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Wonderbook 'top of the pile' for Sony as PS3 focus shifts to family-friendly titles

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe believes the big money this Christmas can be gained from the Move-centric Wonderbook, the brand new augmented reality concept that will begin with the J.K. Rowling-inspired Book Of Spells.

Despite Q4 also being a critical period for PlayStation Vita, with big titles such as LittleBigPlanet Vita, Call Of Duty and Assassin’s Creed all set to launch, SCE UK boss Fergal Gara says that “Wonderbook is top of the pile and certainly the biggest number we’ll be going after.”

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Beetey1905d ago

"Despite Q4 also being a critical period for PlayStation Vita, with big titles such as LittleBigPlanet Vita, Call Of Duty and Assassin’s Creed all set to launch, SCE UK boss Fergal Gara says that 'Wonderbook is top of the pile and certainly the biggest number we’ll be going after.'”

Maybe this is the reason the Vita isn't selling great... Is it just me or does it seem that Sony's priorities are a little skewed?

user54670071905d ago

What do expect from them...I'm not surprized they didn;t change sooner

People have been bugging them because of things not selling great totaly ignoring all the great games they throw at us, nit picking them to death after every decision they make.

I won't be surprized untill they finally go

"F*ck it...they don't give a crap anymore, we've tried and tried lets go with Microsofts route and start milking the casual audience"

...and the funny thing is if that actually happened people would be missing all the things Sony has given us.

DigitalRaptor1904d ago (Edited 1904d ago )

I'm awaiting the barrage of fanboys talking about how Sony is going casual, even though PSASBR, LBP Karting, Sly Cooper 4, Ratchet & Clank: QForce and DUST 514 are all core games with family-friendly attributes (except DUST which couldn't be more core focused if you tried), especially when you compare them to Nintendo's own equivalents: Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Super Mario Galaxy etc.

Then next year arrives with God of War: Ascension, Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us, Ni no Kuni, Guerilla Games' new project, and whatever they have to announce at Gamescom for 2013. Not forgetting those 2 potential 2013 releases that we've been awaiting for years: FF Versus XIII and The Last Guardian.

Yep. "dey've gon cazhual!"

Nope. It's called supporting multiple demographics in roughly equal favour and they've done this since 1995.

JellyJelly1904d ago

"I'm awaiting the barrage of fanboys talking about how Sony is going casual"

Basically you are calling Sony fanboys, since they are admitting it themselves...

Rainstorm811904d ago (Edited 1904d ago )

No where in the article was a Sony Rep quoted saying they are "shifting their focus to family friendly titles"...Its only assumed by the writer of the article, mainly they are talking about their plans for the Wonderbook.

The PS3 is the most gamer friendly console on the market, Sony's first party studios give gamers of all types alot of variety..(just look at DigitalRaptor's list above)

Personally i rather them focus on the Vita, but im sure there are Potter fans out there that cant wait for Book of Spells

andibandit1904d ago

@Raiinstorm81

"SCE UK boss Fergal Gara says that “Wonderbook is top of the pile and certainly the biggest number we’ll be going after.”

yep it was all assumptions made by the articles writer.

BrutallyBlunt1904d ago

"No where in the article was a Sony Rep quoted saying they are "shifting their focus to family friendly titles"...Its only assumed by the writer of the article, mainly they are talking about their plans for the Wonderbook."

http://www.vg247.com/2012/0...

Is this proof enough for you?

(this comment isn't aimed at any one person directly) People need to embrace fun and stop categorizing everything. This hardcore versus casual gaming has really gotten out of hand. People should be able to freely enjoy any game without some moron telling them they are a soccer mom who doesn't know what a real game is.

Rainstorm811904d ago

I agree levelhead in your link yoshida said the will focus on famil friendly titles this holiday, but in the above article them saying "wonderbook is at the top of the pile" dosent equal "Ps3 shifts focus to family friendly"

One product doesnt equal an entire shift for a company, if that was the case then they shifted when PS Move was released

Either way im getting the wonderbook (kids) and then 2013 lineup is all for me

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Dualshockers_Carlos1904d ago (Edited 1904d ago )

DigitalRaptor: I like the way you think sir!

Don't forget AC: Liberation on Vita and Bioshock Vita!

MySwordIsHeavenly1904d ago

From a business standpoint, that's a good idea. Apparently, people LIKED the Wonderbook. Most people I know who were watching E3 thought it was a joke, but every casual gamer I know who saw the presentation was really excited for it.

You can't forget that there are MILLIONS of Potter fans out there.

morkendo231904d ago (Edited 1904d ago )

have u guys ever wonder some gamer are tired of FPS AND MMORPG type games and welcome casual games.

fei-hung1904d ago

Some hardcore gamers who are complaining forget that some of your hardcore fellow gamers have kids, nieces and nephews etc.

These kids may buy a wonderbook today, but in 10 years time or so, it may be these very kids who buy a ps6 and xbox2880 and a WiiUS and a 4DS and PSPOmega.

MySwordIsHeavenly1903d ago

Exactly! ;)

Bubbles for both of you!

OooHJohnny1904d ago

A lot of games has been delayed to 2013 because of Black Ops 2.

NoGunz1904d ago (Edited 1904d ago )

Vita > Wonderbook.

crawling1821904d ago

Agreed, I think the Vita still has a pretty good lineup coming for the end of the year

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