PlayStation CEO Spits Hate On Nintendo and Microsoft. Icy Hot!
I am by no means a PlayStation admirer. So if you think I’m wanking on this article because of fanboy preference, ain’t true son. Ain’t true at all. What am I a fan of is Corporation Cock Measuring, Console Clashes, and Dudes Talking Shit. I own every system, I go where my favorite titles migrate, and truthfully? I’m a bit of an Xbox fanboy.
Still though. Sony PlayStation CEO Jack Tretton came out recently in Fortune spitting diamond Word Bullets at Nintendo and Microsoft, and I dug roughly 30% of what he was saying.
Let’s take a look!
In a recent interview with Fortune, Sony PlayStation CEO Jack Tretton spoke up the strength of the upcoming NGP handheld, while simultaneously taking off the kid gloves. Speaking on the current console cycle, Tretton said, “If you’re really going to sustain technology for a decade, you have to be cutting edge when you launch a platform.” He added, “[Microsoft and Nintendo] are starting to run out of steam now in terms of continuing to be relevant in 2011 and beyond,” Tretton said.
“I mean, you’ve gotta be kidding me,” Tretton added, “Why would I buy a gaming system without a hard drive in it?
Fuck yes! The proprietary bullshit is fucking atrocious. I haven’t upgraded my hard-drive for my 360 because I have to go through Microsoft and their custom fucking bullshit. I upgraded my PS3’s hard drive three years ago. $75, 350gb.
Motion gaming is cute, but if I can only wave my arms six inches, how does this really feel like I’m doing true accurate motion gaming?
Sour grapes, right there! No one gives a fuck about PSMove, everyone and their donkey is kicking soccer balls Kinect fucking style. That’s when – oh yeah – it’s not being used to pioneer new medical techniques. Though that’s a tertiary argument, agreed.
He also called out the family of DS hardware, saying Nintendo’s handhelds are a “great babysitting tool,” adding, “no self-respecting 20-something is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those. He’s too old for that.
Really, bro? There’s a lot of self-respecting dickheads out there who will be willing to play it on an airplane. Gadgets are everywhere, and you’re trying to push your NGP, aren’t you?
So I guess in retrospect, I enjoy Tretton calling out Microsoft for having a clumsy fucking hard drive situation, and ruling their system with a proprietary fist. Talking shit about Kinect? Whatever your feelings on the gizmo, the dude is clearly spitting from the stance of a fallen warrior. PSMove got fucking thrashed, its corpse writhes on the ground.
Still though! Corporate Cock Measuring, I love it. Nintendo and Microsoft will likely not respond, too much counting their gazillions that they’re generating from Kinect and the 3DS. (I assume the 3DS is selling. I could be wrong.)