A few key titles that won’t be released on day one.
It seems Nintendo isn’t the only company that might be launching a new system without some of its most important titles (Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros. Brawl), as Sony has revealed some key launch day details.
In an interview with SCEE CEO David Reeves, CVG has learned that at least three PlayStation 3 titles will not be making the big day this November. Of them, Reeves has said that Heavenly Sword, Formula One and Motostorm won’t show up until 2007. So, what will make the launch? Well, Sony has said that there will be around 15 launch titles, including Resistance: Fall of Man. Also, some other key launch details will include a “portfolio of social games,” Singstar and the PS3 EyeToy.
Unfortunately, details are scarce on Singstar and EyeToy, including their implementation into the market. Singstar will apparently be ready “before Christmas,” though EyeToy will appear for certain before March 2007.
Of course, Reeves doesn’t seem too worried about it, as he expects the early adopters and continuing momentum of the PS2 to carry them through until the more anticipated titles do arrive.
“Without being too arrogant about it, I don't think we worry too much about building up the hype in the first six months, but where the rubber hits the road is going to be when all those hardcore gamers have bought PS3. They have also bought Xbox 360 and they have probably bought Nintendo Wii as well." Reeves told CVG at E3. “We have built up a certain brand equity over time since the launch of PlayStation in 1995 and PS2 in 2000 that the first five million are going to buy it, whatever it is, even it didn't have games.”
Nope, no arrogance there at all.
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