In review of 2011, Sony had an okay year among core gamers. The PS3 came out with several exclusive titles that were a success in the market, but Sony has a few problems. So what hurdles keep Sony from hitting the success that other companies have made?
The only people who seem to be interested in Sony’s products are core gamers because there just isn’t anything that has been released that even applies to a broader audience other than LittleBigPlanet. Sony has outlined their plans for hitting a younger audience beginning early 2012, but releasing something for the Move or a few kid’s games isn’t going to be enough. Xbox and Wii equipment have already ensured that. Those two companies already possess a popularity that the Move will never achieve. What Sony needs is something exclusive and original. Wii gave us the motion control, so forget that. Microsoft gave us the Kinect, so forget that too. Sony needs to give consumers something they can’t get anywhere else and something that works.
Limbo pulled in the most sales on the Playstation network in 2011 for Indie titles. Limbo is a 2D sidescroller with a very unique color scheme; it has none! The player wakes up as a young boy in a dark world without color. It turns out the boy is in a state of Limbo, and escape is essential, as Limbo is a dangerous and gruesome place!
Sony just released a list of all the top selling 3rd and 1st party titles.
Top 3 Indie titles: