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PSM3: Why are so many PS3 games delayed?

PSM3 writes:

"PS3 is getting games a few weeks later, or worse, than Xbox 360. Why? We've got some pretty solid theories...

The key issue is simple: PS3 is harder to program for than Xbox 360; and Sony are harder (or rather, were harder) to work with than Microsoft. That's why Kaz Hirai banged on about reaching out to developers and making better middleware development tools at the Tokyo Game Show. Sony knows they've got a problem, and have to work double hard to win back the hearts and minds of the developers who control their fate. Only recently, Gabe Newell trashed PS3, while even Grant Collier of Infinity Ward (whose Call of Duty 4 is identical on PS3 to Xbox 360, and a real technical show stopper) admits Sony are harder to work with, citing a clumsy technical problem feedback loop.

...All developers agreed PS3 is powerful indeed more so than Xbox, but it's a swine to program thanks to its complex seven core parallel processor. Upshot? Developers go with what they know, and build games with Xbox in mind - an approach, according to Lair developer Factor 5, that makes it even harder to 'port' the game across to PS3." More within...

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kingfury3375d ago

Quality over quanity anyday. It'll take about 6 discs to complete a game designed for PS3 on XBOX.

MaximusPrime3375d ago

@ sony soldiers:

hear,hear

Salvadore3375d ago

Wow, you just made yourself look bad.

malingenie3375d ago

Whats to difference that from being an Xbot?

I believe Sony is a premium brand for premium gamers, we don't have to resort to those tactics.

bluebrad19743375d ago

This article was written by sony paid employees. If you look closely you'll notice a slew of PR bullshot. Actually, I would dare say the whole article is bullshot (knowing sonys track record).

artman3374d ago

it's more to MS way to me, see the bribe history... and see gamespot review, there is a weird smell about it too.
I believe sony also have some under tunnel way of marketing, but MS have way more worse way to play the game.

WonderboyIII3374d ago

Just thought it would be good to share such statistical information.

