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PlayStation 3 and PS Vita already offer what the Wii U has, says Sony

by William Schwartz


Nintendo’s Wii U hasn’t yet released, but the console wars are already heating up between Sony and Nintendo. The flames of a competitive rivalry were recently stoked when Sony’s John Koller explained his thoughts on Nintendo’s “next-generation” console.

Koller, the VP of Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America said that the current lineup of PlayStation products already offers a similar experience to that which will be found on the Wii U, at a higher quality.

“We tell our PlayStation fans all the time that what the Wii U is offering is something that Vita and PS3 can do quite easily. It’s dependent on the content. So we need to make sure the content isn’t force fed. And, to us, making sure that the gamer receives the right type of experience is what’s most important. So we’re gonna pick our spots, but that technology does certainly exist here.”

The PlayStation 3 and PS Vita certainly are a good pair theoretically. Cross platform play, and transfarring features found in some of their current games hint at the potential to do things that Nintendo is already touting for the Wii U. However, titles that utilize any of these features is slim. The PlayStation Vita has gotten off to a slow start as far as sales go, and to make a wide spread push with this multi-pronged attack, Sony would likely need to start bundling the two products together.

“As we look at the lineup, there are gonna be some opportunities to do that. Whether we want to bundle the hardware together remains to be seen,” said Koller to Engadget.

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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