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Sony Ranks Second and Nintendo Seventh Between Companies the Japanese are Most Proud of

The Japanese are known to be very proud of their local corporations, but which ones are they most proud of? The business firm Risk Monster sought to answer that question via a recently published survey titled “Japanese Companies to be Proud of in Front of the World,” and Sony and Nintendo are in the top 20. (3DS, Nintendo, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Sony, Wii U)

Xsilver  +   648d ago
wait til Toyota makes a Game Console nothing will ever be the same lol but Congrats to Sony for the Holding down that Second Place Spot.
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nosferatuzodd  +   648d ago
indeed Nintendo is impressive as well because they only make video games to be in the top 10 and all you do is video games is a great honor congrats to Sony for placing 2nd
GameSpawn  +   647d ago
"Nintendo’s result is especially significant, considering that it’s the only company in the top 20 that makes only video games and consoles"

Does the article writer realize Nintendo has been around for over a 100 years? They have done just about everything including making playing cards (their start) and running a love hotel (I'm not kidding). This fact means that the Nintendo name has been known to Japan LONG before they did only video games and consoles.
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   647d ago

Their primary business is Video Game. Everyone knows Nintendo been out that long,
Concertoine  +   647d ago
Right lets vote up a company because of what they did 100 years ago /s
All they do, in this day and age, is make videogames. That's all theyve done sincr the 80's. The author's statement is correct because it is in the present tense, not the past.
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UltimateMaster  +   647d ago
Honda > Toyota IMO.
Congrats to both Sony and Nintendo.
badboy776  +   647d ago
Where Does EA and Microsoft Rank for the U.S?
Army_of_Darkness  +   647d ago
Sharp should NOT be #11!? they should be in the #4 spot where Panasonic is because Sharp TV's are amazing and way better quality!
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Parapraxis  +   647d ago
Army_of_Darkness, you seriously don't know your tech.

My main TV is a Sharp, but to think it's better than what Panasonic manufactures...lmao, son, you are fooling yourself.
Army_of_Darkness  +   647d ago

Fooling myself?? LOL! naw bro, I have a samsung, panasonic and sharp lcds and the sharp tv looks better than both.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   647d ago

Agreed on Honda > Toyota, but personally I would also say Subaru, Mitsubish and Nissan are all better than either... They obviously aren't as popular though, Toyota is a name you can say in a isolated small village in some forgotten corner of the world and people will still know what you're talking about.
ITPython  +   647d ago
@Army_of_Darkness - Samsung/LG/Sony LCD's > All.

Sharp is near the bottom of the barrel, heck even Vizio is surpassing Sharp in regards to LCD HDTV quality, picture accuracy and overall advanced technology.

Both Sharp and Panasonic would never be TV brands I would consider. My primary choice would be Samsung, then LG then Sony.
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showtimefolks  +   647d ago
congrats to sony
lilbroRx  +   647d ago
This is about Companies, not consoles.

Sony is the biggest electronics company in Japan. I find it odd that they are not first.
Spikes1471  +   647d ago
Toyota is bigger.
Drekken  +   647d ago
Imagine Toyota recalling 10 million consoles because there is a chance it will kill their owners while playing games. Sounds like fun.
Farmassy  +   647d ago
Its good that the country is proud of them... but they still need to start posting profits are it is not worth a damn
TAURUS-555  +   647d ago
bridgestone is japanese ?? i thought it was english lol

toto ? sounds like circus.
gameDevWannaBe  +   647d ago
American gamers are most proud of sony!
MNGamer-N  +   648d ago
Merge em and make the Mega "Sontendo"
styferion  +   648d ago
you mean like this?
sweendog  +   648d ago
It almost happened but Nintendo didn't want to use disks. They decided to develop their own machines separately and we got the ps1 and n64
lilbroRx  +   647d ago
That is a total lie. How are you getting agrees for that?

