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Sony 2009 CES Keynote Thread

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i've said it before and i'll say it again. i bought the poker game on PSN and i think that entitles me to a poker table i can put in my Home apartment. because yo dawg, i heard i like games so i want a game in my game so i can play games while i play games.
 

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DMeisterJ said:
$1, 000, 000 spent in home?

Wow.

1.3 million copies of LBP sold?

Wow. :D

Not bad, not bad, keep selling and spreading that wuv, LBP.
 

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1 million in less than a month is pretty impressive, I think. Just imagine how much Home will bring in when there's more significant content (i.e more games spaces from major 3rd party games).
 

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drtomoe123 said:
But Home's been downloaded by 3.4 million people. :(

C'mon GAF, use your first grade reading skills!

I downloaded it, installed it and then quit at the character creator. And I waited over a month after it went public to do this.
 

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KeiichiInafune said:
IGN live blog read


9:44: Kaz talks PSN. 17 million registered accounts all over the world. 2.1 million new accounts in the last month. Talks about LittleBigPlanet as great
example of Sony's PSN flexibility in motion. Says 1.3 million people playing LBP. 300,000 levels online Brief demo.
playing is not the same than sold, and not the same than shipped.
 

jump_button

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More Video content on PSN? it be nice if some of that come over to EU soon :/ we still waiting for any Video content at all
 

DMeisterJ

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yurinka said:
playing is not the same than sold, and not the same than shipped.

Yeah, could mean more or less sold than 1.3 million...

People that don't have internet = more.

Used copies = less.

Borrowed copies = less.

So who knows. >_>
 

Zoe

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yurinka said:
playing is not the same than sold, and not the same than shipped.

Not everybody who bought the game is going to be playing online either.
 

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yurinka said:
playing is not the same than sold, and not the same than shipped.

its either played online or sold to the customer...
As they can not know who is playing it in any other way.

But it does not matter really...
 

Kers

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9:53 PST $1 million of goods sold via Home, which now has EA as a partner.

It's not 1 million $, it's 1 million goods.
 

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Are there separat numbers for PS3 and PSP ?

44.5m for the PSP
16.8m for the PS3.

He is using the shipment figures form Octobers FY08 Q2 financial report.
 

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jump_button said:
More Video content on PSN? it be nice if some of that come over to EU soon :/ we still waiting for any Video content at all

late 2009... good thing that they will be rolling it out in multiple countries, not just UK.
 

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Luckyman said:
How is $1 million impressive at all?

Revenue generated for goods created with minimal effort within less than a month on a free service with a limited set of features.
 

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I hope this means devs will start to get on the ball with making more content for Home. I haven't used Home in weeks because... I did everything.

rhfb said:
They can continue to pump stuff into home, but I'm still probably never going to download it ever again after the shitty open beta.
Alrighty. Don't.
 

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Maybe I was wrong about HOME. If people are willing to buy up little things like that it could be a nice little earner for them.

If they put a poker room in HOME I will use it.

Nice to see LBP numbers.

Also 3D...still not sold but nice to see they are pushing it.
 

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Does anyone think that MS or Sony might want to consider putting up an online casino on their services? It could work couldn't it, though it would probably be harder for MS to due to american gambling laws.
 

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I wonder how much Diesel's made from Home to date.

And how it compares to an avg real clothes store for a similar period :p

It'll be kind of funny/weird if and when sales in Home match those of one of their real clothes stores.
 

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I think the one million is impressive considering how barren Home is right now. But the whole EA unveiling looks pretty impressive if you ask me.

What I think they should do is hook up trophies for different things in Home. They could even have things like if you meet someone say from your own city, that's a trophy. If you greet 10 people who haven't been greeted ever, you get a trophy. They should encourage people to get to know each other, and give small rewards for doing so. Obviously there wouldn't have to be loads of trophies based off of meeting people, but a few would be a good way to get things more interesting.

You should also unlock some objects for getting these trophies. They should also have mysteries in Home that need to be solved by asking people questions. How to keep this dynamic is beyond me. But there are a load of things Sony should think about doing to make Home more interesting.

As for the pervs thing, I see that as being their number 1 problem right now. They should somehow figure out a way to make people mods or something who can report rude behavior.

As for all the Home games, you should be able to see what other people have done in the games when you look at their profiles. You should be able to jump into a Home space by selecting a game you want to play that hosts it, and hook you up to a lobby where the game isn't full.

People can knock Home all they want, and they have every right to considering where it is right now. But it does have a load of potential. Now it's just up to Sony to leverage the advantages this has over Live and add some serious content. I'd also like to see an MTV room with the latest videos and maybe even Live streams to some of their content.
 

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dallow_bg said:
Because there is no content and it seemed like a huge failure with all the hate.

People were not hating on it because they thought it was not a money maker for Sony.
 

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People were not hating on it because they thought it was not a money maker for Sony.


So LBP is a failure because it (before official nos today) didn't sell well, and Home is a failure because it's not about making money?
 

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Home needs to be a place to get trophies.

-it would give you objectives
-it would give further incentive to check out new areas and try out new things (they could add more trophies as they add more spaces)
 

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dfyb said:
Home needs to be a place to get trophies.

-it would give you objectives
-it would give further incentive to check out new areas and try out new things (they could add more trophies as they add more spaces)

It doesn't necessarily have to be trophies, rewards work nicely as I was playing echochrome and Ice Breaker until I got all the rewards.

Needs more chess and also checker tables in the mall and the Central Plaza.

