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Sony, Analyst Issue Responses To Activision's Threat

Some people will do anything to see a PlayStation 3 price cut, and Activision boss Bobby Kotick decided to try a scare tactic.

According to reports all around the Internet, the Activision Blizzard CEO has threatened to stop supporting Sony hardware unless they drop the price of the PS3, and presumably, the PSP Go. His bold and surprising statement is as follows:

"They have to cut the price, because if they don’t, the attach rates [the number of games each console owner buys] 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."

Of course, Kotick is brimming with confidence based on the Activision lineup for 2009, and he's only trying to sell as many copies of Modern Warfare 2 and Guitar Hero 5 as possible. Everybody knows the guy is just bluffing, as Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter already said:

"Of course Bobby’s bluffing, and good for him. I think Bobby’s obviously interested in Sony selling as many PS3s as they possibly can, and he’s not happy with their penetration so far. I think he favours a price cut, and would rather see one sooner than later."

SCEE has come forward with a fairly bland response to all this, saying they "respect" the opinion of third-party developers but they won't comment any further. Look, we needn't concern ourselves with this non-story, as we call it. It's merely a big player doing a bit of posturing and threatening because he's in a position to do so, and everyone in the industry understands this. The bottom line is not attach rate; the bottom line is that there are around 23 million PS3s in the world (which isn't a bad comparison to the 28 million 360s), and there's no way on God's green earth that Activision will slash their sales potential by...what, 45%? It just won't happen.

But it's interesting to watch, isn't it?

6/19/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (147 posts)

Sir Shak
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:56:56 PM
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Fu** Activision , they are even worse than EA was when it was the largest publisher .

Fu** DJ Hero . Scratch DJ and Brutal Legend FTMFW .

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www
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:40:20 PM

Now this CEO has disturbed MW2's hype, there might be a drop in sales of MW2 on ps3.

I mean you coulda said : "Sony try and cut your price" but don't threaten. This is a wrong move.

Okay Sony cuts it and suffers and YOU Activision gain...wow

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fundando
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:48:02 PM

They just want a price cut so people will buy more overpriced guitars, DJ decks and plastic skateboards.

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 1:06:45 PM

if mw2 does not make it to ps3... i will be really pissed off...

my most anticipated game of the year

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pavlovic
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:57:18 PM
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LOL, I just laughed at that Activision statement. And I already lost any interest in them... they have to think in new IP

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Swim_Irr
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 6:49:13 PM

Does anyone even play Guitar Hero games anymore?

i only played 2 and and some of 3.

and, ya, why do they come out with new ones so damn fast?

All this franchise does is make people go, "Guitar Hero!" when a song is played anywhere away from the game. (Who honestly doesn't do this?)

I stopped playing because music is way too much of a big part of my life that i don't want to think of a video game every time a song from one of the MANY installments happens to play.

It's hard for me to listen to a lot of rock without "Red - Green - Blue - Blue - Yellow" flashing in my head.

I'm glad they never really got into my generation's genres of rock, although they did put a Senses Fail and Killswitch Engage in 3 i think...

but anything from my dad's generation has been played out by this franchise alone. Its kinda saddening because i absolutely love all of the classic rock that my dad listened to.

What could i do? just stop playing i guess...

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Kangasfwa
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 11:54:12 PM

@ Pavlovic

The new IP Singularity was developed in secret until the team was ready to prove they had a game. The game's producer (I think) made the comment that getting new IP green lighted at Activision is the holy grail there.

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vicious54
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:58:38 PM
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What a dumb statement to say, to bluff something so rediculous.

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OPHIDIAN
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 7:30:13 PM

I think this statement is trying to hint at something, ie 'we're getting offered a lot of cash from MS so sell more of our software or else.'

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 1:12:59 PM

as long as MW2 and Wolfenstein comes to ps3, im happy...

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Fane1024
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:13:03 PM

I wonder if Kotick is willing to pay Sony $50 per console to help finance a price cut.

Oh, you're not willing to lose a bunch of money? THEN WHY WOULD YOU EXPECT SONY TO DO SO?

Douche bag.

Instead of doing something to help Sony sell PS3s (e.g., exclusives) and increase the user base for future games, all these companies are behaving like spoiled brats, expecting Sony to take all the risks so that they can reap the rewards in the future.

It's mostly Sony's responsibility, but the third-party comapanies have no right showing the PS3 little-to-no support in the early days and then complaining that the sales are too slow.

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Nynja
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:59:37 PM
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Haha. He just sounds like a big headed cock, er "cocky", shirt trying to flex his non-existent muscles. Probably just a PR stunt to boost shares.

Funny how he said nothing about the PS2. With the sales numbers for CoD4 and World at War, I seriously can't imagine A-B pulling support. Even if they did, I'm sure he'd be crawling back to Sony after the release of GOWIII, FFXIII, FFvXIII, FFXIV, GT5, and more.

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:59:57 PM
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Talk is cheap activision ain't going anywhere.

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www
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:42:51 PM

Couldn't agree more.

I mean i got an xbox 360 and all so i could care less, but disrespecting my ps3 like that is just some total B.S

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aaronisbla
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:00:45 PM
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I predict in a few days Kotik will backpedal and take his foot out of his mouth

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:03:29 PM

OH SNAP, I think we got a future analyst here ;)

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www
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:28:16 PM

true.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 10:57:08 PM

Pachter, who?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:02:46 PM
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Wow, what a joke. I love how they think since they have the greatest franchises in the freakin world they can essentially do w/e they want. They need to get over that big ego.

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HOODGE
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:31:48 PM

One best franchise - The COD franchise and I guess the Guitar hero franchise as well. If they didn't hae COD, they really wouldn't be much of anything. Kinda stupid for a guy to talk like that about Sony when they are only about 6 million units down from 3fixme and coming on strong after E3 and even before that.

