Next Grand Theft Auto not locked up for PS3

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  1. xbox360

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    In an interview with TheStreet.com, Take-Two Interactive CEO Paul Eibeler tells the online publication that the home for the next Grand Theft Auto installment has yet to be determined.
    Eibeler told TheStreet that the company is taking a "wait-and-see" attitude to the market and will study it to see whether an exclusive deal will benefit the company.

    The Grand Theft Auto franchise is a monster series that has sold over 40 million units worldwide. The last three installments were locked in exclusive agreements to debut on Sony's Playstation 2, helping the company acheive a dominant position in the last video game wars. The titles were eventually released to Microsoft's Xbox and PC.

    An exclusive deal with a console manufacturer to debut the next installment could be a major factor in next-generation console sales. Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are all striking deals to have games appear only on their next-generation systems in order to secure games that can't be played on rival systems.

    Pubishers will take a more careful approach to development in the next video game wars. As development costs skyrocket in the competitive game market, sales are far from guaranteed and publishers must devote resources wisely. Midway recently announced that it would have launch titles for the Playstation 3 but not the Xbox 360, although the company does have titles in development for Microsoft's next-generation machine.

    As for when Take-Two will release the next Grand Theft Auto, Take-Two's Eibler said that the company has not yet announced one and that they are still enjoying the sales of San Andreas.
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  2. xbox360

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    i call it early it is going to be only for xbox 360 and windows. PS2 sales are about = to Xbox and windows. and Sony wont have money to help them unlike MS.
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  3. Klas~Sick

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    i dun care, ill have alll 3 systems when they come out...id rather have it on ps3 since its my fav system, but bla...
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  4. Blitzah

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    it will be on ps3, trust
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  5. Tigre

    Tigre Ax Me About Ebonics

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    Sony won't have money....lol ok. If GTA made it strictly for the 360Xbox they would be committing financial suicide.
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  6. jam_on33

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    i didn't understand how Midway won't develop games for the Xbox 360, but has titles in development for Microsofts next generation machine.
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  7. Infamous-J

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    Rockstar, if they were smart would go with PS3...No beef with xbox, pc, or whoever, its the truth, SONY has that shit on lock as far as selling goes, Rockstar will make more money with them...Unless microsoft pays em enough to make up for what they would lose!!!!
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  8. Graphx

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    It will land on PS3...I think rockstar has gotten comfortable with Sony as far as launching the GTA franchise with them
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  9. Flow-Joe

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    Probably the dumbest thing I've ever read on this board.
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  10. Pistol Petee

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    i think its gonna be released on both...rockstar and sony have a relationship i cant see rockstar just shitting on sony like that and going to xbox only

    but hey this a multi-billion dollar business and anything can happen
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  11. MiStA aRsOnIsT

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    blah...sony has the exclusive deal for one more installment of GTA..even tho its not completely exclusive cuz it comes on xbox like a year later
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  12. nice n simple

    nice n simple Is Stimpy On Crack ?

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    what would it be called???

    im still enjoying my san andreas
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  13. xbox360

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    its not coming out untill the 3rd Qur (like oct.). next year. sony is not going to have the money to have it only for PS3. MS could just make a $100 million deal. and say look the xbox and Window are all most the same as PS2. and their are like 1/2 million people with xbox and PS2. and most people with PS2 have windows. rockstar had some disagreements with sony, not big but it did effect they friendship. MS has been nice with the year later thing. and the GTA's that are on xbox have more stuff.and MS wants to win the war bad they know they will make the money back with MS games like Halo 3 & fable 2 and they are going to make alot of money when their PC game Age of Empiers 3 comes out that game looks were good.
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  14. Labyrinth

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    i wish they'd put it on the dreamcast
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  15. Tigre

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    Are you just pulling this shit out of the air, or actually reading this stuff. If so I am sure we would all like to read this article you are. As for not enough money, Sony will have plenty to spend, especially since sales with PSP are going through the damn roof. Anyway, the strategic relationship that Rockstar and Sony have are so damn profitable it would be stupid to think it is hurt at all. Where did you get that info from as well? Of course the Xbox SA had more stuff...look at the capabilities between Ps2 and Xbox. Now Xbox360 and PS3.... will not even be anywhere close to a gap that Xbox's console had over PS2.

