Football not so hot on PS3 anymore?

Madden NFL 08 - Image 1Madden is comparable to Halo in terms of popularity, sales, and reception of American gamers to the titles. It’s not rocket science to figure out how every new football game (be it Madden, All-Pro, or NCCA) drives console sales. PlayStation experienced much success with the genre, but 1UP believes that things aren’t too hot for Sony anymore.

“Xbox 360 versions of Madden NFL 08, All-Pro Football 2K8, and NCAA Football 08 will run at 60 frames per second, whereas the PS3 editions are locked at just 30fps,” reports 1UP. Looks like a major disadvantage? Sony doesn’t seem bothered.

“We have already proven that sports titles can run on the PlayStation 3 at true HD with 1080p output with NBA 07. If you have questions about specific third-party games, you should speak to those publishers,” said Sony CEA‘s senior director of corporate communications Dave Karakker.

EA replied, supporting both platforms. “We want to make sure that we give the best experience we can on each platform. In designing a game, there are all sorts of tradeoffs that include frame rate, visuals, features, AI, etc,” said EA’s vice president of marketing sports Todd Sitrin.

He added, “As you can see, every company making a football game this year made a decision that the best experience for the Xbox 360 included 60fps whereas the best experience for the PS3 was 30fps.”

That said, it doesn’t really seem like Sony is losing because of the framerate. Some say that running at that speed might actually pull out PS3’s potential in other areas and dish out unprecedented features aside from graphics alone. 1UP sees it as a disadvantage, pointing at hardware issues and relations between Sony and third-party developers. We’ll have to see the end result before accounting anything to that, right?

Madden NFL 08 - Image 1Madden is comparable to Halo in terms of popularity, sales, and reception of American gamers to the titles. It’s not rocket science to figure out how every new football game (be it Madden, All-Pro, or NCCA) drives console sales. PlayStation experienced much success with the genre, but 1UP believes that things aren’t too hot for Sony anymore.

“Xbox 360 versions of Madden NFL 08, All-Pro Football 2K8, and NCAA Football 08 will run at 60 frames per second, whereas the PS3 editions are locked at just 30fps,” reports 1UP. Looks like a major disadvantage? Sony doesn’t seem bothered.

“We have already proven that sports titles can run on the PlayStation 3 at true HD with 1080p output with NBA 07. If you have questions about specific third-party games, you should speak to those publishers,” said Sony CEA‘s senior director of corporate communications Dave Karakker.

EA replied, supporting both platforms. “We want to make sure that we give the best experience we can on each platform. In designing a game, there are all sorts of tradeoffs that include frame rate, visuals, features, AI, etc,” said EA’s vice president of marketing sports Todd Sitrin.

He added, “As you can see, every company making a football game this year made a decision that the best experience for the Xbox 360 included 60fps whereas the best experience for the PS3 was 30fps.”

That said, it doesn’t really seem like Sony is losing because of the framerate. Some say that running at that speed might actually pull out PS3’s potential in other areas and dish out unprecedented features aside from graphics alone. 1UP sees it as a disadvantage, pointing at hardware issues and relations between Sony and third-party developers. We’ll have to see the end result before accounting anything to that, right?

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