You know what I say COD is a huge franchise, but the fact that Infinity Ward is taking that title away from their next offering in Modern Warfare 2 just oozes out that Call of Duty is getting beaten to death. Like nothing really innovative and new comes from it each yearly edition, and it's more the same game every year with a few different ingredients added.

I'm not saying the game is bad, but from what we've seen Sony's first party exclusive developers creating like Resistance/Killzone 2/Uncharted 2 Among Thieves/Socom Confrontation/MAG, these IP's easily stand up to any COD game and from a technical standpoint surpass it.

Sony's has some of the best talented developers on their side, and the mere trash threats that this dude from Activision cackled out of his beak towards Sony was absolutely uncalled for. Sure Activision go support only Microsoft and Nintendo. See ya.

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englishgolfer
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:10:13 PM
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and this is coming from a ceo who's greatest gift to the gaming community is a plastic drum set! if they want greater games sales then drop the price of their games! c'mon $200 for a plastic drum set is way too steep compaired to $400 for an amazing piece of hardware.

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Arvis
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:20:48 PM

Yes, someone said on another site: "The CEO of a company that sells one game for $200 is calling for a price cut? He can kiss my..."

-Arvis

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:25:11 PM

exactly.

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:10:28 PM
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I will not understand for the life of me why people think the PS3 is selling so poorly. MS, 30 mil sold since Nov 2005, Sony, 24 mil sold since Nov 2006, they are selling more units per month world wide on average. they have caught this much in just two years tells me they are out selling the 360 in over all sales world wide. Especially when you factor in the fact MS doesn’t count actual units sold but rather units shipped in their final tally, AND that fact that probably half of the xbox users have purchased more then one unit, either to have one on hand while the other is getting fixed or because they some how think buying a new one will stop the RROD problems. 24 mil install base is huge. I also think Activision is just blowing smoke. I want to see Sony succeed and i have confidence they know what they are doing. They didnt become the industry leader by not knowing how to play the game.

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Nynja
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:20:37 PM

It comes down to total sales on games. PS3 users compared to 360 aren't buying the same number of games.

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:23:19 PM

what about all the articles and claims that Sony has a higher attach rate. i was read something that said Sony is selling more software the the 360. i dont know were it was. maybe i miss read it. i think Gamasutra was reporting it.

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Highlander
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:06:59 PM

It's because the NA market is all that a vast majority of Internet commentators and bloggers ever see. They don't look beyond these shores, and imagine that the rest of the world is a perfect reflection of what they see here.

Of course, they're wrong.

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Fane1024
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:20:58 PM

@ Nynja

That's not quite true. Some games sell way more units on 360, but many sell about the same number, and a few sell way better on PS3. I'm guessing Activision's games (COD, especially) are selling better on 360.

The total number of functioning consoles actually being used is closer than the raw numbers suggest, so I bet the variation in sales distribution depends mostly on whether gamers have friends who play multiplayer on a specific console.

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Deleted User
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 4:06:19 AM

You are wrong... and we are looking at Activation so you can take out Japan all together... To Activision it's more like 30 million to 19 million. Not only that The teams that creates CoD for the 360(they use separate teams in order to create the game in parity... it was one of the first PS360 games that looked the same on the PS3) are much smaller and could probably work much faster if they were not being held back. Activation may not make as much money but their profit margins would increase quite a bit. And when the largest developer leaves your platform it's only a matter of time before others leave. Of course this is likely just bluster, but the threat is real and Sony would never truly recover from Activation's loss.

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Deleted User
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 4:55:06 AM

Stupid Google spell checker... Activation? How did I miss that?

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Nynja
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 12:37:17 PM

@Fane

When looking at the install base numbers alone, one would expect the 360 sales to be higher than they actually are when compared against the PS3's. This I understand and considered when making my post. The fact is when you look at total number of game sales per console per month, PS3 is almost always last of the current generation.

Now, using the theory of actual working 360 consoles does not help Sony's claim with attach rates. If the NA install base of working 360s are actually lower than figures given by NPD or Microsoft of sold units, it only improves the 360 attach rate.

Also one could argue the actual number of PS3s being used for gaming versus super computers. Being a multipurpose device, analysts can only guess what the PS3's actual total install base is for gaming use. This would only increase the attach rate for PS3s while lowering the actual install base. That being said, I would imagine that the percentage of PS3s used for non-gaming tasks is lower than that of the non-working 360s percentage.

It all depends on how you spin it. I think what Kotick was trying to get across was the "risk factor" is higher on Sony's platform than others. I still stand by my original post that solid titles like MW2 will sell millions and it remains to early for developers to decide on pulling support when some of the biggest console sellers are just around the corner.

As much as I hate Kotick's statement, I would not be able to disagree with him about pulling support of Sony's console if the price does not come down -AND- the install base does not go up by 2011. A scare tactic obviously, as stated before more likely in attempt to spur sales on company shares.

Regardless of what any big-wig decides, I will continue to play my PS3 more than my 360. It's where the games I want are, at no extra cost.

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Nynja
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:19:22 PM
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I just had a thought;

Activision knows about a price drop from Sony with the new hardware. He makes a subtle threat if they don't lower the price. 2 months later, price drops and the press picks it up as Kotick having "pull" in the industry.

Either that or he's trying to boost his shares.

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King James
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 8:13:50 PM

interesting theory

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SerichA
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:20:17 PM
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They don't have any choice. If they want to stop a huge portion of their sales, that's retarded for just a price cut that would barely boost system sales.
Let's not worry about this. For now, the only important project of theirs is Modern Warfare 2, and it's not going anywhere.

