SOCOM Confrontation bigger than Killzone 2, Resistance 2 says Sony producer

What's the biggest online game on the PS3? No, it's not Killzone 2. No, it's not even Resistance 2. According to SCEA senior producer Mark Rogers, SOCOM Confrontation stands above both of Sony's high-profile first-party FPS offerings by having the most simultaneous online connections on the PlayStation Network. He attributes Confrontation's success to the community's commitment to the franchise. Whereas other gamers may play an online game for a few weeks and move on, SOCOM fans have proven to be far more dedicated (despite the game's ... troubled launch).

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Stryfeno23309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Do people still play Killzone 2? I thought people just brought the game to pop it in from time to time on their PS3 to reinsure them of their $400 purchase.

raztad3309d ago

Hey Patch

Yeah some people out there still play KZ2, well "at least" we got KZ2, but I'm wondering what have been playing the other box fans the WHOLE year?

PirateThom3309d ago

I thought games were the point of a console and to ensure you it's not just a Netflix streaming and Facebook device. Microsoft should takes notes from Sony and make games.

Pennywise3309d ago

You should twitter your highly intelligent thoughts through your XBL account.

Gue13309d ago

I still play the first Resistance. =)

PotNoodle3309d ago

I still play it, along with Socom. I don't play much call of duty anymore and i don't really like Resistance 2.

Man_of_the_year3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Well since the 360 has a game attach rate of around 7 - 8.1!!! / and the PS3 has an attach rate of around 5.3, and that the 360 has over 300 more games, i would conclude that it is the PS3 that has no games, or atleast nobody is buying any and or playing them....interesting.

Just the facts Sony Fanboys, just the facts.

Now ofcourse there are plenty of games played on both systems and some franchises will have a larger following than others. Socom has a HUGE following as it has established its reputation and rightfully so. Just like on the 360 Halo 3 is still the most played game, followed by COD4 then COD5.

What i would still like to see is a list of most played games on the PSN to see exactly what people are playing. Like what MS shows on a monthly basis.

IcyJoker1873309d ago

those articles are from early 2008! lol are you serious!

there ya go thats from THIS year

Veneno3309d ago

You totally pwnd gay of the year!

cyborg69713309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Man of the year is just a troll in disguise. His true intentions always shine through when you tear the crap off his long winded love hearing my own voice posts. Just the facts man just the facts how about the fact icy just b!tch slapped you with another man's bag.

fuckoffodion3309d ago

I guess you were just PAWNED!

Don't mind the moron MOY, he's only second to Muderdolls.

Man_of_the_year3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Veneno, cyborg6971, booyah007

Typical Sony Fanboy idiots who don't READ

Right from the Link IcyJoker187 provided.

QUOTE "According to recent Sony comments to Gamasutra, the PS3 has a higher attach rate than the Xbox 360 when it comes to multiplatform titles." So because Sony says its so then it MUST BE TRUE? This article is based on a quote from Sony. Can you pick a more biased source to base your opinion on? There are absolutely NO attach rate numbers in the article as well...So what are the attach rates huh you stupid morons.

The only Game they actually mention is SFVI. LOL so 1 game huh. out of the hundreds of others. Stupid Sony fanboys getting dumber and dumber by the day.

You stupid Fvcks just owned yourselves for agreeing with IcyJoker187 and not even reading the link that he provided. Droidism at its best. Thanks guys

cyborg69713309d ago

Why do you only have 2 bubbles o wait you can't answer that.

Pennywise3309d ago

MOTY - You want a tissue? I think a maxi pad would be more appropriate.

The_Beast3309d ago

LMAO i love when xbots jump right to sales. its like the 3shitty didnt have a 1 year headstart and thats why there are more systems. even though the ps3 is selling better in its time period then the 360

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morganfell3309d ago

Definitely a tight game after all of the TLC it has been given. Some of the most fun I have ever had in an online game ever.

I still cannot fathom why strabgers work together and communicate in this game so well versus other online titles where no one botehrs to even speak.

joydestroy3309d ago

yeah some people give this game so much hate, but i love it.

Chubear3309d ago

after all the FUD, after all the hate, after all the "SOCOM iz teh flopz" articles and forum comments and after all the launch problems, this game is still pumping hard online.

uhm, interesting. Maybe editorial reviewers and naysayers need to try harder next time.

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jwatt3309d ago

Yea Some how Socom has something in common with Halo. People may talk about it all they want but if it's the most played game online what does that tell you?

