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Sony entering the mobile games market with a golf title


The gaming scene is changing, and mobile games become more and more significant. This, among other things, is making companies that wouldn't touch smartphones with a ten-foot pole before, try and release games for mobile. After Nintendo, Sony is also making its debut on the platform.

Sony will play it safe with its first mobile title. The Japanese title will be releasing an Everybody's Golf game, starting with Japan only for now. The franchise is 20 years old already, but it can hardly be described as a hit Sony game. However, it has the potential to be a great fit for mobile titles, thanks to its casual nature and simple gameplay.

The reason for the game to be Japan-exclusive (at least for the time being) is mostly due to the PS4's performance at home. The console isn't selling as well in Japan, as it is in Western markets. The main culprit for the PS4's performance at home is mobile, as local users prefer to play on their smartphones, as opposed to consoles.

In case you're waiting for a bit more exciting mobile title by Sony, however, don't worry. Among the games that the PlayStation creators promised for smartphones are Arc the Lad, Wild Arms, and Disgaea, so titles for the more hardcore gamer are also coming at some point.

Everybody's Golf will be free on iOS and Android, and it will rely on in-app purchases for monetization.

via SlashGear

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7 Comments

Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4764; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Played this one on the firsy Sony Cybershot...that was a camera phone to beat!

mithuna

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

nice..its amazing...

TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its a ripoff of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh3ZnV6Po-c Shame on you Sony! There were 3 games in this series on IOS. 2 of them made it to Android. I still paly them as they are quite fun and bring a nice twist, while still following the rules of the game. I learned the game and scoring rules, just from playing the game. Sony, even the characters look way to similar. Get them Gameloft!

MacWiNux

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

no it's not a ripoff have you played it before on playstation? i've played this before on PSP (hotshots Golf in the US) so that one that you have is the rip off hihihi

Blazers

Posts: 672; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Wrong place

Blazers

Posts: 672; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Everybodys Golf/Hotshots has been around WAY longer than Let's Golf. As usual, Gameloft copied Sony.....like they copy everyone else.

mithuna

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

nice..i love to play games in mobile...

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