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Jawknee
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 5:29:37 PM

i just thought of something. if Activision was really concerned about losing money, they would stop developerment for the PC. theyre return on PC games is even less then that of the PS3's.

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GHill4Life
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:22:46 PM
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Makes me a little nervous cause I remember the Dreamcast and EA.

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:24:37 PM

yea but the DreamCast was pretty much dead on arrivel. i dont know why. i thought the DreamCast was great and i bought one for Code Veronica and Marvel vs Capcom 2. the only think i really hated was the controllers.

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GHill4Life
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:28:36 PM

The controllers did suck!! LOL

I love my PS3 its worth the price I paid for it but I bought it when times were good and $$ was easy. The worlds changed very fast in a few years and Sony needs to change too. A price cut is a very good idea right now.

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:30:54 PM

The DreamCast controllers gave me hand cramps. I have no regrets paying what i paid for my 60gb PS3 either. If Sony does drop the price, ill buy another one.

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booze925
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:25:38 PM
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heres the thing. what if they arent bluffing? what if sony NEVER drops the price? tht means no more call of duty on ps3. simply put if THAT happens, i will have to get a 360

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:29:50 PM

screw that. id never buy another 360. CoD isnt worth it. Plus i think you can get CoD on Mac and PC no? i have a brand new iMac with all the fixings for games. i didnt get it for games, got it for graphic design(obvious there is alot of support for Mac when it comes to games) but i has everything it needs.

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chocoholic
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 8:33:08 PM

Wow, I just remembered that a lot of these games come out for PC too. I think a lot of people are forgetting that and thinking COD will be Xbox exclusive or something. I mean COD is nice, but one every year just kills it.

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NiteKrawler
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 12:05:59 PM

They're bluffing. They are obviously only about the money, and dropping Sony would lose them money.

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sticklife
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:30:22 PM
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Where does he get off telling sony what to do!? This is america! We don't go to other countries and tell them how... uh. The point is they should stick to making games and leave sony to do what it's going to do. Sony not only will catch up but also pass up the other systems. (calm down sticklife geez)

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King James
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 8:16:29 PM

lol

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www
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:34:11 PM
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Activision is gonna loose a whole lotta RESPECT with such a comment. The fact that you have MW2 coming don't mean you should get ahead of yourself, this is pure pride,arrogance and boasting.

Now it's a minus respect for me, activision. Watch your mouth.
Infinity Ward could be better off under Take-Two, don't be bragging now mister.

None of these other publishers are complaining. You think Sony don't want there ps3 price as low as possible, it's just difficult considering the cost of production, PLEASE cut Sony some slack!

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Oxvial
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:55:23 PM
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I don't care about the price of the PS3 I just need to pay it one time but the games..

those ones need the price cut 59.99 is sick !I miss 49.99.

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Fane1024
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:26:19 PM

Develop patience. Every (retail) game drops in price eventually. Most games hit $50 (if not much lower) within 6 months of release. Unless you desperately must play multiplayer with your friends (and don't want the community to dry up), there's no reason to pay full price for a game.

If we as a group demonstrate that we won't pay $60 for games, the release prices WILL drop. Look what happened with the PSP (e.g., Patapon and Patapon 2 releasing at $20).

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:09:05 PM
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He has a point, extremely biased and hypocritical, but still a point.

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Scarecrow
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:21:55 PM

A bad point

Thank you for pointing it out(as if it's not obvious)

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:40:20 PM

Please explain how it's a bad point. The gist of his statement is if Sony lowers the console price more people buy the console thus broadening the market for games developed for the PS3.

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Scarecrow
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:55:52 PM

He's not saying "if"
He's demanding that they do.

Two different things

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:01:59 PM

I'm sorry but you're incorrect. He said "we might have to stop supporting Sony", that is not a demand.

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AntDC
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 10:08:00 AM

"The gist of his statement is if Sony lowers the console price more people buy the console thus broadening the market for games developed for the PS3."

Like this isn't common knowledge. Why should Sony lower the price of their console, and make a loss, just so that Activision will make more money? It's ridiculous, and to be honest I don't think Activision are in a position where they can just "pull" away from the PlayStation brand. Losing those potential sales would hurt them quite badly.

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Scarecrow
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:22:31 PM
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When was the last time I bought an Activision game.


NEVER

I have never in my life bought an Activision game

Proud of it!

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Mr Bitey
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:24:56 PM

Me too! :)

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:48:19 PM

I've never bought a bra but I respect their presence in this world.


Think about it.

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Scarecrow
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:56:37 PM

You're not female, so it doesn't matter to you.

By the way how can you compare a bra to a video-game company?

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:06:05 PM

Actually bras do matter to me. I'd rather ladies' breasts look perky and yummy than the saggy amazon jungle look brought about by lack of support.


I was comparing the logic behind your statement with a different product. Come on!

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Arvis
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:25:48 PM

Vertigo, I thought you said you were gay?

...maybe a lesbian?

Am I making all this up in my head?

-Arvis

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:34:44 PM

During the 70's I was a bisexual, I've admitted that Arvis.


I can't believe you remembered.

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Deleted User
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:37:29 PM

Dammit! The bad comparisons! Hehe.

You guys make me sick!

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AntDC
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 9:23:03 PM

You've missed out on some really good games Scarecrow.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 11:04:32 PM

Like?

Activision hasn't done anything I'd like.

Note: Not disputing that they have some good games.

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Mr Bitey
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:22:42 PM
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COD 4 - 4.34
COD WaW - 3.3
Guitar Hero: World Tour - 1.2
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - 1.88
Prototype .06 (vs .07 on the 360)

(sales in millions)

Now when you take into consideration that Guitar Hero and COD games are all built on the same engine, and when you factor in all of the PSN sales for DLC… do you honestly believe they are loosing money on the PS3?

