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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:38 am Reply with quote
iloveturkey wrote:
SquareEnix has nothing to do with Sony, and they are certainly not 'Sony's game division'. Sony selling their SquareEnix stock was just a move so Sony could find some monetary assets.


SMH Well if you were alive since FF7 on up you would know that Square and Sony were a hot item. Sony bought shares when the franchise came to Playstation.

I was saying the shares that SONY sold aren't doing any good for any buyer when the primary platform people would buy it on, is slowly going down.

They are cutting jobs if you ask "how is SONY going down?"
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Hoppy800 wrote:
Sony better not go bankrupt because if they do, mobile will run rampant and the Japanese gaming industry is finished since there is nothing to fill the void in the console market right now and Nintendo can only do so much.


What makes you think Sony is the "Great White Hope" for Japanese consoles? Have you forgotten why PS4 has flopped out there?

It's NOT a Japanese centric platform at all. It has barely anything Japanese. Japan also wasn't going to let them get away with launching the platform late without ANYTHING worth playing. People just automatically issued they would buy into hype, it doesn't work that way.

PS4 deserves to bomb in Japan. And Japan is snubbing it for the insult it is to them.

It's also funny that people here forget that Kabushiki Kaisha Sega STILL exists, and is in MUCH better,stronger financial shape than Sony and has made a name for itself in Japan. Oh wait, I forgot! People still think SEGA has absolutely NO money left, when they've been posting annual profits without losses for 6 straight years now, and even when they've already dissolved just about all of their multiplatform publishing resources and have shifted its resources to mobile,PC platforms, or kept ALL of its Arcade IPs this gen from release on next gen platforms.

People also think that Sammy runs and controls SEGA, when Sammy Corp is now a wholly owned subsidiarity of SEGA.

People have no idea that SEGA has spent 5 years secretly registering and filing properties and trademarks to get back to home consumer manufacturing and has refiled the name "Genesis" taking away its public domain use and authorization for VC use.


People don't realize, Sega is preparing to change their name from "Sega Corporation,Inc" to "Sega Entertainment Corporation,Ltd Worldwide" and that this name change for the first time in 14 years is an official conformation that the company is changing direction in business operations.


People see this domain Sega has internationally registered: http://trademarks.justia.com/​791/​38/​s-​sega-​79138417.​html

But brush it off as unimportant or related only to Sega Networks when SEGA already put forward Sega Networks' existing business strategy of mobile publishing worldwide:

http://www.marketwatch.com/​story/​sega-​networks-​and-​gumi-​to-​bring-​hit-​japanese-​titles-​to-​the-​west-​2014-​07-​07

They overlook it's mark description:


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IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Providing meteorological information; design of machines, apparatus, instruments, parts and fittings thereof in the field of video games; graphic design; design, development and maintenance of computer program; design, development and maintenance of computer software; design, development and maintenance of web sites; development and maintenance of social networking web sites; design, development and maintenance of game programs for arcade medal redemption game machines and home video game machines; providing search engines for the Internet; providing speech-based Internet search engines for the Internet; providing information relating to providing search engines for the Internet; providing search engines for the Internet by using telecommunication via the computer terminal; rental of computers; providing computer programs on a rental basis; rental of storage space on a server used for speech-based social networking among users on the Internet; rental of storage space on a server used for social networking among users on the Internet and providing the information thereof; rental of storage space on a server used for social networking among users on the Internet; rental of storage space on a server used for social networking

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Yeah, several key descriptions in it pertaining home console, hardware,licensing,manufacturing, development, commercial sales and marketing of home consoles, overlooked by people who fail to realize these descriptions are completely related to ALL of SEGA's old 1990s IPs and property and licenses, which are ALL located in this application as previous US registration numbers from SEGA are being renewed for commerce use.




