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Sony: MS GTA 4 DLC deal is "the last shot they have"

Sony Europe's David Reeves has told VideoGamer.com that Microsoft's exclusive GTA 4 DLC deal with Rockstar is "the last shot they have".

VideoGamer.com asked Reeves after his presentation to media at SCEE's PlayStation Day in London last night whether MS' deal with Rockstar was damaging to Sony and the PS3. He replied: "Well I think you probably will see it, it's just that a deal was obviously struck between Microsoft and Take 2 to do that. That's what they want to do. I think that's the last shot they have."

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Chris3993484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

And now here he is cracking off with that whip of a mouth of his! I love this man (though I think he has Tourretts).

Cheers,
- C

Saint Sony3484d ago

Therefore they have to say something like that.. "last shot".. hehe. Some funny sh!t.

sonarus3484d ago

lol thats some reckless talkin reeves.

@saint sony, tell me of their struggles

kevoncox3484d ago

I think MS has done enough to stay revelant this generation. They have built enough of a user base to ensure that 85% of all games will be on their system as well. Perharps the ps3's power will pull ahead of the 360 graphically but there is nothing that can't be done on ps3 that the 360 can't do. Additionaly the 360 is leading in revenue and it seems like it allways will lead in software sales. MS has realized they will never have the sales lead in consoles but they will possible make the most money off consoles this gen. I think they are happy where they are.

DJ3484d ago

You missed the Killzone 2 footage, didn't you. ^_~

CNIVEK3484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

Allow me:

-still Home-less
-still lacking features the XBOX had in 2001
-still lacking dev support/confidence from many heavy hitters
-still struggling to match/exceed the 360 in sales, in most markets...even with the dominant PS2 market share, and 360's RROD issues.
-Blu-Ray victory WASN'T a true victory...just the inevitable end of a format war, that MOST people didn't even know existed. Blu-Ray still stands a chance of being another UMD.
-still suffering from game delays...both 1st party and Multiplatform.
-PSN still struggling for an identity.

...since you asked. :o

3484d ago
dantesparda3484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

Now to be fair, let me hear of all the 360's/MS' flaws? And if you cant come up with any then you're just a biased fanboy. So cough them up

-still hasnt fixed RROD
_still hasnt moved their GPU to a 65nm process
-still searching for a movie/bluray-less (and its funny how if a movie player didnt matter, how the 360 had a HD-DVD movie player, hmmm?)
-still browser-less
-still missing a free where for its wireless controller like the PS3 has
-still lacking features the XBOX had in 2001 (like a standard HDD & XBMC)
-losing confidence from many heavy hitting developer's (like Rockstar & others)
-outselling the 360 in sales month after month, in all markets...even in the NA (despite having no games, like you fanboys like to say)

"Blu-Ray victory WASN'T a true victory" but it sure did whipped HDDVD's @ss!

"Blu-Ray still stands a chance of being another UMD", and so does Digital Distribution, we dont know that it will defiitely take over, we just think it will. (Who wants to spend hours or even days downloading 15+ gigs? (not that compress HD stuff Marketplace sells for like one day), and you know, not everybody has 15+ mbps down connections or wants to pay extra for it.

"-still suffering from game delays...both 1st party and Multiplatform." At least it has games coming out for it. What's 360 got? What? NG2? (barely looks graphically better than part 1 on the Xbox). Too Human? Please! Fable? Where's Alan Wait? What Banjo Kazooie?. (is that even still coming out?) The only real decent thing coming out is GoW2, but i have a feeling its not gonna impress like part 1 did.

"-PSN still struggling for an identity." And Xbox Live is still a rip-off, so far its cost me $150, and for what? to be able to read what little Johny wrote to me in some message in the middle of my game? or join him in his game from the middle of a game? That's not worth $50, cuz that's all it has over PSN (that, and the fact that people DONT TALK on PSN). And they (PSN) is about to get that too, for free.

...since you brought it up :o

dantesparda3484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

couldnt edit it once i noticed all the mistakes.

-still searching for a movie [PLAYER]/bluray-less (and its funny how if a movie player didnt matter, how the 360 had a HD-DVD movie player, hmmm?)
-still missing a free [WIRE] for its wireless controller like the PS3 has

And they (PSN) [ARE] (not "is") about to get that too, for free.

