"We've always believed that whatever it is we're doing, it's something that appeals to our core gaming audience first and foremost," SCE worldwide boss Kaz Hirai told The Telegraph.
hope, love u sony
you can play core as well as casual games on your PlayStation 3 it only does everything
i love you too, Sony!
"Sony: Core gamers our No.1 priority" As if we had any doubts.
@Major Jack Hoff I know right? 16 years of top notch hardcore entertainment on Sony platforms and people still question Sony. 16 years, that's two thirds of my life, it's more than the average age of the mint-green demographic.
@Serg I never looked at it like that, thanks. Here is a quote to some it up! "The further backward you look, the further forward you can see" Winston Churchill
Yeah!!! Thanks So Much Sony for Not abondon us, The Real Gamers like some Other Companies are doing, That's Why WE Always Support you...
well you know the saying dont bite the hand s that feeds you in this case Sony should stay loyal it the core gamers helped them wither the storm of the first 2 years of the PS3 on the market
"Sony: Core gamers our No.1 priority" thank god
Good to hear there one company that wont completely whore them selves out to the casuals. Core Gamers/Games should be every gaming companies 1st priority.
@serg Bubbles up. Nobody could have said it better
Microsoft may be using Justin Bieber to promote Kinect, but my god you Sony fanboys sound like the little tween girls at the Justin Biebers concerts. OMG we <3 Sony, Ahhhhh We love you so much. Give me a freakin break, pathetic.
Must mean they are doing something right. Your jealousy is overwhelming. What's the matter M$ not doing giving you proper core games or something? I guess its ok for someone like you to praise Microgreed while sony fans can't do the same.
T9, we clearly know you love microsoft, love to troll and defend Xbox because you like it, now the question, if it is that pathetic, if it is that bothersome for you and whoever disagree, why or, the heck of why do you give any importance? does it matter to you what they think about a company that deliver what they want? NO, but, for them and whoever can see themselves liking there quotes, that microsoft doesn't asure the same for you doesn't take them the chance of. You sir sound instead like these rabid fanboys who love to give a damn just for the sake of (double standard troll detected), and your kind is tiring some, GIVE US A BREAK of your ignorance, wanna be respected, respect others opinion, if you don't know how, just cut your fingers then shut up. Keep them coming sony, hoping microsoft deliver too.
Oh Guys you see the Irony there, he's talking about how Sony Fans are reacting for this, this article is actually stating that Real Gamers are the Major Priority for Sony, while he, by supporting the new casual-"trend" of his console manufacturer, will end up playing the Justin-Beaver-just-Dance Game on his console of choice, Unbelievable...
The difference is that we go crazy for Sony because of the Triple A exclusives. Meanwhile, you go crazy for Justin Bieber, and not in a straight way.
microsoft: screwing people our No.1 priority .
Sony is still a corporation. Don't be fooled by their PR.
Live in your world play in ours, play B3yond.
It's such a stupid catchphrase.
:') That's me
True, no Kinect / Wii shovelware bullshit. Even PS Move supports a lot of core games. Thanks Sony.
Actually as an RPG lover, Sorcery kind of appealed to me as a core gamer. Thanks Sony, keep em coming.
Seems that the other two are too busy making exercise games.
Maybe this gen will end with Nintendo and Microsoft fighting over the Casuals ( like how Sony and Microsoft are fighting over the hardcore today), while Sony takes over the Hardcore all by themselves ( Like how Nintendo takes over the Casual).
If i see any CORE games for move on day one, then Yes, maybe!!
dude EyePet is hardcore I assure you. If you don't feed it and lookk after it every day it will look at you evil and be dirty.
+buble for you I laughed really hard lol
There are plenty of core games slated for Move support. This list does not necessarily represent day 1 games, but it still proves the point that Move will support core games. Resident Evil 5 Heavy Rain SOCOM 4 Killzone 3 Ruse Gran Turismo 5 I was going to stop at 5, but figured I would give you a bonus sixth game on the list.
Little Big Planet Sorcery Tiger Woods 11 R.U.S.E mmmmmm.... I'm sure there is a few more
Gran turismo 5 support Ps move?
I guess we will find out in November. @ zootang I intentionally left Sorcery, LittleBigPlanet, and LittleBigPlanet 2 off the list because many people may not consider them "core games". Personally Sorcery does interest me as a core gamer. I also believe LittleBigPlanet could be considered a core game as well. I would love to see a casual gamer get through the Bunker unscathed.
core enough for ya....If you've already played it then i can understand but with the resident, killzone and socom im sure there'll be more
Thats what MS have done since the original Xbox launched
Omega must have slept through the PS1, PS2 days with all the cores games which of those 2 systems had.
Only in your dreams. No exclusive at all besides Gears 27 and Halo 33. And now at E3 2010 what do you get ? Skittles the tiger and dance party shovelware. You're right, it's sooooo hardcore.
"Thats what MS have done since the original Xbox launched" thanks to games like Kenecktanimals , now it's "used to do"
And here i thought Omega4 missed this article... i was wrong.
But I have to agree with him. Xbox has been a hardcore brand. But now with Kinect it's looking like the only hardcore games they want are multiplatform. They will still have their Fables and Halo's and Gears, but I just hope they don't loss their way and make everything casual oriented.
It's like you're trying to say Microsoft are the first people ever to support hardcore gamers?! too bad you're only 14 years old, and you just started playing games recently!! Hardcore gamers FTW!!
enjoy your DisKInect
It sure would be nice if they made some good ones, so far it's been a big waste of my time and money. For myself, Uncharted was the only one worth the purchase!
A sad gamer if we can even call you that.