So, stop assuming Sony is the great white hope for Japan. They aren't. And all the development talent at Sony is limited down to Europe and the US. Is there a wonder why Knack fizzled?[/b]
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:35 pm Reply with quote
Hoppy800 wrote:
Sony better not go bankrupt because if they do, mobile will run rampant and the Japanese gaming industry is finished since there is nothing to fill the void in the console market right now and Nintendo can only do so much.


it will not go bankrupt, they can split the company. one with the profitable business, one with money losing business.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:42 pm Reply with quote
chronium wrote:
Since the gaming division is really the only one that is making a profit they will most likely split that part of the company off before they finally give up and declare bankruptcy.


Sony has had SEVEN straight years of consecutive annual losses and keeps taking massive hits in its core electronics business as overseas,Samsung,Toshiba and LG continue to pummel Sony senseless in brand demand and sales. One MORE year of losses and their shareholders will be ready to throw in the towel. Sony is barely a year and half away from filing for bankruptcy.

Sony seemed to think PS4 was going to turn its entire fortunes around. They were foolish to even assume that. Most of the profit and revenue from it has resulted in miniscle cash flow. They still are strapped for cash and are still bleeding in red. That's because they made absolutely NO effort into trying to pay off that $45 billion donut hole they have looming over them ($30 billion worth of capital gone and $15 billion estimated losses on Playstation 3).

Ken Hirzai made it clear 2 years ago, that he would drop Playstation in a heartbeat if the rest of the company couldn't bounce back. This is something Sony fans should be very concerned about.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:05 pm Reply with quote
Spotlesseden wrote:
Hoppy800 wrote:
Sony better not go bankrupt because if they do, mobile will run rampant and the Japanese gaming industry is finished since there is nothing to fill the void in the console market right now and Nintendo can only do so much.


it will not go bankrupt, they can split the company. one with the profitable business, one with money losing business.


No, its what Chronium said. They will split the party of the company off and sell it off before going bankrupt.

Don't you get it? Sony has hardly ANY equity and collateral left. They are too deep in red to sell off a division to receive ROE. They just lost $1 billion selling off Viao because those who invested in it 15 years ago want their investment money back.

Sony's credit rating is JUNK "F", this indicates that a company's financial status is too weak to receive a ROE, and that investors are risking massive losses of investments if they attempt to invest in a product or division. If that company keeps posting annual losses, its shareholders keeping it afloat will jump ship.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:47 pm Reply with quote
mgosdin wrote:
Ok, who in Japan has enough money to be a white knight for SONY?

For the most part the Japanese home electronics business is in something of a shambles, with long time Japanese stalwarts like TEAC, ONKYO and Pioneer recently being bought out by international investors from the U. S. ( Gibson of guitar fame! ) & China. Softbank might have made sense in the role, but as far as I know they have their plate full with digesting Sprint here in the U. S.

On the other hand, Apple is sitting on literally billions of dollars in cash internationally. They just made their first significant acquisition in many years in the form of Beats. Might they be in a position to make an investment?

Thinking about an Apple Playstation kinda makes my head hurt. Confused

Mark Gosdin


Nobody. Sony isn't going to be bailed out by anyone. Japan could care less about Sony as Sony no longer has the media and financial pull they once had. Larger more profitable Electronic media companies in Japan are Toshiba(who's planning a major merger with Sega) and Pioneer are actually LARGER and more profitable than Sony:


http://quotes.morningstar.com/​stock/​6773/​s?​t=​XTKS:​6773
http://quotes.morningstar.com/​stock/​tosyy/​s?​t=​TOSYY
http://quotes.morningstar.com/​stock/​pcrfy/​s?​t=​PCRFY
http://quotes.morningstar.com/​stock/​6632/​s?​t=​XTKS:​6632

Japanese Nikkei has been a mixed bag for quite some time. But as far as financial status and stability. All the other Japanese Electronic brands are doing better than Sony and are in much more adequate shape than Sony including JVC,Panasonic(Who's in talks with Nintendo Co,Ltd about a merger) and Sharp.


