Sony's Shuhei Yoshida comments on the lack of “mega-blockbuster” for the PlayStation 3 this year and discusses the company's approach to family-friendly titles for the holiday.
The PS3 is a console for all ages, unlike some console who believe that it should be exclusively to kids. Leave it to the masters at sony to deliver what is great for kids and adults. The launch lineup of the wiiu cannot compare to these family games on the earth.
You console fan-boys crack me up. Thanks I needed the laugh.
PlayStation All-Stars will be a multi-million seller
get competitive with nintendo this holiday season for the WiiU release and possibly steal a tad bit of the audience. now to drop the price or not is the question. if they can afford to it's hard to tell whether its a good idea or not considering wiiU will be getting most of the spot light regardless. sony just wants to poke their head in a little bit again to test the waters n see where they stand as far as their audience for casual family friendly games. i say drop the price if they can afford it that way it boosts sales through two holidays b4 the ps4 releases(assuming it will be launched next year) squeezing out some of the last ps3 consumers b4 ppl start thinking about the ps4. because i think dropping the price at the same time as the ps4 might hurt the sales a good amount bc there might be a significant amount of time and money still to be made in this generation. and if they wait till after the ps4 drops-- the wiiU would have been out for 2 years with a possible price drop at that time and that will play a huge part in the consumers choice that following holiday knowing its slightly better than a ps3.
@Abash iam going to buy PlayStation All-Stars for sure cant wait to play with my little brother
Unless you are a kid, grow up buddy.
Look at the agrees for this guy!!! And the diagrees for the guy below!! Haha please, surely now no one can be deluded enough to argue against the fact that the N4G comment section is run by rabid Sony fanboys.
@septic *facepalm* @psycho Great job! Agreed and bubbles up. This is comedy at it's finest. "on earth" lol hilarious. You really hit a homerun with septic. Talk about line, hook and sinker!
Hey man even though you're an obvious fanboy at least you stick to Sony articles and keep trash talking to a minimum. Must be a full time job for those who seek out articles to talk cr*p in and still manage to be fanboys elsewhere.
Lol Abash. Im lookin forward to the game and the only way thats possible is if cloud strife is in it
On the earth? Seriously?
PlayStation All Stars and Sly is what Sony has this year. Its all good cuzz MS has Forza and Halo. It does sound funny hearing Sony say "Family Friendly" though. Either way it should be a great gaming season. LOU, B2S and GoW will be mega tons next year. BTW Sony mentioned they're relying on 3rd party sales to. I hope this doesn't make Sony the enemy for something MS has been doing for a while.
Sony isn't relying on third party. The amount of first party titles released and in the pipeline say they are relying on games. Period.
im buying both Sly Cooper:Thieves in Time and All-Stars Battle Royale. Im going to wait for a price drop on LBP Karting before I buy. Next year is packed with PS3 exclusives alone.
where the heck is The Last Guardian sony, i hope i play the game before PS4 comes out oh and i'm dying to play Sorcery but i want the digital version ( which im not getting at $39.99) hopefully it comes to ps+ soon
I would not recommend Sorcery unless you have kids. Was one of my most anticipated games since the launch of Move but was left very unimpressed. Epic Micky was more interesting and fun. The thing that turned me off with Sorcery was that it felt like it did not not who it wanted to target and it also felt like a test demo for Move. But I still enjoyed playing with my kids.
i have tried the one hour playstation plus trial and i loved it, i was in the middle of the first boss( i cant remember her name) when my time expired but i thought it was very good and fun
Don't quote me on this. I think Team ICO was a small team of 35 people. Maybe more now. Sounds crazy for a AAA game.
well they have created 2 of my all time greats so i expect no less from them this generation, Shadow of the Colossus ranks among my 3 best games from all time so yea The Last Guardian is my most anticipated title this generation.
I have to say... PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a title that core Sony gamers have been requesting for years now. It is a big title for Sony and for gamers. Just like if Nintendo released a new Smash Bros this year, it would be a big deal. Some of the best fun looks to be had with that game. LittleBigPlanet Karting is the same deal. It's clear that Sony are developing these games with the family-friendly sensibility in mind, but it's a kart racer that many core gamers and LBP fans will spend many months dedicated to creating new experiences from within the game. That's what you get when you apply a Play, Create, Share dynamic to your game. And it also looks ridiculously fun. Wish I was in the beta. Sly Cooper 4 - relatively big game since it's been heavily requested and is the first true sequel since 2005. It's also one of the very few true 3D platforming titles that have been brought out in recent years. Ratchet & Clank QForce is also out this year which brings 3D platforming too. Keeping the genre strong and relevant. I wouldn't say any of those games are "mega blockbuster" status but they are games that deserve solid hype considering how much fun they all look. Next year is true mega blockbuster status for Sony: The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, God of War Ascension and possibly more.
