Hey! Have you heard? The Playstation 3 is crap, and this is another link to prove it. But this time, an industry game publishing giant will tell you.
You might have heard of a certain company called Activision, the largest third party game publisher in the world. (They recently beat Electronic Arts from being the largest.) They publish and make some of the biggest, most popular game franchises around. You may have heard of them too: Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk, and Call of Duty – you know, the good stuff. Let’s also not forget, that Activision is owned by Vivendi games now. Vivendi also owns Blizzard, which you remember, makes small, casual, not million-selling PC games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft – you know, solitaire-like games. (Non-Sarcastic Version: Blizzard makes some of the most highly rated games on the PC and have sold millions of copies on any one of their franchises.)
So, we can definitely say, that whatever Mr. Activision Boss Bobby Kotick says, would hold to be a lot more credible than just regular opinionated do. Am I right? Good. Now, hear what he has to say.
I’m getting concerned about Sony; the PlayStation 3 is losing a bit of momentum and they don’t make it easy for me to support the platform. It’s expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better. Games generate a better return on invested capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation.
They have to cut the price, because if they don’t, the attach rates are likely to slow. If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony…When we look at 2010 and 2011, we might want to consider if we support the console – and the PSP [portable] too.
BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!