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Submitted by SwiderMan 1139d ago | article

Sony's Lucky Seven: The Seven American Development Studios They Own

G4TV.com takes a look at Sony's Lucky 7. With PS3 growth being driven by internal companies, the site takes a look at the all-new American roster, thanks to Suck Punch joining ranks with Sony's six other American all-stars. (Bend Studio, Dev, Industry, Next-Gen, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Sony, Sucker Punch, Sucker Punch Productions, Xbox 360, Zipper Interactive)

manman6  +   1139d ago
Sony knows what they are doing. They giving gamers what they want, good games created by some of the best developers.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1139d ago
Yeah but on the japanese side things are pretty weak by now.

Eat Sleep and Play shouldnt be there? i mean cmon its Twisted Metal!
SwiderMan  +   1139d ago
Eat Sleep Play is privately owned by Scott Campbell and David Jaffe, so therefore it's not on the list of Sony-owned American devs.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1138d ago
Japan Studio is pretty good
http://media.giantbomb.com/...
We just need more games released on the west.
showtimefolks  +   1139d ago
i agree when it comes to just games
i don't think there is another publisher out there like sony. with 22 studios they won and many others they have working partnerships with like they had with sucker punch for 12 years.

e-p-ayeaH

david jaffe said his studio is up for sale if right partner comes along i think if TM does well i could see sony move in but i think sony would like to see one more successful game from them after twsited metal before they buy them

look at QD and david cage heavy rain was a huge success if his next game is a success expect sony to scoop in same goes for lightbox interactive warhawk was a great success for being online only if starhawk is a success i can see sony buying them too

while sony have next 3-5 studios who they can and most likely will buy can we say the same for either nintendo or MS?

after being in the last place and starting out slow with ps3 sony has learned one thing above everything else gamers care about 2 things.

great games
and a company that's not ripping them off and giving them the most bang for their buck

so great exclusives plus free online is a win for any gamer

I wish MS would give me a reason to turn on my system before gears 3 but all year my xbox360 has been sitting there if that's the way MS think they will do it i don't it its right

next year we know about halo 4 i hope they have have some exclusives for q1-q2 and q3 of 2012

just have 2 exclusives for fall isn't right for rest of 11 months
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DarkTower805  +   1139d ago
Zipper isn't an all-star by a long shot, they need better talent than they currently have.
Cmpunk  +   1139d ago
unlike xbox seriously get some games..
Magnus  +   1139d ago
I thought Sony owned Gurilla games the people who did Killzone 2&3
golsilva  +   1139d ago
this is just the american owned developers for sony. guerilla games is owned by sony but it is based in europe along with media molecule,etc
Why o why  +   1139d ago
GG are europeans....
Newtype  +   1139d ago
They can technically make their own Super Smash Bros. like game.
redDevil87  +   1139d ago
They should do it!

The only thing they'd struggle with is the art and grpahical style.

Ninty characters all have a similar style. Sony games have lots of different graphical styles e.g. Sly, Ratchet, KZ, LBP etc
SilentNegotiator  +   1139d ago
Solid Snake and Mr. Game-and-Watch managed to co-exist. Sony characters would manage.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1139d ago
yeah a Super Smash bros kinda game that allows to make your custom stages and characters it would be fantastic.
Ares90  +   1139d ago
I've been dreaming about that for a long time. Smash Brothers is one of my favorite games. Come on Sony!!!
buddymagoo  +   1139d ago
I wonder who is next on the list for Sony. Also I wonder if anyone made any money through shares being owned and then bought out by Sony?
Black102WingS  +   1139d ago
Another reason why i love playstation.
Sugreev2001  +   1138d ago
Same here
DA_SHREDDER  +   1139d ago
Why is this only about American devs? Evolution, Guerrilla Games, Sony Liverpool, Media Molecule, and Polyphony Digital are as good, if not the best devs in the world. BTW, MAG was sick, and I would love to see what Zipper does with MAG 2, if they ever make it. MAG>Socom4 IMO.
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Persistantthug  +   1139d ago
Um....because:
The boss says so.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

;)
BattleAxe  +   1139d ago
MAG was not "sick", it was their worst game....well it was Zippers worst game before they released Socom4. This studio has completely alienated their fanbase from the PS2 era Socom games. Out of all the American developers listed, Zipper is the only visible stain on the sheets.
kingslayer1000  +   1139d ago
MAG was no there worst game, it was pretty good
remanutd55  +   1139d ago
yeap love mag , i hope theres a MAG 2 in the making
Jac5al  +   1139d ago
Could Sony buy Insomniac? Would they be willing to be bought, or is it too late now? Insomniac would be a great addition to the PS family.
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spektical  +   1139d ago
They can, they have many times before offered to purchase them.

IG wants to be independent, and if this multiplat title doesnt do as well, in terms of sales.. i can see IG pursuing talks with SONY for a purchase
manman6  +   1139d ago
Insomniac are partners with EA now, but if their next game flops maybe Sony will buy them out.
SoapShoes  +   1139d ago
They are partners for ONE franchise. They have claimed that they are still going to support the Resistance and Ratchet games.
TBM  +   1139d ago
i really wish people would stop saying if their multiplatform game fails they might be bought by sony. i love IG and im pretty stoked about overstrike, other than resistance their games dont always have a serious tone and after watching the trailer at E3 i know this game will be good.

i too wished they were in the sony dev family but they like their indenpendence and sony has respected their wishes all the while still maintaining the respect for each other.
jdfoster00  +   1139d ago
Here's full list of the studios. From IGN. http://uk.ps3.ign.com/artic...
Silly gameAr  +   1139d ago
It's crazy when you break them down by countries like this. I guess I've always thought of the Sony owned companies as one.
gcolley  +   1139d ago
why is this in the 360 section? this site is just looking for hits.
SwiderMan  +   1138d ago
Or, it's the fact that I looked at Microsoft's American studio strategy in the final paragraph. Solution: Try reading.
C0MPUT3R  +   1139d ago
Sony's 2nd party is really unmatched as well. (where Sucker Punch just came from obviously.)

Insomniac
LIghtbox
Eat Sleep Play
Quantic Dream
ThatGameCompany

just to name a few.
KingofGambling  +   1139d ago
just wait for Insomniac once Sony buy them
Sony first party of America will be known as the Crazy Eight
Denethor_II  +   1138d ago
I have a lot of respect for some American developers as they produce great games. My favourite being Valve, the Half Life/Portal series, for me, is a class above.

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