They're holding out until next year where it will be the PS3's encore with TLOU and Beyond. Then its the PS4.
Well at least this should quiet down the people who complain that Microsoft caters to casuals. It eventually happens to all the consoles, they switch focus on families and offer less and less "core" gaming experiences. Although it is a bit surprising that Sony isn't releasing a single "hardcore" game in the second part of the year.
the difference is sony = 85% hardcore new ip original gaming sony = 15% casual move ect games. other guys... 85% casual gaming 15% hardcore gaming. sony are the ones keeping gaming alive. @chunkylover the most awarded game of all time disagrees with you,(uc2) so does plenty of goty exclusives and original titles that are groundbreaking like littlebigplanet demons souls ect i could go on and on and on.
Whatever you have to tell yourself. Sony went after the casual market just like Nintendo and Microsoft. The Move just wasn't as successful because it wasn't marketed correctly. I'm not dogging on Sony, I was just making a comment that this happens to every console sooner or later. Also, I don't think Sony is keeping gaming alive, its not like its endangered or anything guy.
That is one way to put it. Another way would be that Sony has to bring up new IPs, because their new IPs flop. Whenever Sony has a successfull new IP they start milking it like everybody else does. Uncharted (2007) Uncharted 2 (2009) Uncharted 3 (2011) Uncharted: GA (2011) Resistance(2006) Resistance 2 (2008) Resistance: Retribution (2009) Resistance 3 (2011) Resistance: Burning Skies (2012) Do you think we will see a Starhawk 2? A new Twisted Metal? A new Haze? A Sorcery 2? A new MAG? No, because these games flopped. All the "new" IPs you talk about (like these games were better than established IPs) are here, because they work with trial and error method. Make a game, check if it sells, if not, kill it, if yes, make sequels. This is basically it. There is nothing wrong with it, but it is not Sony pushing new IPs, because they love their gamers so much. Sony tried to focus on the casuals with the PS Move, but they failed miserably. Now you spin this into "Sony catering towards the core gamers" while the last core exclusive for the system was Starhawk, which flopped. And you won't see a core exclusive untill March 2013 with GoW: A (established IP that sees sequels, HD remakes and spin offs, again nothing bad, just business) and The Last of Us (new IP, trial and error method).
Considering StarHawk is WarHawk 2, I would bank on another. Twisted Metal? They've already made quite a few. I'd expect another. Do you think that Uncharted and Resistance are the only two exclusives out there? Don't use your "I'm only talking about these two games" goggles to minimize the multitude of recently released core games by Sony. As a matter of fact, the games you mentioned were released THIS YEAR. Does every exclusive release have to be a mature audience game? Also. . . You miscalculated with your "no core exclusives until March 2013" claim. Unless you're using your "redefine definitions power" to change it to first party core exclusives that aren't made in Japan.
My god there are many anti-Sony-fanboys here. Listen. Sony has always been a company for hc and casual gamer. ALLWAYS! There is no way for any sane person to say otherwise but keep on hating I guess....it's not like you want to be objective and neutral anyway...
@Dirty "Another way would be that Sony has to bring up new IPs, because their new IPs flop." You make it sound like it's entirely out of necessity, but Naughty Dog could have put their resources into Uncharted 4, or even Jak, rather than The Last of Us. Sucker Punch could have went to work on Sly 4 for PS3 instead of Infamous. Insomniac didn't have to bother with Resistance when Ratchet was successful. Guerrilla is supposedly at work on another Killzone AND a new IP despite the fact that Killzone is a successful IP. Media Molecule is at work on a new IP despite LBP's success. Zipper didn't have to go to work on MAG after coming off of the successful Socom 3. Quantic Dream's and Team Ico's games aren't even designed with sequels in mind. All of them though have successful track records. Those devs aren't creating new IPs because their last projects flopped. So your idea that they need to bring up new IPs because their other new IPs flop is just baseless spin. You make is sound like Sony only pursues new IPs if previous IPs flop, and if they're successful, the studio is automatically turned into a sequel factory, but nothing could be further from the truth. I also find it kind of funny that you claim Sly 4, LBP Karting, and All Stars aren't "core" games. What exactly makes a game "core"? It can't have any casual appeal in order to be considered "core"? A platformer can't be considered "core" even though characters like Mario, Sonic, and Crash Bandicoot are icons of gaming and have been since long before the word "core" was even relevant to gaming? Does it have to have an M rating and be dripping with blood and violence? It's amusing watching Sony's fall line-up get written off. I'd expect the same mentality from a Call of Duty drone who thinks anything without killstreaks is for little girls. Seems like all the usual Sony bashers have shifted into bro-dude mode in response to Sony's line-up.