Nintendo didn't agree with the deal for the same reason they didn't agree with the Origin deal EA tried to make. Sony/EA wanted control and dominance, but Nintendo wasn't going to give it to them. Nintendo did help with a disc based system. The Panasonic CD-i. It failed, and they stuck with the cartridge afterward.
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OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   647d ago
WRONG. It was the backstabbing deal Sony tried to throw at Nintendo.


It wasn't Panasonic it was Philips.
Panasonic currently creates Nintendo Optical Disc and Drive. They did since GC.
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InTheLab  +   647d ago | Well said
@lil bro and other guy...

Some of use were alive when this all went down. It's easy to rewrite history when no one remembers. N was the dominant force in gaming and Sony wanted a piece of it so they offered up discs.

Nintendo refused because Nintendo was the most arrogant company and hardest to work with. It was their way or the highway. N CHOSE outdated cartridges over discs and it cost them dearly...

It's the same reason why EA has always struggled with Nintendo.

Everyone is the badguy and Nintendo does no wrong....what a crock of s***.
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choujij  +   647d ago
Wow. How are so many of you so ignorant? Sony was developing the CD addon for the SNES (actually called the PlayStation). They went back and forth with Nintendo for a while on the design, but ultimately Nintendo canceled the project because Sega's SegaCD was not commercially successful. Before cancelling it, Nintendo was in negotiations with Phillips to make the cd addon instead (albeit different than Sony's design) and terminated their agreement with Sony. This pissed off Sony, since all their time and engineering had gone to waste. So rather than abort the whole thing, they continued forward and made the PlayStation as a standalone console to compete with Nintendo and Sega. This had nothing to do with Nintendo releasing a cartridge based N64.

Source: http://classicgames.about.c...
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N4g_null  +   647d ago
Wow no one remembers sony wanting to own nintendo ip? Basically making nintendo a 1st party to sony?

That was ultimately the problem in the deal. Had this went thur little big planet would have been numb lol.

Sure nintendo was hard to work with if you produced crap and carts costed an arm and a leg compared to slow bigger cds.

Nec and sega had cd based systems out along with the Pippin by guess who!

I was there during a lot of that. Sony did see it as a betrayal because they wanted in on Nintendo powerhouse and knew they where bigger. Sony had worked with Nintendo for the sound processor in the snes. The decision came at an E3 of all places. Phillips was a laughing stock at the end. Because they wanted a similar deal as sony. Nintendo effect lyrics let them borrow zelda and the worst zelda ever was made lol.

so sony wagged war against nintendo by making every thing cheaper for developers and even paying for exclusives by offering media deals for certain companies. This is where the Konami and cap come and EAs made most of their money.

After years of basically paying their way into gaming ms notices this. Unfortunately ms already had a legion of people hating windows and strong arm tactics. By the ps3 the revenge had run its course and the other products that sony made suffered ken was fired and now we sit here looking at the ps4 while sony is selling parts of it self off in order to stay afloat.

Had sony offered nintendo a better deal ms would have been decimated. Nintendo does just fine working with a bunch of different companies for disks, cpus ibm, ati now amd. None of those companies reacted like sony did they are bigger.

Yet sony is on the ropes now and Nintendo have had conservative success and can take another lose. Only ms can afford to pay their way into gaming. .. due to windows.

In the end nintendo did the right thing. Their was even a book wrote about the ps3 disaster.
Clogmaster  +   647d ago
Cartridges were expensive. CDs were cheaper, 3rd parties didn't want to pay for the cost of having their game span around 17 cartridges (Squaresoft FF7).
Beetey  +   647d ago
I think I prefer Nintony. Gives it an Italian feel.
AceBlazer13  +   647d ago
If they were to merge that'd be killer. Sharing their IPs with nintendo manufacturing handhelds and Sony handling home consoles.They'd share the profits and keep each other from having to participate in markets they don't excel in. NINTONY.
_FantasmA_  +   647d ago
Sony Nintendostation
Zefros  +   647d ago
What sony should do is sell fo everything except gaming division,mobile/tablet division and tv division. and ofcourse stay in the entertainment division.
Idba  +   647d ago
I kinda agree with you there. Those divisions are Sony' best divisions. Plus the Mobile/tablet, Tv, Playstation and Entertainment divisions have blown up lately. But i also think they should keep their camera divisions, its been doing well lately and soon the first 4k handycam (made by Sony) will come to the consumer market.
Moe-Gunz  +   647d ago
The TV division is killing them. Their TVs are priced too high and being dominated by Samsung and LG.

