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Report states that smaller game makers feel snubbed by Sony, in contrast to Nintendo

I guess that's good for Nintendo!

The Wall Street Journal has a report up about the path for Sony going forward with the PS5. According to the article, Sony is focusing on big-name publishers for the PS5, as resources are limited, and Sony believes consumers buy consoles to play high-quality games you can only find on their platform. This has lead to smaller developers feeling snubbed, in contrast to how they feel with Nintendo.

Nintendo has certainly expanded their efforts to reach all sorts of small-to-medium developers on the Switch, and there have been countless success stories. While Nintendo certainly loves to see big-name games from top-tier developers, it seems they also recognize that medium and small devs are important to fleshing out a system's reach overall. I guess we'll see how Sony's approach pans out in the not-too-distant future!

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch

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ridleysaria
Sat Jun 29 19 05:43pm
Rating: 3

Sony, please don’t go back to being 2006 era arrogant Sony. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t want Nintendo to go back to 2006 mentality Nintendo either.

Ya, well look at the games charts and a lot of the big publishers are snubbing Nintendo. View the charts any given week, Nintendo titles do well but 3rd party games by and large sell poorly. They don't generally give us their newest games; they're old, overpriced, watered-down ports.

The Switch is drastically weaker than the PS4, so I guess Sony thinks it looks bad when a game is on both systems.

ridleysaria
Sat Jun 29 19 05:43pm
Rating: 3

Sony, please don’t go back to being 2006 era arrogant Sony. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t want Nintendo to go back to 2006 mentality Nintendo either.

Sounds like Sony is repeating a mistake Nintendo made (and paid for) during the early N64 days.

ridleysaria
Sat Jun 29 19 07:17pm
Rating: 1

Right. Seems like a trap all of these companies fall in to. They end a generation on the top of their game, get cocky and then need to be knocked down a peg. Sony after PS2, Microsoft after 360 and Nintendo after Wii and SNES. It might be Sony’s time to get some learnin’ again.

Sony doesnt realize how much they need smaller devs. those were the guys carrying the PS4 while the bigger AAA games were in development. Good luck with ps5, cause they are gonna need it if they neglect the smaller guys.

Why not just admit it Sony that you can't beat Nintendo no matter what you do?

Except for, you know, GameCube and Wii U. Let’s forget about those ones if we want to pretend Nintendo is infallible.

I will still argue that they have a lot of gems that you can only get from there though.

Well of course, there are great games even on "failed" systems. As a matter of fact, Gamecube is one of my all-time favorite systems. I'm not going to pretend it took the generation though - Sony was the clear winner by a long shot.

When will people realise this has ALWAYS been Sony. Whenever they become successful, their true smug arrogance reemerges.

I really hope Nintendo don’t slide again when they’re preparing their next system. They’re doing a great job (not perfect, but still great) with the Switch but history repeats itself as shown here. You’d think Sony would have learnt their lesson after the PS3 for good but nope.

I'm cool with Nintendo hardware being the de facto home of smaller publishers and indies. Those games are more creative, innovative, and reminiscent of the games I played in the 16-bit and 64-bit days.

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