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.
Edit : See below
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.
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
I can get behind that. Cut out all of the posturing and just release the games already!
this article is stupid...those people can't read..
he's OBVIOUSLY saying the WII and NINTENDO is stuck in the past...
Sony is always stuck in the future.
Also, I don't know for sure but I would say that Xbox Live has alot more original content that has great graphics than the PSN has right now. What games are their besides calling all cars?
Does XBL have games in development that will be available for download?
Not just shooters. Decent budget games. Like Warhawk or Pain or Socom?
I think that's what hes on about.
Warhawk et al are good thisng I am looking forward to from PSN. Phill show just say it rather that come out with these seeping statments that may make good copy, but are not accurate.
Is it just me, or does jack look like carlos mencia in that picture? like his facial features... his lips especially? lmao
before i got rid of xbox 360, the marketplace was pure junk. nothing cool. Thats why i did not even spent any money.
PS3 PSN store has great games to download and more are on their way.
Im actually more happier with PS3 than xbox 360.
Alien Hominid? Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank? Assault Heroes? Cloning Clyde?
Narrow sighted arrogance in a nutshell. Full stop. Its simply not needed except for fanboys.
than "new" content.
microsoft started off strong with things like geometry wars,then slacked off.where are the new games to download?what is up with xna and the ease of making simple games?how come independent games are taking so long to show up?
most of us have played pac man,contra,street fighter,etc."one mo gin"(one more time for those that don't know)is not going to bring in new players.you can't rely on arcade games of the past.hardcore gamers already played them.and casuals already played them too.everyone knows ms pac man,dig dug,galaga,etc.
everything else is great. i will give it up to xbox live for all the content like demos.makes me mad that ps3 doesn't get third party demos like 360 does.but hey,you win some,you lose some.but the ps3 is always getting new games made for download.rub a dub,stardust remake,sodoku,calling all cars,etc.the list is big and is growing.that's great.things i haven't played before.even if some are not AAA games.
but i think he is saying that.but i think it just comes down to different strategies(sony on new,ms on arcade).i won't bag on 360 for that.i still love the old games.keeps me grounded on graphics.but new games would be nice to buy than old games.
stuck in the Past?
XBL have been delivering
1. Game Demos
2. Arcade Games(some re-written with Achivements and other functions)
3. Game Trailers
4. Movie Trailers
5. IPtv(soon will deliver TV Shows, and as well as Movie Rentals in HD)
Then there is the Gaming aspect of it all...but we all know about that since he is talking about "Downloads". I'm not sure what this guy means though??...
On another note:
Some of the Games MS has offered on Xbox Live Arcade, Like I stated, have been re-written to perform on a next-gen console. Unlike Nintendo's "Virtual Console" which is still the same exact ports you got liek 20 years ago. So them developers have not needed, to do much work to get the games working on the Wii,(talk about easy money) but I do own like 12 VC games.(old-school favs sell like hotcakes) Plus the Wii does not have new Original content, while MS has brought some to Xbox Live Arcade, with Achievements and some allowing online and soon co-op play.
So the 360 is a mix of OLD/NEW since it also have original Content.
The only thing, XBL would be missing as a whole, is a Web Browser and Music downloads, but these are things that can eventually make it there when the Market asks for it. Maybe Sony's PSN will push them if they feel the need.
If he is talking about the XBLMP content then damn hes an idiot. I'm sorry Sony but that is some BS right there, XBL has a hell alot more content than Sony has on the PSN right now.
Now if he was talking about Nintendo and the Wii then I would agree. Now if anyone disagrees with me, at least put in a comment as to why you disagree.
But some explain to me, what this guy said.
he said xbox live....mainly offers old arcade games for their content... stuck in the past...
he said sony developed new games for HD on PSN...mini downloadable games...and developed high profile games like warhawk, soccom..and pai... and not concentrating too much on old games..
with giving people what they want. Yes they are alot of old games and some original one. But People seem to enjoy it. Before criticizing other, what do you have to offer us??
It's been alot of good news for Sony and the ps3, and that trash talking is not going to get you no where. I do like that you have games like Socom and Warhawk for psn but overall xbl live has more content. I say just shut up and keep doing what you are doing with firmware updates and demoes(Heavenly Sword thursday).
For someone whose downloadable content is stuck in the past, they sure make a lot of money on it.
