Following Sony's press conference at the recent E3 Media & Business Summit, Gamasutra sat down with the firm's Peter Dille, senior vice president of marketing for PlayStation, for a chat on his specialist subject.
I couldn't agree more with this guy. MS needs to change their Marketplace to win over more consumers of the online market.
I don't know about MS since I don't own a 360 (yet), but Sony is just now adding new stuff to PSN...but all PS3 owners remember when Rampart and Championship Sprint and Joust came out every week for a whole month. That was like torture...
meeting you for the first time so let me say my hellos. Hello. Anyway I have to disagree with your comment. MS is constantly updating the marketplace with new items everyday. They have at least 1 xbla game a week. Atleast 1 demo every 2-4 weeks. New videos atleast once every 2 days. And that is not including the video marketplace. That is not including gamer pics and themes that come in everyday. What is PSN's frequency I ask not as a flame war but I am curious. To say that The MS marketplace is stuck in the past is ridiculous. If it was then why is PSN starting to do the same. What is so Futuristic about the PSN that XBLM is "stuck in the past"
he wasnt talking about the amount exactly. i think what he was trying to say was that xbox live gets 2 much arcade games? while psn is investing in games like warhawk,little big planet, tekken 5, socom confrontation, and services like home? edit- im all the way down at the bottom with the same post but i want my opinion up here. ^_^
and sony has NO downloadable content. I don't hate on sony but i mean get your sh1t together before you bash your opponents . I love what sony is doing with warhawk and socom and pain but they have to strengthen their PSN network before they should attack xbox live At Tsukash you dont need to tell me what is on the psn i own a ps3. Unfortunately i also own a 360 and if you compare the rate at which stuff come on PSN and live its simply not comparable. I watched 6 demos hit live E3 week and none on PSN. We have been promised demo after demo Lair, heavenly sword, ratchet and clank while they will come eventually waiting for them suck especially when nothing is coming in and then tons of live demos keep hittin. Just got off playing All pro on live and i love it. Was skeptical over the ratings but i love it. I would prefer to buy it for ps3 so am gonna hold out a couple of weeks cus i heard about a demo but if i dnt see 1 am buying for 360
PSN has plenty of downloadable content, theres atleast 16 calssic ps1 games out, tons of game demos, lots of video trailers, qutie a few add-ons, and about 6 original games, Super Rub A Dub, Calling All Cars, Nucleus, Blast Factor, Stardust, and flOw or something like that... And of course the monthly firmware update, free online, and quite a few classic arcade games like, Mortal Kombat II, Joust, Gauntlet II, Rampart, Rampage, and a few more, i havent been on PSN in awhile. I know XBL has alot more content, but you have to remember, its years older than PSN, and PSN is actually growing at a very quick, alarming rate. I would have been OK if you'd of said PSN doesnt have much DLC.. but when you said NO content... you made me mad :)
I will agree that Sony has made strides with their online service & the obvious fact of being free. Too say it has *no* downloadable content is absurd. However, it does not compare to XBL on any level at this time, IMHO - not even counting downloadable movies & tv shows that yes, u have 2 pay for, but it is a nice option. There are so many demos, game trailers, movie trailers, arcade games & so on, I don't see how a comparison can be legitimized on any level whatsoever. But, that isn't what strikes me about this article. This is at least the third outrageous comment this clown has made in a month, & he is an executive spokesman for Sony ? That sort of delusional mentality really sells me on PS3. There are alot of better angles to attack the Xbox360 on, XBL is not one of them. @ Tsukasah - However, I do agree with the valid points u made.
its good to see sony offers ps1 games and all the other stuff you mention, but im starting to wonder when all that stuff will be released in my country, i still cant get half that stuff in nz
and thats a funny thing to say when your console has less.
sorry Dille you look like a retard, go get our demos for Heavenly Sword and Ratchet and work on bringing a lot more to PSN instead of wasting your time poo pooing competition
I agree, Marketplace has way more content on it than the PSN. This is ridiculous, what are these companies thinking? that we're stupid or something?
How much can you expect from a guy that has a perfectly square head?
