Sony's John Kohler answers GamePro's burning questions about the PlayStation 3. Can the most expensive console survive in an uncertain economy? Listen up...
I look forward to the PS3 and PSP being treated equally. Very exciting, I wonder what they have up their sleeves...
We would place Sony's first-party developers up against any other team -- our worldwide studios group is as large as Microsoft's and Nintendo's internal studios combined
He's not lying, Sony own a lot of inhouse companies now.
Sony has the most In-House Development studios believe it or not. Its microsoft's Biggest Weakness, and it could be their biggest mistake.
Hahahaha " our worldwide studios group is as large as Microsoft's and Nintendo's internal studios combined " They certainly need it cuz no 3rd party wants to waste 3-4 years for 400k unit sales. MS doesn't care about losing its devs as they know their platform is where the money is. Edit: Well duhhhhh below. This shows sony losing lot more money on financing these devs and still not recouping anything from low sales of the games. Had they been 3rd party friendly from hardware perspective than they would not be in such a mess.
duuuuhhhhhhhhhh sak500 thats why they have a big first and second party man i tell ya
even with the wii and 360 having a good year im excited to see what sony comes with next year and i think this was a really good year in gaming in genereal everyone should be happy :)
gets so much third party support lol thats y we havent seen it on the ps3 if they can make games that look as good as killzone 2 wtf y is all muiltiplatform games on ps3 look a little worse than on 360
thats because those games you are mentioning are: 1. Multiplatform 2. Most of these games lead on the 360. Microsoft throws money everywhere in order to get 3rd party development to lead on the 360, but it might Backfire on them soon. The money that they spent on 3rd party development should be spent on creating new studios so they can pump out AAA 1st party games, but they don't want to do that. What do you think Nintendo's secret success is. Why do you think Sony is taking the route that Nintendo takes when it comes to first party?
It's not ability of the hardware, right? Can you figure it out?
Sony has more than enough 3rd party support.
I don't think PS3 has to worry to much about sales right now, its making a good money off of it. They will just leave the ps2 to compete with the xbox aracade and before you know it, PS3 will be flying off the shelves. Hopefully $300 by the time February rolls around
With the line up of upcoming games for both systems, I don't think Sony needs to say much but, "Be prepared to be broke :)"
Change the title to "SONY TALKS BS AGAIN"
i want 8 days and the getaway back....pretty please and ya heavenly sword sequel too
sak500 get a life.
I don't really care, if it sells more then all the others. It sell well enough that we get our games. That's what counts. Looking forward to things like KZ2, GoW3, UC2, Infamous, and more.
Sony has the best game devs for every genre in the gaming business. Yes, even the rpg genre. They will be crowned rpg king once they buy Level 5. The only problem they are having is with their networking. Cross game chat and voice messaging is all thats left for them to add and the ps3 will be complete. Also, whats with all you bots wanting the ps3 to fail so bad. The playstation brand has been around before most of you were sh*ting green. They aren't going any where and you have to accept that. Anyways, you guys wouldn't even be talking like this if you were true gamers because the real hardcore gamers have both systems. If anything the competition between microsoft and sony is the best thing to ever happen in gaming. Now we have to company's trying their best to give us what we want. Maybe if you guys played games and not consoles you could see that the grass is green on both sides.
This first quote is one of the main reasons that the PS3 is and will continue to be the better choice for gamers. "We would place Sony's first-party developers up against any other team -- our worldwide studios group is as large as Microsoft's and Nintendo's internal studios combined. Some of the games we're seeing for 2009 are absolutely fantastic, and they will set the PS3 that much further apart." This second quote is exciting for me. I love my PSP and cant wait for more great games, and more connectively. "And for the PSP, next year will be fantastic. The number and quality of games that are coming under franchise umbrellas, including some that are very well know...you've seen the first already, with Resistance: Retribution, but there's a lot of other fantastic games coming for PSP. The tie between the PSP and the PS3 will be more firmly established, too." 2009 cant start soon enough for me. The first 3 months will bring Resistance Retribution for PSP, God of War III and KILLZONE 2 for PS3. I'm in!
This article reminds me again of why I respect the people at Sony. Kohler did not make 1 insulting remark towards MS. If this were an interview with an MS rep it would be full of arrogance, unfounded logic and attacks on Sony. Much respect. Great article.
Another reminder why I respect the folks at Sony. Very positive upbeat interview without ANY bashing of the opposition at all. The only other folks capable of an interview like that are Nintendo. If that were MS there would be nothing but chest beating and bashing the competition in one form or another. That's their way of doing things and always has been, FUD and insults. This is why I haven't owned or used a MS product since the late 80's.
Just like how Sony only talked about THEIR PLATFORMS at E3. No mention, or even a sales number in comparison to the competition. Sony just wants to focus on their weaknesses and they don't always brag like MS does.
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