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The reason I believe Sony's exclusives can't sell as well as they should this gen.

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happydolphin said:
Deoz said:

And you assumed it right thaks to your experience, how about someone who doesnt have that, would he have the same facility to grasp what he can do and how to?. I see this form a macro persepective,im sure you could have solved easily, but i cant say the same for people who have never been in contact with the hackslash genre and wich popularity is really low.

I understand what you mean.

The same can't be said about CoD? That non-gamers may have a difficult time getting used to the controls or knowing what to do?

They do indeed, especially with the two analog sticks. You can not say casuals/non-gamers would have trouble with GoW and then say they wouldn't with CoD. It's a very fast paced game that requires precise control of movement and aiming at the same time, that's very hard for some people.



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Euphoria14 said:
pezus said:
Lafiel said:
Bristow9091 said:

No I'm not forgetting that, I mean, they're great at making films, but not so sure about any shows, I can't actually think of any they make... care to help me out?

aren't they involved in "Breaking Bad", one of the highest rated TV shows ever?

I'm pretty sure I saw the Sony Pictures logo when I started up the DVDs.

It's possible that they help with the DVD/Blu-Ray production. I don't think they come anywhere near show otherwise.

Breaking Bad is produced and owned by Sony Pictures. That is the reason why AMC couldn't cut budget like they did with The Walking Dead.

Well you learn something new every day!



Chark said:
You do know there is an Uncharted Movie in the works, right? Since 2009. Columbia Pictures. Currently it seems Mark Wahlberg starring as Drake. They had to replace a writer and started over so that's why its taking so long.


They also made an Uncharted Motion Comic, the Eye of Indra.



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d21lewis said:
Uncharted: Great franchise with high production values. Got great sales.

Killzone/Resistance: Average FPS games. Got average sales.

Heavy Rain: Unique franchise got better than expected sales.

inFamous: Mediocre game. Got mediocre sales.

LBP1: Unique and fun. Good sales.

LBP2: More of the same. Weaker sales.

I know Sony releases a lot of games that are only on Playstation. Sony fans hype them up but, from my experience, most of the time, these games just are not worthy of that hype. You want to know why Sony's first party games don't sell as well as you'd like? It's because third party games are often better. Would you want to buy inFamous 2 or Batman Arkham City? Killzone or Call of Duty? It's good that Sony tries to fill out its library but if they aren't the best of the best, what's the point? The games sell right about where I think they should.



InFamous is the second best superhero franchise on the market. The only Super Hero franchise that is better is batman, but InFamous has better cinematics and set pieces.

LBP 2 was not more of the same. Have you played the two games?  Killzone is an above average shooter in an age where shooters thrive on another console. Killzone 2 averaged a 91 and 3 a 84 which is far from bad when you average out the scores.  Little Big Planet 2 averaged 91 Metacritic score, and Little big planet  scored a 95. PS3 exclusives on average out score the multiplatform competition and generally have more exclusives than 360 in a given year on a first party front.



If anything, majority of these exclusives just lack the extra zing compare to alternative choices?



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S.T.A.G.E. said:
Mazty said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:
Mazty said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:


Question. Where are you from? Because in America Saturday morning cartoons lead to record breaking sales of Toys and videogames alike. 

You got figures to back that up? More specifically, you got figures to back up the idea that game cartoons helped increase game sales? The only game which certainly had a postitive effect from the cartoon was pokemon, but the cartoon came before the game, not the other way around.


Where are you from? Again.

Why does it matter?  It doesn't; it's an ad hominem and therefore a fallacy. Get back on topic. 

I'm not judging you nor trying to throw off your point, therefore it's not ad hominem. I am inquiring as to cultural televised programing. I don't know whether you're in another country and got the shows or not and how it affected your region. In America Saturday Morning Cartoons boosted toy and videogame sales. Saturday morning cartoons thrived for two decades and was over by 2000 which makes about twelve years now.


Do you have any proof for your claim though? I don't doubt it helped sales, but by how much? A significant amount? I doubt it; I think it probably helped with player retention as well as networks paying for the cartoons. Also you are forgetting massive problems with current game titles: the age restrictions. Why have a God of War cartoon when you have to be over 18 to buy it?



what they need is a cartoon series with Ratchet and Clank



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Turkish said:
Heavenly_King said:
The reason is lack of advertisement.

mystery solved lol XD


Hello, I would like to congratulate you for stating the most obvious reason ^-^

I cant really tell if you are being sarcastic or not ...... ¬_¬



The worst thing an industry can do is blame the consumer for not buying their crap. Obviously Sony's games don't appeal to the masses. Every Sony console has been dominated by third party software, the problem with that is third parties aren't loyal in the least.

Its not as simple as 'get a mascot like Mario' a mascot alone isn't enough, Mario games don't sell simply because Mario is on the cover, but for decades Mario represented quality, especially to the old school gamer or those that grew up with Super Mario Bros.

Variety is the spice of life Uncharted or GoW are good to have, but they won't do much for expanding Sony's audience, GT used to be a game on Par with a Halo, but that is no longer the case. Maybe the games aren't selling as well as they should because the games aren't as good as they should be.

Also, the Mario bros cartoon wasn't made in order to make Mario big, Mario was big so the cartoon was made.



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Heavenly_King said:
Turkish said:
Heavenly_King said:
The reason is lack of advertisement.

mystery solved lol XD


Hello, I would like to congratulate you for stating the most obvious reason ^-^

I cant really tell if you are being sarcastic or not ...... ¬_¬

I'm for real -_-

anyway, I'm adding you on PSN if u dont mind, u have a high level, I'm lvl 18 :D