Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Harry Potter Release Date Debate

There seems to be some debate  about the final release date for the PSP version of Lego Harry Potter. Those of you who have been following the Mini Gamers blogsite for a while now will know that the PSP version was delayed by TT games in June this year and was scheduled to be released at the beginning of July. However, the actual release date now seems the source of some confusion amongst some UK Videogame retailers.

The original release date was supposed to be 7th July 2010. However, this no longer seems to be the case, and to make matters worse, there is clear disagreement as to when the PSP version will now be released to the public. The following gives details of some of the major UK retailers and their release date for Lego Harry Potter (PSP)

Game: (http://www.game.co.uk/)
This retailer states that the game will be released in one week's time on the 9th of July 2010 and is offering a free DVD of the first Harry Potter film with every purchase.

This seller seems to agree with the 9th of July 2010 release date as well.

Play.com (UK): (http://www.play.com/)
Play.com is now saying that Lego Harry Potter PSP will not be released until the 29th of July 2010.

HMV: (http://hmv.co.uk/)
Again, this retailer seems to agree that the release date is the 29th of July 2010.

This supermarket retailer is saying that the game will not be released until the 30th of July 2010.

This retailer seems to agree that the release date for the PSP version is now the 30th July 2010.

The Woolworths online store also says that the game will not be released until 30th July 2010.

The release of a new game is a treacherous minefield at the best of times, with dates often being subject to change at a moment's notice, but this is made worse when multiple release dates are given. It is also unclear why the PSP version of this game has been delayed whilst its counterparts on other formats are already available in stores across the country...

Lego Harry Potter Teaser Trailer 

This latest news is a further disapointment for PSP users who had preordered the game for the end of June. Like you, we at Mini Gamers are hoping that the release date for the PSP version of this brilliant game will be sooner rather than later, but at the moment there is no way to tell when the game will actually be released. Keep tuned to the Mini Gamers blogsite for further details.


Has the delay of the PSP version of Harry Potter made you feel angry or disappointed? Did you pre-order the game? How did you feel when you were informed that the release date had been changed? Why do you think the game might have been delayed?

  Here at Mini Gamers, we are interested in hearing your views. Please feel free to leave a comment in the comments box by clicking the 'comments' link at the bottom of the post and share your thoughts on this issue with others.


  1. The game was pre ordered for me as a late christmas present through Play.com. The original release date stated by them was 26th March!! After waiting now a little over 3 months for the game (from its original release date) and now having absolutely no idea when it will be out, i'm a little disappointed. Perhaps it will arrive in time for this coming Christmas!?!? :(

  2. I'm really sorry to hear that. I do think it is terrible that the release dates for videogames can be changed without a solid reason being given to the fans...I hope that the game will be out very soon. Thank you for your comment.

  3. I'm not a PSP user myself, but I do think it is unfair that PSP gamers have been forced to wait for the game. I have this game on the NDS and it is fantastic. Hopefully the PSP community won't have to wait to long for it to be released.