Friday, August 17, 2007

Sony v. Microsoft (With Helmets): The Sequel

From The New York Times - In yesterday’s post about the game console battle between Microsoft and Sony, I noted that the big publisher Electronic Arts has been releasing games for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 many weeks, even months, before releasing them for the Sony PlayStation 3.

This is potentially no insignificant matter because it could give an incentive to consumers looking for a new console to buy the 360 rather than wait for the games to come out on the PS3.

An industry analyst I spoke to said that the reason for the difference in timing was due to the fact that the PS3 itself launched a year after the 360. This means that software developers have had less time to familiarize themselves with the PS3.
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Turns out that rationale is only partly true, according to Electronic Arts. | Read full article

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