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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1241d ago | opinion piece

Sony brings hardware and services to TGS, but forgets games

EDGE - PlayStation 3 is slimming down. Again. At Sony’s lengthy Tokyo Game Show press conference on Tuesday, the company revealed a new PS3 model, half the size and weight of the original, but retaining the curved form factor of its predecessors. (PS Vita, PS3, Sony, Tokyo Game Show)

g-nome  +   1241d ago
Well at least they are bringing more to the table than some other manufacturers and developers.
GuyManDude  +   1241d ago
Indeed. Although I was hoping mightily for a new cross-platform Patapon game. That series is long overdue to see the light on PS3, and it would be a good fit on PSV also. An appearance from The Last Guardian would have been nice as well.

Even so, Sony announced plenty at E3 and Gamescom this year.
CmonBeReal   1240d ago | Spam
darthv72  +   1240d ago
It just goes to show....
you really CANT please everyone.

If sony showed games, people would complain about them not showing hardware.

They show hardware and people complain about the games.

If they showed both games AND hardware Im sure people would complain about services or prices or whatever else they feel was lacking enough to make their point.

Its the same for MS and Nintendo get the idea.

Complainers will complain because its all they know.
NewMonday  +   1240d ago
no games?!!
i don't get this at all, most of the TGS games are coming to a PS3,PSP or Vita
Aceman18  +   1241d ago
Man Sony can't seem to do enough for these self entitled gaming media types, and regular gamers.

What more do they want from them a cure to cancer, the end of hunger, world peace? Come on cut them some slack they showed plenty of new and original titles for the Vita back at Gamescom.

What do they have to do show new games at every presser? Why arent people complaining about the other companies not showing up or showing anything new?

This is the WORST gaming generation ive ever had the misfortune to be a part of in all my 30 plus years of gaming.
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plmkoh  +   1240d ago
Perhaps they missed the 5 new Vita games announced at the TGS press conference.
CGI-Quality  +   1240d ago
Couldn't have put it better myself. Sad when a gaming company gets more grief than respect, even when they DID bring games!
ronin4life  +   1240d ago
You mean all the psp games? Or the Wii port? Or the mystery game from a 3ds franchise, which may also be a port?

this thread is lacking in facts and details, and a lot of you are saying contradictory things.
Aceman18  +   1240d ago

is that directed at me? i only mentioned Gamescom in my comment, i honestly forgot TGS was this week so if any new games were announced i dont know what they are lol.

but plmkoh below said there were 5 new games so why is the media complaining again about Sony?
ronin4life  +   1240d ago
To be honest, people touting half truths and misinformation upset me, and this thread as a few people doing just that. BLAGH..°[]°//

The comment was directed at plmkoh, not you. I should have specified^_^;;
DeadlyFire  +   1240d ago
They have showed everything, but their PS4 games. I don't expect we will see them until E3 2013. We might get a GDC teaser of something though.
majiebeast  +   1241d ago | Well said
Sony showed games at Gamescom,E3,GG and TGS. Gets lots of hate.
Microsoft showed *games* at E3. Doesnt get any hate from the media.
Nintendo shows mediocre,Ports at E3 and announces 1 new game for wiiu at their special presser and gets praised.

Am i the only 1 seeing whats wrong here?
CynicalKelly  +   1241d ago
Everything is wrong here. The video game community is one of the most childish and butt hurt angry communities I have ever seen. It seems like it may indeed be filled with 12 year old kids.

I seen Sony come out with new breath taking IP's and I thought they looked like they would be an amazing story and experience, I seen Halo 4 and Gears of War 4 and thought they looked like great fun, I seen the Wii U and figured it would a hell load of fun to play something different and innovative.

Everybody else seems to just get angry and shout at each other, I am not sure if it's because they have just the one system or maybe cause the grew up with an abusive dad but it is really pathetic.

I refuse to believe that there is anybody out there who dislikes every single exclusive to a specific platform. All the "fanboys" that berate other consoles just says to me how poor and jealous they are.
HammadTheBeast  +   1240d ago
I like how everyone just expects games to start rolling off from Sony, when there's tons of great quality one's in development right now. People seem to have forgotten Games com.
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Simon_Brezhnev  +   1240d ago
Yet when we talk about this people call us the SDF. When its just facts.
ronin4life  +   1240d ago
The only vita content shown so far at tgs are Multi platform games and ports, save for the delayed keiji inafune

THAT is also fact.

