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Submitted by LaurenKB123 1231d ago | opinion piece

Five Signs That Sony is In Trouble This Holiday Season

From the editorial:

"At first glance, it would almost seem like Sony’s on a roll. They announced a new super-slim model of their PlayStation 3 system for the holiday season, along with exclusive content for Assassin’s Creed III and some new projects for the PlayStation Vita. But that said, you still can’t help but notice little cracks that indicate something is wrong beneath the surface. As much as we like Sony and the stuff that they’re working on for 2012 and 2013, we can’t help but think they’ve made a few mistakes, and this holiday season, those mistakes are more than likely to show, whether it’s the lack of marketing or a decision revolving around hardware. Sorry, Sony, but here are five indications that you might have a problem come Christmas time…" (PS Vita, PS3, Sony)

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LaurenKB123   1231d ago | Spam
UltimaEnder   1231d ago | Spam
brettyd  +   1231d ago
Of course their in trouble, they spend like drunken sailors. They need to release less and market more.
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Catoplepas  +   1231d ago | Well said
Yeah, that's what gamers need.

Less games, more marketing.
MostJadedGamer  +   1231d ago
I am glad Sony significantly cut there bloated marketing budget. Its just a drain on the bottom line.
The_Infected  +   1231d ago
It's not just about the gamers though its about saving the company so they exist. If they die every playstation gamer loses. Kinda in a pickle if you ask me. If they had The Last of Us ready for holiday release they'd been in much better shape. That was their heavy hitter.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1231d ago
I would be lost if Playstation no longer existed.
Probably wouldn't care much about gaming all together anymore to be honest.
Nintendo is for Kids and I have no interest in anything Mario. microsoft charges for anything online and is mainly focused on Kinect crap now... So yeah, it would be a lost for me and the gaming community.
TenkoTAiLS  +   1231d ago
I trust then that you are not a real "hardcore" gamer? Losing interest in gaming just because a company leaves the market is a sad reason to quit one of your hobbies or passions, there have been a few that have come and gone and eventually what we currently have will too. I used to be an avid Sega fanatic, but I had to learn to embrace the others and get over my fan type nature.

Each console and company offers a unique take on gaming and most games are multiplatform now days anyway. Sony does have some nice exclusives but nothing worth quitting being a gamer if they dissapeared. The studios would move on, the ones run by Sony would move elsewhere and the 2nd parties would join other camps, just like what happened with Sega and Atari etc.

Sony may not go third party since they have other divisions they would go back to, but their former studios would. So you wouldn't lose the games, just a brand name. Silly thing to quit gaming over.
AsimLeonheart  +   1231d ago
Another day and another "Sony is DOOMED!!!" article. We just had two articles where one laid off employee was bad-mouthing Sony and another where it was claimed Sony was in more trouble than it seems. It is the easy way and sure-fire way to get hits for your website.I clicked on the link just to see what "cracks" Sony had and none of the reasons were big or significant. Just trying to get hits and I regret giving them one.
wishingW3L  +   1231d ago
their marketing is crap anyway.
UnwanteDreamz  +   1231d ago
This "Sony is in Trouble" BS is getting old. It was old in 2007. Haters and their predictions were proved wrong the last 4 or 5 years. It has been just long enough for them to forget how wrong they were.

Sony isn't the same leader they once were but dont count them out. I remember when Apple almost died. Look where they are now. Sony isnt as bad off as armchair analysts would have you think.

Just my opinion anyway.
Tetsujin  +   1231d ago

I'm in the same boat with Army of Darkness but for different reasons; biggest is PlayStation is what convinced me Nintendo had to step their game up back in the N64 days - Yes I was a big Goldeneye/Mario Kart 64 junkie however over time I saw certain games PS was releasing that made me think twice about the N64 for the long haul. I also overlooked Sega Saturn only because at the time Dreamcast was announced; and I did give the original Xbox a fair chance however the choice of "my" gaming preference was still on the PlayStation brand.

I'm more of a "retro gamer" since I prefer the older games and systems - before online, DLC, trophies/achievements, and internet persuasion; if Sony was to drop the PS brand yes I would give up gaming for the "future" but I would still keep all the classics as a way to remind myself what gaming was like back during the golden era.

