The problem is most big tech/gaming sites are US based.
If the US gets release preference , the internet community usually isnt bothered , and anyone complaining is a whiner,baby, impatient etc.
If the US doesn't get release preference , its histories greatest tragedy, internet petitions are raised , individuals threatened, people are setting themselves on fire in front of EA's head office , "cats and dogs living together , end of the world people..".
Not gaming based but I remember the teeth that were gnashed and the clothes rent in anguish by many scifi forums when the first series of Battlestar Galactica was shown first on Sky in the UK and Ireland(not the miniseries, but the first full series) a few month or so early.
To the point where the the creators came out to apologize and beg people not to torrent it.
The following seasons all debuted in the states first , any grumblings were met with "whatevs..lol"