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No more Guitar Heroes for the PS3? Fat Chance.

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..."

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taco_tom2373073d ago

Activision isn't going anywhere

G3TDOWN3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )

Have you had times when your girlfriend tries to make you jealous ? like they bluff like " I'm gonna leave you " or randomly they look at a guy and say " he is HOT "

YESSS she wants to make you jealous and that's what Activision is doing

Activision wants SONY's Attention

Serjikal_Strike3073d ago

sounds like you're bout to get dumped if she's tellin you those things...lol

G3TDOWN3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )

well no ! if she wants to dump she tells me

she is still with me but sometimes I don't have time so she plays DRAMA games

You think Acitivision wants to dump sony ? Of course NOT !!!

DasBunker3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )

they wont leave.. haha activision talks like if they were losing money by developing for the ps3.. they arent doing us any favor..

Lifendz3073d ago

and then you can leave forever Activision. Oh wait...before you go make sure to take your crappy plastic instruments, skateboards, and whatever new guitar hero game you're making with you.

I don't want my apt looking like a Dave and Busters and Rock Band is better anyway.

chaosatom3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )

then Activision will be hailed and that's exactly what Activision wants.

chaosatom3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )

ROFL, That was so funny. You guys started talking about G3TDOWN's girlfriend and telling him that he is about to get dumped.

oh man, you guys made my day. Have bubbles.

Anon19743073d ago

It's nice to see that common sense hasn't completely fled some of the gamer media.

Thugbot1873073d ago

I'm with everyone else I don't see Activision not making any PS3 games. I can see Activision not porting some titles maybe ones where they don’t think they will break even or may not make a profit.

Chubear3073d ago

I want to support Infinity Ward. They were one of the few developers who didn't fall for all the cheap "PS3 is too hard to do a multiplat properly" PR BS that Activision is currently championing. They came out and did their game to match on both consoles and used each console's strength to make sure they made a quality game for the gaming community in general.

So, I have always stated I'll support them in virtually every game they do as long as they continue that mind-set.

However, Activision looks like they're trying to get that EA syndrome so good luck to them on that front but I certainly won't be buying anything they develop or publish.

MW will be an exception cause of my support for developers like IW but no more activision for me. There isn't a game they develop or publish - that I'm interested in the genre - that I can't get else where for equal or much higher quality value anyways. For me, Activision has no MUST HAVE games.

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gambare3073d ago

"We are going to gain more money selling less"

......

If that's the new Activision moto.... someone needs to be fired

Gue13073d ago

I just hope that this decision bites them in the ass later.

From the article: "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."

Elven63073d ago

Is it grammatically correct to put a period in a title like that?

Regardless, Bobby Kotick is still a genius business man, first he bought a company for less then 500k, a company losing nearly $30 million a year. In a few years he turned said company into the industries juggernaut.

Now, he was able to pull a few strings to make it look like his company was going to drop support of the PS3. Threating Sony saying that if they don't have a price drop withing TWO YEARS they MAY consider withdrawing support. For some reason everyone took it, completely disregarding the fact that he is giving them OVER TWO YEARS to drop the price on the console as fact....

KionicWarlord2223073d ago

Elven6...What scenarios will take place between sony and activision these coming months?

waltercross3073d ago

Actually It is true, Technically AV did give Sony about
2 years to drop price, because AV already has a game line
up for Sony products that stretches a couple of years.

Good eye to Elven, I didn't realize that until now.
so of course the PS3 will drop price within 2 years, then
AV can brag as if "See, even Sony Listens to us" when
in fact Sony was gonna drop price anyways within 2 years.

AV is Sneaky but not that Sneaky, The N.Korea of the
gaming Industry, only difference here is that AV
has more money then N.Korea.

beavis4play3073d ago (Edited 3073d ago )

is lame. like sony wasn't going to reduce the price sometime in the next 2 years anyway (regardless of what activision does). lol

and elven6...........activision isn't "giving" sony anything. they said 2 years so they wouldn't be forced to drop support.(because it's possible ps3 may not drop in price in the coming months).

callahan093073d ago

Activision clambering for a PS3 price drop is cute. They're asking 120 dollars for the new Tony Hawk game? The last one didn't sell well at half that price. The game costs more than half the price of a 360 Arcade! It's not like the similarly priced Guitar Hero band kit, because that includes instruments for 4 people to play at once, not just a single person. Also, Guitar Hero can get away with being overpriced because EVERYONE loves music, and it's a good party game. I just don't see skateboarding as a party game like Guitar Hero, or as much of an appealing experience, and it's possible to have fun skating games without expensive peripherals, whereas the musical instrument peripherals are basically required for a fun experience with rhythm games.

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Marty83703073d ago

Sony screwed over Activision regarding not allowing Sony signed bands/artists to be in guitar hero. That would certainly hit Activision hard in the wallet.

ZOMBIEMAN13073d ago

Rock Band the songs and imagine Sony taking away there movie licences actually Sony should drop activision and lets see if activision will still be #1 and lets see Infinity Word leave activision with MW and go to EA which i wouldn't be surprised if that's Infinity Wards plan it looks that way with them dropping the COD name and go with MW name

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