RUMOR: ¿Sega DREAMCAST en tu PSN? ¡Si por favor!

Por: William J. Ramírez


¡IKARUGA por favor!

Amigos y Amigas, crucen los dedos (de las manos y de los pies) por que en una reunión entre SONY y SEGA se logró filtrar a los internets una lista donde entre muchas cosas, “supuestamente” indica que SONY pronto lanzará apoyo (mediante un nuevo emulador) para juegos descargables de Playstation 2 y de Dreamcast  (Si Dreamcast, la mejor consola existente -ed). Esperemos que esto sea verdad ya que el PS2 tiene una librería inmensa (y yo quisiera jugar IKARUGA -ed).

A continuación la infamosa lista:

SCEA Meeting Aug 5th Notes

Objectives of Meeting

  • Dyer agreed to regular quarterly meetings with SOA

Sony PS3

  • SCEA reiterated plans to sell 13 million PS3s this year
  • Big announcement back half of year they can’t talk about (potentially price cut of PS3 to reach hardware goals)
  • SCEA commented on indexing between PS3 and 360 SKUs, should be around 2:1 to garner most favorable treatment.

Motion Controller

  • Spring 2010 launch (March in JP)
  • No bundle/pricing details yet, should come Sept 1
  • Plan on selling 4-5MM units WW
  • SCEA agreed to provide a list of Sega IP that would work well with the motion controller, Virtua Tennis was an example
  • Motion Controller support allows easy way to differentiate PS3 SKU
  • Other differentiation opportunities include PSP/PS3 interoperability – think of features that would make users want to buy both PS3 and PSP SKUs.

Alpha Protocol

  • Michael Foster, product evaluator, said AP felt barely RPG. Initial level too challenging for players. “Mass Effect felt more RPG.”
  • Review notes sent to John Merlino a few weeks prior. After meeting Gerald mentioned AP is a high priority for his team.

Planet 51

  • Sell in of PS3 SKU – SCEA noted that other movie titles on PS3 had underperformed as well (inc. Transformers) this cycle.
  • Dyer suggests contacting Susan at Walmart and asking what she wants in the pack to sell this SKU (movie tix etc)
  • Other possibilities are Hybrid movie disc (BD 25 or 50 with Game and Movie on same disc).


  • Collectors edition with Bayonetta Action Figure
  • Novo recommended launching PSN demo around Xmas based off a Jan 5th Ship date with 2-3 week run out to launch.
  • 3-4 weeks is usually ideal demo timing with fresh content every week leading up to launch (trailers, insider video about PG heritage, video blogs).

Vancouver 2010

  • HOME, Olympic destination would garner a lot of positive attention from SCEA
  • Should be doing same with Bayonetta, Marvel etc. Easy to launch in all territories.
  • HOME merchandizing opportunities (clothes etc).

Sonic Racing

  • Open to DLC to differentiate PS3 SKU – not ratchet and clank but other characters
  • maybe characters from Rare or Fable universes


  • Could put Japanese games directly on PSN for download in a special Japanese Import section (pricing $9.99 to $39.99 for full game).
  • Might need to localize menus at least with subtitles.
  • SCEA interested in helping on MKTG side if they can have period of exclusivity.


  • Another great HOME candidate
  • AVP avatars
  • Hybrid BD disc with movie

Iron Man 2

  • Great candidate for HOME space – explore Tony Stark’s lab etc.
  • Should have one for Marvel in general.


  • Could do bundle at GameStop with PSP 30-35K units on UMD, Go, or both.

Valkyria 1937

  • Could bundle with PSP as well.

Vanquish and Aliens: CM

  • Opportunity for PS3/PSP interoperability (see Eidos Batman, Army of Two, Assassin’s Creed for good examples).
  • If we offer that SCEA would be really interested in having us at their booth next E3.


  • SCEA would like a look at the code soon.

Sonic Anniversary

  • Could put out collectors edition with all old sonic games on one BD disc.
  • “Best of Sonic” for around $99.
  • SCEA would love PSN exclusive power ups/different game modes (like Castlevania’s flip it over/backwards)

PS2 emulator for PS3 (confidential)

  • SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN (GTA Vice City/Sonic/etc)
  • For co Marketing money show PS3 controller on TV ads – similar to EA Madden Spots, NCAA, etc…

London Olympics

  • Perfect opportunity for Motion Controller integration.

DC Digital Titles

  • If we provide a list of DC titles SCEA will let us know which ones they’re interested in having exclusively.
  • If we give them a long period of exclusivity they’ll give us more marketing support.

PSP Titles

  • For SKU differentiation it’s best to offer features that are slightly different from PS3 version.
  • Titles that are coming up on PSP are Assassin’s Creed II, GTA China Wars, Resident Evil, Little Big Planet – all massive franchises.
  • SCEA has a specific PSP deck which they can send up with their hardware director for a chat.

[via NEOGAF]

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