Sony CEO Claims 3DS Is For Babies Only

Nintendo has dominated the current generation of consoles and handhelds by it mediocre hardware specs and new interaction methods. Microsoft's Xbox 360 has also seen its highest sales numbers in the days following Kinect's release. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Sony has learned that lesson yet.

Speaking to Fortune, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Jack Tretton expressed his belief that new consoles have to be cutting edge in order to succeed.

"If you're really going to sustain technology for a decade, you have to be cutting edge when you launch a platform," he said.

"Here we are four years into the PlayStation 3, and it's just hitting its stride," he added. "We'll enjoy a long downhill roll behind it because the technology that was so cutting edge in 2006 is extremely relevant today and is conspicuously absent in our competition."

"[Microsoft and Nintendo] are starting to run out of steam now in terms of continuing to be relevant in 2011 and beyond; I mean, you've gotta be kidding me. Why would I buy a gaming system without a hard drive in it? How does this thing scale? Motion gaming is cute, but if I can only wave my arms six inches, how does this really feel like I'm doing true accurate motion gaming?"

Tretton then noted that Sony's upcoming NGP was designed with this mindset and that it have cutting edge hardware such as a 4-core CPU, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, 5 inch AMOLED screen, motion sensors, dual analog sticks and multi-touch pad on the back.

Sony's CEO then dismissed Nintendo 3DS as a "great babysitting tool," claiming that "no self-respecting 20-something is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those. He's too old for that."

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Why am I not surprised?

So, the Sony's CEO claims that the 3DS is for babies. ... What a pathetic statement from a retarded CEO. My first reason as to why this is completely false, and a rather potent one to, is, if he so claims that the 3DS is for babies, why would a Resident Evil game (Revelations) be released to the system? If RE is known to be a rather graphic franchise, why release it to a handheld system directed to babies? That alone might just win this argument. But, what self-respecting 20-year old wouldn't purchase the system that he prefers, and, perhaps even more worryingly, take the word of a CEO trying to promote his line of systems, let alone a brain-dead, retarded CEO? Sounds rather 'fishy' to me, if not mind-numbingly stupid! ... Well, that's my argument. Good day, sirs, and the lovely madames.

Sony are blind. do some marked research!

I bought a wii for my kids, and later on i bought a Ps3, they used it for about 4 months. The whole family plays wii. its fun and soicial,thats more value for money. For myself i use the pc for some gaming experience. Never liked playing shooters on console anyway. for that price,PS3 is a rip off!. next time i buy parts for the computer instead.

"Nintendo has dominated the

"Nintendo has dominated the current generation of consoles and handhelds by it mediocre hardware specs and new interaction methods."

...and with games that look like nes64. This aspect is truly amazing... I can find better looking games and rather more profound in flash sites. They're stupid, simple and mediocre.


Hence we should just but what we want and bother with what these douche bags say it's our decision what to buy if you want a ps3 buy it, if you want a 360 buy it, if you want them both and so on go for it...Well at least they keep things interesting like trash talking in the middle of a nice game it's rather fun listening to each of them talking down to one another
P.S: PC graphics are like way advanced. LoL

lol to sony

The Move has failed...Kinect has sold well more than 8 million units. The 3ds is a unique system with great game developers and sony killed the move and ps with no or bad games. The ps3 has reached its final stage in graphics...look at GT 5....the director said the ps3 wasnt powerful enough and lol there was no real damage. The xbox is more than 4 years old but dam it still pumps out great graphics for a great low price. The new ngp will fail if its to expensive. 3ds is 3d and that will always have a upper hand over the glasses 3d.

You sound like a Sony fanboy.

I'm a PC fanboy. WTF "would you want a console w/out an HD?" he says? WTF would I want a console that does a few things & claims to do "everything" when I could have a PC that actually does do everything & does everything better than any console?

Same old story

I heard the same speech back in 2005/2006. After failing miserably sony still insists on the same mindset. Then last year they tried going motion, the move failed miserably too while the kinect soared. I don't think they realize that they are the problem, they are doing things wrong, not their competitors.