Japan's electronic business is interested in the mobile market, but the entry attempt is stymied currently by the whole malaise of how their ventures can be successful. Most of these brands are looking at merger partnership deals or joint ventures.

Another factor in the Nikkei's mediocre performances comes from the collapse of the mainstream home video market.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:07 pm Reply with quote
I was curious about the prospect of the mergers you brought up, so I decided to look into them.

The Sega/Toshiba merger was only talked about in rumors last year, and the only thing I could see from this year was this post:

http://www.animenation.net/​forums/​blog.​php?​b=​3458

However, that's just some random guy's blog, and judging by the way he phrased his post, he was simply referencing last year's rumor, and saying that there was reason to believe it. I looked up the "Orbi" thing he mentioned, and it's actually just a joint venture between Sega and BBC Earth.

As for the Nintendo/Panasonic rumor, people (And I mean random people on the Internet, not people from either company) were just discussing the possibility of it in September of 2011, but I can't see anything about that to prove that this is a serious thing going on right now, unless this is supposed to be some kind of major secret.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:20 pm Reply with quote
it's times like this where it's obvious that Sony is on by far the shakiest financial ground when compared to its competitors. Furthermore, it only reinforces the notion that Sony managed to succeed in the games business not because of their own foresight or business savvy, but because they got lucky when their competitors stumbled for one reason or another. The gaming division is the only profitable division and even that's a mixed bag what with the Vita now having first party support cut off.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:27 pm Reply with quote
Phantom Roxas wrote:
I was curious about the prospect of the mergers you brought up, so I decided to look into them.

The Sega/Toshiba merger was only talked about in rumors last year, and the only thing I could see from this year was this post:

http://www.animenation.net/​forums/​blog.​php?​b=​3458

However, that's just some random guy's blog, and judging by the way he phrased his post, he was simply referencing last year's rumor, and saying that there was reason to believe it. I looked up the "Orbi" thing he mentioned, and it's actually just a joint venture between Sega and BBC Earth.

As for the Nintendo/Panasonic rumor, people (And I mean random people on the Internet, not people from either company) were just discussing the possibility of it in September of 2011, but I can't see anything about that to prove that this is a serious thing going on right now, unless this is supposed to be some kind of major secret.


Kabushiki Kaisha Sega DBA Sega Entertainment Corporation, Ltd Worldwide will officially finalize its merger with Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba once the Transferee/New Holder of international Business Service Mark "SegaSammy" is named, the new Holder is "SEGAToshiba Holdings, Inc" as of 1/30/2014, the International Bureau has a pending name for the owner of SegaSammy, once the merger is official, the name SEGA Toshiba will be named. So yes,Sega is merging with Toshiba. Because Toshiba has purchased 50% of stake in Sega Sammy Holdings. The projected date of the merger is October 2014, 10 years to the day of SegaSammy' s official merger.

As for "ORBI", I've done through research and finally know what it is. ORBI is a multi corporational pet project being funded and organized by both SEGA and Toshiba. It has been planned since 2005 and started off as a new Musuem Theme Amusement Attraction for Joypolis. BBC Earth is funding the Theme Park Musuem/Amusement hybrid service as SEGA has been test marketing "Orbi Earth" as a Interactive Musuem since last Summer and plans on adding Arcades to it this summer . There are indeed plans to expand the brand BEYOND that and beyond gaming.


As for Nintendo merging with Panasonic, the shareholders at Nintendo Co,Ltd and The Yamauchi family have been discussing this since early 2012. They all believed that Wii U was NOT going to be profitable right out the gate and are interested in other business markets in addition to gaming. People seem to think that just because Nintendo made $10 billion in profit on Wii, thst they can just waste resources and let Wii U continue to sell poorly worldwide. Nintendo has little capital and cannot sustain itself it is main divisions are preforming lackluster wise. This is why Iwata was afraid of losing his seat.

