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Complicated PS3 platform discouraging second-tier game developers

Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) platform is, in comparison with that of Microsoft's Xbox 360, technologically too complicated to facilitate development of supporting games by second-tier developers, according to Taiwan games developers.

The PS3 platform imposes a technological barrier for second-tier game developers because these developers, including those in Taiwan, do not have as sufficient financial and technological capabilities as leading international developers, the sources pointed out. This partly accounts for the relatively limited availability of PS3-specific games, the sources said.

In contrast with the PS3, the Xbox 360 platform is easier for second-tier developers to produce games on, the sources indicated. In addition, the Xbox platform makes it easier for them to develop console-PC cross-platform games, the sources noted.

PS3 could have potentially stronger hardware functionality than Xbox 360, but many users feel that, for the same game, PS3 video quality is no better than or even inferior to Xbox 360's, the sources indicated. The reason for this is possibly that game developers are willing to invest more effort to achieve optimized performance from the Xbox 360 because these games are a more important source of profitability, the sources pointed out.

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ASSASSYN 36o3773d ago (Edited 3772d ago )

Sony boys are gonna hate this they want to whine about the Xbox Elite when they need to worry about their dwindling games. Don`t worry though Wwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaa mmmmmmbbbuulance is on the way. Read below they will type wait for this wait for that. Next year this next year that.

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neogeo3773d ago

and again and again..............

fjtorres3773d ago

...is becoming a boulder.
Live and let die, children.
Can't we all just get along?

techie3773d ago

Ken Kutaragi: “The PS3 will instill discipline in our children and adults alike. Everyone will know discipline.”

LOL. sorry I can't get over that quote.

As for this...Sony have paid loads of people to make original games for the ps3...and original ones at that. The tools will improve...and gamers in their home will be able to make levels etc (LBP and others to come)

Contra263772d ago (Edited 3772d ago )

Old news comes back to kick fanboys in the ass..

PS3 sucks. completely.
Someone keeps tellin me... wait a year.. PS3 will shine...
ummm... HELLO "PS3 already had a year past the 360"

Don't tell me to wait.... unless you play FF7 on 'wait' mode.
Ppussies

PS3 wont even survive after Mass Effect hits... and ontop of that.. Halo 3....

Screw the PS3.... And the Xbox Elite???

psssshhhh... PS3 still has to worry about the original 360. so bringing the elite is like whipping crap allover PS3 fanfags faces....

to be honest..

PS3 sucks.. blows.... it was a mistake.....

so many errors...

Only nerds care about specs. Gamers love games... So good bye PS3... dont worry... your exclusives are commin to the 360...

note below: ??? i'm sorry... did I hurt you?

techie3772d ago (Edited 3772d ago )

You should print and laminate that dude and send it to your mother. She'd be very very proud of you.

No just that your comments are very...humbling.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3772d ago

Go Contra26 its your birthday.

Retro-Virus3772d ago

Seriously, frame this on your living room !

Double-Edged3772d ago

Contra,, you speak for gamers and games... i like what you said last....

360 will pick up more exclsuives..

Now for the other comments: he should frame it. It's something 'Gamers' should put up.

techie3772d ago (Edited 3772d ago )

Oh speaking for gamers? ok

"PS3 sucks. completely."

"PS3 sucks.. blows.... it was a mistake..... "

Do some research about ps3 games and exclusives and you will see the games are there, you'll also see that it's moving gaming forward.

Both are great consoles and both have great games coming for them.

The only reason I would buy the ps3 is because of it's up and coming exclusives...they excite me a lot. Not that there aren't games that excite me on the 360. Bioshock and Mass Effect oh and Too Human. Oh and of course Ninja Gaiden 2...but I'll enjoy playing Ninja Gaiden 2 and Bioshock on my ps3.

consolewar3772d ago (Edited 3772d ago )

i beg of you tell me where are these titles you speak of, please. I need to get them now. I know you speak the truth you always do. I dont want them in a month, 5 months, 1 year or insomniac theory of 2 years for maximun power I WANT THEM NOOOWWWWW.
I still think you are trying too hard.

techie3772d ago

lol consolewar...if you're being sarcastic then all the games I listed are not out on either console yet...I am talking about the games I am excited to see when they come out. As I'm sure many of you are.

If you're not being sarcastic, then do a search on n4g :)

SmokeyMcBear3772d ago

waaaaa.. i want games now now now.. gimme gimme gimme.. mommy they say ps3 has better hardware and potential, but i don't care because i know you and daddy are gonna buy the new stuff that comes out..

IPlayGames3772d ago

As of right now i own PS3: MLB2K7, Def Jam Icon, RFOM, Motorstorm, Madden, Marvel,
Downloaded Games: Tekken DR, sudaku(how ever u spell it), Cash Guns Chaos(demo), NBA07(demo), GT concepts, Full Auto with online play(demo) F1(demo)
PS2: God of War 2, FFXII
so i think i got enough games until Heavenly Sword, Lair etc.. and theres still oblivion in stores.

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