Say what? 380 new PS3 games? Between now and March 2008? That’s crazy talk, foo. But it’s what Sony is promising, sort of. Well, Sony Computer Entertainment president Kazuo Hirai has said there’ll be 380 new “software titles” for PS3 in that time period, of which 180 will be download-only.
How ambitious that is depends on his definition of “software titles”. Does it include Blu-ray movies, for example? Or multiple versions of the same game for different regions? But if it really is 380 games, two things spring to mind: Some of them must surely be half-decent, but how on earth will all those publishers turn a profit?
However, it’s increasingly unlikely that Manhunt 2 will be one of them. Besides being banned in the UK, it’s been given an Adult Only rating in the US, and Sony has a corporate policy of not allowing AO rated games onto its consoles. Ouch.