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If Activision Dropped PS3 This Year, Here's What PS3 Owners Couldn't Play

Activision is threatening to drop support for PlayStation 3 (and PSP, but let's focus on the big target here) if Sony doesn't drop the price of their hardware soon. As the world's largest third-party publisher, Activision wields power. If Activision made good on their threats, what would be the impact? (Industry, PS3)

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Whiskers  +   2352d ago
Killzone 2>Activision
-MD-  +   2352d ago
Simon_Brezhnev  +   2352d ago
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 > Modern Warfare 2

probably get a million disagrees
chaosatom  +   2352d ago
ROFL > LAMO. Activision is not going to drop the ps3
fishd  +   2352d ago
lolz,last year,40% of Activision Renevue was from Sony's platforms
Why dis  +   2352d ago
Auh yes the defacto instant debate- just add water
How is KZ2 doing anyways?

This is your 3rd account you have made today that I'v seen so far.
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   2352d ago
Assuming we don't have a PC...


Not from me, both Bad Company and CoD4 were pretty crap for me... Lost money.
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vasilisk  +   2352d ago
@why dis

"This is your 3rd account you have made today that I'v seen so far."

says the sad individual with the 15 accounts...
Your last account, if I remember correctly was why dis 9.
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Genesis5  +   2352d ago
I don't think there is 30 million 360's that are all still working. It's probably closer to 25 million. So basicly they would be cutting their HD market in half. Is that really a wise business move.
cmrbe  +   2352d ago
Look guys
this will be 1 of 100 articles about this story.

We all know its not going to happen. Activision is a multi-platform company and like any company loves money.

Better just leave these stories alone. Just an advice. It will be the same story from slightly different angles.
blind-reaper  +   2352d ago

people are agreeing with you the part of

"Battlefield: Bad Company 2 > Modern Warfare 2"

or with the part of

"probably get a million disagrees"

¿? lol
table  +   2352d ago
The wet dreams of a 360 fanboy...

It's never going to happen. These articles are getting boring fast.
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eagle21  +   2352d ago
Correction: Here's what 360 owners aren't going to buy either ...except for..
Modern Whorefare 2. :P
AKNAA  +   2352d ago
This is what PS3 owners will be missing out on?! LOL!LOL! okay, bye activision!
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen- movie disaster game! nuff said.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs -- Oh no.. I'm heart broken...
Wolfenstein -- Nevered even played the first one...
Guitar Hero 5 -- Hmmm, isn't Rockband better?!
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 -- After the first one, I think I'll pass.
Singularity -- Is this another FPS?! moving on...
Cabela's Outdoor Adventure -- sounds like a game for kiddies...
Tony Hawk: Ride -- my gawd! another one?!
Bakugan -- baku.. what?!
Modern Warfare 2 -- hmmmm... played half way through 4, skipped COD5. I'll manage...
Chaotic -- Never heard of it, so I can't really comment. ah who cares!
Guitar Hero: Van Halen -- nevered played guitar hero in my life.
Band Hero -- I'll Pass...
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2009 -- is this about shooting deers?!
Daver  +   2352d ago
bah im not getting any of these games anyway
sak500  +   2352d ago
"I don't think there is 30 million 360's that are all still working. It's probably closer to 25 million. So basicly they would be cutting their HD market in half. Is that really a wise business move.

And i dont think there are 20million ps3 owners who bought ps3 for gaming. More like 8 - 9 million gaming consumers, rest of the numbers are split between scientists, teachers, pedophiles and movie enthusiasts.
Beast_Master  +   2352d ago
Of that list, Sony owns RCA, BMG, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures and Music. So sony could pull the rights for Van Halen (RCA), 1/2 of band Hero's tracks. Just about everything on DJ Hero, Spiderman could be pulled from Activision's UA2 game. They could forget about publishing another Hulk, Spiderman or James Bond game.

Sony has the gun, "Go ahead punk, make my day."
ThatCanadianGuy  +   2352d ago
"Battlefield: Bad Company 2 > Modern Warfare 2"
I seriously agree with that !

I could only enjoy COD4's small maps and no vehicles for a few months.
BF:BC is better in every way in my opinion.

BF:BC 2 will have the same effect for me.

As for this whole activision dropping PS3..give me a f*cking break..
You have to have serious mental issues or be why dis to think they would miss out on that extra cash.
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Seraphim  +   2352d ago
so essentially they're saying this.... All we can't play is CoDMW2. Does that sound about correct to you guys?
jcgamer  +   2352d ago
Activision ain't dropping :)
the ONLY thing they're literally DUMPING on the gaming masses is a new Call of Booty every 4th quarter of EVERY damn year..."To Infinity Ward and Beyond!!"......

lol :)
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ALL_STAR_28  +   2352d ago
totaly agree BF:BC>CoD4..... and BF:BC2 will only be better can't wait.... Ohh and bye activsion you can leave... :)
Carl1412  +   2352d ago
Funny thing is, all of those games are rubbish, and none are on my to buy list

so do whatever you want to do, Acti
Mindboggle  +   2352d ago
Typical fanboy response, and backed up by every retarded fanboy on here. There is no way Killzone 2 is better than Activisions lineup.

I will say it again. If Activison drops the PS3 I will sell my PS3 and buy a 360 and I know every single COD player will aswell, and considering COD is the most played game on PSN it would kill the PS3.

