- In the video game world, competition never ceases, and to remain a contender each console manufacturer needs to maintain an identity among consumers and offer them something they can't get on any other platform.
The games, one key franchise for each company, that make Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony what they are today.
Sony, game company since 1994, has seen its ups and downs in the console business. Sony first debuted the PlayStation in 1994 and the PlayStation 2 in 1999.
Those two consoles have gone on to sell a total of more than 240 million units, with the PlayStation 2 selling 140 million alone. These first two consoles are among the most popular in gaming history, while gamers remain on the fence regarding the success of the PlayStation 3 and the PSP.
There have been many franchise games to come through Sony that have gone on to become very successful. On the PlayStation, Crash Bandicoot, Gran Turismo, and Metal Gear Solid ruled the platform. Then the PlayStation 2 came out and called on Shadow of the Colossus, ICO, Jak and Daxter, and more Metal Gear to gain success.
The PlayStation 3 has had some good games as well including the Resistance series, Killzone, Uncharted, and one more MGS game. As great and successful as these games are, especially very close...