I do have high hopes something can be done to secure the future of PlayStation at least.
neogeo  +   1231d ago
yep I would be willing to give up gaming for some great marketing. lol
Jazz4108  +   1231d ago
This is coming from a playstation fan site. This holds a little more water but its no secret sony is in alot of trouble. For the people mentioning Apples trouble are forgetting to mention that it was microsoft who bailed apple out.
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Danny Dan  +   1231d ago
Wait... everyone complains about Sony's marketing but bitches about their decision to fire a lot of the PR team?? smh...
Tito08  +   1231d ago
@ Jazz4108- If you look carefully around the site, & look at the author's info, this is clearly someone from PlanetXbox360, just happens they made a new PS only site, & very obvious what they are by posting a 360 controller.. Not surprised by that since that site being posting PS news & articles on their own Xbox site.

Not surprised they would come with an article like that, & they always point fingers at everything Sony does, so basically, it's for the most part a 360 fan site undercover.
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MysticStrummer  +   1230d ago
@Tenko - It's not a silly reason to quit gaming if the other alternatives offer you nothing you're interested in. Sure, Sony's studios will move elsewhere and make more games, but I won't buy a console hoping that the games I want to play will be on it eventually. MS and Nintendo show me no sign that we are on the same gaming wavelength. Until they do, Sony is the only game in town for me.
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miyamoto  +   1230d ago
Sometimes gamers hate Sony for not splurging cash on ads like M$ & Nintendo does but IMHO Sony knows core gamers know much better than flashy ads on Tv. Real gamers research and look for games they want and are opinionated unlike casuals and soccer moms.

Sony can survive even if its the gaming division alone.
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ConstipatedGorilla  +   1230d ago
He's not talking about what gamers need. He's talking about what Sony needs.
jadenkorri  +   1230d ago
yes another sony is doomed or do this to save your company sony.
PS3Freak  +   1230d ago
A lot of people on N4G don't seem to understand how a business works.

Not surprised.
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Dee_91  +   1230d ago
I agree with 1 and 4.
I think the vita gets alot of marketing.Not really alot of commercial time.But I see Vita ads in alot of sporting events.They could do more for it.And I was just sure there would be a price drop on the ps3.
jamesensor  +   1230d ago
Lol good sarcasm. Very precise. We need more EAs, lots of them.
CmonBeReal   1230d ago | Spam
Kingnichendrix  +   1231d ago
Their called investments, like gakai, that was a smart move on their part and one thing for sure sony isn't low on cash. But they do have to market more that is for sure.
jadenkorri  +   1230d ago
You don't need to advertise a game as much anymore. When I want to catch a trailer for a movie or game, I go to YouTube, as most people do now anyways.
Kaneda  +   1230d ago
@jadekorri.. Most people watch cat video on youtube, they don't watch trailer.

But I think Sony needs to spend money on marketing still. It is a step before people go to youtube to watch the trailer. M$ and Apple are doing an excellent job in marketing. Sony has been lacking this generation...
CmonBeReal   1230d ago | Spam
BlackTar187  +   1231d ago
Wow how fricken sad that someone on says this.

Such a sad GEN this is
MostJadedGamer  +   1231d ago
Your mean they need to release more, and market less. There is no bigger waste of money in videogames then marketing.

Most companies spend way too much on marketing. Marketing is extremely overrated when it comes to selling games.
zebramocha  +   1231d ago
I agree with you but it's not bad if the product in question seems cool but there is not alot of talk about it.
Campy da Camper  +   1231d ago
Strongly agree. Take Demons Souls; not one commercial but it was so good word of mouth spread and Dark Souls did really well. These are the games I enjoying plopping down 60 bucks for.
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Tetsujin  +   1231d ago
Word of mouth is still a form of advertising; so in a sense its free advertising for Sony.

I'm glad they never had to go the route of Mountain Dew cans, or "Doritos" or even cereal (Nintendo Cereal was good though back in the day with Mario and Zelda marshmallows).
crazysammy  +   1231d ago
So not true. Demons Souls was successful, but sold no where near what heavily marketed games sell. The only mistake you are making is that you assume everyone is as aware of the game industry as you are. Take a look outside, the majority of people are dense, and slow. They need the TV box spreading the truth to their earballs. :)
Eyeco  +   1231d ago
that's the most ludicrous comment i've seen on this site this year, round of applause because that's quite the achievement on N4G, props to you.

