Official PlayStation Magazine (Ireland)

Official PlayStation Magazine (Ireland)
EditorKevin MacDermot, Neil McGreevy
CategoriesComputer and video games
FrequencyMonthly
Circulation64,000
First issueMay 2000
CompanyTP Media
CountryIreland
LanguageEnglish
WebsiteTP Media Online (now defunct)

Official PlayStation Magazine (Ireland) was a TP Media monthly gaming publication.

History[edit]

The magazine was conceived by TP Media. Ireland's large PlayStation adoption rate[citation needed] and the greatly increased prices of imported UK publications at the time were contributing factors in launching such a magazine.[citation needed] The Official UK PlayStation Magazine published by Future Publishing could cost up to £9.99 IEP due to Irish import fees.

OIPM launched for £4.99 with a demo disc.

Differences between the UK version[edit]

Although the first three issues of the magazine had the same cover as the UK magazine, OIPM's content was original and written by a team in Ireland, headed by Kevin MacDermot. Certain features were directly taken from the UK version. The magazine's A-Z section was also taken from the UK version, although all future entries were based on OIPM's reviews, not the UK ones.

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