Read my comment above, ChunkyLover. The games releasing in the second part of this year are core games whether you'd like to accept them as such or not. Where the difference lies is in that they have "casual" and "family friendly" sensibilities. i.e. you can pick them up and play without much investment, but you can also get in deep and have a lot of fun and be very competitive. No gamer I have ever spoken to has the opinion that Super Smash Bros. is not a core title. PSASBR is core, since no-one but core fans were requesting it and core gamers will buy it. LBP Karting is core just like LBP games in general since it has just as many fans who will spend countless hours making levels/tracks/experiences for people to play. That is not a casual thing to do, however you spin it. Sly Cooper 1-3 were core games, just like Ratchet & Clank and Jak & Daxter. Sly 4 is no different. All those games appeal to kids as well as adults, but they are not casual games. They are still core, just not as mature. It's nothing new for Sony to provide for the kids and families since it's in their culture to provide for all audiences. They've done this since 1995.
Casual gamers aren't bias whenever it comes to videogames, whereas traditional gamers are either fans in general, or fans of an specific gaming company. Relying only towards the traditional-based gamer crowd, isn't the best strategy for any gaming company that also manufacturers hardware. You have to have a diverse portfolio of software, if you want your business to grow financially. On the console front of software - a lot of popular 3rd party titles are going multiplatform, because the rise of game development cost. Sony had massive success with the PS1/2, because of the abundance of 3rd party exclusives, a better economy (european videogames sales are pretty horrible, even though Apple product sales are through the roof), and the PS1/2 was the only console in Asia consumers were purchasing on a constant basis (N64 and the Gamecube systems was when Nintendo believed in the "core" aspect of gaming, but it failed to garner sales expected by the company). No company should focus on one avenue of revenue, when there's about a dozen more that's exploitable (I meant that in a good sense). I respect Sony's decision on branching out to other markets of gaming, as do I Microsoft and Nintendo's. The gaming industry is a business, and it takes revenue to keep businesses in business.
Sony isn't offering less core gaming experiences though. They aren't slacking off. That is the difference, but like you said whatever you have to tell yourself.
Actually, wouldn't the fact that there are no "hardcore" titles coming out the rest of this year mean that they are indeed offering less core gaming experiences? Maybe I'm just confused, but it does seem to me that most of the people around here consider almost everything on a Nintendo platform to be casual. Not sure being hypocritical at this stage in the game means much. Its the same thing with all those people who were hating on services like OnLive, now all of a sudden people here love the idea. I get how it works around here though...really..
Mostly everything on Nintendo is casual? No. Just because a game is cartoony doesn't make it casual or else a large percentage of games we've played prior to the PS2 era were casual games which in turn makes us causal gamers up until last gen. Maybe I'm confused, but I indeed think it was hardcore PlayStation gamers requesting for a PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale. I think I'm not mistaken that long time PlayStation fans were requesting for a true Sly sequel. The same hardcore fans that want a Jak sequel and would love nothing more for Naughty Dog to get their hands on the Crash Bandicoot IP so that they can make one last classic Crash game. Correct me if casual gamers are asking for these titles. Please don't talk about hypocrisy. I can point all the hypocritical things MS fans do on here too.
@Outside_Ofthe_Box Actually there is a little bit of hypocrisy going on. LBP Karting, Sly and PSA are casual titles. (PSA a little less casual) they're not hardcore, or for the people who play Uncharted and GoW and Killzone are probably less likely gonna pick up LBP Karting, think about it. Yoshida even said a they're going for a "Family Friendly" strategy this year, which means casual you can't go against his words. Yoshida even said they're relying on 3rd party sales this holiday something that fanboys bash and bash MS of every year, a small bit of hypocrisy is present. Now When MS comes out with casual games during the holiday people make fun of it, but when Sony does it its perfectly ok, sure you guys were spoiled last year of hardcore games. But the way the Sony crowd made it sound like was its against god to come out any casual titles. Because we have to keep it all "Hardcore" so yes the hypocrisy is there even if its a little bit. BTW, the most anticipated hardcore game for PS3 this year B Ops 2 not Sly, LBP or PSA but COD.