Has anyone noticed these articles surface every holiday season.
showtimefolks  +   1231d ago
I know it seems like dark days but you have to remember that sony makes a lot of their money from play station brand

Also with new CEO its gonna take some time but I think they are doingthe right things.

Also yesterday we had a similar article about Sony
brettyd  +   1231d ago
Sony is in trouble because they have a lot of products that no one hears about, you need exposure if you want things to sell. You can't just make games etc and expect them to sell just because they are quality items, if no ones heard of it it wont sell! Vita is a fantastic product, but ask the average joe, i guarantee 80% will say "what is that?"

I care about Sony as a business because I am a gamer, and without Sony this industry would hardly interest me. Believe it or not, the company is not in good shape.
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TheColbertinator  +   1231d ago | Well said
I hope the N4G readers know that UltimaEnder and LaurenKB123 own that site

Next up the Pope praises Catholicism.
Xwow2008  +   1231d ago
lol true
ShinMaster  +   1231d ago
I like how they say that aside from 2 or 3 games, they don't have much this year until next year.

Well, that's 2 or 3 games more than the competition, I know that much ;)
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1231d ago
Halo 4
Forza Horizon
Fable the Journey

Super Mario Bros
Nintendo Land

Looks like the competition also has 2 or 3 games coming out...I guess you really don't know that much. ;)

@ gamingGod123

Why are you laughing at fable? Is it not a game? So now games that you may not like don't count as games? I guess Wonderbook is not a game? Sorcery? LBP Karting?

You call yourself gaminggod yet you seem pretty out of touch as to what a game is.
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madjedi  +   1230d ago
Why the hell would you mention fable the journey, over gears of war judgement? Unless it go pushed back to 2013.

If you going to be measuring a consoles exclusives you go with the "big guns".

No ps3 fan is screaming about wonderbook, sorcery(been out) and lbp karting as the the go to game this yr.

Solitare is still a game, doesn't mean it's anything worth talking about though.

Do you really expect fable the journey to even be remotely good.
Halo and gears will be quality games, like the previous games were.

Fable as a whole has been going down hill to me.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1230d ago
@ madjedi

Gears of War 3 has NEVER been a 2012 release. It's been slated for a March 19 2013 release.

No Jadjedi, it doesn't have to be a "big gun" to be considered an "exclusive". I don't know why you would use that kind of logic.

An exclusive is ANY GAME by ANY DEVELOPER that is ONLY on that particular platform.

It doesn't matter if Fable Journey is the best game in the world or the worst game in the world. It's got NOTHING to do about reception of the game. The game is EXCLUSIVE. Period.

I agree that Fable has been going downhill. I didn't care much for Fable 3 or Fable Hero's (XBLA) but that is besides the point. Fable Journey is STILL an exclusive game. Just like Wonderbook and sorcery are exclusive to the PS3. People may say they suck, but it doesn't matter what they say, it's still an exclusive game for that system.
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ShinMaster  +   1230d ago
We don't count games like Wonderbook or Sorcery and put them in our lists. We're not that desperate like you guys.

But sure, you can count Kinect games if you want.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1229d ago
"We don't count games like Wonderbook or Sorcery and put them in our lists. We're not that desperate like you guys."

Who is this "WE"? Sony sure as heck does. If Sony considers them as exclusives why wouldn't you? Are you saying Sony is wrong to count those games as exclusives?

Maybe in your bubble of a world the definition of "exclusive" differs from what the actual meaning of it is. Maybe you should call up Websters Dictionary and advise them that the have the word "exclusive" wrong and that it should be "Exclusives only matter if it's a certain product or service that only ShinMaster likes."
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tweet75  +   1231d ago
i think xbox is in trouble no new console release or new redesign of console and many gamers dont like halo
Haha123  +   1231d ago
many gamers dont like Halo?

