View Full Version : Why no games in Irish App Store???

Jul 10, 2008, 11:46 AM
I've just been browsing all the apps in the app store, and they look great. BUT, there are no games at all in the iTunes App Store in Ireland!!! Does anybody know why the *@$% not????

Jul 10, 2008, 11:52 AM
Because Apple hates Ireland?

Jul 10, 2008, 11:55 AM
I think that might be true - even though their European headquarters are here!! I don't understand it.

Jul 10, 2008, 06:38 PM
Does anybody know the reason for the lack of games in the Irish store, or if they will appear in time?

Jul 10, 2008, 06:43 PM
Because Apple hates Ireland?

Don't developers set it?

So the developers hate Ireland.

Jul 10, 2008, 09:12 PM
No games in the Brazilian app store too! Why is that??:confused:

Looking thru the stores I found that Costa Rica doesn't have them either... But I didn't found others yet...

Jul 12, 2008, 07:55 PM
Don't developers set it?

So the developers hate Ireland.

Maybe they checked off their 'main' markets first such as the us and uk?
And didnt go near most of the others such as India,Mexico, etc
(including ireland)

would make sense

doesnt help this s*****y problem though
iWant My super monkey ball :(

We do have a total of one game in the store though,
Mr Shuffle ftw anyone?

Total of about 483 apps on the irish store.
Thats a lot missing (from the total of 713 so far)

Jul 12, 2008, 08:48 PM
Obviously an EU conspiracy to punish the Irish for how they voted on the referendum.

Jul 14, 2008, 01:59 PM
I contacted Apple regarding this issue and got the following response:

My message:

Errror Message : other
Comments: This item is not available in the Ireland store.
(When trying to get any game on the iPhone app store)

Theres a total of one game available at the moment on the app store for Irish users, no Super Monkey Ball, no Crash Nitro Kart, nothin else.
This is a large fail by apple considering the developers have released the same app in almost every country including England except Ireland.

I know developers set the countries their apps are available in and so this may be a simple oversight on their part.
However, considering the availancy of these apps almost everywhere else and the fact Apple's European headquarters are based in Ireland, would it not make sense for Apple to contact these developers such as Sega to try and get their apps on the Irish store.

The only reason I bought 2.0 for my iPod Touch was so I could download games.

In short: I want my super monkey ball, plz?

Their reply:

Thank you for taking the time to contact Apple about improving iTunes. I understand you must have been excited thinking you could finally download games for your iPhone, but unfortunately games are only available in select countries.

You can still have your say! Apple recognizes that no one is better qualified to provide feedback about iTunes than the people who use it.

I encourage you to use the iTunes Feedback page to submit your comments:

Your efforts to share your feedback are very much appreciated. I hope you see Super Monkey Ball on the Irish App Store soon, and you continue to enjoy everything else we have to offer in the meantime!


iTunes Store Customer Support

Aug 9, 2008, 09:17 PM
well, at least now the Irish guys can have games on the App Store..
but we, brazilians, CANT! :mad:

the only good thing about it is that if Ireland got after some time, matbe we will get it too! (AND SOON!) :rolleyes: