The games console battle between Sony and Nintendo took a new twist in the last couple of days with a top boss at Sony laying into the image presented by the Nintendo 3DS.
Jack Tretton is President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America but there were no board room subtleties about the way he got stuck into his Fortune interview. He said that “no self respecting twenty something” would want to be seen sitting on an airplane with the 3DS and even went so far as to call it a “babysitting tool”.
These comments follow the general line which Sony has taken in the past of talking down products from their rival as being weak and aimed at younger players rather than their more powerful and sophisticated models.
The Sony bigwig likened the current Nintendo DS machines to the experience provided by the gone but not forgotten Game Boy. He then turned his attention to the Wii and questioned who on Earth would want to buy a gaming system with no hard drive in it, asking, “How does that thing scale?”
The Wii has of course been massively successful across the world but the point Tretton was making was the perceived longetivity which his company’s product achieve in the face of those from their rival.
When speaking of the Sony products he stated that the company’s bosses and designers look at “every technology out there” to give it a complete gaming experience.
Do you have a preference between Sony and Nintendo? Would you be ashamed to use a 3DS on a plane?
Via: Pocket Gamer