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Chen: PS3 More "Adult-Focused" Than Xbox 360 Or Wii

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Matt Gardner
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Art, Jenova Chen, Journey, PS3 games, Thatgamecompany, Wii, Xbox 360

Chen: PS3 More "Adult-Focused" Than Xbox 360 Or Wii

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.

Incidentally, we recently gave Journey a 10 and watched it reportedly smash PSN sales records.

Add a comment6 comments
phil16  May. 8, 2012 at 12:00

This guy out to check out PC Gaming - its far more artistic and adult than any console. Just look at the indy scene on PC...

stingersplash  May. 8, 2012 at 12:36

pc gaming is a waste - if you are going to play a console game, play it on a console and not on a pc with keyboard. give me ps3 and trophies thankyou. i agree the ps3 is more adult than xbox and certainly wii. my ps3 is on daily. my xbox every 2-3 months and wii every 6-12 months.

DivideByZero  May. 8, 2012 at 13:53

pc gaming is a waste - if you are going to play a console game, play it on a console and not on a pc with keyboard.


What a dumb comment?!

1) You can use both Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers on the PC. Most console style games have native support for the 360 controller on the PC.

2) Even if the graphics are the same, you will get faster FPS and more AA / AF on the PC... if you don't know what they are then look them up.

3) It is a fact that Mouselook for FPS games is much better than a controller. There have been a few times when PC came up against consoles and the mouse users thrashed the hell out of controller users. Simple fact, mouse is easier and more accurate to use.

Also worth noting, ANYONE can release a game for PC... if you want to release for PS3 / 360, you have to PAY Sony / MS.


Back on subject, I do think the PS3 offers some very good adult material (ha, and I don't mean pr0n!)

Last edited by DivideByZero, May. 8, 2012 at 13:54
RiKx  May. 8, 2012 at 16:50

pc gaming is a waste - if you are going to play a console game, play it on a console and not on a pc with keyboard.


comment FAIL.

i agree the ps3 is more adult than xbox and certainly wii.


You say that but an argument for inverse could be made from your comments.

RiKx  May. 8, 2012 at 16:51

Even if the graphics are the same, you will get faster FPS and more AA / AF on the PC... if you don't know what they are then look them up.


hahaha. Totally.

condracky  May. 9, 2012 at 04:59

pc gaming is a waste - if you are going to play a console game, play it on a console and not on a pc with keyboard. give me ps3 and trophies thankyou. i agree the ps3 is more adult than xbox and certainly wii. my ps3 is on daily. my xbox every 2-3 months and wii every 6-12 months.


How would you know which is more "adult" when you obviously are not one.

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