Plus couple that with Guitar Hero and Marvel Ultimate alliance, the PS3 would be neck high in water and struggling to survive, especially with a ridiculous price

Plus dont you think if Activision dropped the PS3 other studios will follow. Next would be smaller publishers like Midway then Bethesda then Ubisoft and others then noone will support it, and it will eventually discontinue..

And anyone who calls me a fanboy is retarded...
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menoyou  +   2352d ago
Wow, I didn't realize how crappy Activision was until I saw this list. None of them interest me at all except Modern Warfare 2 which doesn't even seem up to par with Killzone 2.

I am happy that Activision made this thread though and hopefully Sony drops the price soon. A price drop for the PS3 would really be great and I know tons of people who would buy a PS3 once they do.
Beast_Master  +   2352d ago
@ MIndBoggle
To answer your question, do I think other publishers will jump as well..
No, in fact I think more publishers would offer better content. Ever heard of the concept, "If you leave, more for me!" That is exactly what Ubisoft did. When Acti, Capcom and Take-two pretty much dropped all support for the system, Ubi-soft started creating big franchises like Ravin Rabbids, Red Steel, Pets for DS, Imagine now they added TMNT liscened products and today 75% of the companies profit comes from Nintendo. EA would love for Sony gamers to have extra money to spend, No competition for Rockband (Boom goes the dynamite), Battlefield, Dead Space. EA would be the #1 3rd party publisher again if Activision drops.

Plus: Jack trenton said Sony expects to sell 13 million consoles by next year, which is a clear sign a price cut is immenent. So next year the PS3 base will be 33-36 million, and should grow by 8-10 million by 2011. That is an awefull lot of gamers to pull support from. Original Xbox- 24 million, Gamecube: 21 million, N64= 34 million, Dreamcast=10 milion. PS3=23 million after 2 1/2 years on market.

By 2011, PS3 will be the 5th best selling console in history!!

Mindboggle  +   2352d ago
@ Beast_Master
Your kidding yourself. The amount of Call of Duty players on PS3 is huge and if this huge chunk of people go you think other publishers would offer more content! Activision is easily the biggest third party publisher for PS3 and if they go many people will go with them, simply because of Call of Duty...
ThanatosDMC  +   2352d ago
Sony will shrug and say "Meh... you'll come crawling back to me b****!"
FamilyGuy  +   2352d ago
Wow, HUGE bluff, it'd make more sense for them to say we won't support the PS3 with our smaller game franchises because i see no way in he11 them not releasing cod games on the PS3.

*Looks at list*
*Looks at wish list*
... I think i'll manage
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badz149  +   2352d ago
what's so big about activision anyway?
I know they are currently the largest 3rd party dev. but that's because they merged with Blizzard. largest=/=best! nuff said! the only big franchises they have that I can think of are CoD, GH and maybe TH. but this year's lineup from them is pretty much CRAP, except maybe MW2 which I'm sure will sell a crap load while looking exactly like CoD4! The last (and the only) activision's game I bought was CoD4 and even that, I'm skipping MW2 for sure already! CoD4 was great game that improved a lot from 2&3 but W@W and MW2 are not! it doesn't look to surpass KZ2 in any way and selling on CoD name alone won't buy me over!

for me, EA is so much better with games such as FIFA, Burnout, battlefield, dead space...etc are those games many more people don't want to miss! activision think that they can pull what EA did with the DC but they're no EA and PS3 is no DC! they can try and PS3 will miss some games but they will miss millions of gamers as well! stupid acti!!
BattleAxe  +   2352d ago
Heres the deal...
The only big losses here would be the Call of Duty and Guitar Hero franchises. I think that the Killzone, Socom, M.A.G. and Resistance franchises would pull up the slack with proper marketing. Also I'm expecting EA to do something special with Medal of Honor in order to compete with Call of Duty, and I think that Rock Band would take over on PS3.
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Jecht  +   2352d ago
Seriously, this is the lamest excuse of an idle threat I've ever heard. Activision can say they'll have to consider dropping the PS3 all they want, but they never will. The fact is, that list of games is sad. Most of Activisions games are mediocre, so no one will be terribly disappointed. Plus, in a fight between Sony (a multinational conglomerate that is also a house hold name) and Activision (maybe the largest 3rd party publisher, but puny in comparison to Sony) I'd bet on Sony any day. Hell, I'd bet on any of the big 3 against Activision any day.

The fact is, Sony is going for profit this gen. If they stand to LOSE profit by giving in to Activision and lowering the price of the PS3, then that's exactly what they will NOT do. And nothing Activision will do will change that.
UnwanteDreamz  +   2352d ago
@ Mindboggle
I know you are not a fanboy but you are also obviously not a business major either. The man making idle threats dumped 60mil in Activision stock last month. Activision has been looking at aquisitions since the begining of the recession. Why would this company cut it's profit margins in half?

Answer that and then tell me why stock holders would alow such a move when the company saw a 30% increase in its stock this year?

I can tell you know little about business but such a move would anger investors and hurt their bottom line. I would like you to reply if you find my conclusions wrong. I am waiting for someone who knows business to reply to my comments.

