Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime’s had mocked during Nintendo’s E3 press conference:
“Man, those glasses. And make no mistake, that kind of fashion-forward statement doesn’t come cheap. Don’t be surprised to pay a hefty amount for those glasses — and that’s for every person in the room.”
Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida whined in response to this:
“I have hope that they have a broader perspective with 3D… When you listen to what they are saying about the effect of 3D perspective to the games, they are saying the same message we are, but they don’t have to bash some small part of what the other company is doing.”
Excuse us? The first fact is that those glasses will cost a good chunk of change per person, and if you’ve ever tried to watch 3D television without glasses, it gives you a splitting headache. This is the same dumb-ass thinking that got Sony in trouble in the first place, thinking gamers would shell out $600 for a PlayStation 3 at launch. Cost does matter in the video game space.
And who is Sony to talk? During their conference, they attacked Microsoft’s Kinect, mockingly talking about a lack of buttons (?) and using finger guns. And let’s not even get into the Kevin Butler series of commercials.
What’s the matter, Sony? You can dish it out but you can’t take it, crying like a school girl when someone points out, you know, actual problems with your tech? Nintendo isn’t there to pat you on the back – they’re the competition, although when you compare sales of the PSP with the Nintendo DS, “competition” isn’t the right word to use.
Oops, I hope I haven’t gone and hurt your feelings again.
Jonah Falcon is a blogger for TMRzoo and GameStooge.com and covers all gaming consoles and platforms including Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP and computer games designed for Mac OS, Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. Jonah provides his readers with reviews, previews and up to date gaming industry news and rumors.