Playstation, Movies, and Mobile I agree with.
Idba  +   647d ago
@Moe-Gunz No its not. The last years models might have been a little overpriced, but they were some of the best high end tv's on the market. Both for tv/movies and gaming. And now with their 2014 linup that is going to be PSNOW compatible its doing really well.
N4g_null  +   647d ago
Whatever.... the contrast and pixel density is just plain better on the LG and samsung. I'm looking at 4k or udh and again sony is still behind. Hey but maybe you think they are better... Unfortunately the market doesn't. Sony use to make the best now they don't. In fact it doesn't even seem like they are trying.
xpressyoself  +   647d ago
I was under the impression they sold their tv division already. And also the computer/tablet
prodg52  +   647d ago
They didn't sell the division they just spun it off into a separate company (still owned by sony) so that it doesn't show up on financial reports.
xpressyoself  +   647d ago
Ah my mistake. Makes the balance sheet look better while still eating all the losses. Fedex does the same thing with their FedEx Office brand
Geobros  +   647d ago
There are about 6 companies I don't know. Btw, bridgestone is really high....
gedden7  +   647d ago
Ok but sony is about to go backrupt, but Nintendo is still printing money WHILE LOSING IT AT THE SAMETIME...

Sooooooooooo what do they know?
HeWhoWalks  +   647d ago
Yes, a , still, multi-billion dollar company is about to go bankrupt. /s The question should be: "what do YOU know"?

OT: Congrats to both companies! If not for them, I wouldn't be the gamer I am today (sprinkled with a lot of Sega as well).
lilbroRx  +   647d ago
This above post is what you called blind fanboyism as the one right under you points out. Sony has been losing ridiculous amounts of money.

Nintendo is now worth more than Sony moreso because of how much Sony has lost than how much Nintendo has gained. Despite Nintendo posting some losses, they are still losing no where near as much as Sony.
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HeWhoWalks  +   647d ago
@ lilbroRx: "Blind fanboyism" insults are ironic coming from you.

In the real world, Sony isn't going bankrupt, even if their situation isn't the greatest right now. Also, I'm not sure why you felt the need to remind me of their financial situation vs Nintendo's, but then, I can already suspect why that irrelevance was brought up.

Tell you what, if you can actually give me a detailed account of this impending bankruptcy, I'm all ears.
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N4g_null  +   647d ago
Here ya go hewhowalks... it's a good read also.

so sony is bleeding billions and that is just an estimate. People are jumping ship. 4kbluray is a still birth right now. All sony has is the ps4. It's like everyone knows except the gaming community. They have been losing money since the r and d of the ps3.
HeWhoWalks  +   647d ago
@ scissor: I never denied that they are having problems, but if you're going to defend the notion that they are going bankrupt, you need to show me just how that is happening. Losing money doesn't simply equate to going bankrupt.

If you think they are going bankrupt, then you must also expect their current bright spots, like the PS4, to be discontinued soon. Yes?

