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March 14, 2008 at 9:13 am #6620AnonymousInactive
Is it just me, or has Sony pulled out of the much touted death spiral? I can remember back around Christmas, nothing but doom and gloom reports about Sony. Apple Mac batteries (made by sony) were exploding, DS was hammering them, and Xbox360 was riding high on Gears of War.
Now everything seems to be the opposite. Every developer I talk to says their teams are enjoying PS3 the most, the libraries, and support seems to be on track, and sales are up?
HD-DVD is dead and Blu-Ray is king. apparently.
I wonder is it time to start reading up on CELL…
March 14, 2008 at 9:18 am #40455AnonymousInactive
The next few months will see the PS3’s killer apps I feel, GT5 and Metal Gear Solid 4 and with stuff like Little Big Planet and Home coming along later in the year its an exciting time for PS3 owners. I got tricked out last week with a 1080p Bravia and I gotta say HD has me hooked, pity about the shite selection of Blu-Ray titles out at the mo.
March 14, 2008 at 12:31 pm #40467AnonymousInactive
Anyone who thought Sony were dead this generation clearly under-estimated the power of brand recognition and the pull of their more popular titles. What we’re seeing now is this beginning to take hold as the date to the launch of said titles nears.
As for their changing fortunes with regards the points you mentioned, well again we’re seeing some development teams getting into their second and third generation games, a situation one would expect to go with them becoming more comfortable with the platform. As for their sales, well thank the price cuts, success of Blu-Ray and the upcoming release of their big titles for that. The bundling of the console with these titles will do nothing but bolster their sales also.
Finally you have the games. Now while GT5 and MGS4 are indeed huge titles and will sell the console one must remember that they are still only two games and as such, won’t solve the PS3’s main problem…a poor catalogue of games.
As for Home and LBP, they are not guaranteed winners either. Sure Second Life is popular but whether or not there is a demand for it on the Playstation Network remains to be seen. Also LBP will rely solely on user created content and that in itself can be seen as a double edged sword. While the likes of Bungie have found huge success with their Forge system for Halo 3 even they admitted that even in the face of success there is such a thing as too much content. Over time there is so much of it that it becomes impossible to categorize, maintain quality levels and even find what you’re looking for among the myriad of options out there. On the other hand there may simply not be enough content created to retain peoples interest.
Either way yes, things are looking up for them, but in fairness it was only ever going to go this way. At least now the titles that everyone has been shouting about since the consoles launch over a year ago are nearly upon us.
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