Kutaragi Watch: Putting Wii in PerspectivePosted on May 8th, 2006 2 comments
Yeah, Sony pretty much camped the controller drops until they bagged themselves the phat lewts.
Yep, Kutaragi himself announced the grand theft controller. The PS3 controller will feature gyroscopic control, just like the Revolution will.
There seems to be a lot of anger out there over this. I can understand that, but if the Revolution controller is really that… well… “revolutionary” then it should be expected that other companies will want to copy it. If anything, this validates that Nintendo has been making the right moves all along.
That said, blatantly ripping off Nintendo isn’t going to win Sony any friends amongst the bloggers. Yeah, I think the uproar over the “Wii” naming will quietly fade away in the shadow of Sony’s E3 Surprise.
Overall, I rate Sony’s E3 conference somewhere on the bottom end of the average scale.
I’ve had nothing but criticisms for Nintendo over the Gamecube. It seems all they ever did was mishandle the whole thing. They weren’t following the leader, but they were also not being followed. They were like the kid in school that sits in the corner and eats paste.
It feels kind of good actually to see Nintendo taking the lead and watching the big boys scramble after them. They don’t have Sony and Microsoft’s resources, so they need to be different somehow. They may not be so “different” when Sony and Microsoft gets done, but at least they can be first.
Being first seems to count for a lot in this market. I think Nintendo is starting to realize that. It is probably too late to catch the 360, but they can still pound the PS3 into the pavement. If nothing else, I’m glad to see they are not going to settle for last place.
1 Trackbacks / Pingbacks
[…] Yeah, I’ve been kind of saying the same thing. Everyone wants to hate Sony. It feels pretty good to hate them sometimes, because they so often patronize us (gamers). But yeah, motion controlled gaming seems to be the wave of the future (to use an overused cliche). […]
Leave a reply