What happened to all the product placement in Peace Walker?

Posted by MooseyMcMan (10389 posts) -

So, I've been playing Peace Walker quite a bit since I bought it yesterday (and I love it!), and I've noticed something. All of the products that were going to be in the game (like Doritos and Mountain Dew) have been replaced with generic items like "Tortilla Chips" and "Lime Soda". My question is, why was this stuff left out of the US version? 
 
I realize that most people don't think kindly of product placement in games, but I think it's funny. I'd rather be sneaking through the woods with Doritos and Dew than with generic chips and off-brand soda.  
 
But at least the items are still in the game, meaning that the only actual difference is a cosmetic one. But still, wouldn't you think that Doritos and Dew would be targeted more at the US than Japan (I've read that the product placement is still in that version). Unless they realize that US gamers are already consuming enough of that, and they want to boost sales in Japan. 

#1 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10389 posts) -

So, I've been playing Peace Walker quite a bit since I bought it yesterday (and I love it!), and I've noticed something. All of the products that were going to be in the game (like Doritos and Mountain Dew) have been replaced with generic items like "Tortilla Chips" and "Lime Soda". My question is, why was this stuff left out of the US version? 
 
I realize that most people don't think kindly of product placement in games, but I think it's funny. I'd rather be sneaking through the woods with Doritos and Dew than with generic chips and off-brand soda.  
 
But at least the items are still in the game, meaning that the only actual difference is a cosmetic one. But still, wouldn't you think that Doritos and Dew would be targeted more at the US than Japan (I've read that the product placement is still in that version). Unless they realize that US gamers are already consuming enough of that, and they want to boost sales in Japan. 

#2 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

It's in there, just play more.  To get most the unlocks you need to do certain stuff.

#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10389 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" It's in there, just play more.  To get most the unlocks you need to do certain stuff. "
Really? Huh. I guess I should have played more before mouthing off online.
#4 Posted by SmotPoker (36 posts) -

It isn't in the US/EUR releases (even the magazine names have changed), not that I'm complaining.

#5 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@SmotPoker said:
" It isn't in the US/EUR releases (even the magazine names have changed), not that I'm complaining. "
Man, that sucks.  At least you guys get the better voice acting.  :\

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