Sony promises 380 new games for PS3 soon (Engelska)
If you buy a next-gen console, you probably want to play some cool games on it, right? Although this is a pretty simple logic, Sony seem to overlook this little detail while they offer still a bit limited amount of games for their console. But that?s likely to change in next 12 months: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. president and CEO Kaz Hirai will bring 380 games to the platform internationally by March 2008, reports the Japanese news service Nikkei. If accurate, the report marks a big ramp-up in development for the console, which currently sees a dozen or less new releases a month. Hirai told Nikkei that Sony will release 200 new retail games and 180 download-only titles, although he did not name any titles or developers. According to the GameSpot database, around 150 retail and download titles are currently slated for release before the end Q2 2008 in the US, Europe, and Japan.
Hirai also reportedly promised that Sony would work with third-party developers to help promote their PS3 efforts by ?coordinating such marketing plans as advertisements, events, and in-store promotions.? According to The Nikkei, Sony shipped 5.5 million PS3s worldwide in the fiscal year ending March 2007?slightly fewer than the six million the company had forecast. The company is expecting to ship 11 million units in this financial year started in April. Nintendo, on the other hand, shipped 5.84 million Wiis during the same period.