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Virtual Terror
06-20-2009, 12:19 AM
HAHAHAHAHAH!

Cut the price they haven't even broken even and are still losing money on each sale. Killzone 2 had poor sales Infamous had poor sales. They still could not over take 360 console sales in February or May when these two exclusives where brought out.

And now this. The end game has started bye bye Sony say hello to Sega for us.


http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6212246.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;1

ThrillKillBill
06-20-2009, 12:26 AM
this was on the front of this website yesterday....... still, its both funny and sad

Jethrow
06-20-2009, 12:30 AM
yes repost, and also, if your doing a thread about something you'd think you'd try to get the title right.

Virtual Terror
06-20-2009, 12:34 AM
this was on the front of this website yesterday....... still, its both funny and sad

I gives one hope all those good games like god of war metal gear solid (with snake) uncharted motor storm will make it to Xbox one day.

Perhaps in this modern age the dream of having all the hardcore games on one platform is not a pipe dream and could happen with the next Xbox console.

I really hope Microsoft do try to get another console on the shelf's by 2012 and finish Sony off.

The only thing Microsoft needs to get those Jap exclusives though. It's been proven with Star Ocean that if the software is there they will buy the console.

CyanideBreathMint
06-20-2009, 12:47 AM
I never like reading things like these. Sony needs all the 3rd party developers it can muster. Believe me, it's not good news for 360 fanboys if Sony tanks outright. MS' competition keeps them cranking out good/great games.

No competition equates to sitting on ones own laurels. Yes, developers will still make games but when there's only one console out there to really develop for, they can make whatever the hell they want because they'd know full well it'd sell regardless of its quality.

J0shUK
06-20-2009, 12:56 AM
This is not good news. If people are not buying games, on any console, it means that the developers are not getting as much money back from them. Therefore, future games developed will be done on a lower budget, probably to lower quality, and there will also be fewer of them. If people don't buy a game for the PS3, it doesn't mean they are going to buy an Xbox because of that, and it certainly doesn't mean developers will move all of their games to one console.

jason86586
06-20-2009, 12:59 AM
LOL i laughed so hard when i saw this news!!!

krucifiedkevin
06-20-2009, 01:03 AM
idle threats?? or is are they trying to gain leverage for some exclusive titles??

monkeyhappy
06-20-2009, 01:30 AM
Why do you even care? They are all ripping us off and screwing us over anyway, why does it matter who is doing it, pride in something you have bought makes no sense. It's just shallow and unfounded fanbouyancy, and yes I do know that is not the correct use for the word bouyancy.

Iregore
06-20-2009, 01:43 AM
I don't see it coming to this anyway, Sony will price drop and offer an incentive to keep them making games for the PS3 in order to stay in competition. I like this story because it really puts Sony in a spot where they are going to HAVE to respond before long, and a price drop would be the perfect response.

roy1751
06-20-2009, 02:09 AM
Like others have said already, lack of competition is bad for consumers.

Fezz
06-20-2009, 05:52 AM
Anyone have a problem with this? No? Anyone? Okay then.

moshr666
06-20-2009, 06:22 AM
Gonna have some fun at work with this news and the ps3 fanboys at work today lol

Revolver
06-20-2009, 06:27 AM
If I had read this article a year ago I would've been sad/pissed off but now that I barely turn my PS3 on I couldn't give a rat's ass about it.
I do hope Playstation gets buried.:drunk

Exane22
06-20-2009, 06:31 AM
Anyone have a problem with this? No? Anyone? Okay then.

I do!

You all are fucking idiots. Its a console, so stop talking about it like its something you stick your willy in. Competition is a good thing, its what drives the industry and pushes Microsoft and other companies to develop new and awesome things. To want a Console to die just because you cant afford it is extremely dumb.

And you wont see big name PS3 exclusives on the xbox because they weren't developed with that system in mind or its restraints in mind. MGS4 alone pushes Blu Ray storage to the max, which is 52 gig. Box's play regular DVD's at 8 gig, do the math if you can.