*Looks at Halo Reach sales*... 9.16 million

Mate you are totally right!!
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Kingnichendrix  +   1231d ago
It's true many gamers don't like halo, but there are lots of fans. Look at how many people buy call of duty compare its sells with that of halo. Halo is a quality game though, where I'm from though it gets much hate but I think there are more gamers who like rpg style games better where I live.
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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1230d ago
"*Looks at Halo Reach sales*... 9.16 million look at xbox fan base 55 Million. "

When your best game is a fps that keep having sequels & the adds perks to a "competitive shooter lol" then you definitely lack creativity.

Is it surprising that xbox players are the biggest Cod fans? I appreciate sonys effort to bring new experiences and not killing devs creativity.

Xbox has better online but games are lacking variety.

If we put games head to head ps3 vs xbox xbox always losses.

Sony is the only company who hasn't all but completely left the core gamers behind and that plus bad marketing is why they suffer.

You can't even get free multiplayer! smh.

Xbox & MS is more about image, perception and brand than games.

You want games that no one else is making? play these.

Those plus god of war. Now that bayonetta is a nintendo game xbox has no game that can compete with god of war or bayonetta. Left in the cold lol. They will need to find a third party to leech off again because new IP's cost them more money.

Is MS bring you new Ip's at the end of this gen to maximize your console investment? We both know the answer but but your fanboism makes you not care.

Nintnedo(who actually brought bayonetta from the dead)Sony & Valve are the only real gaming companies.

Their best game has
1) perks 2) only some of the original devs 3) is a sequel = story of Modern Warfare 3.

"According to the company(Microsoft), owners now spend more time watching TV and listening to music through the console than playing games with it."

"Probably the same game every Rare fan wants to see and that’s KI3 (Killer Instinct 3). We all wanted to make KI3, but Microsoft [was] more interested in broadening their demographic than making another fighting game. So it never got made, I doubt it ever will." - Rare
nuff said

Please prove to me MS is a gaming company.

PC has better shooter also.
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ShinMaster  +   1230d ago
9.16 vs the number of Xbox 360s out there.
Yeah, not many gamers like Halo. But the media sure likes to think so.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1231d ago | Well said
I guess some console makers are not in the financial position where they have to redesign a console removing features and taking steps backwards instead of forwards to try and make a profit.

Halo 3 - 11.59 million units sold
Halo ODST - 6.07 million units sold
Halo Reach - 9.16 million units sold

If you think those numbers are an indication that gamers don't like Halo...

Then gamers must REALLY hate these titles.

MGS4 - 5.67 million units sold
Uncharted - 4.26 million units sold
Uncharted 2 - 5.72 million units sold
Uncharted 3 - 4.58 million units sold
Resistance - 4.08 million units sold
Resistance 2 - 2.33 million units sold
Resistance 3 - 1.19 million units sold

I think you have NO idea what gamers like. To me, I think gamers like Halo, Uncharted, Resistance and many other great selling franchises.

You are clearly out of touch in what gamers like.
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srcBFMVBMTH  +   1231d ago
Yes, we all know sales equal quality dude. That's why Call Of Duty beats every single game this gen when it comes to quality and not many people hate it. /s

Being bombarded with Advertisements definitely doesn't have anything to do with it. /s

Also that movie Avatar, more people like that movie than ANY OTHER MOVIE!!!!!! /s
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Ben_Grimm  +   1231d ago

"That's why Call Of Duty beats every single game this gen when it comes to quality and not many people hate it. /s"

I really hate this arguement, the CoD quality is there. The multiplayer, the community the production value is high. The game beats all others because it IS a fun game, and only the internet ragers hate it so your /s is unjustified.

"Being bombarded with Advertisements definitely doesn't have anything to do with it. /s"

Nope it doesn't, CoD is a household name now.

"Also that movie Avatar, more people like that movie than ANY OTHER MOVIE!!!!!! /s "

No idea what this refers too.
Sephiroushin  +   1231d ago
In this gen the so called "gamers" has no taste at all, most of them get what others or friends get that's why the units solds on some games are so high, it doesn't matter how good or bad a game is if the game is a popular one ( and probably an overrated one too) then the so called "gamers" are going to the store to get a copy, it's not about them liking a game, they just want to be fashionable, sadly -.-"
srcBFMVBMTH  +   1231d ago

"I really hate this arguement, the CoD quality is there. The multiplayer, the community the production value is high. The game beats all others because it IS a fun game, and only the internet ragers hate it so your /s is unjustified."

