" Bobby Kotick chest beating, not supporting the PS3 would be like leaving money on the table. Not going to happen, we'll still get our Soldier of Fortune 14 or whatever and whatever crappy Transformers game is based on the next movie in the franchise.But if Sony cuts the PS3 by $50 between now and XMas, you better believe Kotick will say he had something to do with it. "I'm pretty sure this is exactly what's going to happen. The guy takes credit for everything, basically.
Activision CEO Steps Up His Calls For PS3 Price Cut
Instead of calling for a price cut on the Playstation 3 so people buy more of your games, perhaps a better approach would be to make more attractive games that I actually buy? It is a sorry state of affairs, but aside from a game where you wave a fake guitar around like an idiot and another game where you apin around on a wheel-less skateboard like an idiot the only real product I've spent more than five minutes reading about from Activision this year is Call of Duty, and I'm bored of first-person shooters.
Also, what's America like? I heard you don't have Daim bars over there? Please write back soon, I am eager to hear from you.
With regards, FlipperDesert.
"They have to cut the price, because if they don't, the attach rates are likely to slow."
We can talk shit about Activision's lineup, Kotick's sanity, whatever the hell else we want, but at the end of this, the above is far from a false statement. Unemployment is rising, salaries and wages are falling, prices are falling across many entertainment media; companies need to find ways of providing more value to increasingly cash-strapped consumers on the entertainment front, because sure, this Christmas, several million moms and dads are gonna be buying their kids PS3s, but if they have to pay 400 instead of 300, the amount of games they give their kids alongside that system is going to shrink as well.
" @mook201: Its also the developing curve and costs of the system as well. Developing on the PS3 is much more difficult alltogether which prompts a lot of developers to half ass it or not do anything at all, like Valve who doesnt develop for the PS3. It may be a stronger system, or may not be - it is at least more complicated and frustrating that pushes a lot of developers away when using it. "I disagree ... slightly. All of what you said could be said of the PS2. But back then Sony had a market share that dwarfed the competition, so developers (no less frustrated with the PS2's infrastructure) would never consider NOT developing for the PS2 if they could help it.
GAAP Net Revenues by Segment/Platform Mix
Activision and Blizzard:
MMORPG $314 32%
PC and other 46 5
Sony PlayStation 3 131 13
Sony PlayStation 2 40 4
Microsoft Xbox 360 198 20
Nintendo Wii 134 14
Doubt that they would just give up 13% om their income just like that.
in my opinion all the people that complain about the PS3's price sound like cheap bastards. I bought my PS3 at launch and i wasn't even working at the time, i just saved money that i got and it only took me about 4 months prior to the launch of the PS3. So whats the problem? if i could afford it then surely people can now?
This Activision boss is full of himself, first of they only publish one good game in my opinion which the COD series. And secondly have you heard that they are also trying to sue EA for publishing rights to brutal legend, he's a right little jelous bitch
I would love to for Sony to call his bluff and turn the tables and say that Activision cannot develop for the PS3 or any Sony platform. Outside of Modern Warfare 2 everything Activision has lined for awhile are nothing but more whoring out of the Guitar Hero formula which might as well adopt the EA Sports system and call it Guitar Hero 2009, 2010, etc. He's obviously bluffing but it would be great to see what the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue would do to such arrogance. Maybe Activision Blizzard should start developing good games again like the two individual companies used to do. I'm sick of hearing about Guitar Hero and Rock Band, yeah Guitar Hero was fun. Four years ago, time to get over it folks stop buying that crap and maybe those arrogant bastards will make "good" games again. Not the same game with a different tracks and more clothes for your character you can't even pay attention to when your playing.
For the freakin' last time THE SONY PS3 IS NOT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE OTHER SYSTEMS! Out of the box at launch YES it LOOKS more expensive, but for all the "planning for the future" credit that Microsoft and Nintendo get - they actually dropped the ball; Wii's motion control was FAULTY and they have to fix it (which is a huge fiasco because many games wont support the "wii motion plus" feature, and many gamers will never buy it), Microsoft didn't require hard drives and now want to be a downlaod hub..... if you want your system optionsand peripherals to succeed you need to INCLUDE them in the system from the get-go. So yes it looks more expensive, but it HAD to be done to keep the system unified and the vision unified. That is why HD-DVD failed and Blu-ray won. SONY included it in every system and Microsoft made it an option so they looked cheaper, well I am PISSED that i wasted money on an HD drive, add that on the cost of my Xbox and its a uselesss feature now to boot! SONY realized that every system should have blu-ray, free online, big hard drives, and Wi/Fi: you gotta pay for that on other systems. SONY knew you needed a hard drive to really be a "dowload oriented" machine, they were 100% ahead of the game, now the other systems are trying to catch up. "Hey you should buy this 512 MB card so you can get some classic Nintendo downlaod games HA! Except for "rumble support" SONY has been on the ball (they even had motion control via the PS3 eye and sixaxis form basically the get go), so go out and add all of your controller nunchuck wi/fi parts and hard drive HD peripherals up and you will see that my backwards compatible PS3, (which saved me from buying another PS2 by the way so that was $120 off right there), is not too expensive for the average consumer....
Sony's response should have been "you first". Activision music games are grossly overpriced. They also still make plenty of money of their heavy hitters on PS3 still. At the most, they'll only produce top selling games for the system like the COD titles and Guitar Hero, and stop porting their shitty games to the system. (everything else) Which I don't think any PSP or PS3 player would actually mind very much at all.
Ummm don't tell people to shut up you ass? its rude. Yes i am a fan of PS3 but I am a FACTBOY not a FANBOY. I own PC, PS3, 360, Gamecube, (soon Wii), Gamboy Advance, SNES, NES, Genesis... So I am really just a video game fan. And in fact i am a fan of the one console idea. my PC costs WAAAAY more than my PS3 and as I said I've spent as much on my Xbox... And its useless HD. So Im a video game fan, who is tired of hearing "how much the PS3 is". It is worth it, it was smart of them to bundle all that stuff with it, and its not more than other systems: its FACTism not FANism. Its like people complaining about $60 games... They USED to cost that much, the PS2 generation got them down to $50, but pretty much EVERY other console charged that much or MORE because of inflation. I bought Chrono Trigger and Mario RPG back on the SNES for like $80 when they came out!
theres nothig wrong with the PS3's price. perhaps initially, but at 399.99 its a much better investment than the 360 elite. and just as worth while as the pro unit, when you consider all the extra costs. if you've been using xbox live for 2+ years, then you already bought a PS3.
consider also at it's hefty launch price(a whopping 599.99) to get everything out of the 360 that you could get with the PS3, you'd have actually paid MORE for the 360.
and i love 3rd party developers moaning like tarts about how hard it is to program for the PS3, when the in house guys make compelling(and by and large better games than 360)product.
last bit of info: the margin of victory the 360 has is only 6 million units. not that wide a gap for a system with a full year's head start.
sony is fine, the line-up for the next 2 years is amazing. considered against mass effect 2 and 2 new halos, i dont see any reason to pick up a 360
"@mook201: Its also the developing curve and costs of the system as well. Developing on the PS3 is much more difficult alltogether which prompts a lot of developers to half ass it or not do anything at all, like Valve who doesnt develop for the PS3. It may be a stronger system, or may not be - it is at least more complicated and frustrating that pushes a lot of developers away when using it."
Its kinda sad really. The PS3 version of TF2 is terrible because they can't be bothered to release the DLCs. I love my PS3, I get a lot of fun out of it. And this really saddens me to learn that I might not get anymore games in the future.
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