Revolver
06-20-2009, 06:33 AM
I would argue with you but your sig just clearly stated that the argument would go nowhere.
For someone with such a high GS I don't see why you're so upset about the PS3 going down the drain.

Exane22
06-20-2009, 06:38 AM
I would argue with you but your sig just clearly stated that the argument would go nowhere.
For someone with such a high GS I don't see why you're so upset about the PS3 going down the drain.

Thats because I own a PS3 as well as an Box. Sure, I don't play it that much.... but Id rather see the system improve rather then go down the drain. Sony is fucking it up big time, but that doesnt mean the Console itself blows. It needs a price drop, a better online service, and better support. You're going to see some amazing games come to it for the simple reason that xbox just cant run them, and those games are starting to come out of development soon. The question is, can the 3 survive to that point? I sure hope it does, I know its going to be a kick ass console in a year or two.

Ive watched the video game industry for a long long time, every time a console falls nothing good seems to come of it. As Ive already said, competition is what drives the industry.

Revolver
06-20-2009, 06:43 AM
Well, I'll agree with you in the sense that the PSN sucks since every time I turn my PS3 (I'm also a PS3 owner) it'll sign me in but about 10-15 minutes it'll sign me out for no apparent reason.
The Playstation Store also has a few flaws but that's somewhat overseeable.
Like I said, I'm not urging the PS3's death but I wouldn't really miss it either.
I do appreciate my PS3 for its BluRay movies but I don't use it for anything other than a DVD player.
Anyways, time will tell.

Exane22
06-20-2009, 06:48 AM
I consider myself a gamer, and I like to see some awesome shit. The PS3 can give me awesome shit, so I want it to do good! Its pretty simple, Drakes 2 is going to be out of controll and GoW3 looks to be the greatest hack and slash of all time. I could go on all day about what the PS3 is going to have soon, but I wont. Im going to enjoy the console, if you cant then I feel bad for you.

Like I said, I'm a gamer, I want to play awesome shit.

Darth Grif55
06-20-2009, 07:08 AM
This is what Sony will hear if this finalizes.
YouTube - The Price is Right losing horn

Virtual Terror
06-20-2009, 08:37 AM
Don't give this lack of competition nonsense. For a start there's still the WII you can argue it's aiming at a different market but there's still gamers to be gained from it.

The PS1 and PS2 dominated there generations and still had lots of decent games.

If we go back to a two console race i think it will be much healthier.

I consider myself a gamer, and I like to see some awesome shit. The PS3 can give me awesome shit, so I want it to do good! Its pretty simple, Drakes 2 is going to be out of controll and GoW3 looks to be the greatest hack and slash of all time. I could go on all day about what the PS3 is going to have soon, but I wont. Im going to enjoy the console, if you cant then I feel bad for you.

Like I said, I'm a gamer, I want to play awesome shit.

Good luck waiting a year for it to update first.

Munkeh111
06-20-2009, 09:12 AM
You all realise that this is never going to happen, CoD 4 sold a nice 4m on PS3, are they really just going to throw that away?

Poida
06-20-2009, 09:23 AM
I gives one hope all those good games like god of war metal gear solid (with snake) uncharted motor storm will make it to Xbox one day.

Perhaps in this modern age the dream of having all the hardcore games on one platform is not a pipe dream and could happen with the next Xbox console.

I really hope Microsoft do try to get another console on the shelf's by 2012 and finish Sony off.

