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]


  1. Administrador September 24, 2009 2:02 pm  Reply

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  2. Juan C. Cruz ( K-RLOZ) September 23, 2009 11:05 pm  Reply

    dale!!! que lo confirmen a ver si ahora saco los chavitos pa darle un upgrade al hard drive del ps3.. woot!!

  3. Gaijinboricua September 23, 2009 9:12 pm  Reply

    Este movimiento se entiende ya que muchas consolas se estan moviendo a ser completamente online. El unico problema que veo es el deal que tienen nintendo wii con algunos de los juegos de sega. Esperemos no sea vaporware como el phantom.

    • William September 23, 2009 9:19 pm  Reply

      Gaijin, que bueno escuchar de ti. No worries, Nintendo Wii solo tiene juegos de SEGA MASTER y GENESIS.

  4. Al Ramirez September 23, 2009 5:20 pm  Reply

    significa que podra venir yakuza 3 para america como un downlodable?

    • William September 23, 2009 8:42 pm  Reply

      De acuerdo a la lista si, pero creo que se refiere a Yakuza 1 y 2.

    • GEEK September 24, 2009 8:38 am  Reply

      Entiendo que son Yakuza 1 y 2

    • Al Ramirez September 24, 2009 5:24 pm  Reply

      que lastima ese juego lo eh esperado con ansias pense que uno podria comprar la version importada y bajarle los subtitulos..aunque no seria mala idea

  5. Al Ramirez September 23, 2009 5:17 pm  Reply

    Hermoso, esta es una tremenda noticia, me encantaria poder jugar sonic adventure 1 y 2 de nuevo en el ps3

    • William September 23, 2009 8:41 pm  Reply

      un combo de los 2 seria awesome. Aunque me gustaría ver muchos obscure games como “IKARUGA” (of course),”Cannon Spike”, “MDK2” y “Gundam 0079”

  6. Chu September 23, 2009 3:52 pm  Reply

    el sueno de billy 😛 lo de ps2 era obvio q venia tarde o temprano pero dreamcast :) eso es noticia

    • William September 23, 2009 8:32 pm  Reply

      You know it! 😉

  7. Jocis September 23, 2009 9:26 am  Reply

    mano no solo esos juegos de dreamcast pero, Shenmue 1 y 2, Street Fighter 3 (todas sus versiones…) las series de RE que fueron super brutales en dreamcast, power stone osea eso va a ser un palo. Finalmente PS2 en PSN for the WIN. Tiran eso y en 1 año PS3 supera al 360

    • William September 23, 2009 8:31 pm  Reply

      Agree, especialmente con Shenmue 2 que nunca tuve la oportunidad the terminarlo en el xbox.

  8. GEEK September 23, 2009 9:20 am  Reply

    Eso!!! eeeeh…. Ikaruga FTW!!! Skycrawler espero se nos de eso pues tanto como tu yo adoro mi Sega Dreamcast y jugar estos juegos en PSN siempre vienen con algo nuevo y este juego es cooperative so si lo ponen para poder jugar online con friends. TENEMOS que jugarlo ONLINE veras que sera una experiencia brutal.
    Ikaruga FTW!! mantenos al tanto con eso good news good news

    • William September 23, 2009 8:30 pm  Reply

      Geek, si sale IKARUGA vas a ser la primera persona que voy a jugar Co-Op! Thats for sure!

      • GEEK September 24, 2009 8:40 am  Reply

        Excelente!! cuenta con eso!

    • William September 26, 2009 2:03 am  Reply

      Mr. Geek! Finally encontre IKARUGA (for gamecube), ahora me puedo curar after ALL THESE FREAKIN YEARS!!! 😀

  9. Angel Melendez (GelockS) September 23, 2009 7:51 am  Reply

    Lo lei ayer y mi quija por poco rompe el piso!!!! w00t!!!! Ojala y sea verdad y no una bromita de mal gusto… pero definitivamente, el brutoide q puso eso en el FTP esta botao!!! hehehehehe



    • William September 23, 2009 8:43 pm  Reply

      Dale, me uno a ti. Oooooreeeemooos…

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