3Rd parties have been making strong showings for the 3ds at tgs. FAR stronger than any other platform. Another fact.

Since you guys don't disagree with facts, I guess I'll be fine... right?
rainslacker  +   1240d ago
"The only vita content shown so far at tgs are Multi platform games and ports"

So they did show games which means it contradicts the article title. So what if they're ports? I have a Vita and will play a port just as easily as I will an exclusive

"3Rd parties have been making strong showings for the 3ds at tgs. FAR stronger than any other platform. Another fact."

actually both these statements are subjective, although ones that can be backed up with logical reasons, but still just an opinion.
smashcrashbash  +   1240d ago
Very well said. Sony gets hit from all sides as soon as they don't go all out.They showed games at every gaming event this year for all their systems including VITA.Microsoft stayed at home showed nothing at E3 barely did anything. And they got away scott free because they showed Smart glass with little or no hate at all.But the moment at TGS Sony didn't blow everyone away suddenly it is back to kicking them in the ribs again.You make sense man. I am not sure why you only have one bubble. Here is one on me. And as usual ronin4life the living Nintendo shield is here. Typical.
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LightofDarkness  +   1241d ago
Sony showed enough games this year; cut them some slack, eh?

It's not like MS or Nintendo were bowling us over at E3 or Gamescom with a truck-load of tantalizing exclusives. If you want someone to criticize, I believe you're ignoring the logs in the eyes of those two to point out the splinter in Sony's.
GreenRanger  +   1241d ago
I was hoping Sony would focus mainly on the Vita and announce a few new IP's, but they didn't.
Aceman18  +   1241d ago
Come on dude the plentiful new IPs the showed at Gamescom wasnt enough for you?
jay2  +   1241d ago
PMSL, xboxs is the console we need games for, we got what FIVE in AUGUST? including 1 from Sony Japan
ipe  +   1241d ago
They cant do right i guess. But its edge also so rate it down.
This year, all stars, lbp karting, ratchet, unfinished swan, maybe dust 514. Agree not so strong lineup. But im interested in allstars,dust and swan.
Next year?

- ni no kuni
- yakuza 5(looks amazing)
- gow ascencion
- beyond two souls
- sly 4
- last of us
- puppeeter
- rain
- until dawn
- tales of xillia 1,2
Maybe last guardian, and versus.
Inception  +   1240d ago
Yeah, i mean arent those games not enough?

Tons of exclusive for ps3 and vita. I even not counting multiplat titles like bioshock infinite, mg rising, watch dogs, doa 5, hitman, ac 3, and future titles. Damn sony, give my wallet a break will ya? >.<
Carl_Shocker  +   1241d ago
Oh come on, havent they given us enough games....honestly I know people like to think that "Sony is always the victim" but to be honest they are...articles like this prove that.

We got Kingdom Hearts 1.5 remix HD....thats something...right.

I'm not saying I would of liked some to be announced but I really wasn't expecting much to be honest. All I wanted to see was a new Playstation All Star character which may still happen before TGS is over.
rainslacker  +   1240d ago
Even if Sony is the victim they still continue to chug along and give gamers what they say they want, and that would be games. Despite having financial troubles, constant fanboy bashing, and an overly negative press against them, we can still take solace in the fact that we won't be short on games.
Felonycarclub8  +   1241d ago
So I guess in every game show Sony has to show new games? I swear people are never happy with Sony, out of the three sony is the only company that keeps giving us games after games.
Xof  +   1241d ago
Sony makes the hardware. Let them show off the hardware.

I don't get why people fixate on hardware companies at trade shows, and get all huffy at the few games shown off. Third party developers bring the games aplenty. Rather than bitching about Sony's games, or lack thereof at TGS, I'd much rather we had more articles here covering the many actual games that were displayed (many for the first time) at TGS.

I started coming to N4G so I could get all my news in one place, but I find I'm still having to cycle through magic-box, andriasang and siliconera to get decent news out of Japan.

