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Sony Plans 380 Games for Fiscal Year '08 64

Next Generation has the word that a bucketful of games are coming to the PS3 during Sony's 2008 fiscal year. While the library for the console consists now of some 60 full-price titles and 50 downloadables, they plan to release 200 retail games and a further 180 download-only titles by March of 2008. "In an e-mail to Next-Gen, Sony Computer Entertainment America PR boss Dave Karraker said that in the U.S. specifically, there are over 105 Blu-ray disc games and around 40 PlayStation Network downloadable games and game packs slated for this fiscal year. However, this figure doesn't include third-party games beyond Christmas, so there should be additional U.S. titles released during Sony's January-March quarter."
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Sony Plans 380 Games for Fiscal Year '08

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  • by Durrok ( 912509 ) <`moc.liamg' `ta' `skcushcetllac'> on Saturday June 23, 2007 @05:14PM (#19622877) Homepage Journal
    We all know how well Sony keeps their predictions/promises. :)
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by TB ( 7206 )
      As usual people on slashdot post to things out of context, Al Gores internet sucks.
    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      Sure they will, localization alone that turns one game into 3. Don't forget reissues and collections or that about 40% of those games aren't going to be seen on US shelves. Of the 105 left, about 90 percent of those games are multiplatform. Almost all of which load faster and play better on a 360 (when it works anyway) months before the PS3 version is published. Of the 10 or so PS3 exclusives 5 won't suck, and three of those will be good.

      It will be a grand year for owning a PS3.

      I kid though, it takes 2 year
      • Yeah, the PS2 didn't start hitting it's stride till late 2001 early 2002. IIRC BGDA (Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance) was one of the first PS2 games not expected to be hit, that was a hit..
      • by adona1 ( 1078711 )
        Agreed, I only got a PS2 this year when the price dropped dramatically, and there's still some good games being released - God of War II springs straight to mind. Big back catalog of games, lots of second hand games floating about everywhere, decent sized 3rd party hardware market...yeah, good time to buy.

        Next up: I upgrade from VHS to DVD, just in time for Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD v2.0! ;)
      • This is awesome I've been to troll and +3 insightful 3 times now!
  • Wrong (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Wrong. Sony has already clarified the 380 to be world-wide. Only 145 will be released in the US, with about 105 of those being actual boxed games.
    • by sqldr ( 838964 )
      still.. 105 is better than the two I've got sitting on my shelf, both completed. I'm quite looking forward to powering up my PS3 again for a decent game.
      • by donaldm ( 919619 )
        I have posted on this before but why don't you try PS2 or even (shock horror) PS1 games. If you are in the US then you have Hardware emulation while I living in Australia have software emulation. Since V1.8 of the firmware nearly all my games work properly although I have one that does not (Wizardry - oh well) the other two have what is called artifacts which are annoying however I still have well over 40 PS2 and 20 PS1 games that work.

        With V1.8 all my PS1/2 games scale to 720p, 1080i and 1080p although I
        • by sqldr ( 838964 )
          I currently have "gears of war" for PS2, which works pretty well on the european software emulation. I was looking forward to getting a decent football game, but microsoft buggered that one up when they got exclusive rights to both FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer (if you can't compete on quality...). All things considered though, it's a good little machine :-) As for the TV.. 42 inches baby!
  • In other news, Microsoft is renaming their console the XBox 390 and plans on releasing 390 games in the fiscal year.
  • 380 Games! Wow! Microsoft's only got 360 games! Sony's really pulling ahead...
    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by bakura121 ( 1117149 )
      You know that out of 380 games, about 340 of them are going to be stinkers.
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by soupd ( 1099379 )
      Yeah but how many of those 360 games are AAA titles? Microsoft had a year head start over the competition, a giant sackful of money to throw at developers and in the 19 months the X360 has been out, what is the only game that's really caused a stir? Gears of War. Gee, that's just.. great.

