Analyst: Triple-A Titles Should Maintain US $59 Price Point

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272w ago - I think we have established that the video game industry is not recession proof in this cookie-crumbling economy, yeah? Yeah.

Should we expect games to become cheaper then? Yes. And no. Not for AAA titles at least, according to analysts.

The issue came up when some high-profile games got price cuts, like Mirror's Edge, Guitar Hero, and Prince of Persia. It got some industry watchers worrying that new releases will be priced lower.

Analyst Todd Greenwald of Signal Hill thinks that won't happen though, saying that US$ 59 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games will still be the standard for this year. Price slashing of games across the board would be "devastating for margins," he said.

If triple-A titles start to go out at US$ 49.99, we will be very concerned, but until then, we think US$ 59.99 is safe for triple-A titles in 2009.

The best way to support your studios is, of course, to buy their games. Oh my poor, poor, piggy bank. You break for the sake of the video game industry.
 

Video Game Titles That May Not Make 2009

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273w ago - 2009 already looks to be a great year for gaming, the unfortunate truth when it comes to a stellar year is titles will be delayed to avoid the usual "hassles" attributed to a "clogged" year.

Here are a few titles we believe gamers will have to wait for:

The next Zelda game
After the slightly lacking Twilight Princess, the team behind Zelda have been working on the latest adventures of Link since 2006. After delaying 'Twilight Princess' for a Wii release, the team have had over two years working on new ideas with Shigeru Miyamoto's comments suggesting that the next instalment will breathing new life into the series like Ocarina Of Time did over a decade ago.

The last we heard was from a December issue of Official Nintendo Magazine in which stated the developers were still in the planning stages and that we'd be lucky to hear anything at E3 09 but promised some new information before the year runs out. It looks like it is going to be an awfully long wait...

Heavy Rain
One of the bigger titles hitting PS3, Heavy Rain has been confirmed as of last year for a 2009 release which is all well and good when the game is still pretty far from going gold. Not that I doubt developer 'Quantic Dream's ability to create a great game, I just wouldn't be...
 

Sony to Advance as PS3 Makes Money, 2009 is Year of Big Titles

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276w ago - SCEE president David Reeves indicated on an article on the UK PlayStation site (linked above) that the PS3 should start making money soon, and move forward quickly with the system.

Additionally, the president of SCEE worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida commented that 2009 will be the year of big, exclusive PS3 titles, and for PSP new titles and innovations will connect and expand the PlayStation experiences.

To quote: The most important thing for us as a company in the very short term is for us to start making money. This is a pledge that was made last March and is something that we are still very much on target to achieve.

Once we have achieved this, I think it will be a very exciting time for PlayStation. Once we have alleviated that specific pressure, we can move forward at a rate of knots.
 

Over $60M Spent on Blu-ray Disc Titles Last Week

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279w ago - According to Home Media Magazine, consumers spent over $60M on Blu-ray titles last week, representing 14% of the home media market.

The 167% spike is due in large part to the Blu-ray release of 'The Dark Knight', which is breaking Blu-ray sales records around the world.

Comparatively, the previous week, where 'Wanted' was the hot new release, consumers spent $23.64M on Blu-ray.

On the year in whole, consumers have spent nearly $500M on Blu-ray titles, and the average spent per week has been growing as adoption continues to rise.
 

Sony Interested in Offering Downloadable PS2 Titles on PS3

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280w ago - Just under a week ago this rumor surfaced, and today Sony Computer Entertainment of America's senior marketing manager John Kohler stated that the company is indeed interested in providing downloadable PlayStation 2 titles on the PlayStation 3 console.

He also went on to reiterate that using a larger 3rd-party hard drive on the PS3 is encouraged, and will not void the warranty in the interview as follows:

Let's talk more about that. I'd love to download my favorite PS2 games onto my PS3's hard drive so I don't have to worry about finding the discs. Will Sony ever provide downloadable PS2 games to play on the PS3?

We're still sorting through that. We're absolutely interested, but there are some technical hurdles there that we have to overcome first. But this is something that we're absolutely interested in. You make good points, there are a lot of people who would be interested in playing the strongest PS2 games on their PS3. Nothing's imminent on that, but it's something we are interested in as well.

With the release of the 160GB PlayStation 3 bundle, is storage space becoming less of an issue for the PS3? I recently installed a 500GB drive in my PS3 and I couldn't...
 











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