Did I mention LBK? It's funny how MS fans are all of a sudden willing to accept that MS has been catering to casuals now. Talk about hypocrisy. CoD is not the most anticipated hardcore game for the PS3 not unless you are willing to admit it is for the 360 also seeing as it sells more on that platform. Just because PSA and Sly aren't "mega-blockbuster" titles doesn't mean they're casual. Just because it's family-friendly doesn't mean they're causal. PSA and Sly aren't comparable to any of the casual kinect games MS has released in previous holidays.
@AngelicIceDiamond "they're going for a "Family Friendly" strategy this year, which means casual" No. Just, no. "Family friendly" has more to do with content and theme. "Casual" has to do with gameplay. A family friendly game is suitable for any gamer whether you're ten or twenty, male or female. It's got content for everyone. A casual game is one that's simpler than your average "hardcore" game. Wii Sports baseball doesn't have the same depth as an MLB game. MLB games are family friendly. That doesn't make The Show a casual title. A Wii Sports Bloodbath Arena wouldn't be family friendly. If the gameplay isn't any different than Wii Sports fencing, then it's still casual. By your logic, everything from Madden to Burnout is casual.
@Outside_ofthe_Box Actually i think he was using it as an example, try reading between the lines instead of trying to take everything out of context.
They won't quiet down because they are hypocrites in the first place.The truth doesn't matter, they just want to go against the Xbox. He might have said that just to see if they still had them by their noses. They can rest easy. Besides, they released six "blockbusters" last year and no one bought most of them. Kaz knows what's he's doing. Less listening to fanboy talk and more sound business decisions.
I cannot believe I didn't realize this lol. I'll be getting sly, all stars, and the new R&C game though =O
Was hoping for The Last of Us this year.
Sony is still getting The Last of Us this year. They will still be "last" this year...lol
First in exclusives and hardware, keep your cheap shit braaaah.
There has been a lack of "megablockbusters" on both console s since launch, imo, all the best games are multiplats, ps2 was so much freaking sweeter! the ps3 has only had one amazing exclusive that i personally could not have missed, demons souls! killzone...mehhh uncharted.....meh..... resistance....triple mehhhh..... same with xbox360.......cannot even think of a 360 exclusive that was amazing to me most of the best games, imo, are multiplats, skyrim, mass effect 1, bf3, oblivion, bioshock, fallout 3, deux ex HR, batman ac, portaql 2, half life 2 ep. 2 and all best played on pc! plus pc has all the mmo's, rts, moba, free to play, mods, steam deals! the last great console was the ps2, still the best console ever made, and now i play all thos games on pc in 1080p with my emulators consoles are going the way of the dodo, if there ever is a next gen of them, it will be the last.
Some trolls don't even try. Uncharted is meh, but OMG look at the free-to-play browser games on the PC! When did you give up trying? The Billy Goats Gruff trolls are rolling in their graves.
I know I say this every year, but Sony's exclusive game lineup looks incredible this year (and next). I've played lots of great games so far this year on PS3 and PS Vita, which I got when Gravity Rush was released. Sony's holiday season is looking great for all ages of gamers. I don't mind going the rest of the year without a Mature rated blockbuster PlayStation exclusive. I consider Sly 4, LBP Karting and PSASBR to be my biggest games of holiday 2012 and I'm happy with that. If that doesn't satisfy you, there's lots of strong language and intense violence to look forward to in the PS3 exclusives slated for release early 2013. I'd say Sony is spreading out their exclusive release schedule quite nicely, with three mega-blockbusters releasing away from the crowded holiday season. Smart move. I have a lot of free time yet I don't have enough time to play all the games I buy along with all the free PS Plus games. It's kinda overwhelming, sometimes It's hard just deciding what to play. There's still so many games out there I want to buy. Anyway, now for some lists. :P Best 2012 PS3 exclusives I've played so far: Twisted Metal Jak and Daxter Collection Journey Sorcery Best 2012 PS Vita exclusives I've played so far: Gravity Rush Uncharted: Golden Abyss WipEout 2048 Lumines: Electronic Symphony Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Super Stardust Delta MotorStorm RC (also on PS3) My most anticipated PS3 exclusives for the rest of 2012: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (also on Vita) PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (also on Vita) LittleBigPlanet Karting Sports Champions 2 The Unfinished Swan Okami HD Portal 2 In Motion 2013: The Last of Us Beyond: Two Souls God of War: Ascension The Last Guardian Ni No Kuni Final Fantasy Versus XIII My most anticipated PS Vita exclusives for the rest of 2012: LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Sound Shapes (also on PS3) Final Fantasy X HD (also on PS3) Persona 4: The Golden Ragnarok Odyssey Silent Hill: Book of Memories Cod Blops: Declassified 2013: Soul Sacrifice Guacamelee (also on PS3) Bioshock Vita Killzone Vita I love PlayStation.