Gamerankings.com

PS3

Total of 62 Games
2 Games Averaging in the 90s
22 Games in the 80s

Title Plat Company Reviews Avg.
Vote Avg
Score
1. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
PS3 Bethesda Softworks
50 7.7 93.0%
2. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
PS3 SCEA
15 8.0 90.2%
3. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
PS3 Ubisoft
23 8.5 87.4%
4. Resistance: Fall of Man
PS3 SCEA
74 7.9 87.3%
5. Virtua Fighter 5
PS3 Sega
45 7.9 87.1%
6. Ninja Gaiden Sigma
PS3 Tecmo
48 8.6 86.8%
7. Skate
PS3 EA Games
20 5.6 86.4%
8. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
PS3 Ubisoft
30 8.0 85.7%
9. NHL 08
PS3 Electronic Arts
20 4.0 85.7%
10. NBA Street Homecourt
PS3 EA Sports Big
27 6.7 83.9%
11. Warhawk
PS3 SCEA
45 7.6 83.9%
12. Fight Night Round 3
PS3 EA Sports
37 7.9 83.5%
13. DiRT
PS3 Codemasters
25 7.7 82.8%
14. MotorStorm
PS3 SCEA
64 7.9 82.7%
15. Madden NFL 08
PS3 EA Sports
25 4.8 82.5%
16. FIFA Soccer 08
PS3 EA Sports
15 5.3 82.1%
17. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
PS3 EA Sports
30 6.0 81.9%
18. The Darkness
PS3 2K Games
33 7.8 81.7%
19. Heavenly Sword
PS3 SCEA
58 8.2 81.3%
20. NBA 2K7
PS3 2K Sports
25 7.4 81.3%
21. Call of Duty 3
PS3 Activision
45 7.3 80.9%
22. Virtua Tennis 3
PS3 Sega
33 7.5 80.5%
23. Sega Rally Revo
PS3 Sega
17 3.5 80.3%
24. NHL 2K7
PS3 2K Sports
24 6.2 80.1%
25. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
PS3 Ubisoft
16 8.2 79.4%
26. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
PS3 Activision
36 7.3 79.3%
27. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
PS3 EA Sports
23 9.0 79.2%
28. Ridge Racer 7
PS3 Namco Bandai Games
48 6.2 78.7%
29. The BIGS
PS3 2K Sports
16 -- 78.2%
30. Tony Hawk's Project 8
PS3 Activision
40 5.6 78.0%
31. Madden NFL 07
PS3 EA Sports
26 5.9 77.9%
32. MLB 07: The Show
PS3 SCEA
25 7.7 77.3%
33. Folklore
PS3 SCEA
27 7.5 77.3%
34. Formula One Championship Edition
PS3 SCEA
53 7.3 77.2%
35. Stuntman Ignition
PS3 THQ
14 8.3 77.0%
36. NCAA Football 08
PS3 EA Sports
14 9.0 76.6%
37. NHL 2K8
PS3 Take-Two Interactive
16 1.0 75.3%
38. Need for Speed Carbon
PS3 EA Games
33 6.5 74.8%
39. All-Pro Football 2K8
PS3 2K Sports
20 5.0 74.7%
40. NBA Live 08
PS3 EA Sports
15 5.7 74.4%
41. Major League Baseball 2K7
PS3 2K Sports
16 5.6 73.4%
42. The Godfather: The Don's Edition
PS3 Electronic Arts
31 8.0 73.1%
43. F.E.A.R.
PS3 Vivendi Games
35 8.6 72.5%
44. Armored Core 4
PS3 Sega
35 7.7 68.6%
45. Def Jam: Icon
PS3 EA Games
37 6.0 68.6%
46. NBA 08
PS3 SCEA
22 4.5 68.1%
47. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
PS3 EA Games
30 10.0 68.0%
48. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
PS3 Ubisoft
27 7.9 67.5%
49. Full Auto 2: Battlelines
PS3 Sega
42 7.0 66.9%
50. Spider-Man 3
PS3 Activision
36 7.6 65.4%
51. Enchanted Arms
PS3 Ubisoft
19 6.5 64.7%
52. NBA 07
PS3 SCEA
27 5.1 64.6%
53. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam
PS3 Namco Bandai Games America
20 10.0 62.8%
54. NASCAR 08
PS3 EA Sports
21 -- 60.5%
55. Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
PS3 Sony Online Entertainment
45 5.4 59.9%
56. Genji: Days of the Blade
PS3 SCEA
52 4.3 58.1%
57. Lair
PS3 SCEA
42 7.8 56.8%
58. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
PS3 Disney Interactive Studios
26 9.0 56.3%
59. Transformers: The Game
PS3 Activision
29 5.8 53.7%
60. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
PS3 Take-Two Interactive
22 -- 48.6%
61. Sonic the Hedgehog
PS3 Sega
12 6.0 45.8%
62. Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire
PS3 Namco Bandai Games America
36 4.3 36.2