TheExecutive3484d ago

Kevin- I agree with most of what you said, however, I can almost guarantee that the PS3 just showed off a game that is incapabale of being made on the 360. It goes by the alias of KZ2.

I am not flaming one console or the other, however, in the 3rd year of its lifecycle the ps3 will have games like KZ2 and since this is the 3rd year for the 360, where are the games to match KZ2? The short answer is that the 360 simply cant pull off what the ps3 can.

Lifendz3484d ago

and it didn't work. They didn't move hardware which is what counts for MS. R* made their money and bigups to them but it seems like, as someone else already said, MS would've sold the same amount w/o the exclusive DLC.

The PS2 crowd came out for PS3. That's what Sony wanted. Yeah MS sold more but there's more 360s out there.

PSN: Lifendz

potenquatro3484d ago

i don't think it was their last shot.but like lifendz said,they failed to meve hardware and thats what counts for MS.

EDIT: two guys fighting over wich point is worse.priceless. none of those things have stopped anybody from having a great time with their console. some might be true,but it's still a matter of opinion.

Glad to be a gamer3484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

Cinevek and Kevin cox you basically siad it all.

Dantesparda Any gamer can see there are great games coming out for both consoles this year. Your Just a sheltered fool who knows nothing outside of the PS Brand.

Have you ever had any console not produced by Sony?

From your statement about live i guess you don't have friends that you play with online as with the PSN as it stands its very difficult to meet up and play a game. Gta iv connection issues also point to there not being enough servers for the mass of gamers that want to play online. You get what you pay for.

Why am i wasting my time guys like you are hopeless and lost. Unable to enjoy what the games industry brings unless its tied to a logo.

Im gonna get in some late night gaming leave some of you other logo tied gamers to sling mud at each other. Enjoy

KIDS THESE DAYS I DONT KNOW.

Glad to be a gamer3484d ago

The way the 360 is sold it gives the buyer the choice of what they want and need and therefore do not have to pay for things they will not use.

So far as far as gaming is concerned i cannot see the relevance or benefits of having a Br included. Call me old school but i dont mind getting off my arse to change a disc every 10hrs of gameplay for a video heavy rpg/adventure game.

Im sure there will come a time when it becomes necessary to have bigger storage but with Gta4 being placed on a DVD with 40 mill/4 years spent in development do you really think most games this gen are gonna need more space?

Also when you look at metacritic and the best games on your system are multiplatform (cod4,oblivion and Gtaiv) it says a lot.

No point in this it will fall on death ears. laters.

spooky2053484d ago

@gladtobeagamer

for a person that likes choice your seriously in denial about the 360. i like the way the 360 gives you the choice to buy overly expensive peripherals and accessories propietary to your console. i like the way MS gives you the choice to play online with your 60+ dollar games if you simply give them more money. no. if anything 360 gives you no freedom whatsoever. seriously, 120 gb PROPIETARY harddrive for only 180 bucks? when i could buy a 320 gb for my ps3 for only 150 and use it on my laptop if i deem i dont want in my ps3 anymore. what about wifi? i am not gonna tear a freaking hole in my wall or run cable across my living room to play a game online. so i like having the choice of buying another propietary 100 dollar wifi addon (when wireless cards for pcs cost only 30 bucks) for my console when the DS, PSP, PS3, and even the WII have a wifi included. yeah, MS knows how to treat the consumer. the only thing that is propietary in my console is the blu-ray. and dont call me a fanboy i own all 3 systems i am just tired of all the bullsh*t we gamers put up with that make companies like nintendo, microsoft, and sony get away with crap policies.

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jadenkorri3484d ago

you quoted
"Im sure there will come a time when it becomes necessary to have bigger storage but with Gta4 being placed on a DVD with 40 mill/4 years spent in development do you really think most games this gen are gonna need more space?"

Of course their gonna need more space, go back 10 years and look at those games which were being made prob under a cpl gigs and go back 10 more and games were prob less than 500 megs...Hope you can do the math because games are and have been getting bigger with better engines to support better and higher quality models...Meaning theres gonna be a need for more space on CDS, wheres that gonna be, well on BR of course...