BTW if you bought your PS3 to only play Activision games you wasted a couple hundred bucks and you should cut your losses and move on. Hell if you were an informed consumer why spend the extra 200 or so on a console to play multiplatform games.

Sorry one more thing because the more I see your comment the less it makes sense. Are you really suggesting without COD the PS3 is done for? So in affect COD fans hold the the PS3 success in their hands? Wow I don't even know how to start to dbate that because it is a ridiculously self centered statement.
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rockleex  +   2352d ago
PS3 will actually be the FOURTH best selling console in history.

Just check VG Chartz, its currently ahead of the 360.
GameGambits  +   2352d ago
It'd be dumb on Activisions part to not partner with Sony. Just means less cash for them. There's no way that porting the same game as the 360/PC version to the PS3 will give them less bank then what it cost to put it on there to begin with.

Considering the only game on that list that I am actually enticed to play is Singularity maybe they should focus on making better games. At the end of the day better franchises will sell themselves AND consoles. No one gives a rats a$$ about Guitar Hero 44. It's played out and anyone who still gets these new rehashes of these games is a dumb consumer.

End of.
onanie  +   2352d ago

A chart that sony haters don't want to see? Priceless! Thanks.

i was surprised to see PS3 selling at a faster rate than the 360, even at twice the price comparing the cheapest SKUs.

Quite obviously, Activision stands to lose more than Sony if they were to follow through (essentially cutting their revenue by more than 30%, it seems. That would become a history lesson in idiocy). 500 million in royalties to Sony, they say? It would only be fair to ask how much they have MS as well. Royalties are in proportion to game sales on the system, and the only reason they paid that much was because of how much they sold on Sony's system, really.
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ALL_STAR_28  +   2352d ago
You're not a fanboy you're just retarted ;).... totally agree with you UnwanteDreamz
madpuppy  +   2352d ago
singularity is the only one on the list that is even remotely interesting
everything else on that list is trash that Microsoft could have.
All-3  +   2352d ago
lolz,last year,40% of Activision Renevue was from Sony's platforms
* You'd better re-read Activision's Bobby Kotick’s statement then... it's more current:

“I'm getting concerned about Sony; the PlayStation 3 is losing a bit of momentum and they don't make it easy for me to support the platform. It's expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better. Games generate a better return on invested capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation,” he says.

“They have to cut the price, because if they don't, the attach rates [the number of games each console owner buys] are likely to slow. If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony.” Ask when and he says: “When we look at 2010 and 2011, we might want to consider if we support the console — and the PSP [portable] too.”

* BTW - The 2008 games listed were merely to 'example' a what-if impact... What it doesn't show are games Activision would be releasing in 2010-2011... and that is a different story.
nycredude  +   2352d ago
Stop owning yourself. Go sell your Ps3 and don't let the door hit you on the way. I wonder how much longer after you sell it that you will realized that COD is and will also be on PC with way better graphics and way better controls. What a tool.
Why dis  +   2352d ago
@ vasilisk
LOL thats a PS3 fanboy impersonating 360 fans lol. He made a chicken chaser clone account yesterday. It was probably you seeing how offended you got.

Fake chicken chasser

real chicken chaser

He does this to trick idiots into thinking 360 fans have millions of accounts and to turn the members against 360 fans he hates. When he runs that clone account into the ground he will make a new one and add 3 S's in chaser or another letter or number in any 360 fans he impersonates.
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Beast_Master  +   2352d ago
They will be 3rd 4th or 5th, depending on how long MS and Nintendo stick to their platforms, which I think will be longer than people think.

I just hope by the time Sony hits 35-40 million all of these "Death of PS3" articles will finally end and we can all just enjoy the games. To be honest I have never bought so many games for a system until this generation, The games are just to good these days it is a great time to be a gamer. Xmas I already have 250 more bucks I have budgeted for day 1 buys not to mention, Batman on Aug 25th is next!
JL  +   2352d ago
I do find these statements by Activision hilarious the more and more I read and think about them. Essentially what was said is that: Hey if ps3 doesn't cut the price so we can make more money off it, then we're going to completely cut them off (effectively cutting their overall sales by almost half probably or a lil less). Hmm.......that totally makes sense. Seems logical to me lol /sarcasm

Besides the obvious loss of sales/money, does anybody else realize the impact this would have on Activision? Let's take a moment and just imagine what would happen to their two biggest selling franchises. COD would obviously be cut in half and not be as much of a cash cow as it was multiplatform. And then you have Guitar Hero. I'm sorry, but dropping Sony would be ignorant because that could almost eventually kill Guitar Hero. Rock Band would capitalize on that like nobody's business.

That being said, I have no plans to play any of those games on that list whatsoever, so would not have any impact on me losing out on those (or any future installments of COD or GuitarHero), though I'm sure my brother will be wanting to play Modern Warfare 2. Other than that, NO impact on me whatsoever.
BLuKhaos  +   2352d ago
"I will say it again. If Activison drops the PS3 I will sell my PS3 and buy a 360"
...then bounce already, you seem like you made up your mind along time ago.The Playstation Nation does not need fickle people like yourself.
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Alvadr  +   2351d ago
OK, my opinion on dumb Activision

I believe Activision are bluffing.. COD4 sold something like 3 million copies on the PS3, you telling me that Activision would not release this game on the PS3??

