Do you own a PS3? Well, if you do, that means you're probably more likely to be interested in "artistic games" than if you're a humble Wii or Xbox 360 owner...at least according to thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen.
“Sony has a more artistic and adult-focused taste,” Chen told GamesBeat. “They care about how grown-ups feel toward their games.”
As a consequence, Chen feels that the average Playstation 3 owners is likely to be a little more discerning, with an increased palette of gaming flavours at their disposal.
“The player who owns a PlayStation 3 is more likely to be interested in artistic games compared to Wii and Xbox 360,” he said.
Jack Buser, Sony's senior director of PlayStation digital platforms, agreed, although neither he nor Chen would divulge numbers.
“Our primary PSN audience is indeed more adult, and many of our best-selling titles appeal to this demographic,” Buser said. “Many PlayStation and PSN games have themes that require a user to think and feel about a deep, immersive gameplay experience, and we see that exemplified in the success of titles like Flower, Journey, and Heavy Rain. Titles like these can only be found on PlayStation, and our users enjoy the emotional and thematic sophistication of their games, especially with our digital offerings.”
Of course, two of the games just mentioned were thatgamecompany titles, so Chen's bound to be a little biased. However, there's no denying the emotional impact the studio's games, and it is to be hoped that they will find homes on multiple platforms now the exclusivity agreement with Sony has expired.