    Also from this paragraph you are now saying both will get it instead of Xbox360... ok.....then why did u say that ridiculous shit at the beginning---
    Actually if Sony get exclusive rights again with GTA then sure the PS3's will sell more consoles for that purpose. I doubt that will happen, although Rockstar is at the point to ask for a lot of damn money from Sony to keep this title exclusive yet again as before SA. The ball is in Sony's court to put up the big dollars, or just find a way to get it out about 8 months before Xbox and that will still help them as a selling point.
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  16. xbox360

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    the PSP sales are not through the roof since the DS is the best selling.

    Nintendo Had Fourth-Quarter Profit From Year-Ago Loss (Update1)
    April 6 (Bloomberg) -- Nintendo Co., the world's biggest maker of hand-held game players, had a fiscal fourth-quarter profit that beat its own forecast as a weaker yen boosted the value of U.S. assets. The company announced a record dividend.

    Net income was about 14 billion yen ($130 million) in the three months ended March 31, compared with a 1.4 billion yen loss a year earlier. Bloomberg calculated the profit by subtracting nine-month figures from full-year preliminary earnings released in a statement today by the Kyoto-based company. The planned annual dividend of 270 yen compares with 140 yen a year ago.

    The company is counting on demand for its Nintendo DS dual- screen player to maintain its dominance of the handheld game machine market as Sony Corp. challenges it with the PlayStation Portable. Nintendo, which held $4.85 billion in cash and deposits on Dec. 31, needs to return more money to shareholders, investor Christian Takushi said.

    ``They have a lot of cash on the balance sheet and they need to pay it out,'' said Takushi, who helps manage $500 million in Japanese equities at Swisscanto Asset Management AG in Zurich, including Nintendo. ``Shareholders demand a 50 percent payout ratio, otherwise Nintendo will be a sell candidate.'' Based on today's announcement, Nintendo's dividend ratio would be 43.5 percent for the last fiscal year.

    Shares of Nintendo rose 3.6 percent to 12,250 yen, their biggest gain since Nov. 12, on the Osaka Securities Exchange after the Nihon Keizai newspaper reported earlier the company may increase its dividend.

    PSP Sales

    ``We have a lot foreign-currency assets, that are not exchanged into yen,'' said Ken Toyoda, a company spokesman. In the year ended March 31, exchange-rate fluctuations brought in an extra 20 billion yen in profit, he said. The company gets more than 70 percent of its sales overseas.

    Tokyo-based Sony, the world's No. 2 consumer-electronics maker, started selling its PlayStation Portable, which plays video and music as well as games, in Japan in December and in the U.S. on March 24.

    Sony sold 600,000 to 700,000 units of the PSP, as the game player is known, in the first week of U.S. sales, Credit Suisse First Boston said April 1, citing its own survey of retailers. Sony said it prepared 1 million units for the release.

    Nintendo expected to ship 6 million DS players by the end of March, Reginald Fils-Aime, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Nintendo of America Inc., said in an interview last month. The device went on sale in the U.S. in November.

    For the year ended March 31, Nintendo's net income was about 82 billion yen, compared with 33.2 billion yen a year earlier, because of the yen's lower-than-expected value against the dollar and euro, the company said. Nintendo will formally report earnings at a later date.

    In January, Nintendo forecast a 70 billion yen profit on sales of 520 billion yen for the year ended March 31.

    The yen weakened 4.4 percent against the dollar in the quarter ended March 31.



    To contact the reporter on this story:
    Pavel Alpeyev in Tokyo at palpeyev@bloomberg.net.
    Last Updated: April 6, 2005 06:15 EDT
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    <<<<<<<<<sony losing money

    Sony Corp. has seen its electronics unit fall deep into the red, losing $300 million in the 12 months ended March, 2004. Sony tried to reduce cost by layoffs and early retirements that will reduce the company's overall payroll by 13%, or 20,000 workers in 2006.
    But Sony insists its electronics recovery isn't simply a cost-cutting story. Instead, the company is trying for greater vertical integration,, buying the bulk of key parts for its most profitable products from divisions inside the company rather than from outsiders. The TV unit, for instance, next year will start getting its LCD panels from a Sony-Samsung joint venture.
    Sony has made similar progress in digital cameras. A year ago, Sony's camera division bought just 30% of camaras market. But in its ultra-slim, 5.1 megapixel T1 -- the No. 2-selling digital camera at U.S. retailers last summer, Sony boosted that share to 60%.
    Sony will increase research and development spending in electronics by 33%, to $1.9 billion. That money is being spent on developing new games, boosting sound quality, and creating high-definition TVs.

