Why 2012 is PS3's Most Mainstream Year Yet

Push Square: "Subtract the upcoming God of War: Ascension and The Last of Us from the equation, and 2012 is looking like PS3’s most mainstream year yet. Sure, the likes of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale have crossover appeal — they are evidently designed with nostalgia in mind — but they also covet a younger audience. Factor in the announcement of LittleBigPlanet Karting and next week’s magical motion controlled adventure Sorcery, and Sony’s intentions become clear: it is now targeting a slightly younger demographic."

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FredEffinChopin2164d ago

"Subtract the upcoming God of War: Ascension and The Last of Us from the equation, and 2012 is looking like PS3’s most mainstream year yet."

Sure, we can do that for hypothetical purposes, but in *reality those games are part of their offering. Of course if you remove the adult-oriented titles all you're left with is games geared toward a younger audience...

The Playstation brand has always supported cartoony mascot games such as Rayman, Sly, Crash, etc. Nothing new is going on as far as that goes. Business as usual.

BrutallyBlunt2164d ago

The Playstation brand has always had a diversified library. Sure once the price dips below $200 it becomes more affordable for many but the bulk of the games will remain status qou of who they are aimed at.

Companies like Sony also know that expanding the audience is a good thing but unlike Microsoft they will not change tactics and now make games almost entirely for this new audience.

ShoryukenII2164d ago

I don't think that they are targeting younger people at all. Sly Cooper: Theives in Time is for people who played back on PS2 (they're now older) but there will of course be younger people playing it. I don't think that is the reason why they made it though.

LittleBigPlanet is for younger people. IMO that is one of the few games that is made for everyone.

Battle Royale is definitely not being made for kids. It is being made for Playstation fans of all ages from what I can tell.

Sorcery is just Sony supporting the Move.

I agree with Chopin, you can't just subtract games that you want to prove your point. It does the exact opposite.

xAlmostPro2164d ago

Lol can't make a point.. alter things until you can.

TopDudeMan2164d ago

I disagree. I think they have a few more cards up their sleeves for E3.

AdmiralSnake2164d ago (Edited 2164d ago )

Mainstream ? You wouldn't ever hear about there new upcoming titles besides browsing gaming sites. I doubt it's "mainstream". Sony just sucks at marketing in general, great games ? Absolutely, great advertising for those games ? Hell no.

Sony needs to let their products be known to the world, most of the younger audience won't be on gaming websites.

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