You are mistaken buddy. The COD quality WAS there, not anymore. No one can argue against the fact that the series has gone downhill ever since MW2 came out. You trying to justify the quality in Call of Duty is laughable. Only reason why it appeals to so many is because it's easy to pick up. No skills or commitment required.

"Nope it doesn't, CoD is a household name now."

Maybe so. But if you give the same amount of advertisement to COD as say, an idie title (If they even get any LMAO). Do you really think it would sell as much copies as it does now? Not even close. You are delusional if you think so.

"No idea what this refers too."

You don't know the movie Avatar? The one that ended up being pretty mediocre (Like COD) but surpassed even Titanic in revenue? You must live under a rock bro. Well anyways, it was just an example.
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GrahamGolden  +   1231d ago
well buddy if i had an xbox and the ONLY exlcusives games they were given to me was halo and gears then OFC the whole xbox crowd would blindly buy those

sony at least dont stick with 2-3 exclusives everysingle year..they release many exclusives around the same time and thats a reason numbers are so diverse unlike xbox wich is a one way pass.
Kurt Russell  +   1230d ago
Theres plenty of games on my xbox... a lot of multiplats, but I don't give a shit about their accessibility. And why would I?
MaxXAttaxX  +   1230d ago
You compared 3 games from one franchise VS 7 games from multiple franchises.

All I saw was variety.
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Allsystemgamer  +   1231d ago
The only reason I have an Xbox is cuz of halo...

And nearly 10 million sales is small?
raytraceme  +   1231d ago
People seem to forget the great year sony has had in it's very profitable movie's, music, and imaging divisions.

Sony has 007 coming out this nov. while resident evil retribution recently came out.

Sony will soon be reporting spiderman's and mib3's profits and they seem to be high.

They have some very good camera's coming out soon this nov.- dec.

This holiday sony will more than likely to make a good amount of money with their playstation brand.

Sony needs to let go of their loss making vaio and bravia brands and invest in better mobile phones.

Sony's issue with its loss making tv division is the damn yen so it can't afford to go cost to cost with samsung or lg unfortunately. Hopefully kaz is right when he says that they will start profiting from the tv division next year.
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Resistance_lord  +   1231d ago
Or, if possible, a lower end bravia. I really Like my 46nx720 but if it has to be be it :(
Haha123  +   1231d ago
Actually the playstation division also made a loss so.....
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fabod86  +   1231d ago
@Haha123 read comments from uninformed persons make me smile lol ;)
jetpacksheep  +   1231d ago
you seem to have some great ideas there, its true Sony need to make less TVs, their 2011/12 range got pretty bad reviews and they are just recently gaining traction again. The sub divisions that don't make are hardware have been great.
GroundsKeeperJimbo  +   1231d ago
Huh, I thought this website was for discussing gaming....
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Tetsujin  +   1231d ago
Apparently 90% of the people on this site are shareholders, console designers, and some apparently know about how PR works than the actual people themselves...
madjedi  +   1230d ago

That is so funny, we live in the age of metacritic being the standard for how good a game truly is.

Probably to actually get a gaming discussion started, all sides would have to drop their brand ego for a while and go to a less public/combative area.

Where justin beiber and twilight are considered the best blah blah ever made, because look how much money it made.

Lol at the disagrees for grounds, well i guess the shareholders are still here.

I would so love to see a next gen fallout game.
Monkeycan8  +   1231d ago
Why the hell do we need another one of these topics.
GribbleGrunger   1231d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
Tito08  +   1230d ago
@ Pekolie- This is actually coming from an PlanetXbox360 editor, they recently created that site, but they're for the most part an Xbox site, look at the top right of the site & look at the author's info, you'll see it clearly says PlanetXbox360, so Gribble has a point.
StraightedgeSES  +   1231d ago
It's funny how Sony and Nintendo are always doomed on this website yet Microsoft is not.
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Kingnichendrix  +   1231d ago
Yeah been seeing a lot of hate on that WiiU personally I think it looks freaking awesome as a gamer I'm excited, that controller it has looks like it could add something interesting into gaming like imagine battlefield 4 and you had to diffuse a bomb or something like that would be awesome or if you were in fighter jet you could have switches you could flick. Now that would be awesome :P but yeah went of on a bit of a tangent there but I do see a lot of doom speak :P
Ben_Grimm  +   1231d ago
Maybe because MS is doing great...

