Sony Invests $20M In Independent Games
Sony, this week, announced a three year investment to increase its PlayStation Network user base. After the devastating attacks occurred at Sony, the company is trying to figure out what they can do to give them a better edge against Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and a better foothold in the gaming industry.
This is not to say that Sony has slipped to third spot, at least not yet, but I feel that the company is trying to take preventative care before it is too late.
The end goal in this investment is for Sony to have more exclusive games, giving gamers a larger incentive to purchase a PlayStation console, rather than simply going by specs/pricing alone.
Sony hopes that this investment will essentially “buy uniqueness”, in that it will support the best and the brightest developers in the gaming industry who haven’t yet made a name for themselves but are looking for the opportunity.
As a consumer myself, I cannot say for sure if the majority of gamers will let the PSN hacks go by next year, so it’s hard to say definitively what the impact of more indie games will mean for the electronics firm.
I can say, however, that I am glad Sony is stepping up to the plate, because I got tired of seeing major releases coming out for all three major gaming consoles.