SCE President Promises 380 New PS3 Titles By Early 2008

SCE President Promises 380 New PS3 Titles By Early 2008

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New Sony Computer Entertainment President Kazuo Hirai has said that 200 new pieces of software, as well as 180 download-only titles, would be released for the PlayStation 3 console by March of 2008.

PlayStation 3 sales performance has lagged far behind that of Nintendo's rival Wii console, due to the lack of a decent game selection as well as its significantly higher price. Currently, there are 110 PlayStation 3 titles available worldwide, including 50 download-only games. The Wii console has tripled PlayStation 3 sales in Japan, and more than doubled its sales in the U.S.

The dramatic increase in available titles should help reverse the console's poor sales, Hirai said in an interview with Japan's Nikkei financial newspaper. He said that Sony would work with game publishers on marketing, including events and in-store promotions, in order to ensure an increase in the number of games released.

In an earlier interview with the Financial Times, Sony CEO Howard Stringer indicated the company was also considering price cuts for the PlayStation 3, which in conjunction with the promised influx of new software, could dramatically alter the console's fortunes.

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That number has been "clarified." Evidently they were counting region releases, not actual titles, which effectively doubled the number of actual games.

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That number has been "clarified." Evidently they were counting region releases, not actual titles, which effectively doubled the number of actual games.

Show of hands if you suspected as much ...

Yeah, I don't know much about consoles but it seemed like a lot to me. Still, even the clarified number isn't too bad over the course of less than a year, especially given the number of games currently available. I have more concerns for the new SCEA prez; blowing such an important news release isn't exactly an auspicious start to his tenure.

Actually, the bigger the number, the more I am concerned about the quality of games.
I think it did sound big to everybody. It is good that it's been clarified as another talk trick. I don't think it was necessary either.

 

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