EA Says Wii60 February 11, 2007Posted by dpcough in EA, Wii.
Over at the blog Information Arbitrage one of the EA (my favorite company! – not) developers of Command & Conquer 3 was talking about EA’s focus as a company. I find what he said to be the trend of recent:
“I make video games, currently working for Electronic Arts on the latest Command & Conquer. Last year, the prediction was that Sony would win the next-gen war, that the PS3 would be the dominant console, just like the PS2 was.
That is no longer the case. The extremely strong performance of the Wii, combined with the miserable performance of Sony has revised pretty much everyone’s expectations. Right now, most of us here think the 360 will be on top for this generation, with the battle for second place between Sony and Nintendo (and that’s a major shock, as we’d nearly written Nintendo off for the non-handheld market.) Most of us still think Sony will beat off Nintendo, simply due to the older graphics on the Wii, but it’s not a sure thing.
My opinion – get the 360 and/or the Wii. Skip the PS3 unless there’s a big change in the near future.
This seems to be a continuing trend among companies. They aren’t even brining C&C3 to PS3. In the latest issue of EGM there was an interview with Sony’s president and it was awful – terrible. EGM asked about why PS3s were in stock everywhere. He responded by saying they sell out within five minutes and he’d give EGM $1,200 if they could find one for him. The interview took place in early January. I could find A PS3 in Best Buy, EB Games, and Gamestop the day after Christmas and have always been able to find one since then. At least I choose the right two consoles in Xbox 360 and Wii. Did you?
[Via: Go Nintendo]