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:33:09 PM

i do like the Call of Duty games. (actually just CoD4 and W@W). i dont get this at all. Half of their sales are for the PS3.

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Mr Bitey
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:41:46 PM

"Kotick says his company paid $500 million to Sony in royalties and other goods last year, which “probably still worked out at 400 per cent of the profit they made”.

It seems to be a jab at Sony’s CEO, Howard Stringer to drop the royalty percentage more than anything else

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Victor321
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:45:00 PM
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First they overhype (ok, overhype started a long time ago, so I can guess I can say over-overhype?) MW2 (which I will get, regardless no matter how much they hype it), now this.

Can they please stop, before they unintentionally adjust some people's spending plans (i.e. not buy it)?



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Tim Speed24
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:16:35 PM
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23 million PS3s out there, and climbing, what the heck are they worried about again?

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Highlander
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:22:52 PM

24+ million. It was 22.3 million at the end of December.

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Highlander
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:19:52 PM
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What arrogance! How much does Activision gouge customers for plastic toys that resemble instruments?

I mean, let's just take a step back for a moment and look at two things. Bobby Kotic represents a company that charges $189.99 for some plastic replicas of instruments that can't actually play a note. Sony on the other hand manufactures a world class computer system and sells it below cost. And yet, Mr Kotic thinks he has room to blast Sony for not cutting the price of that state of the art video game system still selling for less than it bloody well costs to make?

Someone tell me why Mr Kotic thinks anyone except skinflint, el-cheapo gamers with an axe to grind will listen to him.

Who the hell does Mr Kotic think he is, that he is going to dictate to Sony (or any other game console maker) how they sell their products? How would he react if Sony basically told him to sell his core products at a 25% loss per unit sold? Because that's what he's telling Sony they need to do. Only it's not just a comment, it's a threat.

Really, who does he think he is? I'm not sure, but I kinda think threatening any of the three console makers with anything is an astoundingly bad idea. It's also incredibly unprofessional.

Mr Kotic, there's an old saying about folks who live in glass houses not throwing stones. Before you open your mouth to let your belly rumble again, perhaps you might consider that you sell a cheap pile of tat for $189.99 and Sony sells a world class state of the art computer system for only $210 more than your cheap pile of tat. Care to tell us which is a better deal at those prices?

Not that I would ever claim that Activision would gouge their customers.....much.

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Deleted User
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:38:42 PM

Just so ya know, I always seem to stop and read everything you say.

I just realized that when I scrolled almost through half of the messages cause I'm in a hurry.

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www
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:34:02 PM

I just hope MS isn't behind this.

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Masterofallz
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 1:20:35 AM

Dude! Seriously! I love your rants/comments. :D

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Nynja
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 12:39:45 PM

Well stated, Highlander.

Guitar Hero add-on prices. Nuff said.

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HOODGE
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:35:58 PM
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You know what I gotta rant here a bit. I'm being bothered by this whole price cut BULLSH**.

Okay as a customer of both the PS3 and 360, I know what I'm talking about. So I'm gonna express myself to the point with facts.

The PS3 is said to be the highest priced system out this generation and in big need of a price drop. WHY? That is the question. What does it offer for $399.00 that makes it's price basically a bargain? BluRay for one is the next biggest media platform now and the price of Bluray only machines has come somewhat down, but no where close to how cheap DVD players are selling. Plus the bluray player for the PS3 always gets constant updating through the network, which makes it the best bluray player you can buy.

It has a built in WiFi adapter for wireless networking which is incredible value. That's not cheap either.

The standard PS3 model has a built in 80GB hard drive for every unit. 80GB is not huge but more than enough for what the average PS3 owner needs.

Bluetooth technology which is huge and becoming a standard for electronics today which adds value.

Free online access through PSN which offers incredible performance and awesome services at no additional costs.

And finally, amazing quality, reliability, and professional customer service which is very important for consumers to feel a sense of confidence that their hard earned money spent was well worth it.

NOW let's go to Xbox 360's world and I'm gonna start off with their arcade sku starting at $199.00. I've got a pen and paper and a calculator right here with me and we are gonna compare the value of this system. Reason being as everybody rants on Sony to drop the price because the 360 arcade is cheaper. But to just be able to get some of the features Sony's machine offers, they are gonna need to buy accessories. So let's check out these add ons and see what we come up for a price:

1) 360 arcade machine - $199.00 with old DVD tech.
2) Hard drive needed. Let's go with the starter 60GB model at $105.00. You need a hard drive if you wanna play games so that is a given.
3) Wireless internet connection - many people due use this feature for gaming location most comfortably suited in the home. $99.00

Right there we are at $403.00 for what you need to add the features that Sony's machine offers.

Plus don't forget the $50.00 fee for online gaming on live which comes to the grand total of $453.00. Wow looky see the PS3 is the better value at $399.00 plus has 20GB more for hard drive space.

NOW finally let's look at Sony's equivalent in the 360 Elite which from what many Gamestop/EB Games stores in my area report as the unit most people buy now when it comes to a 360 purchase as you get everything in one package.

360 Elite base price - $399.00 which gives you these features:
120gb hard drive/hdmi cable/wireless controller and headset. Unfortunately no built in WIFI capability.

WIFI adapter add on - $99.00
1 yr Live subscription fee - $50.00

Grand total of $528.00

So in the end both the 360 arcade and Elite systems ended up being more than the $399.00 80gb PS3 and the 160gb unchartered PS3 bundle came at $29.00 less than the Elite.

So now that that is finally out visually and clear to everyone, does this So called rant about Sony needing to drop the price on their PS3 even need to exist anymore? Why does 360 get a pass in this area? Why don't you hear about people complaining about the Elites price? I don't know if it's me, but I just don't hear the consumers/media complaining about the 360's price at all. What's with that?

