PS3 does well, doesn't see Wii as competition

By Justin Mann on July 14, 2008, 12:26 PM
The PS3 has certainly made a turnaround. From what was a fractional portion of the market with a less than mediocre game selection, the console now has an impressive array of games and is doing decently in terms of sales. It has seen decent sales growth and Sony is confident enough to keep it at a higher price point than their competitors. From an analyst standpoint, some feel the PS3 is a better buy than the Xbox 360, due to the increasingly large game portfolio, inclusion of Blu-ray support and a lot more.

For Sony's sake I hope their improved success doesn't go to their head – once again, a Sony rep has made some harsh statements amount one of their rivals, Nintendo. In fact, the statement goes so far as to imply that Nintendo isn't even a competitor. While I have been impressed by the PS3's recovery after a dismal launch into a respectable and powerful console, the comments that they make towards their competitors still seem very off base. According to Sony CEO Howard Stringer, he believes the Wii is an “expensive niche game device”, and isn't in the same market that the PS3 or the Xbox 360 is.

This isn't the first time Sony has made bold statements about their feelings towards Nintendo. I wonder if Nintendo feels the same way that Sony does.

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fullmetalvegan said:
lol, and yet the Wii sells way more than the PS3 has, so I doubt they give much of a crap. =P Sony's comments about this are another reason why I hate them and will never purchase one of their contraptions.
howzz1854 said:
how arrogant. this just makes SONY line of products even more distasteful.
fada said:
pfffffffffffffffffffttttttttttttttt! SONY can lick the back of my mario themed testicles
9Nails said:
In the empire of root-kits and flaming batteries, this would make quite an entertaining bit of sci-fi if ever turned into a movie. Sony would make a wonderful villain. Their quest for World dominance has them blinded by the truth; they're in last place still and they should seriously re-think that statement. The underdog, the hero that everyone loved but had forgotten, has made a spectacular and triumphant comeback to saved the day. (and the dollars)
matt1522 said:
Ok I like the idea of buying a PS3 over a 360, I just like Sony, but Wii has consistently kicked the crap out of them and 360 in sales. Sony is right Wii isnt competition, they are so far ahead in sales they can even be considered competition
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