Sony Japan posted a financial report in which they stated a total loss of 45 million dollars in this year first quarter, which ended june 30.
This is a result of lower than expected sales for its hardware.
Especially, the PSVita. Sony has also stated that they expect their portable sales to be even lower than expected, due to the unexpected decrease in sales.
Is Sony gonna let the PS Vita die?
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu, revealed the existence of Ada´s campaign unlocked after completing the other three scenarios. However her gameplay will be more action oriented. Also confirmed was the agent hunt mode, which allows the player to play as a zombie against the main characters.
This truly feels like the biggest Resident evil game yet.
According to a post in Neogaf files extracted from PS All Stars Beta were posted, which revealed characters, stages and even items. Updates have recently shown that it is almost certain that it is real. This are the supposed leaked content: ITEMS:
•Atomizer (Resistance 3)
•Baumusu Axe (The Mark of Kri)
•Boots of Hermes (God of War III)
•Freeze Missile (Twisted Metal)
•Golf Club (Hot Shots Golf)
•Gravity Shield (Wipeout)
•Hedgehog Grenade (Resistance)
•Dohvat Laser Designator (Killzone 3)
•Leech Beem (Wipeout)
•Murder of Crows (Bioshock Infinite)
•Railgun (Metal Gear Solid 4)
•Razor Claws (Ratchet and Clank)
•Scythe (Fat Princess)
•Spear (God of War)
•Sonic Rift (ModNation Racers)
•Sackbot (Little Big Planet)
MODES AND RANDOM:
•Free Roam! (????)
•Challenge Trials..This Trials set involves fun trials with unique gameplay
•Gold Stars Collected
•Character Trials…This Trials set involves mastering one character at a time
•King of the Hill
•Capture the Flag
•General Trials The Trials set involves finding success with the fundametals of the game
•Elimination Round 3
•(Insane AI), (Hard AI), (Normal AI), (Easy AI)
•Kills are worth +2 Score and Deaths are worth -1 (this is mainly for info)
•Great Mighty Scythe
•You gotta do what? I gotta receive!
•Quick Match Game: Select Your Options
•Max Supers Kills
STAGES: SLY COOPER ~ PARIS STAGE:
TWISTED METAL ~ BLACK ROCK STADIUM STAGE:
BIOSHOCK: INFINITE ~ COLUMBIA STAGE:
KILLZONE ~ INVASION STAGE:
INFAMOUS ~ ALDEN’S TOWER STAGE:
LOCO ROCO ~ FRANZEA STAGE:
RESISTANCE ~ SAN FRANCISCO STAGE:
UNCHARTED 3 – STOWAWAYS STAGE:
APE ESCAPE ~ TIMESTATION STAGE:
Characters: Raiden (Metal Gear Solid Revengeance), Dante (the new one – from DmC), Ratchet (Ratchet and Clank), Sackboy (Little Big Planet), Spike (Ape Escape), Sir Daniel (MediEvil), Nariko (Heavenly Sword) and Evil Cole (InFamous 2).
Bioshock Infinite leaked stage.
It seems to be legit… Is anyone excited for Sony´s upcoming brawler?
This is the way the next generation should be like.
Pretty, but expensive.
Watching the E3 press conferences comfortably from my home and reading a lot of comments from gamers along many different sites…some rather depressing thoughts are invading me. It´s been 6 years since the wii and the playstation 3 arrived, and even 7 years since the xbox 360 arrived, which leads us to one unevitable event: The next generation is only a couple of years away. Most people are aware of this and are already waiting for E3 2013 for both Microsoft´s and Sony´s unveiling of their new consoles. Which leaves us that by the beginning of 2014, we will have the next generation composed by the PS4,XBOX720 and Nintendo´s Wii U. Most people as well, are hoping for a massive graphical upgrade, due to the reveal of new tech demos of new engines, Square Enix´s Luminous engine and Epic Games´ Unreal engine 4, either of this running in real time, leading people to shout out claims, saying that the next generation of gaming will have that kind of visuals, and at the same time, not taking seriously Nintendo´s new console the Wii U. However most people are forgetting one thing: price and affordability, in that prospect, I applaude Nintendo´s decision to give only a slight graphical upgrade. No, it is not false hopes riding on Nintendo or some sort of rising fanboyism, So I´ll speak with numbers to get my point. Remember what a powerhouse was the playstation 3 when it was revealed? And I bet you remember its enormous launch price, 600 US dollars… which by no means affordable during this economically troubled times. Right now, 6 years after its release, it still retails at 249 dollars, an affordable price, but not exactly cheap.
Now let´s picture you want to run those engines in a console… well then you would have to sell that console at approximately 900 US dollars, and I´m by no means exaggerating, investigate a little bit about PC gaming(actually that price is kinda cheap for what you really need to run it) Ok, so let´s say you have a powerhouse console, that runs those engines, and you want to buy a game that looks stunningly beautiful… well then I better tell you you better be ready to buy games at 99 US dollars. Why you say? Because the development costs would skyrocket. And now the last condition, let´s say you buy the expensive console, and buy the expensive game… which game would you be able to buy? Probably a generic shooter.
“But why??” you say, well let´s say your studio spends 200 million dollars developing a game, you won´t try and make a creative and unique game, which can or can´t sell well, as a studio you will go for a game you know will sell well… and voilá you will make a generic first person shooter like Call of Duty each year. Gaming wouldn´t disappear but in a way, it would die. That´s why I believe (and hope) both Microsoft and Sony won´t make such a powerful console for next generation, and will go down Nintendo´s road instead.