Gamertags3309d ago

1. COD 4
2. COD 5
3. RE 2
5. Killzone 2

If you are a gamer with both systems, you would pick up COD 4 and 5 for the 360. Graphics are a bit better and smoother. Online is more polished, easier to get into and so on.

Resistance 2 has some good online and can be fun as heck!

Socom, is a game I have touched in a while. Going to fire it up now to check out the new stuff.

Killzone 2 was given more credit than it really deserves. A good game of course but not even close to being in the top of online gaming. Online ran thin quickly with this one.

Just a note, Modern Warfare 2 looks incredible! Everyone knows how good COD4 was, this one is going to be even better.

raztad3309d ago

OWNED was really owned.

Socom being bigger than KZ2 and R2 talks very well about PS3 fanbase. Socom is a highly tactical shooter, it needs mature gamers, not whining kids roaming around with a granade launcher as in some highly popular games out there.

Chubear3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

I think it's because of the way they structured what success is with SOCOM.

On SOCOM, getting even 5 kills in a round is considered crazy fire power where as FPS online 5 kills is weak and you need to have upward of 20kills per match to feel effective.

So, with SOCOM, at the end of a game, even if you get 16 kills and lose you don't feel happy about it cause you still feel the other team pwned you and your team. With FPSs like CoD no one gives a rats butt about lossing if they got 40kills and 1,000XP. That just means they're closer to their next badge and dont' really give a damn about the team they're playing with.

In FPS people mainly look at # of Kills when looking up other's stats. In SOCOM it's primarily W/L ratio first b4 any other thing and even when looking at kills SOCOMers mainly look at hit% rather than than #of kills per say.

Maddens Raiders3309d ago

on another note, I wonder how many online-ers play WarHawk on a daily/weekly basis?

PS online community is pretty robust and vastly underestimated imho.

Gun_Senshi3309d ago

If you are a real gamer you would pick COD 4 and 5 and upcoming MW2 on PC. Not only graphics are way better, but free maps + more support + better controls + More people + mods + Actual server list + tournaments etc

Alcohog3309d ago

I have COD4 for both 360 and PS3 ( I don't have [email protected]), and I would have to argue that it looks a little better on the PS3. Just my opinion, but I'm sure others would agree that have both.

OnlyOnN4G3309d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if they revealed Warhawk was just as popular as SOCOM

heroicjanitor3309d ago

My brother(11 years old, no idea about console wars) came home from his friends house after playing cod4 on 360 and said it looks better on the ps3. He noticed it and just brought it up out of nowhere.

Gamertags3309d ago

Gun_Senshi: I would consider myself a real gamer! I certainly have the setup to enjoy any game on my PC. But since I use my Desktop for work, (Graphic Designer) I rather enjoy my games on my consoles and use my computers for work. My personal preference.

Alcohog: I have run COD 4 on the PS3 and the 360, side by side and I believe that the 360 has the edge in the graphics department. The PS3 version lacks the smooth edges that the 360 has. The PS3 is a bit rougher over all. I haven't compared 5 though.

Ultimately the games are fairly close to being the same. I prefer Live over PSN due to the ease of use and better communication quality. Also, it is easier to join my friends with Live than with PSN.

GameForFame3309d ago

SOCOM has always had avid followers, and even when this game dropped with all its problems it still held on to some people. Gradually people started returning as it got more stable - if any other game went through what SOCOM:Confrontation did in the beginning that game would be DONE. Not SOCOM though, that speaks volumes for the name and fans.

DaTruth3309d ago

Strange that I owned the crap out of everyone my first time playing! You would think, if they are so dedicated, they would be better!

I hate when they play last man standing(most of the time) and everyone just hides in a dark corner until you pass by and then it seems so stupid I turn off the game. That's why I couldn't get into this game(bought it for the official mic).

Uzesgelen_Goo3309d ago

well i'm warhawk player heh still haven't reached general my rank air something lol

JL3309d ago

This doesn't surprise me too much. SOCOM is great and has a big (and dedicated) following. To think, it would be even more active without the release fiasco as well. Cause I'm sure that scared plenty away that haven't come back yet. They should though, now that it's all fixed up, it's an amazing game. I love the tactical feel of SOCOM. And the fanbase of SOCOM just makes it that much better. They (we) have a real passion for the game and we know there's no tactical shooter like it out there. Being conditioned by the single-player mode all these years too, I think, helps to propagate that more mature/tactical style of play. I'd love to get a new SOCOM with single-player though. But more people should give Confrontation a try again after it's been all fixed up.