The only thing Microsoft needs to get those Jap exclusives though. It's been proven with Star Ocean that if the software is there they will buy the console. Lol me too, wont happen but we can only dream though :D

Ghillied Raptor
06-20-2009, 09:31 AM
You all realise that this is never going to happen, CoD 4 sold a nice 4m on PS3, are they really just going to throw that away?Look at it in another way, they spend more time devoloping their games on one console which will produce better quality games more suited for the console(in this case the 360).They get a healthy sum of money from microsoft to compensate said losses and a regularly updating online system to boot-Quicker patches ect ect.And as for console competition I kind of disagree that the world will be plunged into a pathatic abyss of horrid games.Game companies do compete with each other eg.Halo ODST,Modern warfare 2,Operation flashpoint:rising dragon(shooter catergory).I could go on and on but I think you get the idea.I will miss the Ps 3 though...

Virtual Terror
06-20-2009, 10:41 AM
You all realise that this is never going to happen, CoD 4 sold a nice 4m on PS3, are they really just going to throw that away?

I highly doubt that

http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Call_of_Duty_4

Kairi
06-20-2009, 12:46 PM
I feel bad for the PS3. Hopefully Activision does not drop them.
Would the PSP be dropped as well?

Ben Sharpe
06-20-2009, 12:49 PM
I highly doubt that

http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Call_of_Duty_4


Thats US only, I think it did actually sell 4m

Galrick
06-20-2009, 12:51 PM
"They have to cut the price, because if they don't, the attach rates are likely to slow," he continued. "If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony."

And that from the guys who sell peripherals who often cost well over an hundred dollars to buy. Activision is really getting too big for its breaches.

Realistically, Sony is in a bad place. The price on the PS3 is hurting them and they obviously didn't learn their lesson considering the price tag on the PSP Go. But Sony is an important player and it would hurt the industry as a whole if the PlayStation brand was to disappear. As many people have said before, competition is healthy and consequential for the end consumer. Believing otherwise just show a poor understanding of how this industry works.

Virtual Terror
06-20-2009, 12:56 PM
"They have to cut the price, because if they don't, the attach rates are likely to slow," he continued. "If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony."

And that from the guys who sell peripherals who often cost well over an hundred dollars to buy. Activision is really getting too big for its breaches.

Realistically, Sony is in a bad place. The price on the PS3 is hurting them and they obviously didn't learn their lesson considering the price tag on the PSP Go. But Sony is an important player and it would hurt the industry as a whole if the PlayStation brand was to disappear. As many people have said before, competition is healthy and consequential for the end consumer. Believing otherwise just show a poor understanding of how this industry works.

Well given your area of work i will take that as very credible. But i don't think it will be the end of the world. The PS2 dominated last gen and still had great games.

pwjuggalo
06-20-2009, 01:34 PM
Well first off lets be real, it is nothing more then a threat. Not the 1st one to ever be issued to a company and of course it won't be the last. To drop a whole console would cost them (Activision) lots of money because of the titles that are already in development. Also with a huge console selling title like God of War 3 just around the corner, they are in no way gonna drop support. Sony will keep investing money into the PS3 till it makes them money they are to big of a company not to. So those of you who are thinking oh no Sony could become the next Sega, think again. People never thought that their was warrant for Microsoft to release the 360 do to the total $5 billion dollars in losses just on the the original, but look at it now. And as for the price cut that everyone thinks PS3 needs will happen but, only when either Sony makes a model with a memory card size hdd so they can compete with the 360 Arcade System sales or the Blu-Ray they are using either becomes cheaper tech. wise or they just decide to use cheaper (less reliable) Blu-Ray parts. But either way I think the best thing they can do to save the system is some how figure out what they need to do to get a model on the market that is $199.99 - $249.99 by Christmas time and they will be fine and see a sales increase of at least 60-70% during the holidays.

jimi_stephen
06-20-2009, 01:39 PM
I highly doubt that

http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Call_of_Duty_4

do you get all your information from wikiepedia?

Infinity Ward’s highly acclaimed (and thoroughly excellent) Call of Duty 4 has just passed the nine million mark in sales since launching in November. No really - nine million. If you take into account the length of time it has been on shelves that is a pretty serious return on investment.

http://www.ps3vault.com/cod4-sales-pass-a-milestone-2785

you really need to do some more research.

