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SCEE President: Wii Owners Will Upgrade to a PS3 Console

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289w ago - A few months ago SCEE confirmed news that Andrew House would be replacing David Reeves as president.

That being said, it appears the new president of SCEE isn't wasting any time taking over the reins from David Reeves and causing a stir.

After having been in his new office for only a little over a month, House is already making daring statements, telling Edge-Online in an [Register or Login to view links] that he believes Wii owners will eventually 'upgrade' to PS3, and that the PS3's lifecycle could "significantly" exceed ten years.

To quote: "If you look back at previous lifecycles, like PS2 versus N64 [sic], we have lots of data that suggests that lots of people bought into N64 as their entry level gaming device, and were happy to upgrade to a more powerful machine later in the lifecycle when the price point was right for them."

"I think we're going to see this later on PS3, and the fact that it's a Blu-ray player as well and that there's a [greater] wealth of network based experiences than are perhaps available on the device they already have will add to the proposition. I think that will definitely be a factor in the marketplace."

House also said that the PS3's lifecycle could "significantly" exceed ten years.

"There are a few things that drive this to a significantly longer than ten-year lifecycle for me. One is the traditional market dynamic that as prices come down you build down and out through the pyramid to a new type of consumer, and the motion controller we showed yesterday - and gave a firm release date on - changes the experience and allows us to bring in a new audience.

And then over that there's the network offering and a different way - and PSP Go is another aspect of that - for consumers to consume content. All three of those give us a tremendously strong opportunity to really build that platform lifecycle up over the long term."

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#3 - wepownzyou - 289w ago
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They could come to the PS3... but i think they wont. There are more childish games on wii than on the ps3. I don't know if they want to create some new games for kids (but i think so).

I think its too late for sony to invest in motion sensing.

#2 - ntinos - 289w ago
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He doesn't mean anything about games.... It all has to do with the new motion controller that sony will release sometime this year i think... it is the motion controller which will bring the wii owners to the playstation community.

I strongly agree with that as ps3's horsepower, ps3 eyetoy and motion controller will exceed the "motion" game fan that was observed in the wii....

#1 - B4rtj4h - 289w ago
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Or you buy them both!

No seriously, I would not want to lose my Wii nor my PS3. They are both A+ consoles.

But the game genre from the Wii is very different from the PS3... On the Wii there are more Childish games... while the PS3 offers more adult games (shooting and stuff).

So for small children i would say no... but for grown up people i give a big GO!


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