XBOX 360
233 Games in Total
9 Games in the 90s
62 games in the 80s

Title Plat Company Reviews Avg.
Vote Avg
Score
1. The Orange Box
X360 EA Games
23 8.9 96.2%
2. BioShock
X360 2K Games
82 9.2 95.3%
3. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
X360 2K Games
102 9.2 94.1%
4. Gears of War
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
106 8.7 93.8%
5. Halo 3
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
76 8.5 93.3%
6. Guitar Hero II
X360 RedOctane
55 8.1 92.1%
7. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
X360 Ubisoft
88 8.7 90.6%
8. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
X360 Konami
22 8.3 90.0%
9. Call of Duty 2
X360 Activision
86 8.8 90.0%
10. Forza Motorsport 2
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
68 9.1 89.8%
11. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
X360 Ubisoft
76 8.5 89.0%
12. Burnout Revenge
X360 Electronic Arts
71 8.4 88.7%
13. Project Gotham Racing 3
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
93 8.6 88.4%
14. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
X360 Bizarre Creations
27 8.1 87.9%
15. The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
X360 Bethesda Softworks
41 8.3 87.5%
16. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
X360 D3
10 -- 86.9%
17. Skate
X360 EA Games
47 6.0 86.8%
18. Project Gotham Racing 4
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
38 8.4 86.5%
19. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
X360 Ubisoft
55 8.6 86.4%
20. Dead or Alive 4
X360 Tecmo
83 8.0 86.1%
21. NHL 08
X360 Electronic Arts
32 6.8 85.4%
22. Bomberman Live
X360 Hudson Entertainment
28 8.8 85.3%
23. Fight Night Round 3
X360 EA Sports
76 8.3 85.3%
24. Dead Rising
X360 Capcom
96 8.3 85.2%
25. NBA 2K8
X360 2K Sports
12 -- 85.0%
26. NBA 2K7
X360 2K Sports
50 8.0 84.7%
27. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
X360 Ubisoft
61 8.4 84.7%
28. Viva Pinata
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
66 7.8 84.6%
29. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
X360 Capcom
16 -- 84.4%
30. F.E.A.R.
X360 Vivendi Games
50 7.8 83.5%
31. Crackdown
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
80 8.3 83.4%
32. FIFA Soccer 08
X360 EA Sports
25 7.0 83.4%
33. Need for Speed Most Wanted
X360 Electronic Arts
71 8.0 83.3%
34. Madden NFL 08
X360 EA Sports
44 7.6 83.1%
35. Pac-Man Championship Edition
X360 Namco Bandai Games
28 8.3 83.1%
36. DiRT
X360 Codemasters
63 8.3 83.1%
37. Call of Duty 3
X360 Activision
86 8.3 83.0%
38. The Darkness
X360 2K Games
70 8.1 82.9%
39. Catan
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
25 7.1 82.8%
40. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
X360 Activision
78 8.0 82.7%
41. NBA Street Homecourt
X360 EA Sports Big
38 7.6 82.6%
42. Hitman: Blood Money
X360 Eidos Interactive
59 8.0 82.5%
43. Condemned: Criminal Origins
X360 Sega
80 8.2 82.5%
44. Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis
X360 Rockstar Games
83 7.7 82.4%
45. College Hoops 2K7
X360 2K Sports
22 7.2 82.4%
46. Test Drive Unlimited
X360 Atari
81 8.0 82.1%
47. Saints Row
X360 THQ
85 8.2 82.1%
48. Tony Hawk's Project 8
X360 Activision
77 6.8 82.0%
49. Uno
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
24 7.1 81.9%
50. NCAA Football 08
X360 EA Sports
30 9.7 81.6%
51. Tomb Raider: Legend
X360 Eidos Interactive
62 8.0 81.5%
52. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
X360 LucasArts
54 8.1 81.4%
53. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
X360 EA Sports
48 7.5 81.4%
54. The BIGS
X360 2K Sports
21 7.8 81.4%
55. Cloning Clyde
X360 NinjaBee
38 6.9 81.0%
56. Perfect Dark Zero
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
95 7.8 80.9%
57. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars
X360 EA Games
46 6.1 80.9%
58. Madden NFL 07
X360 EA Sports
56 7.7 80.8%
59. Prince of Persia Classic
X360 Ubisoft
24 7.3 80.8%
60. Kameo: Elements of Power
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
92 8.0 80.6%
61. Marble Blast Ultra
