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Sony's Focus on First Party

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 04:39 PM CST | By Zidane
1up.com has recently posted an interesting read, explaining how Sony plans to focus more on first party titles rather than third party. Jack Tretton of Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA) claims that the battle of the consoles won't be any different, with or without the support from GTA.

What do you think? Check out the article, and also the feedback on the page. Somewhat interesting stuff.
Q: So are you saying that not having an exclusive on Grand Theft Auto doesn't hurt you at all?
A: No, I don't think it hurts us. No, I really don't.


This leads me interested in seeing the results for the new poll. I'm not sure about the gta based populace, but GTA3 was the reason I bought a PS2 back in 2001. ;p
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antena
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No offence but if you were planning to buy a PS3 just for GTA4, you are an idiot.
Sony holds the most dev support and out of 6000+ titles available on the Playstation front + 100 or so confirmed PS3 titles, you only wanted GTA to play on your Playstation 3?

Also if you read the full article plus some other sites, they are saying GTA is "losing it's touch"! *GASP!*
Although I kinda agree, I also believe Rockstar can pull of creating a game that excites us and puts GTA "back in touch."

[ post edited 06-22-2006 05:16 PM by antena ]
06-22-2006 05:15 PM
GTA Mike
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If they dropped GTA, but it was still on 360, then I would probably go for the 360
06-22-2006 06:24 PM
Lauwee
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I'm buying a PS3 no matter what. Rockstar wouldn't blindside us like that and just release it on the 360.
06-23-2006 01:02 AM
ash_735
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I'd love to say to Sony, "Look Shithead, I Bought a PS2 for 3 reasons, GTA, MGS and Tekken And None of Them Are First party Games, You Aint Nintendo, Stop Trying To Be, Get Your Priorities Right!"
06-23-2006 03:54 AM
Asad Lion
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but why on earth are they not getting a GTA on PS3??!?

GTA might have been the reason for me to buy PS3!
But now I may wait for PC version or I might buy Xbox 360!

But I really wanted it on PS3!

Best Game on Best Console (not starting any console war, just my personal thinking!)
06-23-2006 04:41 AM
Static
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^It is on PS3. It's just not exclusive.


They are truely bullshitting imo. They know GTA was a big reason as to why PS2 was famous. I can't think of any other game which made them popular as most games came onto xbox. The getaway is an example, but not a very good example and Sony knows this will affect it.

And then XBOX are getting exclusive downloads. How will that affect Sony's profits? Only time will tell.


I predict the fall of Sony. High prices will only lead to decreasing pricews and losing a lot of money. Blu Ray may not succeed. They took a big step with that. And then you have the controller that doesn't vibrate. I mean, what the hell?

[ post edited 06-23-2006 04:54 AM by Static ]
06-23-2006 04:53 AM
Lettermaniac
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I voted yes on the poll because I really want a PS3 anyway ofcourse, but saying that not having GTA as an exclusive would not hurt them is very wrong. I got a 360 3 days ago, and I was suprised by it. Hopefully the PS3 can do better, and hopefully GTA will actually make it on to it. If it doesnt I will be very dissapointed.
06-23-2006 05:48 PM
TwistedArachnid
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I'm getting kinda ticked with Sony as of late. Getting too cocky with this 'people will pay whatever we ask for PS3.' Only reason I even want a PS3 is for MGS4, FF13 and Resident Evil 5. I don't care much for a blu-ray player since I recall that bein a sellin point on PS2 'Free DVD PLAYER!' yet my PS2 doesn't play every DVD and I had to get a regular one anyway...Does this mean I'll have to buy a regular blu-ray too since the PS3's won't deliver? And uhh I don't enjoy having to pay over half a grand all so we can take a leap in having more Sony products shoved down my throat.

I'd rather an inspirational gaming system (Wii FTW!) Instead of some unimaginative multimedia machine that's gonna bankrupt me from some cocky company.
06-24-2006 05:27 PM
antena
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^Mate just rewind your memory back to PS2 relese, EXACTLY the same thing is going on. "PS2 too expensive!" "It's too early for DVDs!" "PS2 is the same old crrap!" "Sony are liars!"
When it comes to the bottom line mate, milions of people buy it AND enjoy it. That's the important thing.
And some tech heads in forums I visit say that PS3s design is "built for regular price drops" BLu-ray will become 'regular' (if they don't lose the format war) withing few months of PS3 and that is one price drop there also the RSX appereantly can be produced more easily within a year or so of the release so Sony can afford another price drop there.

Games always won it for Sony. FF, MGS, GT are all religion to gamers.

(I know I am a Sony fanboy but it doesn't change that those are all factual points)

Anyway back on topic: GTA4s simultaneous launch will make the console war very interesting. Sony might "not care" but it takes away a great advantage.

[ post edited 06-25-2006 03:12 AM by antena ]
06-25-2006 03:11 AM
m_richy66
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Static said: "I predict the fall of Sony"

No mate, i am sorry, sony is not going to go broke or "fall" as u said, they dont just make consoles

I think all of you need to stop COMPLAINING and wait untill the actual thing comes out before u go ahead and make stupid predictions, and go on about how "it is just so crap and awful, blue-ray is going to go so bad, no one cares the disks hold 50 GIG, BLA BLA BLA" In the mean time i recomend you start making somthing of yourself and gets jobs, so u have the money for that "dreaded price". I got myself a job just after when i was 15, (17 now) and belive me, the money builds up in a very short time!

[ post edited 06-26-2006 04:44 AM by m_richy66 ]
06-26-2006 04:41 AM
GTA-Raptor
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TwistedArachnid: RE5 will also be on 360, if I'm not mistaken.

Anyway, I definately won't get a PS3 untill a couple of price drops. Too expensive, not too original, and Sony's arogance isn't making me want one.
06-26-2006 10:58 AM
Vincent Pale
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when would a company admit that they would be hurt? Companys dont do that. they just dont.
06-27-2006 09:58 PM
 

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