PSN freebies could hurt new games

Eurogamer: Sony's apologetic PlayStation Network giveaway may cause further harm to studios whose games weren't released while the service was offline.

By offering two free downloadable PlayStation 3 games (from a choice of inFamous, LittleBigPlanet, WipEout HD/Fury, Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty and Dead Nation), Sony may unwittingly be taking yet more attention away from the already struggling-to-be-noticed newcomers.

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rebirthofcaos3166d ago

well, it can be possible, but i will spend a psn card with 50 dollars.

f7897903163d ago

Yeah I got $40 ready to use instantly. The free games won't hurt anyone a bit.

HaVoK3083163d ago

That's rather ignorant.

Blues Cowboy3166d ago (Edited 3166d ago )

I agree with their concerns up to a point. It's the same argument that's frequently levelled at Xbox Live Arcade, and developers such as Team Meat have suffered because of too many games being released at once.

It's up to Sony to get the word out about the new titles. Considering that they're pretty good at exposing new games on their blog, I'm sure they'll be quick to address this potential problem.

RayRay363166d ago

All I know is that Sucker Punch creamed their jeans when they got word iNfamous would be released for free, a week before the sequel.

dinkeldinkse3166d ago

But it is also possible that the free games will cause people to spend more money on new games.

lil Titan3166d ago

I plan to get a couple of new games even with the release of the Playstation Welcome back package and I'm pretty sure many others are just like me. It wont effect anything sales will pick up but seeing as this isn't my or your company I don't see why this is my or anyone else concern

The_KELRaTH3163d ago (Edited 3163d ago )

Exactly! For me I already own the free titles I wanted to start with and am not bothered about owning the rest as they simply don't interest me but I will be buying Under Siege and I've just received Dirt 3

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