Clearly he's delusional. Saying that no hard drive is in the competitor's systems (Yea, cause the 360 doesnt have a drive...) and that you can only move your arms 6 inches for motion control... where did he reach that conclusion? I seem to remember the kinect has FULL body motion control. Maybe if he's a 6 inch tall person that would be an accurate statement. Plus... Didnt Sony make motion control?

What a moron without backing to his argument, and without a thought process behind it. This is why all Sony's products have gone to shit over the years. From consoles to blu ray drives to TVs to media players. They used to be near top of the line, but recently have faltered. GG Sony.


Yes but as the first person stated the xbox doesnt match the controls described by the guy. The wii does, however. Learn to interpret text, reading is the easy part.


Looking more into this story... He never mentions ANYTHING about Microsoft's products... unless he's a retard and sees MS = Nintendo... which is possible, this is Sony we're talking about. The only time "Microsoft" was mentioned in this was by the reporter at the beginning and when it was said so in brackets. I assume the CEO said "they" where "[Microsoft and Nintendo" is.

TL;DR - Microsoft was never mentioned direcftly by Sony as underpowered in this story.

But you can connect a

But you can connect a hardrive to the his point contains no merit. The problem is this guy suffers from headuptheass syndrome and it is very contagious. My guess is that this is something that is very prominent within the confines of his company. The only fix would be turn burn the place down and make it into a parking lot.


Yeah the 3ds is for babies and nintendo is so bad. Thank god there is SONY that improves gaming with stuff like analog sticks, rumble feature, wireless controllers, savegames, shoulder buttons, d-pad on the left side, 4 buttons on the right side, select and start button, remote shaped motion controllers, touchscreens on gaming machines ..... oh wait nintendo did all that LOOOL at you SONY you are stealing from a baby LOOL


oh well and guess why nintendo is doing it the way they do it? They are inventors you are fucking lazy assholes.

They come up with good technology(not the best) and add new stuff like motion controlls or 3d because if their console would fail they would loose to much money. With a lower tech console the risk of loosing to much money is drastically shrinked. And btw the Wii for example doesnt need much power is small and quiet so they did include hightech but different hightech than sony or MS did.
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Biggest Sony Douche

That dude is an idiot. I see old people sit on a plane or on a train with a freaking DS. "No self respecting 20y old" ... A respectable person does what he wants, not what you think is cool a-hole Ceo.

sony prooving how stupid they are again.

they made the ps3 far to complicated now its coming to the end of its life devs are only just getting used to it. and they think thats good, xbox 3 will be here soon enough and then sony will have to start there retarded console life with the ps4.
as for handhelds what "self-respecting 20-something" is going to go and buy an ngp instead of say a new smartphone, hell u can get a car for that price or even just take a flight to Amsterdam and pay two six foot transvestites to stamp on your junk im sure that would be a more enjoyable waste of money.

ah sony, its like your ceo's

ah sony, its like your ceo's jobs its to spew bullshit about the competition. graphics are not everything in a game they matter yes but they only go so far yet from this guys statement he's making them sound like they do. and no that tech was the low end of what came out in 2006, other than the cell... which was still the slowest and least cored cell cpu. but the cpu really doesn't matter that much compared to the GPU. both the 360 and the ps3 can't even come close to competing with a pc, even a slightly older one. at least not without the help of game dev's but in the coming years as the consoles get older and pc's just keep getting cheaper that will change


nintendo - gameboy color, advance... passed ps1 in sales
nintendo - ds,dsi,dsi,xl, passed ps2 sales
nintendo - 3ds is going to pass ps3 in the next months, and im not counting wii, nintendo 64 etc.....

nintendo is by far the best gaming company, and is going even higher as the days passing

Really pathetic tactic from

Really pathetic tactic from Sony here and its a shame that a lot of people won't see through his bully-ish comments. It's the 21st century and people don't need to be told that X company's product is worse than Y company's product by Y company's CEO.

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