I think it would hurt Activision more than Sony. Not only would they LOOSE money as these games have already been in development for the PS3 but they would seriously p*ss of fans and tarnish their own image..

Dont be retarted Activision
novcze  +   2351d ago
Going through my catalogue of my PS1, PS2 and PS3 games and I don`t see single game made or released by Activision
JoySticksFTW  +   2351d ago
Uh, ok. Besides Marvel 2, does anyone else notice that's a crappy list of games?
WTF, Activision. You obviously think too highly of yourself. would it sucks for Sony fans to lose Activision? Sure, until another Sony exclusive got released. But it's stuff like this - demands from devs and publishers; 3rd party games moving to other systems - that pushed Sony to focus on increasing their first party games.

Just like Ninty with Link and Mario... Xbox with Master Chief... As long as Sony has their strong line-up of 1st and 2nd party devs behind them, Sony will be all right.
free2game365  +   2351d ago
A platform losing game support is never a good thing, no matter if you tell yourself you have equivalents to what you'd lose or don't care about what games were lost.
matchgrade  +   2350d ago
@ mindboggle: he's not a fanboy, just a little b1tch
"I will say it again. If Activison drops the PS3 I will sell my PS3 and buy a 360 and I know every single COD player will aswell, and considering COD is the most played game on PSN it would kill the PS3."

You speak of playing COD as if it was a profession. Not every COD player is as attached/obsessed with the game as you are. I loved COD4, but definitely not enough to trade a far-superior console for a DVD-player over. While it may not apply to the 360, there's plenty more on the PS3 besides CoD to keep me and other OCD-free gamers entertained (BFBC, Resistance, Uncharted, SOCOM, just naming the shooters). Also, judging by how the E3 demo looks, if you've played CoD:MW, you've played CoD:MW2. So the answer is no, the PS3 user base would NOT die or convert to 360 if CoD were to leave. Mindboggling, isn't it?

"Plus couple that with Guitar Hero and Marvel Ultimate alliance, the PS3 would be neck high in water and struggling to survive, especially with a ridiculous price"

Another Guitar Hero game? But it's only been a year! I havent recouped my life savings after buying the last one yet! Also, I remember having trouble getting even my LITTLE BROTHER to like Marvel Ultimate Alliance. If you think those games are what we'd call "system-sellers," then you're about as retarded as the fanboys here.
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-MD-  +   2352d ago
* Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen -- June 23
* Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs -- June 30
* Wolfenstein -- August 4
* Guitar Hero 5 -- September 1
* Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 -- September 8
* Singularity -- TBA
* Cabela's Outdoor Adventure -- September 22
* Tony Hawk: Ride -- October
* Bakugan -- October
* Modern Warfare 2 -- November 10
* Chaotic -- November
* Guitar Hero: Van Halen -- Fall
* Band Hero -- Fall
* Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2009 -- TBA

Honestly I don't even want to think what would happen to PS3 sales if people found out these weren't coming to PS3.
Genesis5  +   2352d ago
Honestly there is only one game on there I had any intentions of playing.
ipwnall  +   2352d ago
Wrong Question
Instead ask yourself, what would happen to Activision's sales. Sure, the PS3 isn't the leading seller for them, but they make a huge chunk. If Activision wants MW2 to be the biggest launch title, they'll leave it on the PS3.
chasegamez2  +   2352d ago
what ever

Keith Olbermann  +   2352d ago
the only thing good there is modern warfare 2..
seriously...i could care less about that other crap. lol
-MD-  +   2352d ago
There's a few games on there worth checking out mostly

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Modern Warfare 2

and Singularity might be good but all of those are big name titles.
qface64  +   2352d ago
man im sorry but that list stinks allot of BS on it

lets get serious here all of activisions games aren't really great

what people should be asking is what would happen if activison pulled guitar hero and call of duty from sony
since those 2 are the only games that actually matter $$$$$$

2 games as big as they are for the biggest 3rd party publisher JUST 2 GAMES .___.

i can't believe i like EA more and that's saying something right there
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callahan09  +   2352d ago
Not a single one of those games is going to be cancelled for the PS3. This entire article is moot because they're not going to can all the stuff they've already announced. If they stop supporting the PS3, that won't happen until 2010 or 2011, according to Bobby himself. I doubt even that would happen, but Call of Duty, Wolfenstein, Band Hero, Guitar Hero, Unltimate Alliance, and all the rest will be coming to PS3 this year.

Bobby's probably just pissed that everybody and their mother pitted Prototype against inFamous like they were mortal enemies and people treated Prototype on the PS3 like the red-headed step child that nobody wanted around.

It's the first time I've ever seen a multiplatform game so thoroughly embraced by one side and so completely disowned by the other. Everybody who has a vested interest in seeing the 360 perform better this year was cheerleading Prototype, and vice versa, all PS3 fans were cheerleading inFamous and downplaying Prototype. Kind of seems like a potential root for Activision suddenly feeling more favorable towards 360 and critical of PS3. They had to suffer against inFamous and it's fans on the PS3 front, and they got the full support of a 30-million large fanbase on the 360 front.

