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Yoshida: Third-Party Developers Will Favor PS3 In 2009

According to a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida believes third-party development "will favor the PS3" in 2009.

Yoshida did admit the system's launch year was a bit of a disappointment because those developers had to first build their game on the Xbox 360 and then port it over to the PS3. This is still happening, but thankfully, we're finally getting to the point where third-party devs are now kicking off their projects on Sony's console. Yoshida believes the developers "massively underestimated the effort" required to restructure a game for the PS3 after first producing it for the 360, thereby resulting in those crappy ports we're all trying to forget. But as he says, those days should be behind us now and third-party developers are "now coming to terms with the PS3." Yoshida concluded with the following:

"That re-architecture only needs to happen once, and once you pass that, you have the foundation ready. Moving forward I'm totally confident that developers will start to use more from the PlayStation 3 platform. This year is the year of parity, next year is the year of differentiation in favour of the PS3 platform."

Essentially, this means he expects to see identical (or at least similar) multiplatform titles this year, with the PS3 versions beginning to pull ahead next year. Given the greater potential of the PS3, owners of Sony's next-gen console have been patiently waiting for this...

6/16/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

Schmitty
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 10:17:47 PM
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keyword "believes" all this speculation means nothing. Even though what he is saying is probably true right now what he expects is pretty irrelevant

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 10:22:12 PM
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Shenanigans. Sony will have to start taking a real numbers lead over Microsoft before we start seeing third parties favoring the PS3 it's possible but unlikely. Though sony will have a better release calendar than MS will this year, the 360's isn't poor enough to see a massive switch in the ownership numbers needed to fuel such a change for third parties. Third Parties will continue to try and put identical titles on each system (for fear of pissing off one side or the other.)

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djduke316
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 10:22:59 PM
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I'll believe it when I see it.

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Mystearica
Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 11:09:25 PM
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I know, I know - I'm gonna sound super pessimistic... but I kinda agree with Schmitty and I wish I didn't have to say this... but it's all talk. Until I see the actual "favoring" then I'm just going to remain skeptical about it.

I really hope he's right though >....<

Last edited by Mystearica on 6/16/2008 11:09:54 PM

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 1:10:50 AM
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But, Weve already seen all the "Favouring" we need to? Need I remind everone here how many developers switched from developing on the X360 and porting it to the PS3 to Vise-Versa after the Phyre Engine came out? Need I remind everyone how most developers are praising the PS3 more and more as our days go on? NEED I REMIND EVERYONE HOW COOL I AM?

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Qubex
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 1:22:14 AM
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Well, I have been saying this from the start. Let us hope we see the true power of the machine in the next few years, otherwise true HD gaming rests in the hands of the PS4! The PS3 is just a prequal :)

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Fabi
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 2:44:04 AM
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Means nothing coming from him. What game was just recently said to have the 360 as the lead platform? I can't remember, but it was a big one.

The PS3 might be outselling the 360, but at this rate it's gonna take years to catch up. I don't see how the PS3 will ever do it (anytime soon, maybe in like 4 years), unless MS releases another console.

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Qubex
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 7:51:16 AM

Fabi, I didn't think the 360 was that popular. Is the PS3 really that far behind?

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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djduke316
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 6:14:06 AM
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Fabi, the game you're thinking of is COD5.

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BlinkBoy
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 9:07:54 AM
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But PS3 is leading over 360 here in Europe, and PS3 came here last of all regions

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 10:32:22 AM
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I want my proof to be in my pudding!!! Until then...I won't believe anyone is going to favor the PS3...right now Square Enix isn't so am I to believe they might decide to back peddle on over to Sony? Hmmmph

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Fabi
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 12:10:31 PM
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@Qubex - Yes and no. It's about 6 million behind (I believe) But you gotta remember that it came out 16 months before the PS3, and it retails at a significant lower price. Plus it's released it's big guns (Halo 3, GoW, Bioshock, Mass Effect) The PS3 is just barely starting to release popular triple-A titles. Uncharted, Resistance, Heavenly Sword, and Ratchet were all awesome, but didn't make a triple-A game impact because of the PS3's short-comings during their releases.

The PS3 is outselling the 360 in Europe and Japan, and it's pretty much been neck-in-neck with the 360 in the U.S. The lead might keep increasing on a monthly basis from now on, especially with more people getting HDTVs and Blu-ray's acceptance, but who knows. Everything this generation is so twisted, it's hard to predict.

@djduke - There ya go!

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Ghosl
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @ 3:54:32 PM
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Fabi remember the story of the tortoise and the hair better to be slow steady and patient than fast and loose.Because this is a classic example.

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