Well, there goes Sony's competitive advantage in the next generation

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  1. misterd

    misterd Well-Known Member

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    Cheetatron Eh

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    Ouch! that sucks for sony but i guess ill still go for the ps3
     
  3. misterd

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    Seems to me the main thing Sony has left in its arsenal is Final Fantasy and its marketing department. Of course, there isn't really anything to stop Square from jumping ship either.
     
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    Uhm, not so much. GTA has a tradition of being both a XBOX and Sony game, there's just typically been a delay in the release schedule. I don't really see how this will take away "Sony's competitive advantage," considering they still have Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, etcetc.
     
  5. Fairy Princess

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    What i feel will take away from it is Sony's lack of anything exciting or new, or dare i say it, GOOD?
     
  6. jet convoy

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    My sentiments exactly.
     
  7. JoshBot

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    I think Sony lost their competitive advantage when they priced themselves out of most people's budgets.
     
  8. Valkysas

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    one game being late to the PS3 is not going to effect them in any negative way.
     
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    I dunno. It's always been Sony's "killer app".

    I don't think Grand Turismo is one anymore - it just has enough quality competition. There's only really MGS4 and FFXIII left.

    Though granted, they're a biggy. But if one or both of those go multiplatform, who's gonna buy a PS3 if they don't want Blu-Ray?

    Phazer
     
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    Is there still a market for a turn-based, totally linear RPG on consoles after the Morrowind, Oblivion & KOTOR? The total freedom offered in those games make the recent FF games look like interactive DVDs. BioWare's Mass Effect is going to just slaughter FFXIII in terms of gameplay. And then to release what a dozen FF games in such a short amount of time? XIII may be Square's unlucky number, when they burn out even their diehard fans.

    GTA was THE system seller for the PS2. Period. No other game sold more consoles for one system. And it's year exclusivity on the PS2 over the Xbox & PC made it known as a PS2 game. To ace Sony out of that after Sony screwed themselves over so bad on their own price, AND to offer exclusive extras from Xbox Live is a major strike against the PS3.

    MGS. FF. They'll sell well to their diehard fanbase. But they didn't sell enough to match GTA's sales last gen, and if there's as big a leap in game design this cycle as as we saw last time with GTA3, it's unlikely they will be much competition against GTA4 either.
     
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    MGS was multi-platform last gen and it likely to be so again.
     
  12. flamepanther

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    Besides that, if it looks like the PS3 is starting to tank due to the price, developers not contractually attached to Sony will port their "exclusive" games elsewhere, as has been the case with unpopular consoles throughout history. It's absolutely not unprecedented for Metal Gear Solid or even Final Fantasy to go multi-platform either.
     
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    Imagine if GTA3 had come out for Dreamcast like it was originally planned? Sega would be very dominant in the marketplace today if it had.
     
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    Absofuckinlutly, there is no way I am spending $400-$500 per system.
     
  15. Streck

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    You know what I don't see in the G&A forum?

    A thread titled "Well, there goes Microsoft's competitive advantage in the next generation."

    And, since someone may make one just because of that, allow me to add "At least not one that means a damn."

    :) 
     
  16. angeltread

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    you can throw gran turismo out, as MS has two racing franchises that are arguably just as good, if not better.
     
  17. flamepanther

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    Wouldn't Microsoft have to have an advantage before they can lose one? ;) 


    I kid, I kid. 360 is looking great right now! :D 




    ...although it is the only next-gen console without a motion sensitive controller :p 
     
  18. Streck

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    Heh. Anyone who knew the company - and I mean really knew it, beyond its well-known cash reserves and the mindlessly parroted Slashdotesque blurbs - knew that it always had advantages, it would just take a while for them to be manifested in publicly visible forms. I just sit back and watch.
     
  19. Gigatron_2005

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    Oh snap! PS3 just got robbed! :p 

    I sense the Sony's marketshare getting lower and lower. Looks like we're in store for a feirce 3 way battle!
     
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    Not only are they getting the double release, Peter Moore said there would be episodic updates on Live for GTAIV.
     

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