Friday, August 11, 2006

EA Upset With PSP Lack of Performance; DS Praise

There is no doubt that recently the DS has been the thing everyone is talking about as it gets the media, the buyers, and developers. But only recently did it overtake the PSP in sales so what has happened to the PSP. I've just done recently that the PSP has ok games. But EA obviously doesn't know what has happened and is frustrated and upset. EA's Executive VP and COO of Worldwide Studios David Gardner speaks: “I don’t think Sony can afford to sit back,” Gardner told MCV. “I think they still have things they can do with the price and performance of the machine – things that they need to address.” “There’s no doubt that EA has historically bet more on PSP. I think we were excited by the technology, but the consumers have proven that actually what they want is fun. We must never forget that what we need to focus on is fun and so EA is putting more effort behind DS games – and creative ones that really take advantage of the hardware.” Ah very very right. PSP has just been overtaken and EA is exactly right. They can't sit back like that and they need to do something about and yes there is still a lot they need to address with the goals of the PSP. Haha and yes I would have guessed EA would have bet more on the PSP but now they seem to be more into the DS cause that is what the customer wanted and always wanted: FUN. Obviously hardware couldn't give it but the new way of playing did. Possibly same outcomes of the console wars. Anyways very interesting and for the first time ever Nintendo with a competing system will get more support from EA. Congrats EA and Nintendo and sorry Sony haha. Let's hope Sony can address these problems that EA mentioned. Zucas


Blogger SUPRAMAN84 said...

Hahahhaahahahhaha. That's hilarious, the DS is cleaning up...everywhere. I see the same thing happening to the Wii and PS3.

8/11/2006 03:31:00 PM  
Blogger Zucas said...

Haha that it is. I definetly see the same thing happening when the Wii comes out cause it's all about the fun. And if it's just as much fun as the new way DS provided them damn straight we got a hit.

8/11/2006 03:38:00 PM  
Blogger weird guy said...

Hey, I think part of that article is bogus... the part about the EA guy saying, "that we realized that what they want is FUN" That seems a bit to unsubtle to be coming from a publisher, because that might change relations with buisness partners.

And what do you mean the PSP isn't fun?!!!!!! *Clinging to my PSP madly, playing Daxter or Wipeout Pure into the night*

8/11/2006 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger Zucas said...

Weird Guy- that is exactly what EA said. I'm not posting anything false. And what they mean is that when they looked at the PSP they wanted to make games that were using the best ability of the hardware rather than creating a fun game of sorts. But when they looked at the DS they wanted to make a fun game and they found out duh it's always about the fun and that's what the DS is going after. It's not about the hardware it's about the fun and that's what EA realized there.

EA was basically saying becasue the PSP is more based on the hardware and the DS is more based on the new control scheme that is extremely fun that is why they are shifting more to the DS. I do not post lies. Only facts and opinions and rumors.

8/11/2006 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger weird guy said...

You can make a fun game on the PSP! It's just that these block-head big-publishers are solely concentrated on selling re-hashes on other consoles, which is why the PSP became a dumping ground. They didn't have to make original play for the PSP, which is why it all feels like de ja vu. You can make a fun, original game on the PSP; its just that publishers solely want to make money. Here, I'll post something from one of my game-informer issues:

"The game industry has also had its movements, often coinciding with or driven by advances in technology. Over the years consumers have been presented with an exciting and often bewildering array of game technologies, platforms, genres and distribution channels. The rabid consumption of this content has pushed industry growth at a blistering pace.

From a business perspective this success is a good thing because it drvies gaming towards being the fastest growing entertainment sgement in the world. Unfortunately, corporations crave sustainability and growth above all else, and these can only be achieved through predictability (i.e. licensed products, sequels). It is the nature of the beast: Corporatization of the games industry has led to a homogenization of game products that it produces."

That is my point with the PSP. The corporations aren't trying to make anything different on the PSP, because to them, its the perfect place to dump a port, which REALLY annoys me.

8/11/2006 04:00:00 PM  
Blogger irishwretler said...

wow i feel sorry for the psp, i think alot of companies were at first going for the psp but now they realise that ds is where it's at

8/12/2006 06:17:00 PM  

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