Sony has 'captured the hardcore' with PS3, says Koller
- Posted April 20th, 2009 at 15:21 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 31 Comments
Sony’s John Koller has declared that the platform holder has successfully nailed the hardcore gamer audience with PlayStation 3, with the firm now keen on pursuing the casual user base over the next couple of years.
Speaking to VG247, Koller stated, “There’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.”
Of course, that’s not to say the firm has all but given up on hardcore fans. Far from it, Koller noted, as there’s a plethora of meaty offerings on the way including the likes of Heavy Rain and God of War III, not to mention fresh IP to boot.
“We’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.”
Though he remained tight lipped as to what we could expect to see other than the usual suspects, Koller teased: “Think of some of the latter-half PS2 franchises.”
We’ll find out soon enough come E3 2009. Stay tuned.
- 2:22pm EDT - April 20th, 2009
As long as they are good as
LBP , there´s no problem with that.
I,m sure they will not slash the hardcore
- 3:39pm EDT - April 20th, 2009
Only and ONLY a hardcore gamer will buy the ps3 because its too expensive for a casual gamer. The wii is just taking all of tghe casuals away
- 4:29pm EDT - April 20th, 2009
@3 Yes I agree, Sony is doing better than most people think. I still don't know why they only post the North American sales for the 360 and Ps3, everyone knows the USA isn't the world and PS3 is doing much better globally.
- 4:58pm EDT - April 20th, 2009
If there was ever anything true said by these guys, this is it. The PS3 is the hardcore gamer machine. What EVERYBODY foound out this generation is the hardcore is NOT where the money is at. Having said that, I'm glad Sony didn't sell out like Nintendo and Microsoft.
- 6:00pm EDT - April 20th, 2009
DAMM STRAIGHT DO IT AGAIN TOO AND THIS NO SURPRISE
- 6:02pm EDT - April 20th, 2009
Here's praying for the new Harvest Moon games coming to ps3!
- 6:11pm EDT - April 20th, 2009
Playstation three is king.
- 7:56pm EDT - April 20th, 2009
bring back a real jak and daxter game on ps3!
- 11:14pm EDT - April 20th, 2009
I paid $800 back then. It was worth every penny. I'm happy it cost me $800, because I know the PS3 has the best hardware and the best first party software to back it all up.
- 1:17am EDT - April 21st, 2009
- 2:45am EDT - April 21st, 2009
i grow up with playstation all my friends have one my mother after so many years still calls it playstation,even if im on 360 or ps3 or my she still say 'turn off the playstation you are playing all day!!'and that means a lot playstation is in my heart it make me love games.PLAYSTATION this is living...
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