Activision Threatens to Stop Supporting Sony

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Kotick? More like Ko-DICK. Hur hur hur.

Activision appear to be continuing their current trend of extreme douchebaggery, this time targeting Sony. Their CEO Bobby Kotick (Yes, the guy whose face is just begging to have a fist embedded in it) has threatened that Activision – the world’s Largest 3rd party publisher – may drop support for Sony’s consoles in the near future.

In an interview The Times, Kotick said "I’m getting concerned about Sony; the PlayStation 3 is losing a bit of momentum and they don’t make it easy for me to support the platform. It’s expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better. Games generate a better return on invested capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation".

They have to cut the price, because if they don’t, the attach rates are likely to slow", The imminently punchable Kotick continued. "If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony…When we look at 2010 and 2011, we might want to consider if we support the console – and the PSP [portable] too".

While Kotick is obviously a brash, loud-mouthed idiot and his threats are likely idle, a PS3 price cut would be rather welcome. Furthermore,  the loss of franchises such as Call of Duty, Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero would deal a crippling blow to Sony and the future of its consoles.

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Source : The Times

Last Updated: June 22, 2009

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Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • WitWolfyZA

    Wont happen anytime soon. PS3’s price is here to stay. And plus multiformat gmaes just look better on Xbox anyways

    • hey u xbox douche

      xbox and ps3 graphics on multi-platform games are the same but when you compare the exclusive games the clear winner is ps3, BTW i have both consoles so i know what im sayin

  • 0rk0

    Instead of bashing the console manufacturer, they should rather focus on creating great games that people want to play.

    I know a lot of people have played COD and Guitar Hero, but
    it’s getting boring.
    Rather give me Starcraft 2 or Diablo 3 on console, yes please. Or that fabled Starcraft:Ghost.

    They can also keep their DJ Hero or whatever it’s called.
    I’m not interested.

  • Activision isn’t doing anything to endear itself to gamers right now. Pretty much any time Kotick opens his mouth lately it leads to derision of some sort.

    That aside, I don’t think we’ll be seeing Starcraft Ghost any time soon. :ermm:

    When it was first announced for consoles in 2002, I was predominantly a PC gamer, and upset that I wouldn’t get to play it. Don’t really need to worry about that any more :tongue:

  • easy

    looks like activision are the new ea :silly:

  • RSA-Ace

    Ok so then Sony do drop the price, they will just have to increase the amount of money they make from software then. They have to make the money from somewhere…

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