
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                I'll still get them on the release day regardless. But I would rather have sleepless nights and unproductive days when exams are finished.
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                I'll still get them on the release day regardless. But I would rather have sleepless nights and unproductive days when exams are finished.
                My mother never lets me buy stuff myself lol, I'll probably get them for Christmas like I did with Black 2 & White 2.

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                I was looking at Pokémon X and Pokémon Y as names and I have come to the conclusion that Pokémon Y, aesthetically, looks extremely awkward. Especially all by itself.

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                Pokémon Y...

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                I was looking at Pokémon X and Pokémon Y as names and I have come to the conclusion that Pokémon Y, aesthetically, looks extremely awkward. Especially all by itself.

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                Pokémon Y...

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                So awkward.
                When found alone, Y can be an awkward letter. I just hope that if there's a third game, Pokémon W won't be the title. Now that's awkward.

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                Pokémon W...

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                Definitely worse than Pokémon Y when by itself.
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                  That's not exactly the case, based on the pattern of past games most of them saw Europe getting the games last, with Australia usually being in the middle.

                  The only times Australia came last in releases was with Red & Blue and Black & White, and they did get Gold & Silver before the US. I'm sorta speculating the pattern will be the same as most games - Japan > US > Australia > Europe.

                  In fact, here's the patterns based on the last few games (I'm counting Japan out since it's always first):

                  Red & Blue: US > Europe > Australia
                  Yellow: US > Australia > Europe
                  Gold & Silver: Australia > US > Europe
                  Crystal: US > Australia > Europe
                  Ruby & Sapphire: US > Australia > Europe
                  FireRed & LeafGreen: US > Australia > Europe
                  Emerald: US > Australia > Europe
                  Diamond & Pearl: US > Australia > Europe
                  Platinum: US > Australia > Europe
                  HeartGold & SoulSilver: US > Australia > Europe
                  Black & White: Europe > US > Australia
                  Black 2 & White 2: US > Australia > Europe

                  Notice how it's almost the same pattern? Australia usually almost always ends up in the middle. Even though some games had a big few months' difference with the international releases, it often ended up with the same pattern except for Red & Blue, Gold & Silver and Black & White.
                  That makes sense.
                  Japan gets them first because it's where the games are made.
                  The US gets them second, because translating from Japenese to English makes sense.
                  A delay between the American release and the Australian release makes no sense, but it's there.
                  Then the translation to the other European languages begins, so the games can be released in Europe (in all languages at the same time).

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                  More than likely I'll get the games the day before the release date. I think Diamond might've been the last Pokémon game I bought on the release date, all others I bought before the official release date (with Black being the exception, but I got white the day before the release). I even got my 3DS the day before the official release (does that make me a very early adopter?).
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                  Well there's no real structure to base it off from that, although the US have had the prority the majority of the time, there've been occasions where both Europe and Australia have got the games before others so it could just happen again.
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                  Despite knowing that the games would be released worldwide in the same month doesn't necessarily mean that it'll be released on the same day. I'm sure later on they'll reveal the separate days in where it's going to be released. I'm assuming the US will get it before Japan for a change.
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                  More than likely I'll get the games the day before the release date. I think Diamond might've been the last Pokémon game I bought on the release date, all others I bought before the official release date (with Black being the exception, but I got white the day before the release). I even got my 3DS the day before the official release (does that make me a very early adopter?).
                  I remember when I tried buying Pokémon Platinum at Kmart here in Australia before it's release date and it led to the one of the Kmart staff members getting into trouble for almost allowing me to purchase the game before it's release date, and so after that... they refused to sell it to me until it's release date.

                  So unfortunately... I'd have no choice but to buy it right on it's release, the same thing will happen with X and Y. So disappointing though, but I guess that's their strict guidelines. :(
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