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Though pointing out the success of PlayStation 3 launch titles such as Resistance and Motorstorm, Sony executive Phil Harrison told Game Informer magazine (via GI.biz) that "it's always dangerous to judge any system by its launch lineup," while adding, "you only have to go back to the games that launched PlayStation 1 and Playstation 2."

Excellent observation! Indeed, if we remember when 1UP compared launch lineup review scores, there is a curious (albeit not stringent) trend: the two consoles on the list with the worst-reviewed launch lineups belong to consoles (Wii and PlayStation One) who have shown great success, whereas the opposite has also proven true (GameCube and Dreamcast had well-received launch titles).

Given the trend, then, we say Sony should embrace the notion of a lackluster PS3 launch. They've got a good statistical probability of pulling out this generation (especially if calls for a price drop don't go unheeded).

Talking about console-exclusive titles, Harrison said that "as long as the games they get are great, [consumers] don't care if they are third-party or first-party," while noting that their first-party developers will "yield the best quality software and the highest quality experiences that are clearly going to be exclusive to the platform."

A smart stance to take, given the higher development costs this generation that are pushing publisher to go multiplatform with their releases. Of course, all the smart stances in the world aren't going to matter if Sony can't jumpstart PS3 sales. It'll be interesting to see what they show at this year's Min-E3.

 

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/07/02/sonys-phil-harrison-dont-judge-console-by-launch-titles/

 



 

  

 

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Judge when you plan to buy a console. I don't buy a console, when I still have to wait for good games. I buy a console when those good games are released. A bad launch line-up doesn't matter anymore.



He says good games will come later? Genius!

Both the PS3 and the Wii will be getting AAA games later this year and next year...so we'll just have to see where it goes...if the PS3 can actually pick up, and if the Wii can finally get past its supply problem.



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This isn't about logic ... He is attempting to 'change the channel'

When you have a product that is performing as poorly as the PS3 is you often want negative news to be delivered with your pre-determined spin. You want every news story to be written as "Although June's NPD numbers have the Wii outselling the PS3 4 to 1, the great games for the PS3 have not been released yet and the Playstation brand has always started out slowly." It doesn't matter if what they say isn't true or if it is misleading, the point of it is to give a false impression of what is happening.



Sony's Phil Harrison states the obvious.



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Wii =18m

360=14m

PS3=7m

 

DS=64m

PSP=30m

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Ackmed Tepish said:
Sony's Phil Harrison states the obvious.

i totally agree!!!!



Wait....we didn't know this already?



Ackmed Tepish said:
Sony's Phil Harrison states the obvious.

 And they pay him for it...



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Their main problem with sales right now is they've basically admitted to doing a price cut in the fall, in fewer words. Now people are just waiting.



z64dan said:
Their main problem with sales right now is they've basically admitted to doing a price cut in the fall, in fewer words. Now people are just waiting.

 

Not the average person that doesn't read gaming news on the internet and not the people who were saving up for one and want one now...

 



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