Sony Computer Entertainment UK’s Managing Director, Ray Maguire, has opened his big gob again. In a bullish interview he proclaims the PS3 as the “most powerful gaming platform ever” that will be “around for a very long time” despite launching late. And that “some other competing formats are on their way down right now”.
And seeing as Sony’s PS3 has only got two competing formats we’re aware of (and Maguire notably doesn’t say “one of our competing formats”), then he’s pointing the finger at both the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 in the GamesIndustry.biz interview. In other words… fight, fight, fight!
Strong words for Sony, in the week that Xbox 360 exclusive Gears Of War 2 claimed the all-formats top spot in the charts, while rival console exclusive for the PS3 LittleBigPlanet only managed fourth place after FIFA 09 and Fallout 3. Worse, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift managed a paltry entry at 29.
Still, if PS3 does establish itself as the default Blu-ray player of choice, and enough people feel motivated to upgrade to Blu-ray, then the man could be partially right – the PS3 could have longevity the other consoles don’t have. But “on their way down” right now? Doesn’t look like that from here…