TLG. Shut up. Thanks :P
With Sony's list fluffing tactics there's no guarantee those games will even come out next year. Some of those games are years late with rumor of one being canceled. It's hard to say if games are late or if they are prematurely announced on purpose to garner hype and trick fanboys into influencing the media. This happens so often with Sony they got to be doing this on purpose. Gamers are impulse buyers and this could be the reason MSFT pushes ahead durring the holidays. MSFT announces at E3 what is coming that same year, mostly. Casual is cool now? Anyways you forgot to add the motion games, PSN games and the core games? for 2012
I'll mainly be relying on PS+ this year to provide me with a decent back catalog to play. Will be getting Sports Champions 2 but otherwise not that interested in anything else. Still on the fence with LBP Karting and PS All Stars
And now all are humble to save the appearances but you know that is not what you think in reality.
funny as heck. PSAS, LBPK and Sly are aimed at teens on down! Cant see to many grown men looking at any of those. But MS forgot core o yea Halo, Forza and dance central. All teen based and up. Stuff grown men are willing to play
"dance central. All teen based and up." Speak for yourself buddy.
Horrid year for my ps3. Only bought Street Fighter vs. Tekken and looks like that's all for this whole year. Fortunately, I have Darksiders 2, Halo 4, Madden, Fifa, AC3, Borderlands 2 and Forza Horizons coming up for my 360. It's good to be covered by both sides. :)
We got all those games except except bootleg GT.
Lol you wish you had Halo. And bootleg GT? Ha! You wish once again.
When their best-selling games (Uncharted 3, GT5, God of War) barely sell anything (GT only sells in Europe), you can tell NO Sony exclusive sells anything.
Ye, just like no xbox exclusive other than halo sells.
I already got my blockbuster exclsuive although it might have not sold in the millions Starhawk is the shi$$$$$$
Frankfurt must really live up to his name sucking and eating alot of franks lol Your an idiot because all of those games you mentioned sold tremendously well GT5 sold over 7 million units more than most exclsuives ever selll!!!!!!!
Sony, don't do this to me. I'm sure you all are hiding something. It's become popular to tend to the "family friendly" fanbase and it's annoying.
Sony is a company that wants to capitalize on what Nintendo has and will do whatever it has to in order to succeed. If this means that they want to cater to the casual then let them! If you don't like the direction they're going, stop supporting them! Obviously they need to do something because the "hardcore" isn't supporting them enough so lets get the casual.
We're still getting a very nice and healthy amount. More than the Xbox I think (not 100% on that) so I'm ok with a bit of a lul sometimes between years. Ffs, I haven't bought a game since resistance 3 last September! So I have a lot to catch up on like uncharted and the rest, not to mention the games coming out this year. It's all good to me!;)
Should I even click this, or is it the usual headline to draw in the usual Sony doomsayers that look for articles like this?
It's amazing how articles like this bring all the trolls out of the woodwork. Like this idiot Frankfurt. GT5, UC3 and GOW 3 BARELY sell anything? What is barely selling anything in fanboy's eyes?
Wow reading all these comments. Look at do many people switch up now that Sony is going to focus on "FAMILY FRIENDLY GAMES". What happen to Sony caters to the core gamer while MS sold out. Now everyone is singing a different tune now. Matter fact I believe someone told me in their comment that when Sony start doing casual games is when they will buy a PC rig. Lets see if he's going to stand by his word or make an excuse....... oh too late he made an excuse. Lmao
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