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Does Sony have way too many Exclusives and multiplats not on Xbox?

Yes 11 24.44%
 
No 30 66.67%
 
IDK? 4 8.89%
 
Total:45

Just get a Playstation if you want to play their games.

First Party Publishers should focus on creating first party software to entice people to buy their system even if third parties are small and few - like Nintendo.



    

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The_Liquid_Laser said:
A console can never have too many exclusives. What might be debated is the type of exclusives they have. For example it seems like they've discontinued Gran Tourismo. Not sure if that is a good idea or not. It's never a bad idea to have plenty of variety in exclusives too. But, other than that thought, more exclusives is always good.

They have not discontinued gran turismo. And I don't know where you are getting that.



Intrinsic said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
A console can never have too many exclusives. What might be debated is the type of exclusives they have. For example it seems like they've discontinued Gran Tourismo. Not sure if that is a good idea or not. It's never a bad idea to have plenty of variety in exclusives too. But, other than that thought, more exclusives is always good.

They have not discontinued gran turismo. And I don't know where you are getting that.

Didn't think "Sport" was considered part of the main series.  It's certainly not as popular as earlier entries.



KBG29 said:
As said above, Sony doesn't need to buy more studios. They just need to expand the ones they already own, or establish new studios.

I think expanding Naughty Dog, Guerrilla Games, Bend, Polyphony Digital, and Sucker Punch to Two Teams would be a good start. Then I think they are in dire need of a JRPG Studio in Japan. Those expansions should be enough for them to continue successful franchises, and continue to deliver new franchises at the same tme.

I feel that continuing to expand their exclusive offerings, while maintaining an industry leading, and ever rising quality bar, is key to maintaining and growing the Ecosystem. They need to continue to deliver on what the expectations they have built, while also trying their hand at new genres, and formats. If they can continue to grow to the point where they are delivering Uncharted/God of War/Detroit/Spider-Man level games, across TV/Gamepad, VR, and the Online Space, they will cotinue to see great success.

One thing I see for certain, if they do not grow, and just continue their current status quo, they will eventually begin to loose ground. That is a fact everywhere, if you do not continue to improve and expand, eventually you will start to see your competition gain on and/or surpass you. Being great is not good enough, you can maintain what made you the market leader, but in time, even if you do everything right, but only maintain, you will fall behind. Everything is about growth, and if you want to stay ahead, you have to find the balance between continued innovation, and over accelerated progress. You have to put things out that imrpove, even when people are not asking for it, yet you can't put things out to fast or people will reject it. It is a crazy good game in itself.

Hopefully Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all have road maps for expansion, and innovation. We need them to keeping fighting off Apple and Google.

Thanks for letting me rant.

You are right on the need to keep improving/expanding as the best way to keep ahead.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:
Intrinsic said:

They have not discontinued gran turismo. And I don't know where you are getting that.

Didn't think "Sport" was considered part of the main series.  It's certainly not as popular as earlier entries.

That doesn't mean they discontinued GT. Studio still exists and they may be working on a GT7 or not, but even if you don't like GTS, consider it another game or doesn't sell much doesn't mean it was discontinued.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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DonFerrari said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

Didn't think "Sport" was considered part of the main series.  It's certainly not as popular as earlier entries.

That doesn't mean they discontinued GT. Studio still exists and they may be working on a GT7 or not, but even if you don't like GTS, consider it another game or doesn't sell much doesn't mean it was discontinued.

Didn't say I "know" its discontinued.  Just saying it seems that way.  GT6 came out 5 years ago and we haven't heard anything about GT7 yet.



my selfish wish is that Sony acquire/build up atleast 1 dedicated JRPG studio (AAA lvl budget/production values), but I'm aware that there probably just isn't big enough a market for these games to support that *sigh*



Given exclusives are among the few quality games these days Sony should make more studios, and I say that as a Nintendo Switch only gamer.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:
DonFerrari said:

That doesn't mean they discontinued GT. Studio still exists and they may be working on a GT7 or not, but even if you don't like GTS, consider it another game or doesn't sell much doesn't mean it was discontinued.

Didn't say I "know" its discontinued.  Just saying it seems that way.  GT6 came out 5 years ago and we haven't heard anything about GT7 yet.

PD is quite limited in size, so since they were making GTS it would be quite impossible to have GT7 at the same time. At earliest expect GT7 by 2020 as an evolution of the model of GTS (using all the cars and tracks they have been releasing).

Lafiel said:
my selfish wish is that Sony acquire/build up atleast 1 dedicated JRPG studio (AAA lvl budget/production values), but I'm aware that there probably just isn't big enough a market for these games to support that *sigh*

Well there is market if they can make the marketing good enough to push a lot of sales. Dragon Quest and FF still manages good numbers. Sure starting from scratch or sequel of old games will be a harder thing to get the level of DQ and FF, but Sony earned a lot of good will this gen, so if they really commit on this JRPG studio they may see good success.

KrspaceT said:
Given exclusives are among the few quality games these days Sony should make more studios, and I say that as a Nintendo Switch only gamer.

Nothing wrong with not being your cup of tea but recognizing they are good and should have more. As I also would like Nintendo to keep increasing their studios to deliver ever more games on Switch.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Intrinsic said:
HollyGamer said:

Having another studious is not bad either, you also need to remember, Sony attention now are divided into two platform, which are VR and Mobile devices (smartphones ). Also Sony capability on making first party ip in a year is limited to just one or two ip. With having another studios they will likely to produce more in a year. Of course they can just ask 3rd party studios to make exclusives games for them but having a studio that is inside your policy will be much better. And also like u said Japanese developer can be bought by money especially Microsoft , so . Having more is not a sin. 

More like 3 -4 first party published games per year. And thats plenty from an exclusive standpoint any year. As opposed to MS one or two per year.

Sony doesn't need more studios. If they need to do anything its to get more out of their studios and partnerships.