Hmm funny thing is I will take old games over some of the newer games anytime. Live has been very good about putting new stuff up each week. Where is Sony's stuff week after week.
Enough with the 1080P thing already. That alone does not make or break a game or deem a network better then the other. Now if only Golden Axe would have been upgraded like the original Prince of Persia. I think developers should look into doing that more and given us the option to playing the updated game and the classic.
With live having something around 7 million subscribers I feel they will have the better network for years to come. That is some serious money each year they bring in to offer us new things. I applaud Sony for making theirs free, but I doubt that will always be the case.
i really don't care about this arcade stuff.
that guy in the pic is a douchebag...
I really dont get this Peter Dille guy he never has anything good to say.
What MS does is their business not his, and last time I checked download content seemed fairly popular.
Yes, he can't speak. Sony has been doing very poorly with PlayStation Store. Particularly in Europe and Australia, but still, it's quite poor everywhere. All we usually get each week are a few trailers. Maybe a demo if were lucky, and maybe even a full game or additional content for games if we're really lucky. I mean, this week, Sony will be releasing some new PSone titles on the PlayStation Store for the first time in months. It's getting better, I'll admit that, but after how many months, it should be so much more than what it is now.
Perhaps around Christmas Sony will act smarter and release more, such as numerous classic PlayStation gems, newer titles, extra content for games and maybe even countless games from old Sega consoles. For once, can PS3 owners own a game called Sonic the Hedgehog and not have to play a game with a terrible framerate and never-ending loading times? We can only hope that this will happen.
The man has a block shaped head and he's obviously a comedian....he's so funny. Sony executives really shouldn't be allowed to speak publicy, they just do more harm than good.
OKAY, This guy is completely wrong. I would never have thought that a person that went to college would still come out that stupid. Not in Direct defense of microsoft here but, Microsoft does have down loadable content. Furthermore the content is a mixture of old classics re done in high definition. And also NEW EXCLUSIVES ONLY TO XBOX. Not to mention the fact that they have downloadable movies, gamer pics, Demos, and also XBOX has about 4-5 times more demos than sony psn has. Now I am an XBOX fan, but i'm more of an avid gamer than a loyal fanboy to a particular system. But with comments like these comeing from the top of a sony corp. I do think i rest my case in why i follow the X. Until next time.
p.s. GEARS OF WAR RULES, AND I RULE GEARS OF WAR. WHAT DOES THAT MAKE ME?
it seems like the sole purpose of Sony's reps is to belittle the competition?
Don't open your mouth just to insert your foot.
XBL is superior to PSN at the moment. But that is to be expected Micro had a 5 year head start.
I wish that Sony would take all the energy that they have into puting out content instead of bashing the competition.
I bet if Peter Dille had an N4G account he would have 1 bubble.
he says positive things about Sony.
on this site, saying you like the PS3 seems pantamount to declaring that you're a Nazi to fanboys.
I mean really, this arrogance of Sony still lingers and it's sad. ANY comparison from any reputable news outlet give LIVE the easy win over what Sony has to offer.
Why is that people just randomly give you negative feedback? That feature is for those who insult or abuse others or spam. Giving an opinion that doesn't have such things in it, does not mean you can just take Bubbles off people.
Or those who write idiotic inflammatory comments, and this website is certainly not in short supply of such people.
I think that whining about losing bubbles is the quickest way to lose a few. That's just my opinion, though.
YES, i agree with you Meus Interpretation. But i'll give you good feed back if you give me good feed back. lol. later man
I was saying the same thing earlier I had 8 bubbles and now down to 7.
But what can ya do. These people are here with us and you cant do anything to stop them. Just post with good manner and hope the good guys give you your bubbles back.
Edit: See this is what I mean how can someone even disagree with my comment above? I hope its not b/c I said I have 7 bubbles when I really have 8 ( thats b/c when I posted this comment I only had 7 )
you lucky i have only 4 Bubbles
umm as a PS3 owner I can say Sony has no room to talk about online content in the marketplace...not at all...It's being built up yes, but there is still way more playable content in the Live network right now...Honestly, though I'd be fine if it stayed the way it is because while I do like playing a demo now and then, it's a convenience rather than a necessity for me..
Well I've just given the last few of you Bubbles :)
I will return the favor.