Due to a manufacturing error with the Persona 3 Art Book, Atlus has had to slightly delay the release of their newest PS2 title, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3.
An Atlus representative had this to say:
“Presented with the choice of compromising on the quality of the art book, or shipping the game without said extra, we decided to have the art book redone with a higher quality binding, which will cause a very short delay in the ship date of the title. While all other materials and packaging related to the game are complete, we were unwilling to sacrifice the art book, and as such will expedite the manufacturing process to the best of our ability in order to release the title as soon as is possible.”
I am sure that Persona 3 fans will appreciate what Atlus is doing, after they get over their initial anger that is.
UPDATE: Atlus just notified us that the new ship date for Persona 3 will be August 14th.
“This is the very soonest that manufacturing of the Persona 3 art book can be completed, and also takes into account the time required for assembly of the final package.”