There's no other equity, if Wii U continues to flop and 3DS sells unimpressively, shareholders and investors will stop funding, putting Nintendo in jeopardy. The $10 billion is mere Cash Flow, if its not going to ROE and not expanding the brand, than it makes absolutely no difference to Nintendo's financial health. Cash Flow has be used on resources, you can't just hold on to it. Henceforth why another quarterly year of losses will result in Panasonic merging and buying stake in Nintendo.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:53 pm Reply with quote
No one take GrilledEelHamatsu seriously please.

The dude's been saying the same things over and over for years now and they have never come true.

The dude also has a grudge against Sony and in every Sony related thread feels the need to tell us how terrible they are.

He at one point tried to claim that Sega was shutting down all third party development last year. In spite of the fact that one need only look at Sega's biggest Japanese series "Ryu Ga Gotaku" and see how dumb that is. A series where they just announced a new one is also coming to PS4. But According to Grill pretty much all of the Yakuza games ended development on Sony systems in 2012. Meaning that The Yakuza team made 4,Dead Souls, 5, 5's New Engine, and Ishin all in one year. He said this before the new one was basically announced as well.

He's been talking about Sega bringing out it's new name for awhile. It was actually supposed to happen early this year according to him. I wonder why he's changed his tune?

The Toshiba thing is new though, but this guy is pretty full of it anyway.
Chagen46 wrote:
If Sony dies...where will all the JRPG's go? Nintendo?
Phones.
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GrilledEelHamatsu wrote:
Kabushiki Kaisha Sega DBA Sega Entertainment Corporation, Ltd Worldwide will officially finalize its merger with Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba once the Transferee/New Holder of international Business Service Mark "SegaSammy" is named, the new Holder is "SEGAToshiba Holdings, Inc" as of 1/30/2014, the International Bureau has a pending name for the owner of SegaSammy, once the merger is official, the name SEGA Toshiba will be named.


Okay, that's phrased like something I can see being quoted from something legitimate. Where'd you find that?

GrilledEelHamatsu wrote:
So yes,Sega is merging with Toshiba. Because Toshiba has purchased 50% of stake in Sega Sammy Holdings. The projected date of the merger is October 2014, 10 years to the day of SegaSammy' s official merger.


Which site lets you know how much of a stake one company has in another? If the merger is in three months, that sounds like something people would have made a big deal about by now.

GrilledEelHamatsu wrote:
As for "ORBI", I've done through research and finally know what it is. ORBI is a multi corporational pet project being funded and organized by both SEGA and Toshiba. It has been planned since 2005 and started off as a new Musuem Theme Amusement Attraction for Joypolis. BBC Earth is funding the Theme Park Musuem/Amusement hybrid service as SEGA has been test marketing "Orbi Earth" as a Interactive Musuem since last Summer and plans on adding Arcades to it this summer . There are indeed plans to expand the brand BEYOND that and beyond gaming.


http://www.wired.co.uk/​news/​archive/​2013-​08/​20/​the-​story-​of-​orbi
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/​culture/​2013/​08/​26/​arts/​observing-​the-​world-​in-​yokohamas-​giant-​orbi/​#​.​U8Mq141dVLM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/​mediacentre/​worldwide/​290513orbi

The main thing I've noticed in those articles is that it stresses that Sega and BBC Earth worked together to make Orbi. I have yet to see anything that plays up Toshiba as a key figure in this, though admittedly, I only did a few Google searches, so I'm guessing my research was not as thorough as yours was.

GrilledEelHamatsu wrote:
As for Nintendo merging with Panasonic, the shareholders at Nintendo Co,Ltd and The Yamauchi family have been discussing this since early 2012. They all believed that Wii U was NOT going to be profitable right out the gate and are interested in other business markets in addition to gaming. People seem to think that just because Nintendo made $10 billion in profit on Wii, thst they can just waste resources and let Wii U continue to sell poorly worldwide. Nintendo has little capital and cannot sustain itself it is main divisions are preforming lackluster wise. This is why Iwata was afraid of losing his seat.

