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Submitted by doctorstrange 986d ago | opinion piece

Daily Reaction: Can Wonderbook Stop Sony’s Casual Demise?

With casual titles like the Wonderbook platform and Sports Champions 2, as well as cross-demographic games such as PlayStation All Stars and LittleBigPlanet Karting set to release this holiday, along with a rumored slimmer PS3 and price cut, it’s clear that Sony is aiming at adding more casual gamers to the PlayStation family. But will they be successful? Daily Reaction discusses. - PSLS (Little Big Planet Karting, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS3, Sports Champions 2, Wonderbook)

Foolsjoker  +   986d ago
Dear magic 8-ball how will Sony fair in the casual market this generation - Outlook not so good
doctorstrange  +   986d ago
Mine says "Please ask again later, playing Halo". I think it's biased...
dbjj12088  +   986d ago
Wonderbook is the demise of all that is good in video games.
smashcrashbash  +   986d ago
Right as if Kinect and Nintendo's gimmicks aren't already killing it. I am sure Wonderbook will be the thing to bring demise to what is good in gaming. Everything Sony does is always an example of how gaming is going down.
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Freakazoid2012  +   986d ago
Cross demographic? LMAO... According to Sony fans Mario Kart is casual and for kids but now that Sony has a copy we need a new word to describe it.

It's actually very funny when you think about it. With N64 Nintendo went for the hardcore while Sony got all the casuals with the PS and then the PS2. Nintendo copies Sony's allow any game on the platform stance with Wii, while Sony copies Nintendo's go the core strategy. Now Sony is back to copying Nintendo again but not just their strategy, they are copying them down to game design.

Another funny thing is how most Sony fans said they are PS gamers because of the lack of casual games because they are destroying the industry, yet today not a single one will complain about the plethora of casual games on PS3.
smashcrashbash  +   986d ago
Not sure what crap you are talking about. PS1 and PS2 games were for just about everyone. It is Nintendo that drew the line saying they are catering to the casual. Before they said that people played everything. There was no distinction between casual and hardcore long ago in the Golden Ages of Sony, Sega and Nintendo.Can you tell me who Crash or Spyro was for? Or Sly? Or Maximo? Or Mega Man? Or Battletoads? Or TMNT? Or Sonic? Or Power Stone? Or Street Fighter? People just played them without worrying who it was made for. I never remember Sony ever going directly for the casuals until they made the Move. Before that they made games with no particular distinction except when they were mature.
yokokoroma  +   985d ago
What kind of question is this? Wonderbook's target audience is kids. I wouldn't quality kids as "casual" video game players. They are usually playing games, to keep them busy (as most parents would say) and out of trouble. The same applies to LittleBigPlanet Karting, it's main target is kids, there will be others who play it, as a result of playing LBP 1 and 2, but they shouldn't be referred to as casuals. It's all a matter of understanding what a casual video game player is, and cleary the writer of this opinion piece doesn't.

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