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Analyst: Microsoft is “Clearly Concerned” about Content Looking Better on PS3

Analyst: Microsoft is “Clearly Concerned” about Content Looking Better on PS3



SCEA’s senior VP of publisher relations Rob Dyer recently stated that Microsoft was protecting an inferior technology, in regards to their strict publishing guidelines for multiplatform games. Now, DFC Intelligence analyst David Cole has has backed up those claims, saying that he believes Microsoft is concerned about the technical advantage that the PS3 has over the Xbox 360′s aging hardware.

Speaking in regards to Microsoft’s fears of games looking better on PS3, Cole told IndustryGamers:
My take is that video game console manufacturers have always been closed systems and there is a tendency for the manufacturer to protect its edge as aggressively as possible.
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Both Sony and Nintendo have taken aggressive policies to protect their market lead against would be up-and-comers. In the case of the Xbox 360 it is an older system and clearly there are concerns about content looking better on the PS3. But at the end of the day the market will decide. If good content starts showing up on the PS3 but not on the Xbox 360, consumers are likely to balk. So it is really a balancing act for Microsoft.
Jesse Divnich of EEDAR added:
These types of policies are very much the norm with content distributors (and physical retailers). Microsoft is the current leader in HD game distribution, so it is only natural that we would see the market leader implement policies that continue to give themselves a competitive advantage.

That being said, these policies are not absolute as we have seen many games release with ‘exclusive’ content available on non-Microsoft platforms. I am sure Microsoft takes things on a case-by-case basis to maximize the value they provide to their consumers. I definitely believe Sony is in the right to at least express these concerns to the industry, but I do not blame Microsoft for having these policies, which are optionally enforceable, in place. And while Sony may chagrin, I do believe that conflicts like these ultimately result in new business strategies that enrich the consumer experience.

The PS3 was released a year after the Xbox 360 hit the market, and features a Blu-ray drive as standard for every model, so clearly there is more space to add additional game content. Hopefully, publishers will take a page out of Sony’s first party book and start pushing their games like PS3 exclusives.

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Re: Analyst: Microsoft is “Clearly Concerned” about Content Looking Better on PS3

I have to agree, the xbox is starting to show that graphically its reaching the limits o what it can do, I mean, just take a look at this in game shot from Forza 4




or this one



Personally, I think all these debates are a bit pointless, especially when the Wii showed its not all about the power of your hardware anyway. If the rumours about MS releasing info on their new console next year are true as well, then MS have little to worry about as in a couple years time they will have the most powerful machine out there anyway, and the next two years arent going to see a sudden collapse of the Xbox. I still think both machines are still impressing people with what they can do really, and every company aggressively protects its interests.
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