Since we are on the negative train today, I'll just provide that to you. A consumer electronics company worth approx. $17.6B isn't going bankrupt anytime soon.
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fonger08  +   647d ago
@HeWhoWalks while I agree that I don't think Sony will go bankrupt, because believe they are put in that group "too big to fail" category, and would be bailed out. However you look at their recent MarketCap the conclusion is pretty simple... time is running real thin before the Japanese gov could take over.
2011 36Billion 2012 18billion 2013 17billion
For Comparison Nintendo
2011 37Billion 2012 18billion 2013 17billion
For all the doom and gloom we put on Nintendo, I think it's only fair to look at Sony in the same light.
Silly gameAr  +   647d ago
Yeah, some people don't use much common sense around here.
HugoDrax  +   647d ago
Sure seems that way.....
Silly gameAr  +   647d ago
Yeah it's been seeming that way to you N4G financial experts for years it seems....
Eddie20101  +   647d ago
I see who the real fanboy is.
joeorc  +   647d ago

Oh' holy hell market cap crap again,?

Sony owns its own freaking bank! #Wecanlendtoourfreakinselves!

Do you and others not get that, japans market for mergers an aquisitions is not like the west at all in reality, 40 years past straight market talks about this very issue is why you cannot view it the same the japanese market cannot be cowboy gun slinging does not work, many billion holding hedge funds found this out the hardway look at dan loeb recent trip to stock reduction to show you the way.

You and others keep talking but are not listening.

Its not the same market dynamics why people such as yourself keep trying to apply the market dynamics of the west to japan is not even the slightest going to work!
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kenshiro100  +   647d ago
I love how trolls like you immediately turned this into 'OMGZ, SONY'S GOIN BANKRUPT!1111' rant.

Congratulations.Sony should hire you in a heartbeat,
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xpressyoself  +   647d ago
They are proud of losing a ton of money?
Dan_scruggs  +   647d ago
If they love them so much they should buy more of their products. That way Sony wouldn't keep losing billions of dollars.
fonger08  +   647d ago
Shhhhh! You can't say that on here or else your comment or article will get pulled since Sony losing a billion of dollars isn't related to gaming!
GameDev1  +   647d ago
This is the dumbest comment i have ever read

You expect most of Japan to buy only Sony products to make up for mistakes that made Sony lose money

Sony products do great in Japan, Sony will sort out their financial woes themselves
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rarity  +   647d ago
Geez this is good news for Sony and Nintendo why did everyone get so negative all of a sudden? It's kind of depressing...
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HeWhoWalks  +   647d ago
It's quite simple, really. They are a few places ahead of Nintendo in said topic, and because of their current financial situation, which is far less grim than many would lead you to believe, it's the first thing a few will bring up.

It's the "sore loser" nature of some extreme fans. Nothing out of the ordinary.
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N4g_null  +   647d ago
It's not about losing. The wii and 3ds beat the crap out of the ps3 and vita earnings wise. I would also argue we got the better games.

The sore lower idea works much better for yourself. We are getting mariokart and smash which only adds to what I'm already playing. Oh 3rd party? That is what pcs are for. Sure sales are down but luckily nintendo isn't selling parts of it self. I mean did you forget about the pspgo? The experia whatever ps4 phone crap? The cell cpu design bill? I've been saying they are playing with fired since the ps2. The ps1 was cool yet the ps2 and ps3 set them up for what is now happening.

Anyways it doesn't matter. I'm sure uncharted will look just nice on the pc also. They better have a great E3.
rarity  +   647d ago
@scissor_runner I don't mean to sound rude but you're proving him right...I mean you kinda sound like a "sore loser" don't take it the wrong please I'm not trying to insult you or anything I don't know it's the way you said it but...
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HeWhoWalks  +   647d ago
@ scissor: Most of that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic or why I said what I said (that's twice now that you've strayed off topic as a sort of way to downplay the topic and Sony here).

Unlike you, and a few others here, I'm not someone who gripes when my "favorite" company isn't shown as a "winner". What does the 3DS and Wii beating the PS3 and Vita have to do with what I said? Who said anything about earnings?

You continue to prove what I said to rarity is right, and as his sentiments go, it's quite sad.
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N4g_null  +   647d ago
I don't have a favorite manufacturer. I simply buy what I want. No one is gripping. I'm only stating facts to back up a point that yes sony is much more on the ropes than before. They need something to propel them forward. I think game play is a must if sony is going to rely on gaming to fix their problems.

