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Survey: Japan PS3 Interest Rising

According to Japanese technology site ITmedia, the PlayStation 3 nearly matches the Wii in terms of consumer interest.

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mithrael_PS36403d ago

well, that's good news for sony... surely tgs made a great impact and changed the impression of people on the ps3... i mean they really did well this year's tgs... waaay better than e3... but still, that's not good enough... convince more people... come on, falling 2nd to Wii by one percent... there's one more event coming... and their launch party on novemeber 8... use those wisely.... and the online network... we need info on that...

PEACE!

achira6403d ago

nice to hear that ! #1 is correct, they must behave wisely, then there is nothing what can stop the success.

Daytona6403d ago

They have a long uphill road ahead of them, but yes, they do have a good opportunity to make it shine. November will be the proof.

Everyone's watching sony, do you hear me?

PS3 Ultimate6403d ago

As I said before, The PS3 will be either #2 or #1 in Japan! ^-^ And keep in mind that with the PS2, they sold more units in the U.S. and Europe market than Japan. So this is GREAT news. I can't wait to play a demo version of DMC4, MGS4,HS,MS,Ninja Guiden Sigma, FFXIII/FFvsXIII,WWE SDvsRw 07 or 08,untitled naughty dog game, RE5 and many, many more! I am truly excited for all 3 consoles though! The more they try to compete with each other, the more better it gets for us gamers!

THELANDSOFSAND6403d ago

watching a multi-national company go bankrupt is quite interesting.

zypher6403d ago

you're taking this stuff WAY too seriously. Sony's rise or fall won't benefit you in the slightest, unless you're some secret agent of Microsoft.

THELANDSOFSAND6403d ago (Edited 6403d ago )

LOL
I take this too seriously??

um, you are the sad person chasing me across the boards and harassing me. is the truth about sony and PS3 so scary to you that you need to attack my every comment? is that PS2 not keeping you busy enough with its amazzzzing games?

Secret agent? I think you need to get out more and quit with the paranoia and stalking!

and no, i won't censor my opinion on sony/PS3 to keep your dream from popping.

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10 Weirdest Video Games of All Time

Plenty of unforgettable games have completely messed up their players throughout the years, all the way back from the PS1 days to the dark recesses of the modern internet.

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JonTheGod1h ago

Why are the Katamari games not on the list??

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70 percent of devs unsure of live-service games sustainability

With so many games fighting for players' attention and interest losing out over time, time sink games are at risk of eventually losing steam.

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thorstein22h ago

It was worrisome to begin with.

It's a niche genre with only a handful of hits that can stand the test of time.

Cacabunga53m ago

I like the sound of that!! I will for sure never support these gaas games.
Sony must be shocked at gamer's reaction, making them cancel a few of these and hopefully go back to the good heavy hitters they had us used to..
now bring on that PSPro reveal and show us some SP 1st party awesomeness.

CrimsonWing6921h ago

What’s to be unsure of!? Look at the ratio of success to failure!

DarXyde4h ago

It's pretty ridiculous.

Imagine having a breadth of data at your disposal to see the statistically low success rate of these games, only to be laser focused on the exceptional case studies.

shinoff218320h ago

Yes. Stop all the live service bs.

jznrpg19h ago

Only a few will catch on. You need a perfect storm to be successful in GaaS and a bit of luck on top of that. But a potential cash cow will keep them trying and some will go out of business because of it.

MIDGETonSTILTS1719h ago

Helldivers 2 manages just fine…

Keep production costs low… don’t just make custscenes until the mechanics and enemies are perfected first.

Make so much content that you can drip extra content for years, and the game already feels complete without them.

Most importantly: make weapons, enemies, levels, and mechanics that will stand the test of 1000 hours. This might require more devs embracing procedurally generated leveled, which I think separates Helldivers 2 from Destiny’s repetitiveness.

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The Battle Pass Is The Worst Thing To Happen To Modern Gaming

Nameer from eXputer: "Some exceptions aside, I don't think the battle pass is a net positive for gaming with how they're implemented in most live service titles."

got_dam23h ago

Battle passes AND meta gaming both.

DivineHand12521h ago(Edited 21h ago)

I like the way Helldivers 2 does battle passes. It allows you to make purchases on each level of the battle pass and gives you the option of choosing which item to unlock first. The more purchases you make using medals the further you progress. There is no timer and you can earn medals towards purchasing stuff via personal orders and Major orders.

I haven't played much live service games that have battle passes but I remember some games that have battle passes where you progress through it linearly using an exp system. What makes it really bad is that the battle pass will have like 50 or more levels with the cooler stuff being closer to the end. They also have an in-game shop that sells exp boosters so you can reach the end of the pass before it refreshes. Everyone ilse will have to grind their way through.

lucian22921h ago

battle pass in fortnite is perfect; buy one and it buys the rest for every other season as it gives you more money than the first cost. so 8.50 and season ends with you getting 13.00, it pays for the next and you have some pocket change to save up for cash shop. All of which is optional