By the way, I don't know what I'm talking about, I'm just throwing out my thoughts. Maybe they make sense, maybe they don't.
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BLaZiN PRopHeT  +   2352d ago
the PS3 only takes up 13% of activisions revenue

Edit: below actually PC makes up like 8-10%
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Simon_Brezhnev  +   2352d ago
@BLaZiN PRopHeT -
Well thats common sense since probably like 75% revenue comes from WoW subscribers.
Pennywise  +   2352d ago
All of those games slated to release soon are already programed for the PS3. No chance in hell we will miss any of those.

Chances I will miss almost all of them is pretty good though ;)
callahan09  +   2352d ago
Yeah, 13% seems like a pretty damn good number, to me. I mean, there are 7 platforms out there for their products: PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, DS, 360, and PC. So if it was split even on all platforms, that would be between 14 and 15 percent on each. We all know that World of Warcraft is by far their biggest cash cow, and the PC is their majority earner. So 13% is actually really, really good.
Rob0g0rilla  +   2352d ago
Modern Warfare 2 is the only game on that list that I would be angry if PS3 didn't get it. The rest....meh. Seems like a pretty weak lineup IMO but them dropping support for PS3 wouldn't be any good at all obviously.
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Godmars290  +   2352d ago
And out of all those games listed,
I'm only mildly interested in two: Wolfenstein and Ultimate Alliance 2.

Doubt I'll buy either.
silvacrest  +   2352d ago
that just shows how much sh!t/unknowns activision pump out
i have no interest in MW2 so the only thing that caught my eye was Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, just my opinion
nycredude  +   2352d ago
LMAO at Muderdolls
Wow, what a sad list of multiplatform games!
If that is your idea of a list of enviable games then you must not like good games.

To be absolutely honest the only game that I was even aware of on that list was COD Modern Warefare 2. Let's face it no matter what they want us to believe it isn't anything but ANOTHER COD game.

And I might not even buy it since the last one WAW really sucked.
nycredude  +   2352d ago
You know what is sad.
You could write an article and a list call:

What gamers would miss out on if they don't buy a Ps3...

and the list would "murder" Murderdolls's list!

Beast_Master  +   2352d ago
Honestly I only care about UA2 and MW2. The other games they could keep. Seeing as how they sold 4 mill+ copies of COD + map packs. I doubt they would pull that support.

And it would be a big blow to lose COD, but it would be an even bigger blow for Gutar Hero, DJ Hero and Band Hero to have a poor set list and Rock Band over taking them. Plus if Activision pulls their support then EA will gladly step in. Just like Ubisoft did on the Wii. Ubi makes 75% of all their profit on Nintendo, thanks to exclusives like Ravin Rabbids, Red Steel, and the Imagine and Pets series.
likedamaster  +   2352d ago
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Modern Warfare 2

There's actually two more I would buy if I cared the least bit for PS3. They would be; Tony Hawk:Ride & GH:Van Halen.
ThanatosDMC  +   2352d ago
Ice Age and Transformers?! Geez, threatening the PS3 with crappy games...
Christopher  +   2352d ago
It'll sound fanboyish, but the only game I care about at all on that is is Marvel UA2.

Activision doesn't make games I typically play now that Harmonix does Rock Band. Now, if it was BioWare or Bethesda saying they'd drop PS3 all together, that would really hurt me.
mistajeff  +   2352d ago
I hadn't planned on buying any of those anyway, and after this, rest assured that Activision can f*ck off. They're not getting a dime, now. They just know there's people waiting for that price to drop to jump on the PS3 and they want them to drop it before their precious COD6 comes out so they can beat Halo and GTA. Maybe they should stop making crappy guitar heroes and crappy tony hawks. Also I feel that there's more PS3 owners out there who have gaming PCs than there are 360 owners who have gaming PCs, and COD games WAY worse on console than PC. That's all speculation though.
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da720izcumin  +   2352d ago
if and i said if...
this thing happens...
ps3 will finish its infinite spiral downward and the ps4 will be but a figment of the sony fanboys wet dreams....
ButterToast  +   2352d ago
lol i wouldn't be buying any of those games anyway.
Megatron08  +   2352d ago
Genesis5 you might only be interested in 1 game but there are tons of people that enjoy those games. CoD, GH and tony hawx are huge sellers. Marvel:UA sold really well too. so if they do drop them its a huge blow to sony
free2game365  +   2351d ago
Why would they have to leave it on the PS3? The PC version and 360 version sales would fill the game of what the PS3 owners would buy anyway, since they either have a PC to play it (this is the case of people in europe) or they own an xbox 360.
ipwnall  +   2352d ago
Big Woop /endsarcasm
I will already be enjoying the great exclusives and other games the PS3 is offering. The only good thing on that list is MW2, and MAG or Killzone 2 will keep me satisfied in the FPS genre. Activision can really shove it up their ass, it's almost as if they're gaining no money whatsoever from the PS3.
Whiskers  +   2352d ago
Will you look at that if they dropped support we wont get to play Cabelas big hunter OH NO
Jack Klugman  +   2352d ago
if i had a ps3 and found out i would be stuck playing kz2 and missing the superior mw2 I would sell that console. activision says dance sony now get to dancing.
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rucky  +   2352d ago
"If i had a ps3 and found out i would be stuck playing kz2 and missing the superior mw2 I would..." a PC and still play all my PS3 exclusives. End of story
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Keith Olbermann  +   2352d ago
you sir..are a fool.
-MD-  +   2352d ago
I highly doubt you could buy a PC for the price of a 360.

