Sony Likely To Be Last To Announce Next Gen Hardware

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    The CEO of PlayStation France, Philippe Cardon, has recently spoken out regarding Sony's possible next-gen plans and the likelihood of a Monster Hunter title appearing on the PlayStation Vita this year.
    According to the CEO it doesn't look like it will be Sony who play their next-gen hand first, in fact, he feels that it will likely be quite the opposite:

    “It’s true that there are many rumours, but I couldn’t tell you anything. The Wii is pressed for time because it is in decline. In our case, we have a lot less pressure. We were the last to leave the PS3, and will probably be the last to announce something.”

    He also chimed in about a much-anticipated title for the Vita, Monster Hunter, whilst discussing the Vita's launch sales, he had this to say:

    “The games available at launch in Japan do not correspond to the typology of the Japanese public. It lacks a particular game, Monster Hunter, scheduled for the coming months. Had it been there from the start in Japan, the story would have been different."


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  2. Foxi4

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    This is what happens when your console is cream of the crop as it is anyways and doesn't desperately need an update. No wonder they're taking their sweet time, they want to sell some Vita's first.
     
  3. kthnxshwn

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    Like every other generation.
     
  4. Valwin

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    they dont need a next gen console out yet as the ps3 is powerful to run next gen games



    good luck try to sell those vita they are going to need it
     
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    I wouldn't worry about the Vita's market in France, it usually goes like crazy here.
     
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    Portable ones, maybe, but no one (publicly) knows factually how much power next generation games will need.
     
  7. Foxi4

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    We shall see, my friend. We shall see.

    Uncharted alone is going to sell the console in Europe and America, not to mention the upcomming titles.
     
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  8. AceWarhead

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    It must be good to be Sony tight now, not rushing for a new next-gen console, as PS3 is so good already ( Lookin' at you WiiU )
     
  9. duffmmann

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    Indeed, but its large initial price gave Sony some terrible intro years sales wise for the PS3. As for the Vita, its suffering weak sales despite the same price as the 3DS when it first launched (which sold considerably better in the same time period). We'll see what the Vita sales look like when it leaves Japan though, could very easily be a different story in different regions of the world.
     
  10. heartgold

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    uh I beg to differ, I don't think uncharted will be a huge system seller on a portable.
     
  11. Foxi4

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    The way I see it, the current Vita library lacks games that are typically made "for Japanese audiences", it's very much "westernized". 2012 will throw in some JRPG's and knowing life people will immediatelly lap it up.

    Care to explain "why" if Monster Hunter TriD, Resident Evil Revelations and Metal Gear 3D are supposed to be 3DS's "killer apps"?
     
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    Because it doesn't sell much on the PS3? C'mon, it has tons of western audience appeal and is quite popular over here. I think it's definitely a nice launch title that both brings Vita owners a familiar face and shows off what the system can do from lame INNOVATIVE control features and graphical power. If you wanted a launch title for Europe and America (and Australia too, I won't leave them out) for a Sony system currently, Uncharted is a pretty nice choice.
     
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    *Looks at the PS3*

    Yeah...I'm gonna have to disagree.
    EDIT:Crap, ninja'd...
     
  14. heartgold

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    In what world are those killer apps for the 3DS? I don't honestly expect them to sell well at all on a portable like 3DS.

    Monster hunter is a huge system seller in Japan, western wise it's a dead franchise. Uncharted isn't the MH of Japan in western territory. I will go far as saying majority of the PS3 owners won't pick up a PS VITA for uncharted just to play it on a small portable.
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    It'll sell it pretty damn well and its certainly not the only thing going for it. It's not like a shit launch with Uncharted, it's a rather good launch with Uncharted.

    Also if you don't think Metal Gear Solid or Resident Evil would sell well regardless of platform, then you're wrong. Their big name franchises and they usually can push millions of copies.
     
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    Uncharted, Gears of War and Patapon are good examples of a recently launched IP's that simply "took over the world". This is quite a rare occourence, actually. Established IP's like Mario or Zelda don't have to worry about sales - even if they turn out to be a turd sandwich (most contemporary Sonic games are a good example here - everything between Sonic 2006 and Colours, the first "good" game in a while was crap and it still sold) sales will be made.

    With new IP's you actually have to show off something interesting and you have to sprinkle good graphics and game mechanics all over it to create a fanbase. Uncharted did it, no doubt. It WILL sell the console, no doubt.

    It would appear that you're convinced Uncharted Vita is a port of Uncharted 1. It is not - it's an entirely new chapter in the saga. You are aware of that, right?
     
  17. heartgold

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    Yeah, with handhelds it can go either way, even big franchise's can flop if the market isn't there. Hardcore gamers are with their xbox's/ps3's/pc's

    I'm aware, it may turn out to be a great system seller who knows, as stubborn as I am I sticking with my verdict.
     
  18. Guild McCommunist

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    Not really. Maybe when the franchises were just starting it was different but as established brands they can certainly sell pretty well. SSFIV 3D broke a million sales I'm rather sure. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops/Peace Walker both sold well. Resistance Retribution, Killzone Liberation, all these other handheld renditions of big name games all sold decently. Maybe not as much as console versions of the games but well enough to validate my point.

    I guess the biggest point would be Mario. His handheld games sell as well (if not better) than his console games. If you're going to respond with "But it's Mario" then doesn't that just validate my point on franchises selling well on pretty much any platform unless it's like the N-Gage?
     
  19. Foxi4

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    So what you're saying is that on portables, only casual games have the right to be?

    This explains the massive popularity of God of War games on the PSP. Or the great sales of Call of Duty games for the DS. Or the even better sales of Zelda games on the DS.

    The platform has no relevance here, if there are good games to be played on it, the platform will sell. If there was a Call of Duty game for a certain type of soaps, I assure you that personal hygine of gamers would increase by 400%.

    MY N-GAGE! T.T

    *painful memories of having it stolen during a trip*

    ...I loved my N-Gage... T.T;
     
  20. tk615

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    So Vita is getting Monster Hunter too huh... I hope we get to actually see Monster Hunter 3G or 4 localised for the 3DS. It's kinda bad how 3G was already released, but not a word of localisation here. *sadpanda* =(