Sony Hypes PS3 Holiday Lineup
As all you avid PSXE readers know, we've already brought you the August NPD numbers, and in looking at the responses, it seems each member of the "Big 3" is pleased...to some extent.
As for SCEA CEO Jack Tretton, he's pretty satisfied with Sony's showing last month, but reminds us all that there's plenty more to come. The PS3 arguably has the best holiday lineup for 2008, and Sony isn't about to let this slide without a bit of good old-fashioned hype. Here's what Tretton had to say during his NPD response:
"We had yet another strong month for PlayStation in August, which validates that consumers are indeed recognizing the long-term value that PS3 offers as both a gaming and home entertainment device. We're looking forward to a solid holiday season and are excited to offer a string of unmatched content to consumers in the coming months with LittleBigPlanet, SOCOM: Confrontation, Resistance 2, and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift." (source- Edge-Online)
Yes indeed, it looks to be a very big holiday season for the PS3, and that's good news for all owners and soon-to-be owners. Remember, this is only the start, and if you're wondering if the console exclusive has gone the way of the dodo, take a close look at that list. Then look a little further at the likes of Killzone 2, God of War 3, Infamous, Gran Turismo 5, and more. Don't worry, the exclusive isn't dead yet...provided first-party teams keep working. ;)
9/11/2008 Ben Dutka