The PS3 dieing would be a bad thing. Sony has better first party titles, and all the third party titles are just as good has Xbox. To put wii in the same league with these is just trying to justify why you let your wife buy one. Only the first party titles are any good and those are iffy(i'm looking at you wiifit). If we have only the xbox and the wii, I think, well get better looking game with less gameplay. Right now the PS3 is the best bluray player on the market, that also does web browsing, they let you pust another OS on it if you want, and you could play games every once in a while. About the last time that one console did well for video games was with the NES generation.

Virtual Terror
06-20-2009, 02:19 PM
do you get all your information from wikiepedia?



http://www.ps3vault.com/cod4-sales-pass-a-milestone-2785

you really need to do some more research.

The PS3 dieing would be a bad thing. Sony has better first party titles, and all the third party titles are just as good has Xbox. To put wii in the same league with these is just trying to justify why you let your wife buy one. Only the first party titles are any good and those are iffy(i'm looking at you wiifit). If we have only the xbox and the wii, I think, well get better looking game with less gameplay. Right now the PS3 is the best bluray player on the market, that also does web browsing, they let you pust another OS on it if you want, and you could play games every once in a while. About the last time that one console did well for video games was with the NES generation.

No

http://www.product-reviews.net/2008/06/05/call-of-duty-4-more-successful-on-xbox-360-than-sony-ps3/

Call of Duty 4 has sold way more on the 360. And another thing every one has had diffrences on this topic and been constructive. Yet you just come across as being obnoxious and dilibertly confrontational.

Any more of it for the sake of this forum im not going to bother responding to you.

jimi_stephen
06-20-2009, 02:52 PM
You all realise that this is never going to happen, CoD 4 sold a nice 4m on PS3, are they really just going to throw that away?

I highly doubt that

http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Call_of_Duty_4

No

http://www.product-reviews.net/2008/06/05/call-of-duty-4-more-successful-on-xbox-360-than-sony-ps3/

Ok, what you've posted is conflicting information that has yet do disprove Munkeh.
Most Developers will tell you that to develop for the Xbox and the PS3 is very similar, while they have to rewrite the whole program for the wii. That's why you see a lot of big name titles on the 360 and PS3 and not the Wii. For a developer to just drop a system altogether is rediculious, I could see them droping exclusives, but not everything for the simple fact tha sales of one would cover the cost of both.
It's not that I dislike the wii, I just feel that it can't be gaming when a 2 year old does it for fun and a 92 year old does it for excirsice. I do like some of Nintendo's first party titles. Is there anyone here that doesn't like mario?

Edit. Wrong place for this thread.

Jamie Solo
06-20-2009, 03:48 PM
I do!

You all are fucking idiots. Its a console, so stop talking about it like its something you stick your willy in. Competition is a good thing, its what drives the industry and pushes Microsoft and other companies to develop new and awesome things. To want a Console to die just because you cant afford it is extremely dumb.

And you wont see big name PS3 exclusives on the xbox because they weren't developed with that system in mind or its restraints in mind. MGS4 alone pushes Blu Ray storage to the max, which is 52 gig. Box's play regular DVD's at 8 gig, do the math if you can.

I dont believe it... someone actually made sense in this thread :o


And seriously whoever thinks that the PS3 is gonna "die" because Activision wont support it anymore are stupid because apart from the odd good game and the IW CoDs all the PS3 will miss are the endless amount of Guitar Hero's... which with peripherals sell for half the price of a PS3 so I think the head of Activision is a cheeky bastard as well...

syntax419
06-20-2009, 03:57 PM
Ok, CoD 4 sold 4.34 m on PS3, which is outstanding as far as sales figures go on any system. Sure the 360 sold 7.47m (which is huge) but that's besides the point. The point is is that the PS3 is not a sinking ship by any means.

