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Acti boss - “We might have to stop supporting Sony” next year [Update]

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is starting to believe that there isn’t enough incentive to release games on the PlayStation 3 or PSP. He told The Times, “I’m getting concerned about Sony; the PlayStation 3 is losing a bit of momentum and they don’t make it easy for me to support the platform. It’s expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better.”

Kotick openly called for a price cut on the PS3, citing a probable drop in attach rates. To make matters worse this was told to Sony by the CEO of the company behind the $200 Band Hero box and other costly games as the new Tony Hawk Ride.

Asked when Sony titles may be pulled, Kotick added: ”When we look at 2010 and 2011,” Kotick said, “we might want to consider if we support the console - and the PSP [portable] too.” It’s also worth noting that, according to this Gamasutra report, both Call of Duty 4 and World at War moved fewer copies on PS3 than on Xbox — but both broke a million on PS3, which would lead us to consider them “hits.”

A Sony spokesperson told Joystiq: “PlayStation has tremendous momentum coming out of E3, and we are seeing positive growth with more than 350 titles slated to hit across all our platforms, including many anticipated games from our publishing partners. We enjoy healthy business relationships with and greatly value our publishing partners and are working closely with them to deliver the best entertainment experience.”

He added: “We enjoy healthy business relationships with and greatly value our publishing partners and are working closely with them to deliver the best entertainment experience.”

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[Via Joystiq]

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