You see that's where experience and good common sense comes into play. If sony would only advertise what I just drew up here and educate customers more, their price would not have any issue anymore. And obviously it doesn't help that the Gamestops/EB Games are all 360 fanboys either. And on top of that the piss poor reliability and joke of a customer service from Microsoft doesn't help to add to this so called Value they preach about.

One last story I as a 360 sucker as well can tell you I have 2 360's here at home. One as a spare if you can figure out why. LMAO. I'm using the new spare I bought which is the Limited Halo 3 machine which came with a standard 20gb hard drive.

Well as the 20gb is almost full to capacity, I was forced to go to Best Buy and pick up a 120gb drive for more capacity which came in at $159.00. My Lmt edition 360 was at $399.00 when I bought it at EB Games. Microsoft has a great way of making you spend money as I could of just bought a new 60gb starter harddrive for $99.00. That was all I really needed. But NO they don't include the data transfer cable and software in that bundle so that I could transfer all my game saves/game purchases/dlc downloads/ and my gamertag info from my old drive to the new one. But the smart little buggers Microsoft is in getting you to spend more money to make more KABILLIONS is that if you want that Data transfer cable/software, it only comes with the 120gb upgrade drive. WHAT A RIP OFF!! That made me mad..

Now my So called Limited Edition Halo 3 Elite machine is now worth $558.00!!

That $399.00 80gb PS3 machine sounds like a steal now. And i've had it for over 2 years now without a problem whereas this Halo machine is my third. Go figure.

So that was a long Rant. Hope everyone read it with an open mind and now can see the need to stop ragging on Sony so much to drop the price. Your $399.00 purchase is worth every penny. Actually an amazing deal.

That's just what frustrates me on why Microsoft always gets a pass with their pricing and RROD issues and Sony in the marketplace seems to get picked on. Can't figure it out. Love to hear some of your feelings and feedback on this. Love to hear your thoughts too Ben..





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Dustinwp
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:56:04 PM

MS is an American company that's why they always get a pass. Which is really quite wrong! Good points HOODGE.

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:04:42 PM

"Now my So called Limited Edition Halo 3 Elite machine is now worth $558.00!!:

the walmart by my house is selling these "Limited Edition Halo 3 Elite" is selling them for 129.

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HOODGE
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:26:39 PM

Jawknee, I bought that Lmt Edition Halo package over a year and a half tho. Hence the 399.00 price point. That walmart deal sounds too good to be true tho. Must be an opened box. It should sell at the arcade price point.

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:51:01 PM

maybe, ill take a look next time im their. I completely agree with you though. its a ripp of. Of course xboxers will argue "MS gives you choice, not everyone wants wifi blue ray etc" im the kind of person if im going to invest in something that cost more then 200 bucks i may as well pony up the extra cash and get the best product available. PS3 is just a better value. Period.

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gabbyps3
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 6:37:15 PM

hey dude u totally forgot the play and charge kits,or battery purchases....

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Robochic
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:22:49 PM
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@hoodge,

thank u, u have been saying what i;ve been saying for a long time. i agree w/u 100000%

who cares about activision anywase they haven't released anything worth while they just repeat what they already have, graphics in their games are boring and bland anywase

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TEG3SH
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:38:16 PM
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God's green earth .lol a little AL GOREish dont u think

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:43:12 PM

actually al gore thinks the earth IS God.

The frase "Gods Green Earth" it used more by a gentlemen named Michael Medved on his national radio show.

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Scarecrow
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:46:38 PM

Al Gore rocks!

The Presidency stolen from him
So sad so sad

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:50:35 PM

eeeh..yea.......sure....

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TEG3SH
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:51:59 PM
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@scarecrow amen to that brother
the manbearpig exists I'M SERIAL.LOL

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Swim_Irr
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 6:59:52 PM

hahahaha.

ManBearPig FTW!

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kreate
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:10:52 PM
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u guys do realize dropping sony means they are also dropping ps2 + psp + psp go + ps3 + future ps4. (if they were to actually do drop their support to sony)while microsoft is well.. only 1 console

sony's install base: over 200 million units
microsoft's install base: 30 million tops

*no one cares for the original xbox and its totally dead
*gamecube sold 35 mil (if i remember correctly)
so xbox360 hasnt even passed the gamecube in sales

and xbox360 is clearly losing momentum + hype + exclusive games, while ps3 is gaining momentum + hype + exclusive games, which means ps3 will be the future.

so as a CEO, why in the hell would u suddenly drop sony's platforms? he must be seriously retarded.

another thing i want to know is... when the xbox360 was 400 dollars, how come no one complained about their 5 million install base?
are these people paid off by microsoft? are there THAT many more xbox fanboys? whats up with that?


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Deadman
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:25:13 PM

After the Kotaku Article Activision made their stand (11mil)360 users and (4mil)PS3users for COD4 they think the #s havnt changed GO SCREW!!!! KEEP YOUR GAMEs M$(360) ONLY lets see how sucsessful MW2 is without the PS3 instal base. 4mil smart enough to not pay to play online Duhhhh!

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Fane1024
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:34:36 PM

The GameCube sold 21 million, the Xbox 24 million. Both the PS3 and 360 have passed both of them.

Which is why I wonder how anyone can think PS3 sales are poor. Too high a standard set by the PS1 & 2, I guess.

