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Should Sony convince Developers to stop making games for the ps2?

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Obviously Sony can't force developers to stop making for the ps2(such a large install base makes for nice sales), but is it possible that the fact that there are still lots of ps2 games coming out and ps2's being sold is causing the ps3 to sell a lot slower then it otherwise would?

 Just curious whether the continued life of the ps2 is actually hurting the ps3.

 Alternately, would it of been a good idea to simultaneously release the major games that have come out for PS2 for the PS3, like GoW2(with upgraded graphics, sound etc.) kind of like what Nintendo did with Twilight Princess at Wii's launch?



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SuperDave said:

Obviously Sony can't force developers to stop making for the ps2(such a large install base makes for nice sales), but is it possible that the fact that there are still lots of ps2 games coming out and ps2's being sold is causing the ps3 to sell a lot slower then it otherwise would?

 Just curious whether the continued life of the ps2 is actually hurting the ps3.

 Alternately, would it of been a good idea to simultaneously release the major games that have come out for PS2 for the PS3, like GoW2(with upgraded graphics, sound etc.) kind of like what Nintendo did with Twilight Princess at Wii's launch?


I could be wrong, but I suspect that if the PS2 stopped having new games available for it tomorow 95% of people currently buying PS2 games (and systems) would have no interest in the PS3 ... People who are buying games for a 7 year old, $100 console are probably not that interested in a system that is $400 and only one year old; they will either be highly motivated by the large quantity of high quality inexpensive content availabler for the PS2 or have no ability to afford a PS3.

In a way the problem with the PS3 is demonstrated by how Sony packages and ships every PS3 system they sell; they ship every system with a composite cable because the vast majority of households do not have HDTVs, and even those that do don't have 1080p TVs that support HDMI. Sony has produced a product for a market that doesn't exist, and in doing so pushed the price of the system beyond what people in the market (that does exist) are willing to pay.



Ya that makes a lot of sense, it's entirely possible that if the ps2 dissapeared, more of those potential customers would buy Wii's instead of PS3's based on the price point.



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If developers stopped making PS2 games, the Wii would lose half its game library.



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PS-She said:
If developers stopped making PS2 games, the Wii would lose half its game library.

 Ouch ><

@Happy Yeah thats Sony lol, 10 YEAR PLAN 10 YEAR PLAN, sadly the way they engineer it probably will be around in 10 years.

@OP The ps2 literally raking money in for Sony can't be a bad thing no matter how you cut it, by the time the PS2 sales finally drop off the face of the market, we'll probably be looking at a $299 (possibly less) PS3, which will have a shit-ton of games by that time. Many of it's first - second year games reaching bargain bin prices. 



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ChronotriggerJM said:
PS-She said:
If developers stopped making PS2 games, the Wii would lose half its game library.

Ouch ><

@Happy Yeah thats Sony lol, 10 YEAR PLAN 10 YEAR PLAN, sadly the way they engineer it probably will be around in 10 years.

@OP The ps2 literally raking money in for Sony can't be a bad thing no matter how you cut it, by the time the PS2 sales finally drop off the face of the market, we'll probably be looking at a $299 (possibly less) PS3, which will have a shit-ton of games by that time. Many of it's first - second year games reaching bargain bin prices.


 "The ps2 literally raking money in for Sony" is exactly why they wouldn't do that. While the PS3 is having trouble getting on its feet, the PS2 is still a huge moneymaker for Sony, and money is exactly what they need right now considering the amount of $ they lose on each console sold and the relatively low attachment rate.



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What would people with PS3's play if they stopped making games for the PS2??


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gebx said:
What would people with PS3's play if they stopped making games for the PS2??


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 I dunno ask the people buying 40 gigs XD



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PS-She said:
If developers stopped making PS2 games, the Wii would lose half its game library.

 And the 40GB by default loses all of its game library? Hrm.