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Submitted by -Mezzo- 969d ago | article

Uh Oh, PlayStation Games Failed to Hit the Million Award in Japan

Kotaku - Sales figures are typically pretty boring! Except for when, they're interesting. And by interesting, I mean telling.

Recently, Sony held the PlayStation Awards in Japan. This is a publicity stunt—and usually a dull one at that—in which Sony gives awards to those domestic studios which sell a certain number of units, such as over a million and between half a million and a million. Platforms include the PSP, the PS Vita, and the PlayStation 3, hence the name of the event. (Industry, Sony)

Zuperman  +   969d ago
Kotaku are nothing but trollers.
ThanatosDMC  +   969d ago
Yup, i hate how they have so much news on Steam. It's horrible articles and most of the time their webpages do not even load properly.

Edit: It has 3 full stars on the N4G website rating.
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BoNeSaW23  +   969d ago
Most people on N4G do not realize you can rate the Story and Website by clicking on the source under "Read Full Story" which is a shame.

I've been checking WTF? and No on every Kotaku article for years since registering and they still have 3 stars.
They are like the cockroaches of gaming journalism. Hard to kill and you see them every where! :)
ziggurcat  +   969d ago
only 10 more doom articles to go to hit today's quota...
majiebeast  +   969d ago
Its Kotaku move along people nothing to see here.
wishingW3L  +   969d ago
the tittle is very misleading though....
porkChop  +   969d ago
Fuck off Kotaku. Bunch of trolls and sensationalists.
andibandit  +   969d ago
I having a hard time beliving this is true. Do they mean world wide sales, not a single title sold 1million copies?.
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ronin4life  +   969d ago
Lol... they added only one critical, unnecessary point to this completely true story; that smartphones have caused this effect(A ridiculous notion on its own, as Nintendo has not been affected). Otherwise, this is hardly trolling... unless you consider Sony to be the troll, as this is all coming from THEM.(so long as Kotaku is reporting this correctly... I would never put anything totally past them personally.)

Kotaku didn't NEED to post this story... but why not? It is gaming related. It is News. Soooo... it fits all the criteria needed to be relevant.

News flash: posting "bad" or seemingly unfortunate news isn't trolling. Spamming bad news can be, and since this is the first I've heard of this I see no problem with reporting on facts.

@andibandit
The article says what this all is about: it is a Sony held "awards" event for Sony-platform software makers in Japan. Usually, they give an award out for reaching 1mil, but no one earned it this year as not a single Sony platform game seems to have sold a million units in the allotted timeframe.

So this is all about Japan, where the only competition is Nintendo and PS3 has dominated the Home console market all year.
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rainslacker  +   969d ago
It's not so much that they reported it, it's that they spun it into a negative article. The author of the article seemed to be almost gloating over the fact. I wouldn't call it outright trolling since he didn't present anything to compare it to another system.

He could have presented the same facts, named the games that were awarded, and compared it to prior years numbers to show that games have been in a decline (thus showing a systematic decline in the industry overall), which would have leant itself to some possibly productive conversation instead of fanboy bickering.
ronin4life  +   969d ago
" He could have presented the same facts, named the games that were awarded, and compared it to prior years numbers to show that games have been in a decline (thus showing a systematic decline in the industry overall), which would have leant itself to some possibly productive conversation instead of fanboy bickering."

This is true, Plus it would have been a lot more interesting. ^,^
Siliconera and Gamasutra sometimes like to talk about these kinds of sales stories... maybe one of them will give a write up of this event with more detail.

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