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kreate
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 2:47:52 AM

ps3's sales isnt poor, but it isnt good either. if sony ONLY had a ps3, than that CEO's statement has some credibility.

but ps2 was recently launched in central and south america, over there, the ps2 is the current gen. that's 1 whole continent.

as of now, activision is still releasing games on the ps2 and psp. so ps2 and psp is still a source of income for the publisher.

therefore, we have to consider the install base of the ps2,psp, and the ps3 combined. against microsoft's xbox360, and we cant count the original xbox cuz no one is making games for it.

sony: ps2,psp,ps3
microsoft:xbox360

compared to ur theory of
sony:ps3
microsoft:xbox360

*yea i kind of thought the gamecube sales were wrong but, i didnt really cared for it cuz... nobody else cares for the gamecube, but thanks for correcting me
**the CEO said "we might have to stop supporting Sony" he didnt say 'ps3'
***unless people are fanboys, sony's ps3 is selling, but the sales are not as good as people are expecting it to be, and this is where the issue lies

if ps3's install base was higher than the xbox360, than nobody will make such statements. and that is why most people want a ps3 price reduction.

let's face it. many people complained about the ps3 when it was launched, EX:not many games, better online, too expensive, nobody needs blu ray, no rumbling controller etc.

so what happened after this? sony brought the games out, they improved the online, price was reduced from 600 to 400, blu ray won the format war, dualshock3 was released

when u look at the facts, sony gave people what they want, the thing is.. people are still complaining, and spreading propaganda bullsh*t like 'sony is full of unfulfuilled promise'.
i always ask them, what MORE do u want sony to do? how many promises did microsoft actually fulfill? they cant even make a working console. so what are people talking about?

there WILL be another price drop, and dont worry activision, the price drop will probably come before the launch of modern warfare2 if that would make u happy mr CEO

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Deadman
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:11:13 PM
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Im Drunk and I didnt read anyone elses comments (sorry usally do.)
To Parapharse the great Jack Trenton "Alot of people that dont have SONY stock are intrested in seeing a price drop."
And if MW2 DLC is going all to the 360 than F Them It wont be a Day 1 purchase for my ass.

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Alienange
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:02:36 PM

That rhymes... Trenton is so freakin' cool.

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Xra897
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:17:32 PM
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LOL ACTIVISION ASKING FOR A PRICE CUT WHEN THEY'VE GOT SOME OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE GAMES TO BUY OUT THERE (DJ HERO GUITAR HERO ETC)

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smileys_007
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:20:24 PM
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@LimitedVertigo

Hey do you remember the last time that I called you gay because you're bashing the high sales of RE5? Well, i just remembered. I just can't believe that what i've said was true.

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Douchebaguette
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:29:30 PM
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Oh, it's indeed interesting to watch and read more news about the ego that continues to feed.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:33:10 PM
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@Evilincarnate what does them being an american company have to do with anything, i still hate M$, but them being an American company has nothing to do with anything.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 12:21:06 AM

His point was, although an assumption, that there's a strong amount of people whom support Microsoft because they are an American company. I support quality. That's what gets my dollar.

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RadioHeader
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:44:54 PM
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Maybe I'm still a little paranoid from reading you guys' links on the M$ astroturfing phenomena, but we should all stop perpetuating the myth that the PS3 needs a price cut.
World-wide, the PS3 is selling great at its current price, and so it should.

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Fane1024
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:40:01 PM

I concur, though "great" is a bit of an overstatement.

They are exceeding their sales goals, which aren't exactly conservative, especially in a bad market.

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Oyashiro
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:49:45 PM
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This coming from Activision? The same Activison that is releasing DJ Hero for $119.99? Band Hero for $199.99? Tony Hawk: Ride for $119.99? Modern Warfare 2 for $79.99? This Activision? Activision, of all people?

Well then... Screw them! I demand Activision to drop all there prices by $70. If not, I will never deal with them again!

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:52:11 PM

Mordern Warfare for $79.99? why?

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b3mike
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:53:15 PM

Ha!

*I laughed hysterically*

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Oyashiro
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 6:14:31 PM

@Jawknee - Its actually for the CE, but they have yet to actually say what is in it. But I bet you its not worth a extra 20 bucks.

I'd rather they go the way of Blaz Blue with CE, You get it if you pre-order. Its not worth anything extra, or at least above $10 more.

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b3mike
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:50:52 PM
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I don't understand the people who constantly bring up the 24/30 million figure just to bash the PS3. The PS3 is doing damn fine considering it's a superior piece of equipment released ONE YEAR after the 360, of course there's going to be more 360's out there. Besides, how many of those 360's were purchased as replacements for RROD's? In the eyes of the Xbots (whom are easily persuaded and influenced by the media), Microsoft can do no wrong and Sony is the devil for pitching a superior piece of equipment, with more features, at the same price of their launch 360's. How dare they! Shame on Sony! Look at it this way, the PSP was released a few months before the 360 and has managed to sell 50+ million units worldwide, that's almost twice the amount of the worldwide sales of the 360. It's amazing what releasing product #1 one year before product #2 can do for you right? Keep in mind that the PSP and the 360 have shared a similar price range for a while now and the PSP has a more substantial lead over the 360 than the 360 has over the PS3. Amusing how the Xbots fail to neglect this and always give MicroCrap a free pass for being out in the market one year early with their crappy hardware and their measly 6+ million lead over the PS3. By my logic and comparison the 360 is not doing that well. There, see how easy that was?


"Nash out"

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:54:10 PM

Amen.

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Oxvial
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:58:00 PM

typical xbot reply :

nobody cares about handhelds !!

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HOODGE
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:59:19 PM

Great comment Mike. Thanks for that input. Great points as well. Eat that Microcrap and Activision!

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AntDC
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 10:16:20 AM

"nobody cares about handhelds !!"

Haha, except for the what... 50 million that bought one...?

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Fane1024
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:44:00 PM

PSP = late 2004 (early 2005 in NA)
360 = late 2005

Your point is still valid.