But seriously, no one notices the people posting these "opinion" articles? It's funny that no one realizes they do this to get certain members on this site easily agitated. I already see the same offenders reacting and trying to spin.

There's no need too, get to these opinion pieces before they hit and press the FAIL button. Nothing can be posted without community approval.

Be proactive not re-active.
BitbyDeath  +   1231d ago
If you look at MS threads they are generally empty of comments. Sony and Nintendo get more hits.

Thus a troll is born.
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BitbyDeath  +   1231d ago
I'm curious, why do you think i'm a troll?

I've been here 5 years and never lost a bubble so consider me intrigued into your perception.

Is it the avatar? 0_O
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Belking  +   1231d ago
"It's funny how Sony and Nintendo are always doomed on this website yet Microsoft is not."

Then why aren't you
NYC_Gamer  +   1231d ago
Sony will be fine.Yes,the company is going through some issues.What other companies aren't in this half dead economy?every company deals with profits and loss it's just business.
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SOULJER  +   1231d ago
That was sad. Those to fools,open up the
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Dogswithguns  +   1231d ago
WOW.. I'm getting a new super Slim by the end of the year. what are you trying to say?!
Straightupbeastly  +   1231d ago
I hope my mommy puts a 360 controller in our tree this X-mas :)

Seriously though, Sony as a corporation is in trouble. They fell asleep at the wheel at the worst possible time.
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The_Infected  +   1231d ago
Only if Sony had The Last of Us release this year to counter Halo 4 and WiiU. Sony is in a bad position but I think they will turn all this around with PS4. I only have a 360 now but I hope the best for Sony because some of their games are EPIC. Uncharted and Halo are my favorite games ever and The Last of Us will be my next favorite.
DigitalRaptor  +   1231d ago
Believe me Marcus, the PS4 could be the best console ever released and it will still receive negative "doomed" and hate articles. I say this with absolutely no doubt, because I've seen this through PSP, PS3 and now Vita.

Sony can do plenty of things right, but they certainly don't receive credit for it from the mass media. The only things you hear from them are what you have been seeing over the past week. Scratch that... all gen. The constant articles indicate that these sources known how to run a business better than Sony, but couldn't be further from the truth.
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The_Infected  +   1231d ago
Yea I see those articles all the time just like the one we're on now. I can't wait to see PS4 though screw the bad article I welcome Xbox 720 and PS4. Competition is good and the both have their ups and downs.
PhoenixRising37  +   1231d ago
words cannot describe how unbelievably tired i am of seeing articles like this.
rulakir  +   1231d ago
I love Sony Playstation from the PS1 till present day.
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refocusedman  +   1231d ago
Sony has provided me years of entertainment via PS1,2,3,psp and now Vita. Honestly, this article does have some valid points. It really seems as if the Vita is being hung out to dry with lack of software and poor advertising; Its almost criminal. Obviously Im not privy to insider information but, they dont even have a monster hunter game on the horizon which must be painful for Japanese Vita owners. As for the PR team being fired.......this can go either way. Its sad that the most of their titles are terribly advertised. Hey you never know maybe the PR dept was fired because they are doing a bad job.
joeorc  +   1231d ago
Lack of software?
"It really seems as if the Vita is being hung out to dry with lack of software and poor advertising; Its almost criminal."

lack of software.? really?

OCT 3rd The PSVita will be getting 30 new games! that's right THIRTY Brand New Games to choose from for PSVita owner's to look through and buy.

if 30 brand new games being released not including more PSVita games for this fall also, is being hung out to dry, than what the hell is not being hung out to dry?

D@mn release thirty + new games in a single month , and the system is being seen as "being hung out to dry" WOW!
WiiLovePS360  +   1231d ago
30 new games on 1 day? Can you please post a source that confirms that as I find it very hard to believe, although it does sound great if true. I recently purchased a Vita so am looking for some new games.