      I have both a X360 and PS3 but for me the PS3 is currently looking like the better platform for this year and the next. Exclusives on the PS3 that I'm certainly or most probably going to grab are Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Lai

  • not important (Score:3, Insightful)

    by skam240 ( 789197 ) on Saturday June 23, 2007 @05:42PM (#19623083)
    I could really care less about the quantity of games being released. what I want to know is, are any of them any good? Anybody out there have a list?
    • Re:not important (Score:4, Informative)

      by nschubach ( 922175 ) on Sunday June 24, 2007 @01:36AM (#19625781) Journal
      http://ps3.ign.com/index/release.html [ign.com] There's a start...
      • by asc99c ( 938635 )
        Wow, there's actually some decent looking games in there. I haven't bought any games since the three I got with the console. Of those, Motorstorm is the only one I've played much as a single player game, though Tony Hawk is OK for 2 player mode.
    • IGN just did a list of games coming out in the Summer period (June 21-September 21).

      http://ps3.ign.com/articles/798/798417p1.html [ign.com]

      At the end of that article there are links to the lists for the other consoles and PC.

      • Wow, that's not a great list, unless all you own is a PS3. Here are the PS3 exclusives:
        Heavenly Sword - God of war, with a chick. May be good, may be Genji-bad.
        Lair - Rogue Squadron w/o the Star Wars License. Hey, it moved gamecubes right?
        Warhawk - WTF is this game now?
        Ninja Gaiden Sigma - Made the PS3 leap a whole 700 units upon release in Japan. Not a factor.
        Super Stardust HD - A PSN game. Remake of an old Amiga classic. Might be decent.

        Here are the Wii exclusives:
        Mario Strikers Charged - Arcade Soc
    • What use is a choice of games if people have little money to buy them after the cost of the console.

      I have bought 4 Wii games so far and the cost of the console plus games is still less than a PS3.
  • 200 Retail and 180 Downloadable...
    So 50 new retail Japan-only games, 50 new most other countries games, and 100 new hentai dating simulators. Which will pale in comparison to the PS2 Hentai dating sims, because PS2 has the vibra....er, rumble feature.

    Also, they forgot to include how many of these games will suck, which is probably going to be a large percentage. So the story should be "Sony puts out 'news' in attempts to cover for vastly misjudging it's market" most likely to distract from the rumors of
  • by chubs730 ( 1095151 ) on Saturday June 23, 2007 @11:59PM (#19625319)
    Well I for one am glad that nobody has used this article as a starting point for useless fanboy arguments where each participant claims to not be a fanboy, while the other calls them one.

    I wish there was a way to remove dupes in threads, not just stories.

    • I'm not a fanboy, but your post seemed the most bias on this entire story. Great false information there! I'm totally going to have more posts than you will as soon as my new keyboard comes back from repair. Stupid Caps-Lock of death!
      • I'm not a fanboy, but your post seemed the most bias on this entire story. Great false information there! I'm totally going to have more posts than you will as soon as my new keyboard comes back from repair. Stupid Caps-Lock of death!
        I dont know what you are doing here. But I like It...
        When beligerant fanboy reaction and dadism meet. Perfect reply to the previous message. Cute.
  • Even if there are that many games going to be made, it will only take 6 of them being good ones with marketing to secure the market.

    - Racer (say Gran Tourismo or the next Wip3out)
    - RPG (maybe something by Square/Enix)
    - FPS (I wonder if QuakeWars will get ported?)
    - platformer (either cutsey Mario competitor for the kids or God of War / Shadow of the Colossus variant for adults)
    - party game (guitar hero, songstar or DDR)
    - rogue (something off the wall different)

    But price is the crunching point where the
  • Go Wii! Go Wii! XD

    Really, it's part inventiveness and part price that has made Nintendo successful...
  • 50 of those will be japan only, 310 will come to the US, Europe and Australia will get exactly one game with about one year delay.

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