By Ujio 11 Comments
Due to Kaz Hirai's recent comments about the Wii, I can't help but wonder why the need for this "rebuttal" at all? I mean, when you reach a certain status in your company does it require you to lose all common sense as well? This sort of tit for tat, elementary, school yard pissing contest is just so unnecessary. First of all simply turning around comments that your competitor already made about you is just stupid. Plain stupid and childish. He might as well just have said "I'm rubber you're glue..." blah blah blah...you know the rest. As much as I prefer Sony over Nintendo or Microsoft at this point I can't help but cringe every time some knuckle head from Sony opens their mouth. People can see through the spin, the bullshit and propaganda. We don't need to be coddled or reassured especially when that patronizing is a rephrasing from some other knuckle head spokesperson from your competition.
""We don't look at [the Wii] as being competitors. They're a different world and we operate in our world - that's kind of the way I look at things."
Bullshit, Kaz. Whether you want to admit it or not Nintendo is both your competition and Microsoft's because they are competing for the same marketshare as you are. Ergo, competitors.
As for the 360 his comments are more accurate and if you don't think so you only need look back to the original Xbox for proof. MS does not stand by its products. Which is why I will not support them. I was burned badly with the first Xbox and that is a mistake I will not make again with the 360. It disgusts me that MS dropped support for the original Xbox like it was a red-headed step-child so they could focus in on the 360 all in the name of greed. When you think about it what was the original Xbox but merely a huge BETA for the 360. All the features that the 360 is celebrated as innovating is thanks to the original Xbox introducing and all the suckers (me included) that were foolish enough to support MS in its early days and who then were promptly kicked to the curb once they announced the 360.
And this is what a lot of 360 fanboys don't understand; they fail to grasp this concept because they haven't had it happen to them yet. So they keep running their mouths and talking shit about how much Sony sucks this gen and how the PS3 is a glorified Blu-Ray player. Nevermind the fact that the PS3 has the same damn multiplatform games as the 360, and its 1st party games such as MGS4, LBP, Gran Turismo, God of War, Uncharted, KillZone, and Resistance are somehow inferior to the 360's stable of Gears of War, Fable, Mass Effect, Halo and Forza. There may be more for each console but those are the most notable titles I can think of off-hand. Seriously, though, besides Gears and Halo, what else does MS have for killer apps? Even at that there is derision amongst Xbox fanboys which franchise is better: Halo or Gears. It's comical and sad at the same time.
I could go on but that would just be redundant. The point is, Kaz, don't worry about having to defend the PS3. It is a solidly built machine. Whether or not it will last ten years has yet to be seen. That can both be a blessing and curse depending on what happens technologically in the future. But the PS2 lasted a good eight years and is still going strong. The PSX lasted a solid five years. At this point I rather trust Sony's track record than Microsoft's. At least I don't have to worry about my shit breaking or giving me a RRoD out of the blue one day.