If you have decided to skip FIFA 12 this year in favor of picking up PES 2012 instead, you may be surprised to hear that the game is already available to buy in the US, while those in Europe still have to wait around two weeks for its release.
The main news here though, is that Konami has just released a day one patch update to the game which will add 3D support for the game, as reported from Shack. As far as we know, there is no support for 3D on FIFA 12 at the moment, so this may prove to be one early advantage for PES as the two giant games go head to head.
Having said that, you probably didn’t know PES 2012 could support 3D, so it may become a reality that EA take the same route and add 3D via a patch update to the PS3 version of the game sometime after release. Aside from the PES 2012 3D patch update, players will also get access to a beta version of ‘myPES’, which is a brand new service for the franchise allowing players to exchange match data between console and social networking website Facebook.
The patch is available now for those who already have a copy of PES 2012 in the US, for everyone else, it will be coming next month when the full game releases in Europe on October 14th, this includes the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game too.
Will 3D support win over your allegiance to PES 2012 or does the new gameplay features highlighted in the recent FIFA 12 demo suggest that the nail is almost in the coffin for PES 2012. A lot of you that were once die-hard PES fans have now switched over to FIFA so we’re guessing that 3D support on Konami’s game won’t bother hardcore fans too much.
Which game are you buying this year?