Sony (and Microsoft) Love Wii
Nintendo's console is becoming the second system of choice for some unlikely supporters.
The last few weeks have been interesting for Nintendo. The furore following the Revolution's renaming as the Wii subsided just in time for the console to make a successful showing at E3 last week. Then Microsoft's Peter Moore said he thought gamers would pick up a Wii alongside the Xbox 360 instead of the PlayStation 3. Now, Sony is saying similar things.
"I think Peter Moore is exactly right," Sony's Phil Harrison told US site GamePro. "I think Nintendo will be the second system consumers purchase after PlayStation 3."
"I haven't had a chance to check out the Wii myself, but Nintendo has a great history of innovation and has always done great things for gaming and long may they do so. But as it relates to our strategy they are very much in a different market."
Harrison was quick to come to the PlayStation 3's defence, saying that the console more than made up for its high price - the two models range from $500 to $600 - with a bounty of high-tech features, not least of which is the Blu-ray drive. The system also has a hard drive as standard and a range of network features.
"Frankly," said Harrison, "I'm amazed that we can do it so cheaply."
Editor, Kikizo Games