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zee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 6:16:57 PM
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I don't think I am going to support activision if they mess with us Sony PS3 owners. I mean just because SONY is not ready to lower the price, they are gona give us the middle finger and screw us for owning a PS3? I mean what the hell is that?

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smileylyon
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 6:43:21 PM
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The only Activision game I own is Prototype. And it's been overhyped! inFamous is sooo much better!
Screw Activision and their overpriced underdeveloped games! They can jump on the Valve bandwagon for all I care!
MW2 - PASS! I'm excited about MAG!!

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 7:12:30 PM
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Me too, 256 players, good luck getting that on f***ing Modern Warfare 2.

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Kai200X
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 7:26:26 PM
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I like to see you try Activision. Yeah, go ahead and stop support Sony and PS3 and see if that will get you anywhere. Okay so you are a pretty big company, but who the hell you think you are? it's okay to suggest if PS3 need a price cut (down the road) but it's not okay to make a threat to force the issue. You are not the only publisher in the world.

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King James
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 9:07:03 PM
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Tools. Wouldn't care for em if they didn't have Infinity Ward and merged with Blizzard.

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jlch777
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 9:10:36 PM
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It seems that this guy wants to lose his job!

What a joke! he needs just a little more humbleness...just a little...;)

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 12:23:07 AM
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This guy needs to join Itagaki at the ego rehab clinic.

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Mornelithe
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 12:36:08 AM
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I wonder if Activision realizes that their Spiderman, and James Bond IP, are at Sony's mercy (they can pull the licenses), as well as having Guitar Hero and DJ Hero severely crippled, if Sony were to not allow Activision to utilize them in their games.


Morne

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Masterofallz
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 1:11:41 AM
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Sony PR translation:
F**K OFF.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 1:12:27 AM
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Hey Anti-vision,
F*CK YOU, YOU PRICE-GOUDGING PLASTICWARE COMPANY!

You had better get off your high horse, because you don't want to wind up losing the reins, and then have a tree branch snap your head back into reality.

Until you can lead by your own example and take 1/4% off the price of all your own products, then just Shut the F*cK UP, before your gums rot from "Hoof In Mouth" disease!

And just remember this, it's a 2 way street, there Bub, so you don't support Sony, all 24million + of us don't support you!

Bottom line is..... keep running your mouth, and don't be surprised if Sony bends you right over your future red-ink-spattered sales charts.

And when they do, I hope you've run out of that industrial sized 55 gallon drum of Vaseline!

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HOODGE
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 2:11:25 AM

HERE HERE Biker Saint!!

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Fane1024
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:49:34 PM

FYI It's "hear, hear":

"Hear, hear is an expression used as a short repeated form of hear ye and hear him. It represents a listener's agreement with the point being made by a speaker."

Also, for all of you out there, it's "couldn't care less" and "whale (not wail) on something".


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hobgoblin
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:01:58 AM
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Do you think he's a bit annoyed that his game got no mention at Sony's E3 conference, I mean after all "Modern Warfare 2 Will Be The "Best Experience Possible".?

Maybe if they treated both consoles alike (like Criterion) instead of MW2 timed dlc (2 map packs for the 360), and patches that always seemed to take ages for the PS3.

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booze925
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:05:20 AM
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why is everybody ripping on MW2? thts just low.MW2 has gt every PS3 or 360 exclusive beat. ESPECIALLY mag. but not god of war 3.

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 4:53:53 AM

not in a billion years.

The Last guardian will be more profound and much more of an experience than CoD will be a 100 times over.

MAG will better it too, why? innovation and it tries something never done before. Thats whats needed.

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Masterofallz
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 11:35:51 AM

Yeah, an age old recycled shooter will be better then our fresh new exclusives.


...Go away.

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booze925
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 3:07:27 AM
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i didnt mention wii exclusives because... well they arent worth mentioning!

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questing222
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 4:17:24 AM
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Full list of all the Activisons IPs I could find on their site.


SPORTS/OUTDOOR
Golf - tee it up
tony Hawk
little league world series
Cabelas hunting series
Rapala fishing series
Monster jam
Pimp My Ride
Hot Wheels
Greg Hastings Paintball series

MUSIC
Guitar Hero series
Danving with the stars (lol)

ACTION
Call Of Duty series
Modern Warfare spinoff series
Quake Wars
Soldier of fortune
Civil War (Plus all future history channel titles)
Xmen
Spiderman
Transformers
007 James Bond

KIDS
Spyro The Dragon
Crash Bandicoot
Pitfall
Barbie
Shrek
Kung Fu Panda
Madagascar
Monsters Vs Aliens
Plus all future Dreamworks animations

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Qubex
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 4:32:36 AM
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Activision needs gel in the right places :)

Q!

"i am home"

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zee
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 9:12:43 AM
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Screw MW2. I'll be honest, I have a brand new Modern Warfare game BD and I am yet to play the single player mode. I bought and played the multiplayer for a day or two and then KILLZONE 2 came out and ever since I am addicted to KZ2 which is MUCH better than COD4. I know COD4 is relatively an old game and comparing both the games are not really going to do justice but the point is that I love KZ2 so much, I didn't even play COD4 and am not crazy about MW2 at all cuz IMO, SCIFI FPS are far better than the normal world war shooters. But that's just me of course. I am probably NOT going to buy MW2. Not because I am a sony fanboy or something (I also own a 360) but because they are trying to screw PS3 owners. As if we are dumb assholes who purchased a relatively expensive machine (which is far faaaaaaaarrr superior to Xbox360). F*** YOU ACTIVISION. This guy should quit his job cuz he doesn't know shit!

