The Globe and Mail calls Activision a "bully" for suggesting it might stop making PS3 games, and labels the threat "hollow."
"...So one of the world's most profitable game makers is asking its partner, a currently struggling hardware maker (the same Times article noted that Sony's game division lost nearly half a billion dollars last year), to lose more money so that it can make more. With partners like that, who needs competitors?
More to the point, it's a hollow threat.
I simply can't imagine Activision ceasing to port over games that will continue to be developed for other platforms. The publisher's Guitar Hero franchise alone has sold nearly four million PlayStation 3 copies worldwide, and brands like Call of Duty and Tony Hawk have had similar success on Sony hardware. Choosing not to release future iterations of these games for the PlayStation 3 would be akin to Activision saying, "We'd rather make a point than earn hundreds of millions of dollars in easy profits," which, as far as I know, would be a first for the industry-and one with which investors likely wouldn't be too tickled..."