Why are you so against buying one? Hardware failure doesn't count you get a freakin 3 year warranty.

@Rucky - Nothing has even been rumored about a new xbox next year those rumors are for a new SKU.
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rucky  +   2352d ago
But what's the point when they're already releasing a new console next year? That's not confirmed you say? So is this whole Activision dropping Sony support bit.

EDIT: How bout instead of "console" we call it "successor" instead. Good
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Pennywise  +   2352d ago
All of my FPS games from now on will be played on my PC anyways. I just cant get into them with a controller.

MAG might get a look being PS3 exclusive, but besides that... I am pretty burnt out on FPS games.
madkrazygames  +   2352d ago
@Jack Klugman:

you should really think before you speak, not only do you make yourself look like a fool, but your parents as well.
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Megaton  +   2352d ago
Modern Warfare 2 is the only one worth a sh*t on there. Maybe Singularity.
Spike47  +   2352d ago
murderrolls, but it won't. What would happen if Bungie stopped supporting the xbox360?
We all know that interview was fud, how are companies like Rockstar making exclusives for the PS3 if it's in such a bad shape?
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BLaZiN PRopHeT  +   2352d ago
Money hat from sony?
Whiskers  +   2352d ago
OH NO Cabelas outdoor adventure as well
Spike47  +   2352d ago
My cousin has that game and I've played it lol
reminded me of Halo 3. *Oh no you didn't*/ *Oh yes I did*
Whiskers  +   2352d ago
Don't insult Cabelas outdoor adventure like that
Party Boy  +   2352d ago
What a ridiculous article. *sigh*
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   2352d ago
EA would be a different story. Take Two a different story, but Activision needs to look after itself and stop blaming its problems on the lack of a price cut.

Minus Modern Warfare and GH, they don't have much to offer IMHO. Let'em drop the PS3.
TheColbertinator  +   2352d ago
Lets see what happens.The PS3 sales of Modern Warfare 2 will determine the results of this gambit
Kleptic  +   2352d ago
well yeah...but either way...Sony's pricing structure for the PS3 is still a joke...they HAVE to get the price down by the end of the year...that is the ONLY thing holding the system back...

no matter what the fanboys say...the simple fact is that the PS3's performance, features, and lineup do not completely overshadow all competition...and therefor a premium price on it helps absolutely nothing...

I only own a PS3...and have been very happy with it...but the fact that multiplatform titles are often equal, or even worse than the cheaper 360's counterparts...just makes the entire thing more ridiculous...yes 1st party exclusive lineup is much stronger on the PS3 imo...but not so strong that the system can afford to ride only that out of this generation...and yes the PS3 may be the most powerful system out this generation, but its definitely not on any level that makes a big difference...which is what Sony told like killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 look absolutely incredible...but is it 100 dollars better than Alan Wake or Forza 3?...thats the way I look at it, and to most of the world...not really...I'm not saying i'd buy a 360 or anything, as since the PS1 I have used a gaming console for a lot more than just a gaming that respect, the PS3 is a clear winner...but game wise, which is what makes up 90% of this market...the PS3's performance and games do not justify the price difference...

so Sony: get the fecking price down...this may have been a bluff, but is somewhat put a PS3 on store shelves at the same price as the 360...that part of this console war will end pretty when the 360 and the PS3 are the same price...there isn't much question as to what offers more overall...
El Botto  +   2352d ago
I think you folks need to realize why Activision, a bastard company, is making such claims.
They didnt make those claims because they want to drop Sony. That will never happen. 40% of Activisions revenue is dependant on Sony platforms.

Their "threats" are bold and baseless. Because everyone knows PS3 has the momentum and has the higher attach rate of all titles.

The reason why they still made those threats, is because THEY want to do better on the PS platforms but somehow fail to do so. Thats why they putting the blame on Sony. Other people would improve its own business model but not Activision. They point fingers first.

See, they dont know why they are not doing that well as opposed to OTHER developers. Yet, they want that same piece of pie. See, they know Sony will take a larger piece of the market share. But what does that mean for Activision? Nothing because it just means that OTHER developers are taking a larger piece of the PS marketshare. Activision will not as long as they continue to fail in doing better on PS platforms.

So instead of focussing on its own business model, Activision puts the blame on Sony.

Why? Because they think they can. After all, they declared themselves the largest publisher around a year ago. They so big, they can even block and sue Brutal Legend developers, which they are doing as we speak.

lol its funny because Activision may be a super arrogant company right now, but even the most arrogant companies right now, dont want to step into fanboy territory. As soon as they do, fanboys will ripp that "fine ass company" into shreds on the internet. Its going to hurt Activision sales simply because they said the wrong words but they dont even know it.
Darrius Cole  +   2352d ago

I'm sure its not as simple as just cut the price to the be equal to the 360. The other fact is that there is a lot of new hardware in a PS3 that is not in an Xbox 360, and that hardware is of better quality.

Multiplats are always going to be equal because of the forumula that developers use to make them. They deliberately set out to make them look equal across all platforms.

I agree Sony should do what they can to get the cost of the PS3 down as soon as possible. But they can't just endless losses on hardware forever.
El Botto  +   2352d ago
Kleptic, I have heard that sentence all year long: "they HAVE TO LOWER THE PRICE"
They dont HAVE to do anything. People been saying that for about a year. And where is the price cut? See, Sony doesnt have to do anything.

What will change for PS3 owners if there is a price cut announcement? NOTHING. Because the PS3 owners already own a PS3 and a new price cut doesnt effect them.

A price cut will ONLY EFFECT those green with envy folks sitting at the side lines whose been screaming MURDER and DEATH all year long at the PS3 while secretly praying for a price cut at night so they can finally purchase the BEAST with its SUPER line up (which they been drooling all over in the stores).

Lets be honest here. What I described above, isnt even far from the truth. Shiatload of stingy people sitting at the sidelines waiting to JUMP IN for 50 bucks less. How fking pathetic is that. And if the 50 bucks price drop is not announced until 2011? You gonna sit there and miss out on 2 years of gaming perfection just so you can save up another 50 bucks?

Fact is, Sony has longterm plans for the PS3. They view things in terms of 10 and 15 years. PS3 is built to last that long. Price drop tomorrow or in 2 years from now makes no difference to them.

But those stingy people I mentioned earlier? The majority being kids and teens...there is only so many days until you are no longer a kid and have other obligations (like work).
Montrealien  +   2352d ago
El Botto, Nasim, 1000 accounts, who are you kidding? You don't even have a PS3.

I got my PS3 at launch an even I can admit a price drop would not hurt them, not thinking a price drop could help is as stupid as creating multiple accounts on N4G, if Activision can flex their might and make Sony drop the price, even better.

Also, in your useless wall of text, are you saying that if the PS3 was cheaper, it would not sell? I don't agree with that, I think it would sell like crazy and even catch up and maybe even surpase the 360, don't you agree?

An (insert account name here), stop calling people out on being "stingy" especially when you live in your moms basement.
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user3915800  +   2352d ago
Dont you get it? Its not developers fault, for garbage hardware.
Lets see who said the same thing about developing for Flopstation 3 Valve, activision, capcom, Atari, Ubisoft and a myriad of too many other third party support. They all realized that they are wasting money on an obsolete hardware, that it is bad for both the consumers and the gaming community. Dont kill those that knows whats going on and accept the plain and simple reality that the Flopstation 3 its garbage with good support only in Japan. They will support the product even instead of the dildo remote was not pink, but rose color instead.
likedamaster  +   2352d ago
Well, this is the real story
In an interview with British newspaper The Times, Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick has threatened to drop support for both the PlayStation 3 and the PSP as early as 2010. He points out to the fact that his company will be forced to so because business is business; the Xbox 360 and Wii are selling better than the PlayStation 3, giving better returns on investment.

"I'm getting concerned about Sony; the PlayStation 3 is losing a bit of momentum and they don't make it easy for me to support the platform. It's expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better. Games generate a better return on invested capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation," Kotick says.

It's not the first time that Kotick makes comments regarding the price of the new systems and in this interview he asks for a price drop one more time.

"They have to cut the price, because if they don't, the attach rates [the number of games each console owner buys] are likely to slow. If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony."

When the newspaper asked when, Kotick said: "When we look at 2010 and 2011, we might want to consider if we support the console — and the PSP [portable] too."

--Here is a response from Sony...

"We respect our third parties opinions and their right to express those opinions but we will not be commenting on this story."

--Here is a canned response from Sony...

"PlayStation has tremendous momentum coming out of E3, and we are seeing positive growth with more than 350 titles slated to hit across all our platforms, including many anticipated games from our publishing partners. We enjoy healthy business relationships with and greatly value our publishing partners and are working closely with them to deliver the best entertainment experience."

--This is exactly what happened to the Dreamcast when EA dropped support for the console. History could very well repeat itself thanks to the Sony PlayStation 3.
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Narutone66  +   2352d ago
they try to sell a $200 game. *face palm*
Joe2911  +   2351d ago
@ Kleptic
bubbles for you my friend, for a well structured and non-biased piece of writing. I absolutely 100% agree with everything you said, i too am a ps3 owner and have owned ps1 and ps2. Uncharted 2 and killzone 2 are great, but the 360 does shine better when it comes to multiplats, which makes it a clear winner to the general public, when they see that it is also cheaper. I have to say, that even myself i am rather interested in purchasing a 360 for forza 3, not for graphics, but features. If only i had the money to buy one. Not bashing ps3, i own a ps3 and just a ps3, and im very happy with it, just hope sony doesn't lose games such as modern warfare 2, because it could really damage the system, as mw1 was one of the best selling titles on the console.
Spike47  +   2352d ago
Aside from the fact that this is all fud and would never happen, I would honestly take MAG and BC2 over MW2 any day.
The Modern Warfare series is great, but not the second coming, 14 year old xbox360 owners love to jump on the overhyped bandwagons.
Carl1412  +   2352d ago
The only reason anyone liked CoD:MW was because it was different

Now it's just more of the same
silvacrest  +   2352d ago
wont Activision lose money if they dont release there games on PS3?

no matter how i think about it thats the only thing they gain from doing this, losing money
evrfighter  +   2352d ago
WoW subscriptions means they can afford to not give an eff.