The Lazy One3484d ago

@ dante

"-still hasnt fixed RROD"

They have fixed RROD tremendously. consider around 50% of launch consoles had an issue, and the total sales of the 360 have a 17% failure rate. That's a pretty decent number for a new console bought today. Forgive them for not personally going to each launch console owner's house and giving them a brand new shiny box.

"_still hasnt moved their GPU to a 65nm process"

August. why is that bad anyway? I might ask why the PS3 doesn't come in purple yet as a legitimate problem.

"-still searching for a movie/bluray-less (and its funny how if a movie player didnt matter, how the 360 had a HD-DVD movie player, hmmm?)"

they aren't really searching at all. it had an HD-DVD addon to give people the option and stall Blu-Ray, which it did.

"-still browser-less"

only a problem if you're still computerless

"-still missing a free where for its wireless controller like the PS3 has"

A what?

"-still lacking features the XBOX had in 2001 (like a standard HDD & XBMC)"

And the PS3 doesn't feature the same grooves along it's nice plastic lining like the PS3 had. cry me a river.

"-losing confidence from many heavy hitting developer's (like Rockstar & others)"

Yea. don't make me get a list of developers that have said the PS3 is extremely difficult to work for.

"-outselling the 360 in sales month after month, in all markets...even in the NA (despite having no games, like you fanboys like to say)"

except their not. Maybe you missed the sales last month. 360 outsold in hardware and software. and the 5k a month it is outselling isn't any way to make up a 7 mil gap before the next gen.

Britjadg3484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

wtf?
@ the lazyone, some of ur comments are priceless.

"they aren't really searching (for a movie player) at all. it had an HD-DVD addon to give people the option and stall Blu-Ray, which it did.
---you're really gonna tell me that a multimillion possibly even billion dollar franchise was launched to hold up Blu-ray? so it was never in it to win?

"(still browser-less)is only a problem if you're still computerless"
---just as in game XMB is only an issue if you dont have a homephone or mobile? hell by that standard i've got msn on my PC. so the fact that its missing from my ps3 doesn't matter.

The Lazy One3483d ago

Microsoft didn't pour nearly as much money into HD-DVD as sony did blu-ray. They didn't have nearly as big a stake in it as you think. HD-DVD gave the biggest hit to toshiba, not microsoft.

On XMB, they aren't even similar. One is used simply for browsing. This I can do on a computer. There is no benefit to me browsing on a console over my computer other than the fact that it's more difficult and on a lower resolution screen (wait... did I say benefit?). When I'm on my console, I'm playing games.

In game XMB is for communicating, specifically while you are playing games. Easy tracking of friends, cross game chat, cross game messaging, and cross game invites are very important features for people that actually enjoy playing with their friends. If you think in game XMB is just a replacement for MSN/AIM, I can see why so many PS3 owners aren't up in arms yet.

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donscrillinger3484d ago

wtf this guy iz crazy fasho ,the last shot ,,,lol no my friend this iz the end of sony ...he'll see

Ashton3484d ago

I am just wondering how you did not make any spelling mistakes with all those tears blurring your view. XD

IIamback3484d ago

zzzzzzzzz have been hearing it from people like you for over 15 months and still 360 is the one getting pawned, worldwide

jollygoodchap83484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

I hate to think that one of my heroes would act like a complete fanboyish idiot.

Skerj3484d ago

Ooh them's fightin' words.

shine13963484d ago

VideoGamer.com: Is there something coming?

DR: I'm honestly not going to make any comment on that because it's too big a thing to... we can make an announcement when we make an announcement.

caffman3483d ago

In other words we have nothing new to tell you so we'll keep you guessing as long as possible

mistertwoturbo3484d ago

I hate it when companies act all big and mighty over these kind of things. Why not just keep your mouths shut and deliver us the games and content that consumers deserve for plunking down hundreds on the console. And I'm not just talking about Sony, I'm talking about all of them.

RecSpec3484d ago

Then we might have to talk about actual news, and nobody wants that.

BeaArthur3484d ago (Edited 3484d ago )

Stories that are pissing matches between Sony and Microsoft get old. It's not factual information, it's just one company trying to tarnish the other company.