Core games remain the ‘best investment’ for game publishers

A new survey by Cowan & Company as reported by GamesIndustryBiz, reveals that titles for the ‘core’ audience is in fact still the best investment game publishes. This comes as a bit of a surprise as online social gaming, portable gaming  and digital distribution is growing at a rapid rate.

The survey showed that less than 5% of 2301 respondents said that they had bought fewer console games as a result of increased time playing online, social or free-to-play titles, and games on hardware such as the iPad.

And although demand for motion controllers Move and Kinect is high amongst owners of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the results indicate that demand from non-owners of the home consoles appears “tepid.”

More Sackboy inbound?

That’s Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet, in case you’ve been living under a (pre-historic) rock. According to Siliconera, the Classification Board in Australia has rated Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves.  The application which was sent by Sony Computer Entertainment lists Supermassive and Media Molecule as the developers. The speculation is that it might be a PlayStation Move game, “but not just because the word…