I hope you can bet real money in Texa Hold'em against other players and you can spend the winnings on the PSN Store or on stuff for Home. Of course Sony/EA would get a share of it like other online poker places. I know I would use that a lot in order to try to buy PSN games for free :D and Sony would get the money twice once when I buy the games and once for their dealer fee that would be split with EA or whatever.
 

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AranhaHunter said:
It doesn't necessarily have to be trophies, rewards work nicely as I was playing echochrome and Ice Breaker until I got all the rewards.

Needs more chess and also checker tables in the mall and the Central Plaza.

I hope you can bet real money in Texa Hold'em against other players and you can spend the winnings on the PSN Store or on stuff for Home. Of course Sony/EA would get a share of it like other online poker places. I know I would use that a lot in order to try to buy PSN games for free :D and Sony would get the money twice once when I buy the games and once for their dealer fee that would be split with EA or whatever.
rewards are already there, but yeah they could use more. trophies are more flexible -- rewards could even coincide with trophies.
 

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Evidence of a RealD 3-D version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue popped up at Sony's booth on the show floor in the form of a short tech demo. Playing on a loop, the video showed footage of menu screens and cars racing around Germany's Nurburgring, with an impressive depth of field which many look like one could reach into the screen.

Is the demo hard evidence of a cinema-style, stereoscopic, three-dimensional version of Gran Turismo 5? In short, no. "This is strictly for demonstration purposes only," the Sony employee on-hand at the demo station said. "This is not a game." The same employee also stressed that the screen displaying the game wasn't even an official product. "That's not an official product either," he said, waving rubberneckers on their way.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6202913.html

There's a video there also. And the course they show is Daytona. I'm really not sure how anyone could confuse that with the Nurburgring.
 

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travisbickle said:
So LBP is a failure because it (before official nos today) didn't sell well, and Home is a failure because it's not about making money?

Where did I mention LBP? I just was saying people were not hating HOME because they were worried it would not make money for Sony.
 

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Does anyone think that MS or Sony might want to consider putting up an online casino on their services? It could work couldn't it, though it would probably be harder for MS to due to american gambling laws.

While adults (18+) are the largest demograph of PS3 owners to my knowledge, there are plenty of kids.

The PR fallout would probably be pretty bad for something like this
... fuck'em, I'd use it!!! :p
 

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dfyb said:
rewards are already there, but yeah they could use more. trophies are more flexible -- rewards could even coincide with trophies.

I already got all the available rewards though, need more :D

I'm not sure coinciding trophies with Home rewards would work.
 

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Where did I mention LBP? I just was saying people were not hating HOME because they were worried it would not make money for Sony.

many were... there are plenty post that consist of "Home is an utter failure for sony, they should have put the money into games. Quit wasting more money on home, and just close it."
 

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dfyb said:
why?

-score 200 or more in bowling
--unlock trophy
--get bowling pin for house decoration

That would be too much crap for when you go look at your trophies on the XMB, what "game" do you call that? Unless you have a game called "Home" and unlimited trophies under it with all the minigames that will be found in Home, then maybe it could work like that.
 

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AranhaHunter said:
That would be too much crap for when you go look at your trophies on the XMB, what "game" do you call that? Unless you have a game called "Home" and unlimited trophies under it with all the minigames that will be found in Home, then maybe it could work like that.
.....yes, it'd be under "Home" when you browse trophies. yes, there would be a lot. it'd be an anomaly. i think you're overestimating how much of a 'problem' it would be.
 

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Is there a video available where I can watch the keynote presentation?

G4TV doesn't seem to have it up yet, although it says it should've been up 2 hours ago.
 

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Given these HOME digital transaction figures are fo' real:

Ikea + Home = $$$

I would probably buy the Ikea home decor I'll never be able to afford in full and live it out in sad proxy in HOME. Probably.
 

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Some really nice details on EA's Home space

The EA Sports Home area will initially host three sports: golf, poker, and racing. But each sport is hardly presented in the hardcore manner of a full EA Sports release. Instead, visiting each sport's area introduces you to a very casual take on the game. For example, the racing section of EA Sport's Home will remind a lot of gamers of the classic Micromachines. The cars are pretty small but the track is wide. The goal is to foster competition, but not to frustrate new players. Too great of a challenge will only turn off a casual gamer, but that's not to say the experience is totally casual. According to Burnett, a seasoned player can sit there and figure out the best race lines through each track and really rack up points.

Points earned while playing the different games in Home are used not just for bragging rights -- although there will be leaderboards as part of the overall community experience -- but also to purchase items and upgrades you can use in the games or with your avatar. "You'll see something that looks really cool and you'll come back to play the game to get it," says Burnett. The racing area's shop is called the Boost Shop, for example. As you might guess by the name, inside you will find a variety of pieces and parts to power-up your matchbox ride. Burnett thinks this point system will really help build a community and, according to him, "make this a destination people will come back to on a regular basis."

Another benefit of having an EA Sports area in Home with evolving content is a desire to step outside the traditional model of videogame development and sales. Teams spend 12 to 20 months creating a game that has about a month of shelf life before it is shuffled back in favor of newer product. The development team then goes on to do something else. "This is really an opportunity for community teams, marketing, and development teams to stay in contact with the community on a daily and weekly basis," says Burnett. And thus an ecosystem (of sorts) is born.

The ecosystem is already poised to grow, too. Before the demo ends, Burnett stepped to the edge of a terrace in the EA Sports area and showed off a soccer stadium and a basketball court under construction. It's an interesting hook. Players see that new stuff is actually being built, giving them another incentive to keep coming back to check when new areas are open and ready for play.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/943/943373p1.html

If this turns out as well as it sounds like, i'll be using Home a lot more once EA's space is available.