If Sony keeps putting their money where there mouth is for the coming years, even when some casuals are getting on the PS3, then hurrah for the PS3. Same can be said for MS and the 360. Lets hope for us gamers that casuals won't make up a larger share in revenue on both systems, we don't want other Wii's with all 3 fighting for casuals only... I am interested in Move, but mainly for just one reason: creation mode in LBP2 with keyboard/mouse and move sounds like a dream to have an easier interface and faster creating stuff.
Did you see that Echochrome game? Incredible, I'm getting Move just for that. It's an ingenious way to use motion.
We can see Sony is making an effort to not make the hardcore gamer feel left out when they release a motion device targeting casuals. As much as I'd like 360 to do the same, we cant say MS is trying... So far from what I can see MS is targeting only the casual audience unlike sony and nintendo(zelda) . From what I can see they want their games to have the same succes as wii sports has on the wii with all the casuals. So it's not looking good for MS to not end up like a wii clone with mostly shovelware.
That's why I'm getting a PS3, they are acknowledging core gamers still even if they are making some things for the family. My Xbox might end up a paperweight with the way MS is going.
PS3 is well worth the investment.
doesn't equate to 'core gamers'...SONY PS2 had A LOT of casual titles that many picked up a PS2 for...those people are still SONY's "core gaming audience" (In EU Singstar comes to mind)
Its true that Sony target a wide range of genres from party games, racing, RPGs as well as shooters. So if your into gaming of any sort, there should be something there for you.
Exactly, Sony focuses on games for everyone. Not on one genre.
*Microsoft: Justin Bieber gamers our No.1 priority*
Lol, if Beiber promoting Kinect isn't enough of a reason for core gamers to steer clear, I don't know what is.
Lmao, i couldnt help but give you a bubble.
Microsoft are in it for the money, Sony are in it for the LOVE of Gaming.
Sony cares about money too but just takes care of their fanbase.
Sony is in it for the money, everybody is, but Sony is aware that you have to give in order to receive. They have always said, if you don't please the hardcore, you lose.
Sony is in it for the money. Don't ever get the wrong. Even though many of them are probably gamers they have to feed themselves and please corporate. But it is just like Serg said, Sony understands that building loyal fanbase is a recipe for long term success. That goes for their entire company, but seems to be most important to SCE. Frankly, if it wasn't for the loyal fans of PlayStation the PS3 would have bombed and gaming would suck right now. I gotta give it up to the early adopters. If I would have had the money I would have been there right with you, but you kept it moving and I was able to jump on a year and a half later.
Give me a break.
Sony has invested in enough 1st and 2nd party studios to cover all their bases. they don't have formerly core game oriented studios now working on casual fluff like the competition does. Sony lets their developers cater to their strengths and produce the content that they want. if they want casual games, they'll go to one of their studios that KNOWS how to do casual games (like the EyeToy team in London are in charge of most of the PlayStation MOVE titles, since that's their forte). it's not like Sony is suddenly forcing Naughty Dog to produce a MOVE title, instead of, Killer Instinct 3 - sorry, that's ANOTHER company i'm thinking of, i mean, Uncharted 3. they'll totally try and "encourage" their devs to play around with the new tech (ie, GT5 and Killzone 3 with 3D, SOCOM 4 with MOVE support), but they aren't going to force them to alter their game design for the product (ie, so far, no MOVE or 3D in inFAMOUS 2, which Sony owns the IP of and can pretty much dictate things with Sucker Punch). it's why i wasn't bothered at E3 when Sony showed off some MOVE titles along with the hardcore stuff like Killzone 3, Little Big Planet 2, inFAMOUS 2, Twisted Metal, etc. there's plenty of content for EVERYBODY in PlayStation land. that's why the brand has been so successful. it appeals to more than just ONE demographic that loves, oh, i don't know, multi-player fragging 24/7, so everything caters to that crowd. i can't say i'm disappointed in what Sony has planned for PlayStation 3 gamers in the future. it's looking rock fricking solid. if they want to make casual games too, that's great. it hasn't impacted core gamers one bit like competing consoles.
They could really use a Level-5 for RPG exclusive development. The makers of demon's souls would be a good pick up as well, but its more like an action RPG. Another great pick up would be the "Tales" developers, since they are in financial trouble. Proably get them at bargain prices.
Agreed. Demon's Souls was epic but it wasn't an open world RPG. I'd love to see more Demon's Souls, but a first party RPG that could rival Fallout & Oblivion would be a great addition.
if you are a core gamer and you don't buy PS3 then you are a fool, end of story. UNLESS all your friends have XBOX and you want to play with them. That's really the only excuse.
Let me add: if you are a family and you dont buy a PS3 you are a fool. Family/party games, games for kids, games for the hardcore, games for adults (UC2 HR), no genre uncovered. Even thousands of non gamers will soon enjoy GT5. Bluray, browser, very powerful multimedia device. Sony works very well this strategy, but they also know that 1 core gamer puts the same money in the system than ~5 casual gamers.
Sony, you are the main reason why I am still a gamer and Im now 31, if it was not for you bringing mature games I would have long since grown out of gaming by now, thank you sony for making games appeal to all kinds of gamers first, now you are bringing move and supporting core and casual experiences to make it available to even more gamers, right now I just can't wait for Sorcery, Killzone 3 and GT5 thanks for bringing good games instead of just shovelware
if it wasn't for sony i'd be one of the general public that considers gaming as for children only and likely would only be playing RTS & Civ games on PC. Thank the heavens for Sony's/Kutaragi's Playstation entertainment system.
This is who gamers should support. Unlike MS, who said that us true gamers DO NOT KNOW WHAT A HARDCORE GAMER IS. If you disa