EA: The Console War brings in more consumers for us

“Traditionally, third-party publishers are stronger on Microsoft and Sony platforms than on Nintendo, so 360 and PS3 getting stronger certainly suits us… We could certainly see Sony come back — in the UK it’s still a head-to-head competition between PlayStation and Xbox, but on the continent Sony is traditionally stronger than Microsoft.  But we’re very happy to watch the competition, because as long as they’re competing to get more consumers in, there are more people we can sell games to.” – Electronic Arts European SVP Jens Uwe

One of the big reasons why I would not like to see a “one-console” future is that it would spell the end of hardware innovation in the video game industry. If everyone made software for the only system in town, what would be the incentive for that system owner to come up with new ideas?


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