What's up with that picture?
I find this article hilarious. How can a Sony employee attack Microsoft's online downloadable content on quality - where Sony themselves have hardly anything to shout about on the PSN. I meant that literally. We get decent updates in the PlayStation Store once every two months or so..and don't get me started about content. There is hardly anything there. And we've been waiting atleast 8 months to be able to access the XMB in-game. This is one thing Sony can't talk about even though I have love for them. Message for Dille, stop talking and start producing.
What exactly is he saying about XBL's content? Old and not in 1080p? Well, most of the downloadable content isn't in 1080p, but it's certainly not old. There are plenty of new games and content (i.e. Video Marketplace and XNA Games). This is the kind of criticism I don't respect, whether it's from MS or Sony. If it doesn't make sense than just don't say it, cause people come off looking dumb.
okay, so does this guy need a good smacking from the higher up sony execs to keep his mouth shut? lol i mean really, can you seriously make a comment like that when the ps3 network is still in it's early development and DOESN'T offer all of the downloadable stuff that is available on xboxlive? and if xboxlive is "stuck in teh past", then why is sony attempting to copy most of it's popular functions such as achievements, video and movie downloads, in-game friends chat, etc.???
you can't attack people when you haven't deliver yet. Future plan or incoming plan doesn't count.
That would also be the same for games which have only been announced and not released, aka MS and there big fanboy mouths get a grip, the gamesa comming to Xbox 360 are pretty average, if the past supposed killer ip's arer anything to go buy, aka LOAST PLANET and FOZRA, SH!T!
And the award for "Most in dire need of spellcheck", goes to The great 1.
Considering how much more content is available for download, I think sony just needs to stfu. Retro and new titles, XBLA has something for everyone. So are they gonna attack Nintendo next for releasing weekly VC games?
XBL Marketplace doesn't only offer classical games, it offers user-generated content and content made for the 360. To say that the services provides content stuck in the past is funny considering that your own service has some catching up to do.
He was talking about the Arcade portion of downloading. I do agree with the XBLA is not up to snuff in terms of what the other 2 have on the plate. However, MS is improving it with remaking games for the arcade and XNA still needs to get into full swing so we'll see.
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It's funny how people suddenly comment on in-game chat, XBLive, etc etc when the comment was specifically about downloadable content.
The current UK PSN market place is rubbish. I do not know why this guy has to come over arrogant all the time. all he needs to talk about what they are doing good, but instead he spends his time competition bashing. His old content on XBL was very general an from that there is no way to show he was referring to a particular part of XBL. PSwii360
Yea it was rather general. Seemed like he was getting at games when he was talking about what they have to offer plus that's the only thing I feel is lacking on XBL cuz the rest of it is awesome. I do keep hearing about how the UK psn is awefully very sorry to hear that I hope you set up some other accounts though because they help.
I think Peter needs a time-out or maybe his over confident in what Sony has to offer in the near future?nevertheless xbox live is already a proven and establish network providing a variety of entertainment.You just gotta love Phill Harison with the interviews
I can not tell you how excited I was when Sonic came out on Xbox Live Arcade. I used to have a Sega so its all good. I must be getting old.
a fvcking joke,period.
People disagree with comments and opinions, to just reply to that opinion and discuss it with the person before giving Neg Feedback or just generally pressing DISAGREE. It makes for a better debate. :)
heh if only right? Yet you forget that what if you just disagree becuase you disagree and have no other thing to say other than I disagree with your comment. Oh and plus those peeps who just click it to click it (you know who you are!)
like the comment above you that tomfoolery posted about Sony and their reps being a f'n joke. There is no debate to that, no reason for me to explain why I disagree. I'm not a Sony fanboy, don't even own a PS3, yet, but for someone to make a statement like that is not worth my time to try and have a civil conversation. Its just a child having a hissy fit, just ignore them and eventually they will shut up or grow up.
Ofcourse you can just click DISAGREE, but it would be a better site if people actually discussed their opinions TOGETHER instead of just saying so and so. It's just an idea :)
Why don't M$ and Sony stfu!!!!!!!! and give us damn good games period