It's no secret that Nintendo has the image of being kiddy, but what many of you probably don't know is that Sony isn't really that much different. So today you'll learn the shocking truth about the PlayStation brand. It isn't as hardcore as some of you might think, in fact there are plenty of things which prove that it is actually kiddy. That being said, here are five excellent reasons why the PlayStation brand is kiddy and not hardcore:
1. Their biggest franchise is rated E for Everyone - The Gran Turismo games have sold more than 50 million copies, because they can reach a broad audience. This was only possible because Sony and Polyphony Digital didn't go down the road of mature gaming and refused to add hardcore features like drive-bys.
2. Sackboy - This little guy is sooo cute. He has been the star of Sony's flagship title for the most recent holiday season which once again shows that Sony's priority aren't the hardcore gamers. Another game that is rated E for Everyone.
3. Eight Days vs. Eye Pet - The former game, a potential action blockbuster, was cancelled in favor of a pet simulation. That's something to think about. I wouldn't go as far as calling this Sony is the abandoning the hardcore gamers, but... actually it's exactly just that.
4. The face buttons of their controllers - Instead of using letters to name their buttons like it's commonly done on video game controllers, Sony decided to use geometrical objects. This without a doubt points to their target demographic being young kids. They can't read, but they can recognize triangles, circles, crosses and squares (or like I call them: Dreieg, Kreis, Kreiz, Kastl). Seriously, having a Kastl button is definitely not hardcore, it makes you sound like a five year old.
5. The new PSP bundle - If this doesn't make you question the hardcoreness of the PlayStation brand, then I don't know what to say anymore. You must be blind if you can't see what's going on.