There's no other equity, if Wii U continues to flop and 3DS sells unimpressively, shareholders and investors will stop funding, putting Nintendo in jeopardy. The $10 billion is mere Cash Flow, if its not going to ROE and not expanding the brand, than it makes absolutely no difference to Nintendo's financial health. Cash Flow has be used on resources, you can't just hold on to it. Henceforth why another quarterly year of losses will result in Panasonic merging and buying stake in Nintendo.


You seem to know an awful lot about private talks. Or did I miss the news where the Yamauchi family spoke about this? I can believe that the shareholders didn't believe the Wii U would be profitable, but only because one of them outright admitted that the doesn't give a damn about video games, but "I'm not here to talk about video games" isn't the same as "I would like the company I am investing in to merge with Panasonic."

Anyway: http://www.siliconera.com/​2013/​09/​26/​nintendo-​acquires-​stake-​panasonics-​pux-​new-​software-​engine/​

I imagine you'll take this as evidence of a possible merger, but I don't think it's referring to such a thing in the way you intend, if even at all. It's Nintendo buying stock in a subsidiary, and Panasonic still holds the majority of the shares, unless that's changed in the past nine or ten months. Either way, it's hardly enough to believe that a merger between the two will happen.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:34 pm Reply with quote
AiddonValentine wrote:
it's times like this where it's obvious that Sony is on by far the shakiest financial ground when compared to its competitors. Furthermore, it only reinforces the notion that Sony managed to succeed in the games business not because of their own foresight or business savvy, but because they got lucky when their competitors stumbled for one reason or another. The gaming division is the only profitable division and even that's a mixed bag what with the Vita now having first party support cut off.


You are absolutely correct! Excellent points!Wink

The only reason why Sony ever got into the gaming businesses was because of how stiff necked and conservative Hiroshi Yamauchi was in running Nintendo. Sony was already weighing an opening in 1991 when they were developing Super Famicom CD/Super CD with Nintendo, the decision to partner up with Philips gave Sony the opportunity and excuse they were looking for. As Japanese companies partnering up with European ones was considered blasphemy to Japanese business and consumer mind sets.

PlayStation only got lucky because of how incompetently run SEGA was during the CSK era. All of the miscommunication and civil war between SEGA of Japan and SEGA of America led to Saturn's convoluted design, PS1 took advantage of that by making their platform cheaper, more appealing marketing wise and using Sony's capital and brand power to win more game publishers and developers over.

When you look back now, the PSX is without a doubt the most overrated console of all time and its architecture is fairly supbar and lame when compared to SEGA Saturn and Nintendo 64 which have both aged gracefully. When you compare the 5th gen systems, PS1 lacked the quality control and noteworthy appeal of Saturn and N64. Sure PS1's library was larger, but it was inferior and un ingenuitive. PS1's library was mostly shovelware. Plus alot of its memberable titles like FFVII would have been better off on Nintendo 64(had Nintendo stuck with Super CD,Panasonic would have given them CDX for Ultra 64 hardware.)


Looking back, PS2 wasn't much better either, it was gimmicky and overrated and flimsy with even MORE shovelware, but Sony still had money and brand power, they used it to phase Dreamcast out (Dreamcast was financially cursed from GameWorks,LLC an investment from 1996 that went horribly awry) and let more coporate hacks like Microsoft jump in the business.

Sony's financial troubles are the result of their own arrogance. 10 years ago their core market started decling and it finally started catching up to them in 2008. The $10 billion they pumped into PS3's development during the late 90s to mid 2000s didn't return back to them. And their shoehorning of Blu Ray has come back to bite them. PS4 and Xbox One are exactly on in the same. Sony just exploited Microsoft's poor PR planning and manipulated people into thinking PS4 was a better invesment when they had the same approach as Xbox One all along.

