Today’s news roundup sees Miyamoto hint at high-definition coming to Nintendo, Rumours of Mass Effect 2 coming to the PS3, and Microsoft claim Sony’s stronger September sales are no reason to worry.
Miyamoto Hints At Nintendo’s Plan for HD
Recent comments from Shigeru Miyamoto seem to suggest Nintendo are finally ready to embrace HD. “I don't think there's anything wrong with pretty graphics, and if I'm a consumer that has an HDTV, I'd want to be able to play my games with nice graphics too,” said Miyamoto. “And I think as we've seen the penetration rates for HDTV increase, we're going to see video games and Nintendo's games move along in step with the progression of technology.”
Nintendo’s philosophy has always been to focus on gameplay first, but with these comments it looks like Nintendo are finally ready to give in to peoples demands for high-definition. Although Miyamoto still claims “we're still going to focus on the gameplay, but we'll take advantage of the technology as it comes out.” [IndustryGamers]
Mass Effect 2 To Appear On PS3?
During a presentation of Mass Effect 2 at this year’s Poznan Game Arena in Poland, Jay Vatamanyuk of BioWare let slip the possibility of Mass Effect 2 on the PlayStation 3. The presentation highlighted three platforms the game is intended for; the Xbox 360, the PC, and “probably PS3” according to Vatamanyuk.
Upon realizing the impact of what he said, Vatamanyuk declined to comment, claiming they “do not comment on rumours or speculation,” even if they were the ones that started it. For now, this will have to remain in the rumour pile, but it will at least give Sony fans some hope they’ll see Mass Effect on their machine. [Polygamia]
Microsoft Not Bothered by Sony’s September Sales
With the September NPD numbers due shortly, it’s pretty much guaranteed Sony will coming out top. Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg even agrees, although he claims it’s a small victory for Sony. “I can tell you that when NPD releases September sales later today, we fully expect PlayStation 3 will come in as the console with the most units sold for the month," he said.
"This is frankly not a real surprise to us ... as it is typical to see a short term bump following the introduction of new hardware and pricing into the marketplace. What I can tell you is we remain confident that Xbox 360 will not only outsell PS3 for the full calendar year, but for this entire generation." He compares the console race to a game of baseball, claiming winning just one inning won’t win you the game. For those of us who don’t live in baseball world it sounds like he’s not too worried. [GameInformer]