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Sony to spend £4m on advertising this quarter, half of that on Killzone 2 alone

Friday, 30th January 2009 11:00 GMT By Mike

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After yesterday’s poor financial results, Sony is responding by spending a whopping four million pounds on advertising this quarter.

The firm has set aside £2 million Killzone 2, while the rest will be split between PSP titles, SingStar Queen and the re-promotion LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2 and Motorstorm: Pacific Rift.

“We have two major campaigns running for the PS3,” SCEE marketing director Alan Duncan told MCV.

“Firstly, Killzone 2’s February 27th launch will benefit from massive broadcast support across TV and cinema, along with a major online campaign, in-store support and a great deal of PR activity.

“Secondly, we have a campaign to re-promote our key titles from last year. We felt that the chaos of Q4 meant there was a good opportunity for re-promoting our games after Christmas.

“The creative for the campaign focuses on critical accolade and is aimed at gamers still catching up with all those titles that came out before Christmas,” he added.

“Additionally the launch of SingStar Queen on both PS2 and PS3 will be supported in March,” he went on. “And the PSP’s 2009 begins with activity to launch Resistance Retribution, Buzz! Brain of the UK and new colours added to the range.”

Of Killzone 2 Duncan said “it has become clear to everyone who has seen it that we have a truly great product on our hands, something which is being reflected in the reviews.

“The great thing is it has lived up to that original billing and in doing so it brings a new energy to the most competitive genre.

“We need to prove that to as many people as possible, hence the massive campaign. Killzone 2 was always going to be an important title to show a glimpse of what PS3 has to offer as a mature platform,” he consluded.

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  1. Blerk

    Quite why they only spent £3.80 on their Christmas advertising, I have no idea.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. locus2k1

    more alcapops for the xmas party I guess

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Mike

    I thought the “re-promotion” was interesting. I wonder that means they’ll go Platinum?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    ‘Advertising’ and ‘SCEE’ in the same sentence? Theres a first.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Would seem frightfully early for Q4′s biggies to end up on the budget pile. Although some of them have been selling at budget rates since just about the week of release.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Truk

    That’s just for SCE UK, isn’t it? At least that’s what the print version said.

    #6 6 years ago