One of the more bullish comments to come from GDC was Sony’s Hardware Marketing Director John Koller confidently stating that â€œwe’ve captured the hardcore.â€
Speaking at GDC, Koller said â€œWe’ve captured the hardcore. The install base we have now tells us that the hardcore’s purchased. We’re moving on now to continue to support them with a tremendous line-up of games, but also look at softer brands that maybe we had with PS2 franchises we’re bringing over to PS3, or new IP.â€
He also iterated â€œThere’s certainly a line-up of very strong family-friendly titles that we’re looking at for PS3 in our continuing effort to appeal to that casual consumer,â€ meaning that we should see a slew of family-friendly titles headed to Sony’s current-gen behemoth.
Of course, it’s current price tag is an obvious hurdle for the casual gaming market – and Sony has to know that. Could a casual gaming push from Sony lead to a cheaper console? I certainly hope so.
Source : VG247
Last Updated: April 21, 2009