You aren't just talking about Playstation Mobile launching are you?
Bon Scott  +   1231d ago
yeah but prove if any of em are gonna be any good.
Give me some names so I know if I want to buy any in the first place.
joeorc  +   1231d ago
sure thing:
"You aren't just talking about Playstation Mobile launching are you?"

what the hell does that matter, its freaking 30 new games!

Playstation Mobile details unveiled: 30 new games, more certified devices


alien breed:
Super Crate Box:
Panic! Online:
samurai beat down:
Tractor Trails:
Twist Pilot:
Aqua Kitty:
Beat Slider:
Passing Time:
Flick Honey:
Hanging out:

i do not have the full list but there will be 30 games at launch, with many types of games.
Belking  +   1231d ago
Sony should of released one big exclusive this holiday season. I don't get why they always pick the worst times to release their games.
Silly gameAr  +   1231d ago
Wow. Another one of these?
DivineAssault  +   1231d ago
Sony is in so much trouble this holiday season.. All the exclusives & features headed to vita & PS3 are just pointless & wont help em.. Well, im buying another yr of ps plus & alot of games.. Guess im just the only one tho cuz their in BIIIIIG trouble lol.. Unless they put out shooters & casual titles, theres a big problem..
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boybato  +   1231d ago
what is this sh!+? blasphemy
telekineticmantis  +   1231d ago
I'm getting something for Christmas, and I can't decide, between the WiiU and the Vita, I'm gonna research on all the games, but the WiiU looks real tempting because it's a whole new Console, for just 50 bucks extra. Is there a way to project Vita games on to the television?
Tetsujin  +   1231d ago
At the moment no, however in the future I'm keeping my fingers crossed
telekineticmantis  +   1231d ago
Yeah if I'm gonna purchase one
I'm gonna purchase it like a (real)console not like a handheld, I'd want to play it at home, and that would be also on my TV, and they need more cross play functions not just save and multiplayer
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dollison27  +   1231d ago
How about make their console gaming division a separate entity from the rest of Sony? That is pretty much their only division making money for them at this time, could work?
WiiLovePS360  +   1231d ago
i dont think sony are in trouble this holiday season per se - theyll still sell lots of consoles. it is hard to see them selling more than either nintendo or microsoft though.

the main reason for me is the holiday lineup. both the PS3 and 360 will have Black Ops 2 as their highest seller, guaranteed. after that, maybe assassins creed for the PS3, but the 360 will have Halo 4 right up there alongside Black Ops 2. the 360 will also have Forza Horizons, which could potentially grab some of the Need for Speed/Arcade racer crowd along with the sim-racer crowd and get some good sales, possibly even 2mil+ over the holidays. Thats still up in the air though, as Forza historically doesnt pull huge sales numbers.

on the exclusive front though, Sony have next to nothing that will even potentially drive console sales. Playstation All Stars is a niche title that will only appeal to "hardcore" sony fans that also like fighting games. Wonderbook is a bit of an unknown, but you have to assume that its not going to set the sales charts alight. Sly Cooper didnt really sell that well on the PS2, so releasing a new game 6 years into the PS3s lifetime isnt really going to send shockwaves through the charts.

the new PS3 revision WILL move some units just because its new and I know many people on here will be buying one even though they already own a PS3. One of my friends is trading in his Slim for the new Slim. Without a price drop though, assuming they stick to their guns and don't drop the price, it will be a tough sell.
Apocalypso  +   1231d ago
Didn't agree with the title of the article as I'm excited to be a PS fan this holiday, but some solid points were made.

Until the last point. Laying off some of the PR department was probably a wise move, they need to cut back. Let's be honest, Playstation has never had strong advertising, so laying off the people in charge of that was probably a well thought out idea.

And defending Will Powers? This is a guy who was basically handed a job at Playstation. I did in fact watch the first season of The Tester and it's not like it took much skill or intelligence to win that game, let alone given the competition he was up against. He then goes on to bash a company that gave him a job for nothing because he was bitter, good luck to him finding another job in the gaming industry after that.
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