Hold on to your hats, fanboys. This is going to be inflammatory to the extreme.
Sony Computer Entertainment of America boss Jack Tretton has launched a deeply insulting and entirely unprovoked attack on their console rivals, labelling Microsoft as "running out of steam," Kinect as inaccurate and Nintendo's wares as "babysitting tools."
Ouch. Full quotes... and the all important comment box... after the break.
Speaking to Fortune, SCEA head honcho Jack Tretton wasted no time in rubbishing Sony's competition. When asked about the Xbox 360, the influential exec believes that Microsoft's console is on the way out.
They're starting to run out of steam now in terms of continuing to be relevant in 2011 and beyond. I mean, you've gotta be kidding me. Why would I buy a gaming system without a hard drive in it? How does this thing scale?
You know, he might actually have a point... but there have to be better ways to phrase it. Kinect, Microsoft's motion controller, also was also brought into the firing line - with a rather inaccurate comment about accuracy.
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?
Tretton soon directed his scorn towards Nintendo, blaming them for making "babysitting tools" rather than videogame tech.
Our view of the 'Game Boy experience' is that it's a great babysitting tool, something young kids do on airplanes, but no self-respecting twenty-something is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those. He's too old for that.
I'm not, for the record.
As far as the PS3 is concened, Tretton believes that it's just "hitting its stride"in terms of hardware - and feel that 3D gaming and the NGP will provide a killer fiscal year.
Right, you know it's time to get involved with this one. Do you agree with Tretton's staggeringly direct comments? Or do you have a few choice words of your own. Have your say in the comments!