And andriasang is dead.
LNDCalling  +   1240d ago
I just don't understand why there is always hate and negative articles at every opportunity for SONY & the PlayStation brand.

Yes there are also for other manufactures/console makers but not as much and not as widespread through the interwebs and mainstream media.

If I were to put on my conspiratorial 'tin foil' hat I would think its driven by the American media and the need for America to convince the world the US is best. Maybe its a sign of the times and of Americas financial sate in needing the world to buy from them and not the Far-East.

Given that SONY, of all the console manufactures, seems to try their hardest to please their customers where it matters i.e. Games, especially for their core fans, I find this a sad state of affairs indeed.

On topic: I think it will do well and no doubt the price will drop, if you look at what is happening in the market currently and the Wii-U and the dawning of a 'new gen' it’s not hard to see why Sony won’t come straight out of the gate at a hugely reduced price < that IMO would have been very risky!
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   1240d ago
Must....write.......another... negative....Sony...article!
krisq  +   1240d ago
Than MS has to have amnesia.
AusRogo  +   1240d ago
Lol it should be MS in that title. Ever since I joined this site, all I've seen is negative Sony articles... Even though its full of Sony fanboys . Lol
TheHardware  +   1240d ago
I have so many games to play right now, and so many on my wish list....Sony please stop announcing games, go work on the PS4 or something.
CShadow  +   1240d ago
Where's MS?
Inception  +   1240d ago
Forget the games? Yeah right -_-

This are exclusive for ps3 & vita:
GoW ascension, ps all star, rain, puppeteer, tearaway, gravity rush, uc golden abyss, last of us, beyond two souls, yakuza 5, jojo bizarre all star, soul sacrifice, tales of xillia 1 & 2, ni no kuni, kh hd, and more!

Those are some big titles from my waiting list. And i even not yet counting multiplat titles.
DivineAssault  +   1240d ago
Theyre working on PS4.. Thats the only logical explanation & im very pleased with whats releasing for vita & ps3.. They still had the best shows for every conference this yr & last.. Just watch when E3 rolls around & leaked photos of a BEAST machine
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ronin4life  +   1240d ago
I disagree with the assertion that they had the best conferences. Especially last years tgs, as the pre tgs shows Nintendo had blew Sony tgs out of the water.

Your point about ps4 makes sense. However, the wiiu hasn't had a negative effect the 3ds, so why should the vita be affected by the ps4? And that's the real problem: the vita needs the support especially in Japan and it isn't getting it.
DivineAssault  +   1240d ago
what?! its getting plenty.. u might want to go to the top of your page & click the vita page.. Theres alot of new things coming.. Sure theres some ports too but its getting love none the less.. God eater 2, muramasa, valhalla knights 3, Ys, ninja gaiden, atlier, toukiden, & more i cant think of at the moment... Theres other we all knew about like soul sacrifice & PS all stars so thats plenty to me.. I dont see anything coming to 3DS.. Code of Princess & Castlevania are the only 2 titles in sight.. Im not into paper mario & luigis mansion... I tried em on gamecube n wasnt thrilled
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ronin4life  +   1240d ago
The problem is, with no new hardware upgrades Sony only has games. Guess what they didn't showcase at their own conference? Games.

The vita especially is in dire need. This is the most important games show for the Japanese masses, and what do they showcase? A bunch of games you can by on the psp you already own, a remake of a game you can get cheap for anther console most are likely to already own, and a game that got a release date, name and price... but NO details. Which may just be a port... of a 3ds game. Well, I guess there's soul sacrifice... which was given a delay.

But let's look at the 3ds. Tons of updates to long coming games and beautiful unveils to important titles. Monster hunter with online. Phoenix Wright makes a fantastic return. Bravely default, fantasy life, Layton... and what is the defining factor foe all these games? They are all 3rd party exclusive to 3ds.

From the announcements and stage shows, Nintendo has a stronger impact than Sony and they didn't even come. If Sony has stuff on the floor, than they must really be stupid to keep quite about it at their own conference.
3-4-5  +   1240d ago
Well it is called Tokyo GAME show.

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