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Euro Home "is behind other regions"

But SCEE's working hard to sort it out.

PlayStation Home community manager "TedTheDog" has admitted that Europe trails other regions in the number of themed areas PS3 Avatars can explore.

"Let's be honest, SCEE Home is behind the other regions in the number of Spaces we have to offer," he writes on the European PlayStation forum (via VG247). "That's not to say we don't have some really good clothing and furniture, we've actually got some excellent partners in the Shopping Centre. And we've also got Red Bull and Xi (the latter still has some way to run and some more surprises to bring you.) And Red Bull have another trick up their sleeve too...

"But overall, we're short on Spaces in general. In isolation we don't think this makes SCEE Home a bad place but we fully understand the regional comparisons and why they're made."

So, he adds, priorities will be switched to production of Spaces for the foreseeable future. The first task is implementing some of the older content "we've been missing for a while now" - areas like Uncharted, Warhawk, Guitar Hero and Resident Evil 5. After that, he hopes new spaces can launch simultaneously with other regions.

The European team has been recruiting to meet this end, and is apparently considering 17 Spaces to add over the next two to four months. Not all will make the cut.

TedTheDog also says Sony will try to share information sooner with the community, and aim to communicate the latest Home changes "one week in advance".