Fast fact: according to the same website below, Halo 3 sold 9.73 m and GOW 2 sold 4.92 m, while MGS4 sold 4.04m and I couldn't think of and find any other exclusives that sold more than 2 m.

source: http://www.vgchartz.com/games/index.php?name=call+of+duty+4

Anyways, like others have said, the PS3 is NOT going anywhere. You people need to come back to reality.

InkedUp
06-20-2009, 04:39 PM
I agree with the "needs competition" crowd. Don't get me wrong, I love my 360, but the main reason for me not picking up a PS3 is the price tag. I played some of their exclusive titles, which were pretty good, and I loved God of War on PS2 so would probably enjoy GoW3. I have said some bad things about Sony before, but competition is healthy in the gaming industry. Without it, what reasons to exclusive developers really have to make the best game possible for their systems? Money? Yeah, but nowadays a great name will draw a lot of people in, and with dlc lately they can bring in even more money. In the end, we have our Xbox's and they have their PS3's, but all the bickering aside we are all still people who love to game no matter what console we do it on.

progman32
06-20-2009, 06:20 PM
But either way I think the best thing they can do to save the system is some how figure out what they need to do to get a model on the market that is $199.99 - $249.99 by Christmas time and they will be fine and see a sales increase of at least 60-70% during the holidays.

100% Agreed PW!! I think the blu-ray selling point is losing its charm as I've seen several stores with $149-$199 blu-ray players.

dakrkplayer2
06-20-2009, 06:50 PM
If this happens. It like that one Youtube player sayed. haaaaa you have lost the prices is right. And I hope APPLE can join in afther the death of SONY. And then we can have real contest between the titans.

jukkakhan
06-20-2009, 07:29 PM
I really don't see Activision going through with this. It's a bluff, and one that they know Sony won't/can't call. Considering they have several "brand name" franchises that they like to churn out sequels for, they know that lots of people will buy them up on either platform. They'd be pretty dumb to pass that up.

Tenacious
06-20-2009, 07:42 PM
You guys are a bunch of asshats. You don't need to be so deathly loyal to Microsoft and the 360. It's just another console, and it's never a good thing when a company cuts off support to ANY console.

LoveAGramm
06-20-2009, 07:54 PM
If this happens. It like that one Youtube player sayed. haaaaa you have lost the prices is right. And I hope APPLE can join in afther the death of SONY. And then we can have real contest between the titans. That would be a site to see. Apple vs Ms!

Darth Grif55
06-21-2009, 03:30 AM
For real, I'd have to buy both because I love Xbox & I love Apple.

N-Forced
06-21-2009, 07:07 AM
Seriously Activision will drop Sony when pigs fly out of peoples asses, ie: never going to happen. While the ps3 may not have an as large installed base as the 360 in north america they still do have quite a bit of consoles out there, and for a money hungry company like Activision purposly throwing away money is never going to happen.

master_shake_350
06-21-2009, 07:22 AM
Well seeing as we are all still in recession apart from India and China, Sony has reported losses in all parts of their current line up and I wouldn't be surprised if they closed down for a while.

If this happens. It like that one Youtube player sayed. haaaaa you have lost the prices is right. And I hope APPLE can join in afther the death of SONY. And then we can have real contest between the titans.

If it were as good as 360 I would get the Apple too.

KFZ Scrubs
06-21-2009, 07:40 AM
lol i guess, still don't see how imfamous is doing bad selling, that game is amazing.

mrmonkeykrap
06-21-2009, 09:14 AM
If I had read this article a year ago I would've been sad/pissed off but now that I barely turn my PS3 on I couldn't give a rat's ass about it.
I do hope Playstation gets buried.:drunk

I barely use my ps3. would rather have the 360.

Ben Sharpe
06-21-2009, 09:17 AM
lol i guess, still don't see how imfamous is doing bad selling, that game is amazing.

