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Sega Accidently Leaks Notes from SCEA Meeting That Include PS2 BC |

There are several notes of interest in this document that was never meant for our eyes to see but they are far too juicy to look away.

As the title says…PS2 BC. Sony wants to sell PS2 games on the PSN.

Next…they are talking about creating a folder on PSN just for Sega Japanese imports where the games can be sold.

They mention putting all classic Sonic games on one Blu-ray as well for an anniversary edition.

Very interesting read, directly from Sega.

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.

Link if it still works

  • “Yakuza
    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”

    That part is interesting.

  • Eddie

    The dreamcast part is interesting too….

    this was pulled directly from Sega’s open FTP server…so this is all confirmed unless Sega themselves are pulling a prank.

  • zig

    “maybe characters from Rare or Fable universes”

    What is this? Sega bought Rare and Lionhead?

  • Eddie

    It almost sounds like they were using those as examples of what could appear on non-PS3 consoles.

    this is all pretty big news indeed.

  • I know at one point I took a survey from Sony asking about PS2 games on the PSN. Dreamcast on the PSN would be sweet too!

  • JimmyMagnum

    apparently, an Import section on the PSN is in the works indeed. It’d be cool if they had downloadable PS2 titles. I mean, the 360 has downloadable XBox titles and they’re from the same gen as the PS2

  • Eddie

    The best part is, PS2 games might be easier to get on PSN then PSOne games. PSOne games, due to publishing rights are often hard to get. Many companies have split up and moved to different companies so getting the approval is kind of hard to do. Lots of companies don’t exist anymore either. So maybe PS2 PSN games might work out.

  • JimmyMagnum

    yeah, I know. Whoopee Games (or whatever they were called, they made the Tomba! games) split up a long time ago, and those were a couple of the best platformers on PS1

  • Jonaskin

    Personally I’d love to be able to download PS2 games, even though I have a 60gb PS3. Huge news! DC on PS3 would be cool as well. And as for a new Sonic Compilation…if they included some of the really rare ones like Chaotix and Sonic Arcade I’d buy it…but otherwise I’ve got the Mega Collection and Gems Collection for PS2.

  • Fatalveli

    just bring out ICO on the PSN and I’ll be happy, the only game last gen I didnt get to play.

  • SicSemperTyranis

    This is all really cool. It really gets you into dreaming mode. Think of all the cool PS2 games that they could have for download! The only thing that bothers me is why no Ratchet and Clank for Sonic Racing? What does Sega have against those 2 characters? Do they want Kratos instead?

  • Jerry

    This is all really good news. Allowing ps2 games to be available for download. Will make the termination of the PS2 slot easier. I think Sony is readying the battle ship to take over as #1.

  • GM – Luke

    The PS3 is already compatible with the PS1 so I don’t think they care to make those games available as downloads anyway.

    Since the PS2 isn’t, this would be a great way to fill that void. It seems as if they had planned this for sometime now.