IIRC I believe WoW makes them 4-5 billion a year.
GarandShooter  +   2352d ago
Wrong fighter. Boards and shareholders care about revenue and profits. They aren't just going to say 'Ok, who cares, my shares are worth enough and these dividends are really screwing up my tax returns, so who needs them'.
evrfighter  +   2352d ago
development costs, investment, and time also eats into revenue and profits. Something that the ps3 is luggin around like a 900 pound gorilla.
sedx  +   2352d ago
i wasnt on planning on getting warfare 2 anyways... warfare 2 is just an expansion my opinion i think warefare is overated ... MAG will be way better. come on fanboy's with the disagrees.
JonnyBigBoss  +   2352d ago
I'm not interested in any of those games, but I know others are.
OhReginald  +   2352d ago
*looks at list*
wow what a pathetic list of games.

besides Modern warfare 2....this list is crap
Narutone66  +   2352d ago
Not to mention
supporting consoles which are so easy to pirate games for.
Gue1  +   2352d ago
If Activision drops PS3 development that action could stimulate other developers that are in the same boat to do the same(with good games or not)... This could be the end of the Playstation franchise as we know it. Yes it is very sad... But I still have hope! Nobody will bring down Sony without a fight!

With the rumored PS3 slim and price-cut the story can change drastically. Sony still has a lot of first party games too.
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Arknight  +   2352d ago
Oh look.....G4 tries to spin / hype up something by changing the wording originally used.

Activision stated in their (fake) threat that they might consider stopping support in 2010 / 2011. They never inferred that any current games could be cancelled like fact, that would be pretty idiotic considering that those games are already almost done on the PS3....and we all know its just a bluff that was basically called by Sony who took the time to actually release a comment stating, "We have no comment" just to show how much they cared.

Please think people....the anti-PS3 media is all around you...
LordDhampire  +   2352d ago
Activision didn't threaten to cut off sony, they said that if the revenues dropped bad in 2010 then they would consider it, but they seem fine right now and its not 2010 so i don't see anything happening
mmike855  +   2352d ago
Every Developer threatens this.
Look at the beginning of each console's life. Developers constantly complain that the hardware costs too much. Some developers are more vocal than others, but Activision will never drop PS3. This is simply the fact. I believe most, if not all major developers have made statements similar to this regarding this generation's platforms (sans the Wii).
mcgrawgamer  +   2352d ago
why are people so up in arms over this news
a few weeks ago modern warfare 2 was one of the most anticipated games this year from gamers from all camps, now all of a sudden because acti's CEO says something sony loyalist rag the game. Guys think about this.

Why is he saying this? Simple he wan't more revenue from the garbage add on's he and acti are trying to shove down our throats.

the cheaper the console the more money consumers can save to buy his stupid tony hawk skateboard for 200 bucks, and buy more 100 dollar guitars and drum sets for guitar hero.

worst thing acti's board of directors did was give this non gaming douche control over their company. I'm a firm believer if you don't use a product, you don't understand a product, and if you don't understand the product, you can't manage and support it.
randomwiz  +   2352d ago
agree with all of your comment, especially this

"I'm a firm believer if you don't use a product, you don't understand a product, and if you don't understand the product, you can't manage and support it."
keysy420  +   2352d ago
modern warfare 2 is that only game worth mentioningon that list wolfenstien is done
ultimolu  +   2352d ago
Oh noes....whatever shall I do?

Never played an Activision game so the world won't end for me.
evrfighter  +   2352d ago
Never played an activision game...

gonna have to start wearing some boots around here. The BS is gettin pretty thick.
II Necroplasm II  +   2351d ago
tha_meat_beater  +   2352d ago
"we will drop support for PS3 without a price a cut"
"we will continue support for 360 in spite of crap hardware"
*Activision rep leaves podium and folds a blank check from M$ into his chest pocket.*
wit  +   2352d ago
I think Bobby's head is getting a bit too big.
kingme71  +   2352d ago
Activision is so full of poo poo. Are you going to tell me they are going to not support PS3 on games that they already have engines built for like GH and MW. It's a no brainer. They are just cutting off their nose to spite their face. They sell millions of PS3 units for their top tier games.

This is all posturing to pressure Sony into dropping the price. Sony will make their own decisions.
silverchode  +   2352d ago
it wouldnt happen this year they would wait till 2010-2011
mirroredderorrim  +   2352d ago
Offtopic, I am sorry, but... Wow......... o_o...............
"1.5 - Auh yes the defacto instant debate- just add water
How is KZ2 doing anyways?

This is your 3rd account you have made today that I'v seen so far."
- Why Dis

yorkie  +   2352d ago
Modern Warfare 2 is not a game I'm particually looking forward to, COD4 was good but it just didn't hold my interest for too long, tried going back to it recently but I'm afraid after playing Killzone 2, COD4 and it's update WaW, just dont cut it. Knowing Activision they are going to milk this cash cow for years to come constantly bringing out rehashed versions of the same game, but Just like Halo, COD4 and WaW sell more games than they deserve to. Perhaps due to COD4 being the pinnacle of 360 shooters it sells by the bucket full but for me Killzone 2 is far better game in every department so losing Activision (which wont happen by the way, large 3rd party publishers can't afford to drop PS3 if they want profits to keep increasing) wouldn't on their current line up of games be much of a loss.
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