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CaptRon
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 10:11:35 AM
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I agree with sir shack. activision is a waste of time and money. I think they should do the price cuts cause i'll be damned if i buy a $60 game from them

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Kempy21
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 2:22:07 PM
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i bet Sony doesn't cut the ps3's price now just to piss off activison.

and surely activison would lose more money if they didn't make the games on Sony's platforms.

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Titch1794
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 4:14:58 PM
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OH PLEASE SONY...DROP YOUR PRICE.......JUST DO WHAT ACTIVISION SAYS PLEASE....I COULDNT BARE LOSING ALL THAT THEY HAVE GIVEN US

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Alienange
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 6:38:25 PM
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Time to sell my Activision shares. This guy's clueless. Isn't saying "the attach rates are likely to slow" the same as saying "I don't know where the industry is headed?" Can't put stock in a company whose CEO is blind and blames other companies for hard economic times.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 9:34:18 PM
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You better starting trying your pucker-up techniques right now Anti-Vision, cause as Sony moons you, you'll be needing them as you're begging to come "home" to your Big Daddy.

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booze925
Saturday, June 20, 2009 @ 10:23:04 PM
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console fanboys... so quick to bash anybody who talks bad about ur damn machine. like i said MW2 is THE goty, and saying tht it will be bad is just plain arrogance. u MW2 haters are part of a SMALL group... btw kz2 = OVERRATED

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somethingrandom
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 2:03:16 AM
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A lot of people on this thread overreacted...

@booze925
KZ2 was awesome. MW2 will also be awesome.

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Highlander
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 10:42:27 PM

<Tim Curry voice>
Yes, but wasn't it NICE!?
</Tim Curry voice>

Go on, admit it, you enjoy a good rant as much as the next man/woman/gender-free sentient being.

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ec0li
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 3:10:18 PM
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Let's see.

Does Activision and its shareholders want to lose a chance to sell millions of software sold on the PS3?

Empty threats, that's all it is.

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OriginalSin
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 4:29:55 AM
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Well yeah obviously COD sells more on Xbox than the PS3 because they have nothing else.... And pls don't give them anything intellectual to play cause they just don't.... All they give a toss about is Guns, fragging and boobs...

COD is a freakin amazing IP and I love those games.... But I did enjoy KIllzone 2 more. not because it was an exclusive but because it F****** rocked. And Resistance 2 for that matter... We the PS3 owners have a bigger choice of games (oh the irony) to choose from, that's why someone might choose Uncharted, GT5, God of war III over COD:MW2.

I'm not saying they won't buy it but they might get it at a later stage... And not like all the 360 (only) owners that dash out to get it on day 1 just cause they have nothing else to play....especially as an exclusive.

I didn't take multiplat titles other than COD in consideration here but it will be pretty much the same thing regardless.

Like Prototype won't sell as fast or as much on the PS3 cause we have inFamous and PS3 owner tend to support the Exclusives more these days for obvious reasons.

But like you said there is NO way they will cut their sales by 45% over all just to prove a point unless M$ is paying them that amount they'll loose. But that alone will basically kill M$ so be my guest then....

If they actually such a thing I just won't care.

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OriginalSin
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 4:29:58 AM
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Well yeah obviously COD sells more on Xbox than the PS3 because they have nothing else.... And pls don't give them anything intellectual to play cause they just don't.... All they give a toss about is Guns, fragging and boobs...

COD is a freakin amazing IP and I love those games.... But I did enjoy KIllzone 2 more. not because it was an exclusive but because it F****** rocked. And Resistance 2 for that matter... We the PS3 owners have a bigger choice of games (oh the irony) to choose from, that's why someone might choose Uncharted, GT5, God of war III over COD:MW2.

I'm not saying they won't buy it but they might get it at a later stage... And not like all the 360 (only) owners that dash out to get it on day 1 just cause they have nothing else to play....especially as an exclusive.

I didn't take multiplat titles other than COD in consideration here but it will be pretty much the same thing regardless.

Like Prototype won't sell as fast or as much on the PS3 cause we have inFamous and PS3 owner tend to support the Exclusives more these days for obvious reasons.

But like you said there is NO way they will cut their sales by 45% over all just to prove a point unless M$ is paying them that amount they'll loose. But that alone will basically kill M$ so be my guest then....

If they actually do such a thing I just won't care.

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OriginalSin
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 5:01:03 AM
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Sorry for the double post....

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Deleted User
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 5:03:28 AM
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The Reality is more like 30 million vs 20million Ben. This is the reality and these are the general number (note +/- 10 percent). You can see why Activision would have at least some grounds to work with especially in North America(US is about 90 percent of America totals). Note there are no Japanese number for obvious reasons that Activision simply doesn't sell well there.
Console PS3..........Xbox 360
America 8,733,795 17,530,909
Others 10,770,414 12,136,136


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KwicTriga
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 4:24:18 AM
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This is bulllssshhiitttt!!!!
I can not believe this.
They might as well say "hey, sony your making money, *Petre Griffin voice* can we have some of your money"*End Petre Griffin voice and start Dr Zoidburg coice=Xbot's*" Wooo wooo woooo wooo woooo"

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KwicTriga
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 4:24:20 AM
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This is bulllssshhiitttt!!!!
I can not believe this.
They might as well say "hey, sony your making money, *Petre Griffin voice* can we have some of your money"*End Petre Griffin voice and start Dr Zoidburg coice=Xbot's*" Wooo wooo woooo wooo woooo"

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KwicTriga
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 4:24:43 AM
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This is bulllssshhiitttt!!!!
I can not believe this.
They might as well say "hey, sony your making money, *Petre Griffin voice* can we have some of your money"*End Petre Griffin voice and start Dr Zoidburg coice=Xbot's*" Wooo wooo woooo wooo woooo"

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