Japan should be proud of sonys past the Walkman was big. Sony also was lead astray it seems.

As a gamer I'm not losing. I'm not much of a fanboy which is why I believe most gamers are not true fanboys they only act as such, unless they have websites lol. They, gamers, jump ship all of the time. The sore loser idea is just a deflect to ignore sony is in trouble along with Nintendo and the industry as a whole. Some blame the problem on macro economy issues while some believe we have a talent drought etc etc.

We can't talk about it because you want to believe they are not in trouble. Unfortunately comment sections are a great place to talk about it. I have no need to attack you my words are here to inform.

One reason why Nintendo is so good is because they get the most critical comments. Any professional needs good critiques to grow.

So I'm a sore loser?

I'm not sure what I lost? Did you gain anything?
I get nothing from sales or pr hype. I also don't own a website. So what did I lose? Nothing I believe of any worth. Is this your way of coping with bad news?

It's fine you can keep attacking me and ignoring the writing on the wall. I don't think sony would listen to gamers that want game play either.

It is very possible that gaming can not fix sonys problems. If sonys gaming sector doesn't preform well their stock could be hit... which would crippled them. Kaz has alot of fires to put out. They may not go bankrupt but they can not operate like the sony of the past.
TongkatAli  +   647d ago
Sony is number 2 on the list and Nintendo fanboys are like "but but they going bankrupt hahahaha" too funny.
NiteX  +   647d ago
Toyota? Really? Didn't Toyota have some massive recall of thousands of faulty cars and lose billions due to it?
Klad  +   647d ago
I guarantee you, if Nintendo was at No.2, this wouldn't be hot news & wouldn't make it to main page! probably wouldn't even be considered gaming news.
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lilbroRx  +   647d ago
I have to agree with this with all of my heart. I dare not say more for fear of getting moderated for speaking against Sony yet again.

This article is about peoples views of the companies as a whole in Japan. It's not simply about gaming, but because Sony is ahead, that is all that really matters on here. The headline says nothing about the first place position or any of the ones between Sony and Nintendo, because no one really cares about what Companies Japan is proud of or why for that matter.

The bias spin put on this data is sad.
TongkatAli  +   647d ago
Yeah, the Sony fanboys are the weirdo's, keep going with that mantra.
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metatronx  +   647d ago
Oh ok, let me get this straight. You know that this site is pro Sony and you dont like it. Yet you still read news from this site and even commented on it. Why dont you visit other sites then? Just my 2 cents...
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breakpad  +   647d ago
OK now japanese people bring some hardcore japanese made games to that Sony console so we can be all happy
Soldierone  +   647d ago
This poll was most likely done before Toyota came out and said they knowingly sold faulty cars that were the cause of multiple deaths lol
DoggyBiscuit  +   647d ago
Nintendo should be 1st
ThreshStar  +   647d ago
Should we start calling this website "News 4 PS4 Gamers" Instead?

I'm starting to feel like this site (or it's viewers) really don't care about anything EXCEPT PS4-related news.

If that's the case then fine, but can we all stop pretending by bringing up Xbox / PC / Nintendo issues while claiming people here aren't being "biased"?

Again, it's fine to be biased, just don't delude yourselves into thinking you're being objective / down-the-middle with all of this info - it's just an ego-stroking PS4 website.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   647d ago
This is impressive for a company that only specializes in games.
S2Killinit  +   647d ago
as they should be. heck, I'm proud of them and I'm not japanese. lol
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   647d ago
I'm sure one of those companies makes Pocky...!
Surt  +   647d ago
@scissors What the hell you been smoking?

1991. I was also there. Nintendo at that time wanted sony to have a non-gaming role in while negotiations were unable to come to an agreement on how revenue would be split between the two companies.