Sony don't advertise there games anymore so people outside the ones who following gaming haven't heard about it.

KFZ Scrubs
06-21-2009, 09:53 AM
Sony don't advertise there games anymore so people outside the ones who following gaming haven't heard about it.
I've seen a crapload of infamous commercials on t.v though.

ApochWeiss
06-21-2009, 10:16 AM
Fine by me, I'd rather focus on my gamerscore moreso then the trophies of a ps3 haha. i'd like to get one, but I doubt it'll be any time soon, so I'm all for the big rush to the 360 exclusivity :D Damn bills...

Jamie Solo
06-21-2009, 12:49 PM
lol i guess, still don't see how imfamous is doing bad selling, that game is amazing.

Hell yeah!! That game is awesome!!!

Ben Sharpe
06-21-2009, 12:59 PM
I've seen a crapload of infamous commercials on t.v though.

In the UK there has been none at all, and generally with the Sony exclusives they seem to be content with expecting them to sell rather than doing alot of advertising like Microsoft do with all their exclusives, hell every advert break for a bout 2 weeks there was adverts for GTA: TLAD.

J0shUK
06-21-2009, 01:08 PM
In the UK there has been none at all, and generally with the Sony exclusives they seem to be content with expecting them to sell rather than doing alot of advertising like Microsoft do with all their exclusives, hell every advert break for a bout 2 weeks there was adverts for GTA: TLAD.

I completely agree. In the UK, its very rare to see a PS3 ad. Microsoft have got the advertising spot on, Sony are slacking.

Gorilla Stomper
06-22-2009, 03:01 AM
sony need to stand up, admit they're fucked, re-call all the PS3 consoles, take them apart and put the pieces to better use.... like missiles to fire at north korea.

how would you feel seeing a missile fly past your house with the sony logo on the side?

XxBlueSpade2xX
06-22-2009, 03:40 AM
Yeah, the failing economy is really funny. Way to go.

epik499
06-22-2009, 06:55 AM
Is PS3 losing the sales/month battle because all 360 owners have to buy new systems because they keep dieing? :mad:

B1GM13
06-22-2009, 11:37 AM
but when there's only one console out there to really develop for, they can make whatever the hell they want because they'd know full well it'd sell regardless of its quality.


Nintendo Will Says "HAI!!!"

M85A21
06-22-2009, 11:57 AM
yes repost, and also, if your doing a thread about something you'd think you'd try to get the title right.

You are the least productive person on this site.
If you are not going to say something nice or constructive just stop posting.

Anyway, I read this in class yesterday and it seems to me that the whole PS3 just seems to be falling completley now.
Infamous was suppose to be the [PROTOTYPE] beater...But sales show otherwise. So I really wouldn't be suprised if ACTIOVISION drop them. They should just move contract to MS.

sweatdog
06-22-2009, 01:21 PM
I agree with those who think that Activision is largely bluffing about not publishing games for the PS3, but the rumblings do serve to illustrate some of the problems Sony is experiencing with their 3rd party publishers. In order to make ground on Microsoft and Nintendo, they'll need to find a way to offer their console at a more competitive pricing level. While they have an uphill climb in order to regain market share, I don't think the system is in any danger of going away. Currently, I play my 360 more than my PS3 and way more than my WII, but I want to be able to experience the best games on all platforms. At least when I turn on my PS3 I don't hold my breath that my system is going to fail...

Jamie Solo
06-22-2009, 04:55 PM
Anyway, I read this in class yesterday and it seems to me that the whole PS3 just seems to be falling completley now.
Infamous was suppose to be the [PROTOTYPE] beater...But sales show otherwise. So I really wouldn't be suprised if ACTIOVISION drop them. They should just move contract to MS.

Sales are naturally higher for Prototype considering its on the 360 and PS3, but if you took it to the PS3 to PS3 level, then inFamous it outselling Prototype.

Plus I think inFamous is a better game than Prototype.