Sony needs to have more original games for the younger players.
If Sony does this then all of these marketing stuff will follow.
They need to have characters that are compelling and can't be found on any other system like Mario & Pokemon. PlayStation 1 & 2 used to have these games. Crash Bandicoot, Digimon, Monster Hunter, Klonoa, Jumping Jack Flash etc. Sony used to have an answer for all the 'Nintendo gaming needs' any PlayStation owner could want.
But what does PS3 have now? games most children are even not allowed to buy or play! Its ridiculous to compare God of War III market and sales to Pokemon! This is why Nintendo games are evergreen and have mass market appeal. In fact almost all of their games are aimed at kids-the casual gamers.
Sony made it clear that gaming consoles are not just toys for kids. Okay Sony have succeeded with that with flying colors, but it does not mean it must take this market for granted. What am I going to let my kids play, Heavy Rain and God of War III? Its not about the money its about the games.
Sony has the power best of both worlds. We need balanced content on our PS3. And looking over the shoulder PS3 gamers can only wish they also have Nintendo games on the PS3. That is a fact!
One major gripe I have with the PS3 is the lack of: First Party AAA Exclusive games for the kids at home.
LBP, Ratchet and Clank or Jak & Daxter are great games but they are not in the league of Sonic, Mario, Pokemon and Link. PS3 gamers NEED this kinds of games in High Definition! As much as Sony develop AAA games for the grown ups they should also give us AAA games for the younger gamers.
Just as much as PlayStation exclusives like Gran Turismo & God of War managed to keep the PS brand on top, rated everyone games like Mario & Pokemon kept Nintendo from quitting the console business! Much more if Sony got both bases covered.
That Eye Pet game is amazing but in reality the mascot design is SCARY! And we want those games made in Japan. Just like Mario and Sonic are Made in Japan. Not U.S. not Canada, not Europe. Made in Japan. Japanese appealing character designs and Western intelligent game play design combined together is full of win!