Friday, June 19, 2009

Activision pressures Sony

Price cut or we cut

Sony's got a huge hurtle to jump if it wants to go above Microsoft, I thought they managed to do so with all the beautiful exclusive games like Uncharted 2, God of War III, MAG etc. but it seems thats going to be softened with Activision's threat to cut loose on Sony.

The consensus is that the PS3 is harder to develop for, but the system itself is respected for the richer gaming experience. The exclusives for the PS3 unveiled at E3 show us the potential STILL not topped in the PS3.

The problem is, Microsoft ate away at exclusives on the PS3. This year they managed to get in line for the Metal Gear Solid franchise, and losing Activision's support entirely would be a big blow. It would take quite a few games out of the yearly release for PS3 and ESSENTIALLY become exclusives for the Xbox 360. Sure it's made for Nintendo as well, but Nintendo has 1999 graphics, not exactly utilized as the 360 does.

It's a hard future for Sony, but in the position they face. I tip my hat off to them for trying hard, and I sometimes want a PS3 of my own. But as I said, i'm waiting for a price drop, so I can have a game with my PS3.

Hang in there Sony


  1. dude... the Wii has better graphics than 1999...

    look at this screenshot from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. which came out in 1999... AND was developed by Activison.

    take your over-exaggerations and go home, lol

  2. @Rob Battersby: Hey, I remember that game!Good times. Was it really 10 years ago? Holy balls, I feel old.

    And about the PS3 debacle? Well, I don't have a PS3, so it doesn't really phase me too much. I'm not a massive fan of many Activision games (although there are, of course, exceptions), so it doesn't give me any sick, vicious, glee over the PS3's misfortunes, either.

    So, really, the only way that this affects me is that my friends who have a PS3 might lose out on games, or might get something cheaper further down the road.

    Still, I hope that Activision doesn't cut 'n' run. I mean, PS3 owners make a big investment on their PS3s. It's not good for them if they lose out on potential games. They don't deserve it.