Sony: Wii is a core gaming device. It is a more fun, intuitive sort of product to pick up

Summary:This should be put in the "did they really say that" category.Nic Foster, general manager for Sony Australia & New Zealand: "Wii is a core gaming device. It's a more fun, intuitive sort of product to pick up, where the PS3 is a broader entertainment solution."

This should be put in the "did they really say that" category.

Here's a quote by Nic Foster, general manager for Sony Australia & New Zealand that was published in the Sydney Morning Herald:

"Wii is a core gaming device. It's a more fun, intuitive sort of product to pick up, where the PS3 is a broader entertainment solution." [emphasis added]

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That seems like a very odd thing for Sony to come out and say. Foster goes on to describe the PS3 as:

"... you can have your fun, enjoyable gaming…but then you have a whole suite of other applications...such as Blu-ray media playback, the ability to access your music, access your photos and the interoperability with the PlayStation Portable."

It goes on:

"Gamers are extremely aware of what they're after and what they want. So gamers will already have a very good understanding of what PlayStation 3 offers versus what Wii offers and many of them will probably have both devices." [emphasis added]

So the PS3 isn't the ultimate games console that we all believed it would be.  This goes to prove that Sony is seeing the PS3 more as a media center than a games console and this could be where the PS3 has gone wrong.  In an earlier blog entry I made here I linked to an article by Seth Schiesel of the New York Times who had this message for Sony:

"Howard Stringer [Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Corporation of America], you have a problem. Your company’s new video game system just isn’t that great."

Sony's PS3 is certainly a technological marvel, but it seems that in a desire to create a media center system, Sony forgot to pack as much fun into the box as users expected.  And they know it.

Topics: Mobility

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