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Raoh3309d ago

WOW.. wasnt expecting that... It has been a lot easier since the last patch to play and most rooms on each server are filled to the max most times. I'm a long time socom fan as well..

But i would pop in killzone 2 in before confrontation any day.

jwatt3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

Yea I've been telling people that out of all the ps3 games I have I play Socom the most. There is no ps3 game that has more people communicating and working together than Socom. Alot of people like to talk about the issues it had but when it comes down to it the game is fun as hell.

I'm so happy that Sony gave us this information, so the haters will know that Socom is no joke. You pay 40 dollars for the game and 20 for the headset, you can't beat that.

Chubear3309d ago

There are sooo many different online games in so many different genres that spread out the base. You'll hardly find people only playing one particular game always.

For me, my time is split btw Killzone & SOCOM at times but other times is Motorstorm & Endwars, other times it's LBP and R2 other times it's HOME and MGO, other times it's .... you get my drift.

Just waiting for more damned maps for SOCOM.

Maddens Raiders3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

I think you answered my aforementioned question with:

"This is the thing with the PS base
There are sooo many different online games in so many different genres that spread out the base. You'll hardly find people only playing one particular game always"

I always see a ton of people playing WarHawk, Motorstorm 2, SOCOM, KZ2, KZ2, LBP, Street Fighter, MW, etc, ets, etc...

-- I need to get back on SOCOM and I will....

Ju3309d ago

That's so true. And for me would I want to play all those games the day doesn't have enough hours to do so. That's the main reason, Socom doesn't get the love it deserves from me (and maybe because I suck so bad in that game. LOL). KZ2 alone keeps me busy, even though I am telling myself I have to get back to R2, as well (if you want to make some serious points, you need to play the 30min warfare ones - there 2 hours gone at once). And MS2 is crazy online, but where to take the time from...

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rukia_chan3309d ago

killzone 2 is better than this game.

Chubear3309d ago

Yes it is but there's just something about SOCOM that keeps it's base continuously playing that game no matter what else they play.

Etseix3309d ago

like Warhawk, i know KZ2 is better but i still play warhawk a a LOT already on 370 hours (around) of gameplay ;]

PirateThom3309d ago

I think people really underestimate how dedicated the SOCOM fanbase is.

Killzone 2, Resistance and Call of Duty tend to split the FPS fanbase and a large percentage will take on the sequels of each of them, while people progress from one SOCOM iteration to the next.

Veneno3309d ago

but the community are huge douchebags that take the game Way Way too seriously. If you die even once, your team will hound you to no end. the Counter-strike and Rainbow Six community are pretty rabid as well, but I can honestly say that Socom players are the worst I've ever witnessed.

But I must say that confrontation is in my top 5 favorite shooters. good stuff.

Marceles3309d ago

Counter Strike isn't even that bad hehe...when you die other teammates usually just think:

"yaaay more kills for me!".

SOCOM players wants to know, who died, when, and how so they can talk you into leaving the server.

"How did you die right there? and you got pistoled in the head? Don't you know not to just stand there? EVERYONE knows that. Hey guys? This n00b got pistoled in the head. "HAHAH you n00b, go back and play COD4 since I'm sure that game is more your speed...f*ckin idiot" *guy cries and leaves server*

Hobadoon3309d ago (Edited 3309d ago )

and will always be my favorite shooting franchise and quite possibly, my favorite gaming franchise ever. It was my first game on the PS3 and the main reason I bought the system. My total hours on all of the SOCOM's combined total to something pretty impressive (or it could be pretty sad from other peoples point of views).

SOCOM 2 was the most addicting and easily my favorite period of online gaming. I mean there were times in college where I would go to classes, come back and jump on SOCOM 2 from evening until sun up and go straight back to classes the next day ha. I've never been more addicted to any other series.

I really hope /6 jumps on the ball and gets this next patch out asap. The fact that it's the most played games online doesn't surprise me at all. Us SOCOMers have always had to put up with some bullsh*t over the years (Code 9...) and we'll never abandon the series. But I will say that /6 rapidly got a more worse rep than Zipper did with the series so congrats to them for getting that trophy ha.

I'll never understand why Sony doesn't treat this franchise like it's other 1st party games. SOCOM is their golden child but for some reason that child usually gets the least amount of attention and respect. Why Sony??? This franchise could seriously be your Halo. (After religiously playing the Uncharted 2 beta, I can say that game might take that title for PS3... Might, being a definite ha)

If SOCOM had Uncharted 2 level graphics... Man...