The company doesn't often get much credit for this, but one of the biggest reasons for Sony's success in the video game industry is not its hardware, but in the breadth and scope of its first-party studios.
Let me think..1..2..3...A LOT!
Just How Many Game Studios Does Sony Own, Anyway? your answer http://www.develop-online.n...
"The company doesn't often get much credit for this" Is kotaku kidding? I mean, the word EXCLUSIVE has been beaten to death in the world of PS3. It's the #1 reason why I have one.
"Is kotaku kidding?" The kotaku bit is your answer
I won't give kotaku the hit. They're still hurt over the Blacklisting Sony rightfully gave them. They're just trolling. If this was a MS blog post then it'd be all pros.
..And this is something that Sony is doing that no other companies are: having a huge library of impressive games only available from your console. Keyword HUGE.
I wish Microsoft would do the same thing. It's not like they don't have the money. Sure, they have Halo and Gears which outsell almost if not all Sony exclusives, but they won't stay hot forever. Sony shows that they have a long term investment in TRUE first party exclusives. Good for Sony, they deserve the success they get.
They forgot to buy "Ready at Dawn"
16 studio's across Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia.
You forgot SOE's studios.
WHATTTTTTTTT ITS OVER 9000!!!!!!!! it... it must be a mistake.
In the future, it will be made clear that owning these studios is like owning streets in Monopoly.
Welcome to Park Place...
Sony OWN the Community Chest. See what I did thar?
22 before MM and sucker punch they were at 20
right? and the way SE is going someone will have to buy them soon enough since sony owns so much stock already why not
Roughly 8% and number three slot according to Square's own investor website. However, Yasuhiro Fukushima is number one shareholder at 20% with what I assume is a company of his at number two slot with slightly more shares than Sony. I believe Sony got their stock in Square back in the day with the Final Fantasy 7 publishing deal. Note Sony owns a large share of the rights to Final Fantasy 7 and its characters, hence not "much" appearance of FF7 characters in Square games on other consoles; I believe Cloud and Sephiroth are in KH games on the DS. Source: http://www.square-enix.com/...
I don't get it... The Enix portion is the one that owns the most shares in Square-Enix? I thought it was Square who bought Enix but it seems the merge wasn't mutual because Enix is the one with the most power. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... In other words, it was Enix who fucked up Square? 0__0
the reason i'll get the ps4 first instead of the 720 or whatever they'll call it. people appreciate a good developer just like they know a good movie director, they know what there're going to get, which is a quality product.
How many games studios does sony own? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? (hint, sony...nows your chance to spoof geico commercials with kevin butler) ;)
Keep 'em coming Sony! They need to acquire Quantic Dreams and Insomniac if it's not too late
Insomniac was approached by sony years ago and they humbly declined. They want to stay independent, and they just opened up a studio in NC in 2008, thats putting out Ratchet:A4O this fall. They have become too big for Sony, and they want to do multiplats. They'll still be doing exclusives for Sony so they are Second party. Quantic Dream, Yes Please! :-)
Last time I heard it was 16 I believe?
I'm not seeing 25 1st party Nintendo studios on wikipedia? Am I reading it wrong? Sony has more like 20. SOE owns a few that aren't included in the 16 on wikipedia's SCE page.
sony needs to buy activison next that would = alot of sells for ps3s just for the new cod's that would come out but also would give cod a chance of looking next gen
Activision isn't a developer.
Neither is Take-Two but their on the market
I'm pretty sure this won't happen for a while. Activision makes way to much money. Why would they sell themselves?
Reasons this wouldn't happen. 1. Activision Blizzard is the biggest publisher out there. Big enough to afford their independance. Even if they were to sell they'd go for Billions. 2. Call of Duty will always make more money as a multiplatform franchise than as an exclusive. Why do you want that anyway? If I had a PS3 I'd MUCH rather play Killzone, Uncharted and Resistance. 2.1. Call of Duty still runs on a modified Quake 3 engine and because CoD is released annually I don't think Acti-Blizz can afford the time or wants to spend the money on developing an All New engine. It's not just about graphics, the game has to feel the same which takes a lot of time testing.
16 and counting...
I see what you did there.
Sony has 16, Microsoft has 11 while Nintendo only has 7.
now lets talk exclusive successful games .... hint .... Sony wins
Microsoft has 11? What are they doing with those studios? I mean there is Forza and Halo (the new dev for Halo 4) that is First-Party, so what do all the rest of them make? I'm not trying to troll, I'm just honestly interested why microsoft have so few quality first-party games when they have 11 studios.
Called using the studios to develop for Kinect. You kind of get where Microsoft is heading when they use existing studios to develop family kinect games and still open new studies like MGS Family
Its because Microsoft chooses to spend their money on exclusive DLC, timed exclusive DLC, and timed exclusive games. As if people actually cares about that stuff. Sony spends their money into their game studios with actual games.