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    Will the PSP make or break Sony?

    The short answer: no. But it’s important to note that Sony is depending on the PSP to boost its electronics division, which accounts for 65% of the company’s sales. It’s no secret that Sony’s stock has fallen by 73% since it peaked in 2000, and now, the electronics division is poised to record another year of operating losses. Sony is really banking on the PSP’s multimedia functionality, so that it can attract “non-gamers” and also make use of its film and music divisions. The company is in the process of boosting its production of the handheld, promising to churn out 2 million units monthly to meet projected demand—this would be more than double the current rate of 800,000. But the big question remains: will non-gamers buy the PSP?
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    <<<<<<<<<sony and immersion

    A jury in America has found Sony guilty of copyright infringement. The court has ruled that the electronics giant infringed upon two separate patents owned by tech company Immersion Corporation. The case, brought by Immersion two years ago, claimed that the PS2's DualShock control pad breached copyrights. US patents 6,275,213 and 6,424,333 cover 'haptic feedback' and the use of vibrating motors to provide a physical sensation in a user. Obviously, the lawsuit in question relates to the DualShock's rumble function.

    Previously, Immersion has agreed out of court settlements with Microsoft over the same issue to the tune of $26 million. Sony will now have to pay $82 million in damages, though it is expected to launch an appeal. Meanwhile, Immersion has suggested it intends to request a permanaent injunction, theoretically banning the production and sale of DualShock controllers. A more likely scenario is that Sony will license the technology from Immersion, as Microsoft has been forced to do.

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    Sony Ditches PDAs in Japan

    Sony (Quote, Chart) officially announced yesterday that it was ending production of its CLIE PDA product in Japan.

    According to Gartner analyst Todd Kort, the end of Sony's PDA production in Japan was a forgone conclusion once the company withdrew it from all other geographies last June. Gartner estimates the Japanese PDA market accounts for fewer than 3 percent of worldwide shipments, with Sony shipping only about 125 thousand PDAs in Japan in 2004.

    "It was not a surprise that Sony dropped the CLIE, because after peaking in December 2003 at 13 percent of the worldwide PDA market, CLIE sales had been falling rapidly," Kort told internetnews.com. "Sony as a whole had been losing money, and top management had to decide which businesses were going to be dropped."

    Kort said Sony was likely outspending other PDA vendors on R&D, as well. Beyond the hardware itself, which included Sony's Memory Stick technology, Sony wrote a lot of its own software on top of the Palm OS in order to provide outstanding multimedia capabilities in its PDAs.

    From late 2000 until the end of 2003, Sony introduced 30 PDA models by Kort's count.

    "This was too fast, as customers who bought a new CLIE usually saw a new improved model at about the same price within six months after their purchase," the Gartner analyst said. "This caused considerable buyer's remorse among CLIE customers."

    Sony's shift away from the PDA business may have begun as early as a year ago. "I believe Sony was losing money on their CLIE business and that most of the CLIE engineers began being redeployed to the Sony PlayStation and their phone business starting about a year ago," Kort said.

    The Sony exit is also seen as part of the declining trend for Palm OS devices that rely on PIM (personal information management) functions. Recent reports on the state of the PDA market from both Gartner and IDC show a declining market share for Palm's devices and its OS.

    "Palm OS PDAs have generally been more consumer-focused, and Palm largely delivered on their promise of simplicity and lower prices," Kort said. "But these same customers are now finding that the basic PIM functions of their Palm OS PDA are now available on many new phones."

    "There has been a dramatic slowdown in new Palm OS PDA models being introduced over the last year, and the PalmOne Treo smartphone has become the logical upgrade path for most hardcore Palm fans," he added.

    IDC projects that by 2008 the worldwide handheld market will ship 8.5 million units. while converged device shipments will hit 130 million units. IDC does not include PDA devices that include voice technology in its PDA handheld numbers. Gartner expects the PDA market to grow by 5 percent in 2005 to 13 million units.

    "Beyond 2005, we expect that PDA shipments will be relatively flat to slowly declining, as smartphones mature and enterprise customers begin deploying smartphones in numbers equal to PDAs," Kort said.
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