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David Perry GCDC Leipzig Keynote

G4 The Feed writes: "About 100 gaming insiders gathered in Leipzig Germany today to hear David Perry, Chief Creative Officer at Acclaim, and a 27 year veteran of the gaming industry, give his keynote on the future of gaming. We were there, and here's the rundown of what he talked about.

Some of the highlights:

His consultants say that online revenue will build to $2 billion a year over the next 10 years. Shows analysis that says the Wii will win the console war on the hardware side, and that, eventually the PS3 will sell the most software. Then he whips out some demographics for how games sell. In short, if you're making games, include multiplayer, use a celebrity name, and sell during the holiday season.

Sony will lose more money on the PS3 than they made in the entire lifecycle of the PS2. Total. They will not be able to make money on it, according to data, ever. No matter how long the cycle runs, and it's going to run a long, long time for Sony on this one. Good reviews sell games at a 20-1 ratio for game companies. Laptops are coming on strong for gaming, which should change PC game development drastically.

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sajj3163713d ago

According to Perry ... Sony will bleed due to PS3. I beg to differ with him on this.

mattkelly19913713d ago

... doubt this is true, I mean. Lets see, no.

LightningPS33713d ago (Edited 3713d ago )

They're still loosing money on every PS3 sold right now, and soon they will have to lower the price even more to match the price cut of XBOX 360 coming in September, or be killed during the holiday.

Gears of War 2 > Resistance 2

They just made a huge mistake putting blu ray on PS3, and other expensive crap that nobody needed

MrWonderful3713d ago (Edited 3713d ago )

we need no price cut to match 360. last time i checked $400 for a new toaster oven was to much. and i can rightfully say that cuz im on my 4th 360. developers are even starting to complain about the lack of space on a dvd for these new games coming. open your eye and wake up cuz you ain't in redmond anymore.

Deviant3713d ago

ur comment is full of sh*t ..ill take ur bubbles :)

Sony Rep3713d ago (Edited 3713d ago )

These are Unsubstantiated claims, and should be thrown out.

Apparently he knows more about Sony than Sony does, as he states Sony will never "ever" make money on the PlayStation 3. Hmm, G4? Oh!

Yet Sony is poised to turn a profit on each system sold as early as next year, especially with the introduction of the new cheaper to manufacture 45nm Cell and other small components that get trimmed down.

I'm not saying it's a conspiracy, but who is this guy, and how is anything he or his "consultants" say, credible?