@Da_Evil_Monkey: If you only include developers that work on the 360 itself and remove developers who are soley focused on Kinect then you are only left with 3 first party developers. Lionhead Turn10 343 Industries And those 3 are already working on existing franchises. Fable Forza Halo
Microsoft does have 11, at least according to Wiki. BigPark - Kinect Joy Ride Good Science Studio - Kinect Adventures Lionhead Studios - Fable series, Black & White series, The Movies MGS Family - Untitled Project MGS Soho - Untitled Project MGS Mobile Gaming - ilomilo MGS Vancouver - Untitled Project Rare Ltd. - Kinect Sports, Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Piñata, Perfect Dark series Turn 10 Studios - Forza Motorsport series Xbox Live Productions - South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! 343 Industries - Halo series But they would have had a lot more, in fact the most out of the big 3 if they didn't defunct/sold the other developers. Let's not forget that MS has been building their development teams long before the Xbox came out, especially games for Windows.
sony is building the foundation for next gen !!! good to know now i hope to see a very strong support from all first and second party studios on ps vita !!! , keep them coming sony , Quantic Dream , Lightbox Interactive or Thatgamecompany wouldnt hurt adding , dont you think ?
its not so easy to buy a company
i know that but it hasnt been long since they bought Evolution Studios , Media Molecule and Sucker Punch
Hell, they bought Novarama and Sucker Punch within a month of each other!
the company must prov with at lest 2 good games that they are worth the shot and the second is quality and a game with lots of fans
Sony can basically build a new system and have their studios make tons of games that define it.And they don't have to worry about them refusing to make the game for them, jumping ship, edging away from them or turning on them like so many third parties do. Better to have your own personal army then paid mercenaries who could turn on you at the drop of a hat
Or mercenaries that leave you for a bigger purse. Ahem, like MS and Square.
And even better, they are still given lots of creative freedom. Since Sony owns the franchises, they can assign them to some other developers, whilst the original developers can move to fresh new IPs, which is what we all want. Media Molecule and Sucker Punch are the latest examples of that!
Enough Studios to make sure it can deliver more and more awesome games :D
i feel if IG's multiplatform game isn't stellar in terms of sales they will looking into a purchase from SONY. it would be great to have all studios that created some of the best platformers ever in R&C, J&D and sly
there is a reason they never purchased them..
Sony is pretty smart on who they buy, which makes me wonder how they pick who they should buy and shouldn't? Next think you know, Sony buying out Nintendo's studios.
they would never sell to MS...but maybe Sony
Sony has more studios but they still don't sell more games or consoles. Owning all those studios means just that. 3rd party games are selling better than exclusives and its not because they are on multiple consoles.
"3rd party games are selling better than exclusives and its not because they are on multiple consoles." Actually it is cause those games all get double/triple the advertisement. Advertising is what really sells games. Sony relies too much on word of mouth.
Sony have enough studios to take them into the ps4. Sony also have multiplat games to take them into the ps4. Sony have 3d/240hz to last until the ps4. Sony have Vita to take them into the ps4. Sony platform of GAMES whether exclusives or multiplats is doing just FINE! Sony will be o.k with 3rd seeing nobody thought ps3 will last THIS LONG. psn: cedaridge / xbl: cedaridge
I can say that this is exactly the reason why I decided to get a PS3 instead of a 360. Sure Gears of War and Halo are PLAIN AWESOME franchises, but that's basically it when it comes to exclusives (that are worth mentioning, I mean).
Sony has 20 and 100 good games them MS has 10 and 2 good games from them
even though this company is great at alot of ways it bugs me that it has such a dumb president he was cheap at security but fortunatley not anymore
The article mentions SONY buying SE, but if they did they wouldn't just be getting SE, they'd get Eidos too. I don't think Microsoft would want that so I'm sure they'd do everything they could to convince them not to make a deal if it ever happened.
Sony is part owners of SE, meaning they have shares in the company. They don't totally own the company, only part, that's why they can't dictate what SE should do.
I know, but if they completely bought out the company, thus gaining control of what gets released where, MS and Nintendo would be out of not only FF, DQ, and other SE games, but Hitman, Deus Ex, and Tomb Raider too.
We could only wish, but the asking price might be too high for Sony to consider it.
Im a multiconsole owner and I have got to say. It's more than blantantly obvious that Sony has like 100 to 3 of MS's studios... The route MS is going as far as Kinect and their lack of 1st party studios. I think I may only be a Playstation owner in the future if MS keeps doing the stupid s#!t they have been...
Enough to pump out handfuls of exclusives every 2 to 3 years through out the 10 year product life cycle of each platform they launch.
tbh I want more Japanese stuff from Sony... I mean they are a Japanese company... Team ICO ftw :)
Now is another question: How many studios does Microsoft own?
Although SONY is a Japanese company most 1st party studios r out of JPN and they make games for the western market ofc, such examples/franchises r: Uncharted God of War Infamous Killzone MAG SOCOM and many more that mostly westerners play So my question is how is possible for a Japanese company to have so many western oriented games and not even 1 that appeal to Japanese market? And that's where the "JRPG" question comes in play once upon a time in the PS1/2 era SONY gave us games like Legend of Dragoon, Legend of Legaia 1,2, Dark Cloud etc.. Where is those games now? why SONY abandon completely the JRPG market?
good question , wouldnt hurt to try to buy Level 5 , i really love their work on playstation consoles
Sony needs a solid JRPG maker and Fighting Game Maker. Like Namco (Soul Calibur Series) and (i'd say square, but they have become horrid at making JRPGs) I'm not sure who is a good JRPG maker anymore. Bring the team back that did Legend of Dragoon on the PS1 and call it a day!
Sony will Bought Square enix...... in the future Err... hopefully...