Sony is a shell of their former selfs. All the capital, cash flow, and brand recognition they had in the 90s is all gone. If SCEI gets sold off, considering the fact that its the main reason why Japan has lost its midas touch in console game development and publishing and why stupid,gernic and bland garbage FPS crap like Call of Duty,Assassin's Creed, and Battlefield continue to sell and rake in revenue, I can't say I'll certainly miss them.
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Joined: 02 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:11 pm Reply with quote
@Phanton Roxas.

This is the Brand name referring to the Orbi Earth/BBC Earth:

http://trademarks.justia.com/​855/​17/​orbi-​85517235.​html


Date Registered: September 3,2013.

This refers to everything you are describing in what Orbi is.


This is what I'm referring to:

http://trademarks.justia.com/​855/​17/​orbi-​85517210.​html

Date Registered: November 26,2013.

"Orbi" is a Intent-To-Use multibrand service mark. ITU's are expensive Trademarks filed under the US Government that companies file when they want to claim full protection of the name from others and are claiming FULL use of all listed goods and services. The G&S are listed because the applicant plans to use the brand for all listed services over time. Everything I've stated is listed here in ORBI's brand which goes beyond what it seems. Because its fully registered, the brand can and will be used for anything anytime.

In regards to Nintendo and Panasonic, you do know that Nintendo only has $15 billion in market cap right? Which means any misstep would leave them vulnerable, Nintendo cannot survive on its own, and they themselves know that. They need a merger. People seem to think that Nintendo has enough money to buy SEGA, when SEGA is worth $32 billion. Nintendo has $44 billion in assets, but unprofitable business and no other business ventures outside of gaming and hanhelds can risk them losing everything .


As for the Sega Toshiba IB deal, I'm well versed in Intellectual Property, I'll explain later where I got it from regarding the WIPO application. (I'm at work right now.)
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Shadowrun20XX



Joined: 26 Nov 2007
Posts: 1576
Location: Vegas

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:27 pm Reply with quote
Yes, Yes we all know our history here clearly Shocked but as far as SEGA is concerned they still collaborate to get things done. Would anyone care if they reentered the console race again? Doubt it. Sega has lost any ground they had in the past. They make amusement games and third party titles (not to mention some of the greatest 2d fighting games). Off Topic The NU is the newest arcade board, the MAME fandom are still reverse engineering the Naomi/2 and Triforce boards ATM. Anything behind the scenes is purely speculation until publicly announced.

SONY is hurting and I don't see them coming out with anything new to boost our interest. Morpheus perhaps? LOL
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AiddonValentine



Joined: 07 Aug 2006
Posts: 674

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:19 pm Reply with quote
Shadowrun20XX wrote:
Yes, Yes we all know our history here clearly Shocked but as far as SEGA is concerned they still collaborate to get things done. Would anyone care if they reentered the console race again? Doubt it. Sega has lost any ground they had in the past. They make amusement games and third party titles (not to mention some of the greatest 2d fighting games). Off Topic The NU is the newest arcade board, the MAME fandom are still reverse engineering the Naomi/2 and Triforce boards ATM. Anything behind the scenes is purely speculation until publicly announced.

SONY is hurting and I don't see them coming out with anything new to boost our interest. Morpheus perhaps? LOL


And let's not even mention the Vita which seems to have been downgraded to "PS4 accessory" by Sony itself. When left to their own devices, Sony kind of show they aren't very good at running a game company. Looking back at their history, most of their system sellers were from 3rd parties. For the PS1 it was FFVII, the PS2 had GTA and FFX, CAPCOM pretty much ruled the PSP with Monster Hunter, and for the PS3 it was MGS4. Sony's 1st party repertoire was pathetic for most of their existence as a game company, though they had the occasional interesting project like Jak and Daxter or Ico.

Still, it really wasn't until the PS3 where Sony was forced to expand its 1st party offerings as they lost political leverage with 3rd parties due to the 360 outstripping the PS3 in terms of userbase. This is what happens when you rely too much on outside companies for support.
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