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As far as Activision go on the console side of things, you can see the Wii out in front, closely followed by the 360, with both Sony consoles bringing up the rear.

 

thats wat that article says Playstation accounts for the smallest percentage, did you even read this or do you just like to make bullshit up on the spot



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@Irish : except the playstation brand is a lot of things included, which means you can't stop supporting it :
- PS2
- PS3
- PSP
- songs for music games
- movies for licensed games like Spiderman...

That's why everybody made fun of Kotick and the share dropped : it didn't make sense at all.



Wait, WoW actually lost 6 million subscribers?



Yup. The China servers went down Because Bliz changed provider in China apparently, I think it's still down days after and there's still no date...

There are still 5 million subscribers in the world, but it hurts.



mario64 said:
@Irish : except the playstation brand is a lot of things included, which means you can't stop supporting it :
- PS2
- PS3
- PSP
- songs for music games
- movies for licensed games like Spiderman...

That's why everybody made fun of Kotick and the share dropped : it didn't make sense at all.

Huh? The quote is talking about the ps3. Here, let me give it for you:

 

They have to cut the price, because if they don’t, the attach rates [the number of games each console owner buys] are likely to slow. If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony.” Ask when and he says: “When we look at 2010 and 2011, we might want to consider if we support the consoleand the PSP [portable] too.
 

 

Look at the bolded. He is talking about the current gen and the ps3. He says that they MAY add the psp into that as well...if he was talking about all of sony why would he talk about one console and then add in the psp? 

 

Sony fans are taking this out of context to try and make the quote sound different than what it is. And ifi you look at the numbers, the rev for the system he is taling about-the ps3-  is less than 10% (and the profits are even lower than that.). I doubt they really will drop support yet, but if that % goes down this year and next, then they have no real reason to support it.



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@Aiemond : if they did cut support for PS3 (which already wouldn't make sense since they would loose money on it), Sony could cut them a lot of things in retaliation, like songs in guitar hero, or spiderman games...

Even if they wanted to do that, Actibliz would loose a lot of money from too many sides...

This 'threat' has been commented by multiple analysts and by Bioware. Everybody said it didn't make sense, it's a bluff.

It's a 'bluff' to ask for a price cut. Kotick knows PS3 would sell a lot more at a lower price, so he just wants more millions for Actibliz.



@Aiemond

Then he also mentions they might cut support for sony, which also includes the ps2



 

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mario64 said:
@Aiemond : if they did cut support for PS3 (which already wouldn't make sense since they would loose money on it), Sony could cut them a lot of things in retaliation, like songs in guitar hero, or spiderman games...

Even if they wanted to do that, Actibliz would loose a lot of money from too many sides...

This 'threat' has been commented by multiple analysts and by Bioware. Everybody said it didn't make sense, it's a bluff.

It's a 'bluff' to ask for a price cut. Kotick knows PS3 would sell a lot more at a lower price, so he just wants more millions for Actibliz.

Sony does not work like that. Why do we even see those things on 360 if they play like that. The divisions are independent. And mario64, what have the analysts gotten right this gen? From the start to now most of the predictions and "analysis" has been wrong.

 

@leo-j: The context of the article is the price of the ps3. If he is going to cut ps2 then the rev are either way down or he expects by that time they will be way down. I do think it is a bluff, but the fact that they can do it and prolly lose only 10% rev (and it would be less than that as money from those projects would be put into other ones that could return profit) gives it a bit more teeth since it hurts Sony more than activision. 



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Wow... some people are mixing a lot of things here.

1- 40 % ? Nope, rather 18% as someone spotted.

2- The PS2, while still strong, is rapidely declining and the PS3 is not growing fast enough.

3- Revenues are not profits. How much are they really doing on Playstation games ? Does the money invested in development, promotion is enough IN THEIR VIEW, compare to what they can make with the same amount of money on the Wii or even the Xbox 360 ?

4- PSP, dispite its huge installed base, is on the "low" side (hopefully, this might change). What was the latest PSP game that make the top10 charts outside of japan ? Furthermore, you can bet that the "boss of Activision" was among the people aware of the PSP Go, a console that is currently firing up the relations between Sony, publishers and retailers.

While the threat seems to me empty because highly improblable (not completly, after all, EA ruled Sega out during the short DC era), I don't see it as totaly stupid.

Kotic's job is to make sure Activision generate as much money as possible. Put the preassure on Sony so they cut the PS3 price and get a wider installed base, allowing Activision to sale more games, is normal.
He doesn't give a **** about Sony financial problems, and again that's normal.
But pissing off players is sure a stupid thing !



@Aiemond : It would hurt Actibliz much more than Sony gamers. Actibliz (which is mostly Bliz actually) has 2 meaningful games on consoles : guitar hero (but rockband would still be on PS3 and would sell take those sales to those 22 million owners), and call of duty (available on PC), which would increase competing shooters sales on PS3 (MAG, Killzone 2...).

It doesn't make sense to cut support to 22 million PS3, which could become 30 million or more when GT5 is released... There are only 30 million 360, that's not that much more...