X360 GarageGames
28 7.7 80.5%
62. NCAA Football 07
X360 EA Sports
42 7.6 80.5%
63. Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
X360 Activision
12 10.0 80.4%
64. Virtua Tennis 3
X360 Sega
37 6.4 80.4%
65. Eternal Sonata
X360 Namco Bandai Games America
35 8.3 80.3%
66. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
X360 THQ
51 7.2 80.3%
67. Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
X360 Ubisoft
73 7.4 80.2%
68. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
X360 EA Sports
42 -- 80.1%
69. Alien Hominid HD
X360 The Behemoth
17 7.1 80.1%
70. The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II
X360 EA Games
59 6.4 80.0%
71. Sega Rally Revo
X360 Sega
25 6.2 80.0%
72. FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage
X360 Empire Interactive
39 8.6 79.9%
73. MotoGP 06
X360 THQ
56 7.5 79.8%
74. NHL 07
X360 EA Sports
50 7.2 79.8%
75. NBA 2K6
X360 2K Sports
48 7.0 79.6%
76. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
X360 Capcom
85 7.9 79.6%
77. Football Manager 2006
X360 Sega Europe
22 5.7 79.2%
78. Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007
X360 Konami
43 6.7 79.2%
79. NHL 2K7
X360 2K Sports
55 7.4 79.1%
80. Major League Baseball 2K7
X360 2K Sports
29 7.9 79.0%
81. Doom
X360 Activision
26 7.9 78.8%
82. MotoGP 07
X360 THQ
19 -- 78.7%
83. Carcassonne
X360 Sierra Online
19 6.3 78.6%
84. AstroPop
X360 Oberon Media
15 5.6 78.5%
85. Eets: Chowdown
X360 Klei Entertainment
12 6.0 78.3%
86. Outpost Kaloki X
X360 NinjaBee
25 6.7 78.3%
87. Prey
X360 2K Games
90 7.8 78.3%
88. Stranglehold
X360 Midway
52 7.4 78.2%
89. Need for Speed Carbon
X360 EA Games
58 7.3 77.9%
90. Assault Heroes
X360 Sierra Online
18 7.4 77.8%
91. Hexic HD
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
13 7.0 77.8%
92. RoboBlitz
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
26 5.7 77.6%
93. Far Cry Instincts Predator
X360 Ubisoft
58 7.6 77.5%
94. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
X360 EA Games
65 7.9 77.5%
95. Wik: The Fable of Souls
X360 Reflexive Entertainment
21 6.5 77.4%
96. The Godfather
X360 Electronic Arts
59 6.5 77.2%
97. Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank
X360 PopCap
20 7.3 77.2%
98. Overlord
X360 Codemasters
47 8.6 77.1%
99. Blue Dragon
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
48 8.0 77.1%
100. Lumines Live!
X360 Q Entertainment
26 6.7 77.0%
101. Zuma Deluxe
X360 Oberon Media
18 6.9 76.9%
102. Mutant Storm Reloaded
X360 PomPom
16 6.7 76.7%
103. Beautiful Katamari
X360 Namco Bandai Games
11 7.0 76.6%
104. Worms
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
24 6.7 76.0%
105. Gun
X360 Activision
70 7.6 75.8%
106. Quake 4
X360 Activision
73 7.8 75.6%
107. Medal of Honor: Airborne
X360 Electronic Arts
51 8.4 75.6%
108. Ridge Racer 6
X360 Namco
85 7.2 75.6%
109. Stuntman Ignition
X360 THQ
36 7.7 75.5%
110. Top Spin 2
X360 2K Sports
60 7.4 75.5%
111. Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
X360 Activision
52 6.8 75.4%
112. All-Pro Football 2K8
X360 2K Sports
23 8.2 75.1%
113. NHL 2K6
X360 2K Sports
48 6.6 75.1%
114. Dance Dance Revolution Universe
X360 Konami
24 6.9 74.8%
115. Madden NFL 06
X360 EA Sports
56 6.6 74.6%
116. FIFA 07
X360 EA Sports
44 6.4 74.4%
117. Small Arms
X360 Gastronaut Studios
22 6.1 74.0%
118. UEFA Champions League 2006-2007
X360 EA Games
28 8.5 73.9%
119. NBA Live 08
X360 EA Sports
19 5.3 73.9%
120. 2006 FIFA World Cup
X360 Electronic Arts
57 6.9 73.8%
121. Amped 3
X360 2K Sports
66 7.3 73.8%
122. Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting
X360 Capcom
34 6.9 73.7%
123. NHL 2K8
X360 Take-Two Interactive
22 6.0 73.4%
124. Battlestations: Midway
X360 Eidos Interactive
56 6.3 73.2%
125. Smash TV
X360 Midway
15 6.6 72.9%
126. College Hoops 2K6
X360 2K Sports
17 6.5 72.4%
127. Brian Lara International Cricket 2007
X360 Codemasters
13 7.9 72.4%
128. Hexic 2
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
13 -- 72.2%
129. Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII
X360 Ubisoft
22 -- 72.1%
130. Call of Juarez
X360 Ubisoft
35 6.8 72.1%
131. Just Cause
X360 Eidos Interactive
66 7.3 72.1%
132. Jetpac Refuelled
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
16 6.5 72.0%
133. Luxor 2
X360 MumboJumbo
17 1.7 71.9%
134. Clive Barker's Jericho
X360 Codemasters
10 8.3 71.7%
135. Chromehounds
X360 Sega
62 7.2 71.4%
136. Full Auto
X360 Sega
73 7.3 71.1%
137. Space Giraffe
X360 Llamasoft
20 1.0 70.9%
138. Enchanted Arms
X360 Ubisoft
64 7.2 70.8%
139. Earth Defense Force 2017
X360 D3
51 7.4 70.7%
140. Paperboy
X360 Midway
12 4.3 70.7%
141. The Outfit
X360 THQ
62 7.6 70.5%
142. NCAA March Madness 07
X360 EA Sports
32 6.1 70.5%
143. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06
X360 EA Sports
50 6.6 70.4%
144. Blitz: The League
X360 Midway
24 6.3 70.1%
145. Def Jam: Icon
X360 EA Games
45 5.7 70.0%
146. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
X360 EA Games
44 8.0 69.8%
147. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
X360 Midway
18 6.1 69.7%
148. Final Fantasy XI
X360 Square Enix
31 6.5 69.4%
149. Boom Boom Rocket
X360 Electronic Arts
20 8.0 69.4%
150. Conan
X360 THQ
13 -- 69.1%
151. Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
13 6.7 68.9%
152. World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions
X360 Activision
21 6.3 68.7%
153. Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
X360 THQ
17 10.0 68.6%
154. Shadowrun
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
55 7.4 68.6%
155. Pinball FX
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
15 7.2 68.3%
156. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
X360 Ubisoft
14 6.6 67.9%
157. Crash of the Titans
X360 Sierra Entertainment
10 -- 67.8%
158. Band of Bugs
X360 NinjaBee
12 9.0 67.5%
159. Bankshot Billiards 2
X360 PixelStorm
16 5.4 67.5%
160. Jewel Quest
X360 iWin
10 6.5 67.2%
161. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
X360 Ubisoft
65 7.3 67.2%
162. Rayman Raving Rabbids
X360 Ubisoft
15 7.7 67.2%
163. Galaga
X360 Namco Bandai Games
19 6.0 67.1%
164. Spider-Man 3
X360 Activision
64 6.8 66.8%
165. Time Pilot
X360 Konami
16 6.4 66.6%
166. Robotron: 2084
X360 Midway
13 6.5 66.2%
167. Disney's Meet the Robinsons
X360 Disney Interactive Studios
21 2.5 66.1%
168. LMA Manager 2007
X360 Codemasters
15 5.6 66.0%
169. Joust
X360 Midway
13 5.9 65.7%
170. Dig Dug
X360 Namco Bandai Games
17 7.1 65.6%
171. Project Sylpheed
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
48 6.3 65.6%
172. Cars
X360 THQ
16 6.3 65.6%
173. NBA Live 06
X360 EA Sports
45 6.4 65.5%
174. Phantasy Star Universe
X360 Sega
40 7.8 65.4%
175. Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
X360 Activision
23 10.0 65.3%
176. Armored Core 4
X360 Sega
34 5.7 64.7%
177. Gauntlet
X360 Midway
15 6.1 64.7%
178. Star Trek: Legacy
X360 Bethesda Softworks
43 6.5 64.7%
179. Big Bumpin'
X360 King Games
14 4.5 64.6%
180. Texas Hold 'Em
X360 TikGames, LLC
18 6.4 64.5%
181. Crystal Quest
X360 Stainless Games
13 6.3 64.3%
182. Contra
X360 Konami
17 6.5 64.2%
183. Ms. Pac-Man
X360 Bandai Namco Games
13 6.2 64.1%
184. Frogger
X360 Konami
18 5.5 64.0%
185. Track & Field
X360 Konami
16 8.5 63.4%
186. Pac-Man
X360 Namco Bandai Games
19 6.6 63.3%
187. Rumble Roses XX
X360 Konami
61 6.2 63.1%
188. Ninety-Nine Nights
X360 Microsoft Game Studios
82 7.0 62.9%
189. Major League Baseball 2K6
X360 2K Sports
20 6.2 62.7%
190. NASCAR 08
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MaximusPrime3375d ago

i knew about this ages ago.

Give developers some time. Once they got the hand of PS3 power, they will make the game better.

wicked3374d ago

I think that is just wishful thinking

Sam Fisher3374d ago

i truly agree with u but seriously they need to get use to it cuz if they dont they will get back tracked and cannot keep up with the 360 (i say only 360 cuz wii will soon die)

sonysoIdiers3375d ago ShowReplies(4)
paracardium3375d ago

This dude is really hopped up on something.. share with the rest of us Ps3 people.