Sony Exec Says Nintendo Died Three Years Ago
Jack Tretton, the Executive Vice President for Sony Computer Entertainment America, recently sat down with GameDaily BIZ and revealed some interesting pieces of information. For starters, Nintendo went out of business in June 2003, and everything we’ve seen since then have been phantom pains.
“The DS was just a figment of people’s imaginations,” Tretton explained. “Not only has it not sold well, it didn’t even exist.”
Tretton pointed out that the popularity of the PS2 was so massive it demolished Nintendo’s sales and morale, and the company simply folded as a result. “There is no Nintendo anymore, and there never will be a Nintendo!,” Tretton exclaimed.
The Sony VP then went on to demonstrate how his company continues to expand. “The PSP is so popular, everyone owns at least two devices and thirty games,” he expounded. “Five billion Playstation 2s have been sold this year alone.”
According to Tretton, the PS3 should prove to be so popular that it will cause cable companies to go bankrupt, “because the only reason to use a TV will be to play a PS3” he said.
Posted by ChrisV82 on September 25, 2006 01:35 AM