1988 Nintendo and Sony had a joint project to create a CD-ROM for the Super Famicom.
Nintendo went the ass backward route they are still taking and every other console went on ahead.

Nintendo your not Disney. Your Archie comics. Not cool enough too sit at the cool table, and not niche enough to sit with the nerds. Stop making consoles and focus on handhelds and games.
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fonger08  +   647d ago
"Nintendo went the ass backward route they are still taking and every other console went on ahead." What the heck are talking about? If the end game is for a machine to have the most home console units sold? Then cool, looks like Sony wins that. But its, to you know, make money and survive, Nintendo is looking just fine at the "rich kids table."

Also there are just a ton of documentation to how Sony wanted full rights and licensing to any Nintedo game produced on the SNES-CD joint venture. Not exactly a good deal for Nintendo, then and now.
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Surt  +   647d ago
"Tons of documentation" huh? That's where you could list your source. "Rich kids table" I'll give you the kids part. and add the "Adults who want to connect with their kids" part too.

How many wii's you think landed as party games for when guests come over? while most of the gaming was done on 360 or ps3 or pc? Cause I know many who got a wii for it to end up paper weight.

N64 was my last N console. After N refusing to move ahead along with their fans like every console and pc gaming has done I have nothing but contempt for them.

Only now do I don't want to see em gone. don't know why, but I don't think console for them should be done anymore.
fonger08  +   647d ago
Well I don't really feel explaining the concept of Google but here are a few:

So you're anti-Nintendo troll? Cool, good for you bro! You'll do well here!
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Jyndal  +   647d ago
I used to be sooo much of a Nintendo Fanboy...right up to the GC. After that, I dropped off and went with the Xbox and the PS2 (actually bought both within a week of each other). Now, I have a 360, but I'm waiting for the exclusive that's going to sell a console to me. I don't want 2 consoles anymore. Sadly, Nintendo isn't even a consideration for me.
jholden3249  +   647d ago
Well, Nintendo's the first consideration for me. I couldn't imagine gaming without a Wii U and 3DS. Not to say I don't like the other consoles, cause I own a PS4 and Vita, and will be buying an X1 when a slim comes out.

I like em all, but being a gamer and NOT playing games like DKC Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Zelda Link Between Worlds, Fire Emblem Awakening or Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate would be too much to bear. I'd probably end up hanging up my controller for good.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   647d ago
I'm glad the new PS Vita Slim is doing well in Japan now.
Surt  +   647d ago
@Nifonge here's another link for you.

I already read those sites while ago man. How does that change many gamers view on Nintendo? many not on n4g. Nintendo is in the state it's in now for a reason. And that has nothing to do with sony nor ms.

Do you know why Archie comics are not brought up in conversation among other comics? There you have Nintendo place. Right next to boy bands, who are also loved by the "rich kids"
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fonger08  +   647d ago
I didn't really know we were discussing gamers opinions on Nintendo but what actually happened with the Nintendo-Sony fallout from SNES-CD rom deal? It would be hard to believe that too many people hold a grudge from a broken business deal from over 20 years ago or the cartridge format for that matter. If I wanted an biased gamers opinion on Nintendo, I sure as heck wouldn't ask too many people here. I didn't even know Archie comics were even brought up... like ever...
Surt  +   647d ago
Speaking of public image. And totally not realted to this, but more me kicking DC comics.

Ask Your casual comic reader to name 5 marvel super heores. they will probably answer quick. Now ask em to name 5 DC super heroes. watch em squirm after superman and batman.

Fix yourself DC. End of unrelated rant.
McScroggz  +   647d ago
7th is actually really impressive considering Nintendo only makes games. Good on them.
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gigoran  +   647d ago
Actually Toyota and Sony have a great deal together. At their showroom in odaiba Toyota uses the most recent gran turismo games to create a driving experience for visitors. Each chair in the room simulates the dynamics of the car as it drives around the track. Really cool.
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