Sony: PS3 is hard to develop for--on purpose

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  1. Boots

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-10173656-17.html

    cliffs: PS3 hardware has lots to offer to a developer, it's just a pain in the ass to utilize it.
     
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    good read.


    and true why the fuck would I want to spend more time/money developing stuff for Sony just because "it could do more" if you can figure out how to get it to do more.
     
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    Or the flip side is the Wii that must be dead easy to develop for. So the market is flooded with tons of games that are crap.
     
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    Seems like kind of an ass backwards approach
     
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    Shortened that up for you.

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    Yeah, the Wii gets titles like gingerbread ninja, M&M Go Karts :rolleyes: and games made by gameloft the cellular phone game company :rofl:
     
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    Well its not like the 360 is immune to the bombardment of crappy games. Guess it must be easy to develop for that one too. Anyone tried the $7 games that came from Burger King? :D
     
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    I have a few of those games :lol:
     
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    The Japs know quality ..........

    PS3 triumphs over competition in Japan

    Sony’s PlayStation 3 continues to enjoy increased momentum in the land of the rising sun this past week, finally pipping Nintendo’s DSi to the number one spot after an arduous chart battle.

    The black behemoth sold through 36,513 units last week, scraping past the DSi, which shifted 35,827 during the same period. A close shave, then, but nonetheless a significant triumph for Sony’s flagship console.

    Elsewhere, PSP continues to eclipse the Wii in sales, with Sony’s handheld shifting 35,588 units as Nintendo’s white box continues to lag in weekly sales at 17,876. Bringing up the rear again is Xbox 360 with 11,795 units sold.

    Unsurprisingly, the spike in PS3’s chart performance has been attributed to the arrival of Sega’s Yakuza 3, which rocketed to the top of the Japanese software charts with a total of 372,000 copies sold.

    Let’s hope Sony can sustain this momentum in the coming months.

    http://www.psu.com/PS3-triumphs-over-competition-in-Japan-News--a006612-p0.php
     
  10. Boots

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    The Emperor probably demands they support Sony :lol:
     
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    Why do they compare handheld units to consoles?
     
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    And it's funny how the try and downplay the fact the Wii still outsold the Xbox and PS3, almost combined...
     
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    who the fuck cares about japan, the ps3 and shit sells well there because its the only system they can get their fucking Cartoon porn games on.
     
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    How do you figure that?

    PS3: 36,513
    Wii: 17,876
    360: 11,795
     
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    That was last week...I am talking total, overall numbers.

    Wii = 47,570,000
    Xbox = 28,900,000
    PS3 = 20,800,000

    Look at the DS compared to the others..

    Nintendo DS = 99,350,000
    PSP = 45,000,000
     
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    Disclaimer: I own a PS3, not a Wii :kekeke:
     
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    Silly me. I figured that since the article was talking about last weeks numbers, and everyone else was talking about last weeks numbers, that you would be talking about last weeks numbers too :lol:
     
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    Microsoft and Sony both do that... when the Wii sells more they say "it doesn't matter, the Wii sells to a different audience and it's not a competitor for us." On the rare occasion that one of them sells more than the Wii, they say "Hey look at us, we're awesome! We sold more than the Wii last week!"

    Sony has even said that Microsoft isn't a competitor. :lol:
     
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    I guess I assumed everyone would be able to notice the context. Silly me.
     
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