Sony Planning Gamescom Announcements, Still Siding With Retail Copies
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Confirmed releases will play a major role when the holidays come around, and the system with the best games will likely come out on top. With that in mind, it’s no surprise to see Sony promoting their lineup.

In a recent statement to Gamereactor, Sony Europe CEO Jim Ryan explained that although they “showed a lot of first-party software” at the February 20th event, and went on to bring “updates to those games” at E3, Sony still has “a lot coming.” Addressing every gamer’s itch for new franchises, Ryan went on to say that Shu Yoshida, boss at SCE Worldwide Studios, currently “has 30 games in development. 20 of them are going to ship within the first year of the consoles life, and of those, 12 are new IP.”

“So there’s a lot going on, it’s just that we need to keep stuff back. We’ve got Gamescom for us Europeans—we need to have something to show at Gamescom, don’t we?” Ryan said, teasing the aforementioned 12 new IP further.

And, apparently, we can expect to see a majority of those games in some kind physical form. As PlayStation marketing executive Guy Longworth told GamesIndustry International: “I think the reality is this: Our digital business is growing fast, and we have incredibly strong partnerships with our key retail partners as well.” However, Sony wants to “offer a relatively level playing field and let the gamers decide” when it comes to method of purchase.

In fact, Longworth explained, “It’s clear that the vast majority of the people want to go down to GameStop or Best Buy, they don’t want to buy it online right now.”

Source: Gamespot, Gematsu

by Austin Wood
06/24/2013 03:45PM

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