Submitted by ssb3173 1013d ago | news

Sony: we wish Nintendo well with the Wii U

Despite being avid competitors, Sony has issued a statement wishing Nintendo good luck with the Wii U console. Sony Computer Entertainment president Jack Tretton said that “Nintendo has a great heritage in the business, they certainly surprised a lot of people with the success of the Wii”, saying that a “rising tide lifts all boats”, and that he wished Nintendo a lot of success with the Wii U. (Sony, Wii U)

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Abash  +   1013d ago | Well said
Classy statement.
jimbobwahey  +   1013d ago | Well said
Classy guy, too. Whereas Microsoft spokesmen feel the need to trash talk both Sony and Nintendo at every opportunity, and Nintendo's people tend to be frustratingly secretive about things they should be more upfront and honest about, I've always respected Jack Tretton for being a truthful and humble guy.

Never see him acting like a jackass, and his love for the industry and genuine appreciation for his customers is a rare thing these days. It's a shame more people in the industry aren't like him.
Locksus  +   1013d ago
http://www.computerandvideo... Microsoft sure does feel the need to trash Sony at every opportunity.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1013d ago
Keep the war going!! Ps4 > ps3.. :P
KMCROC  +   1013d ago
WTF was Kevin butler, their all guilty of having asshole's on their staff to talk crap about their compettion.
Ethereal  +   1013d ago
I completely agree. I feel Sony has always been the one to appreciate the industry and those that support it. I just hope we can get away from all this console war crap and come together next gen and talk games when commenting. I love Jack!
Bathyj  +   1013d ago
Jack Trenton is a class act, and always has been.
MikeMyers  +   1013d ago

"They’re 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?

Our view of the ‘Game Boy experience’ is that it’s a great babysitting tool, something young kids do on airplanes, but no self-respecting twenty-something is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those. He’s too old for that."

Let's stop all the nonsense shall we of putting Sony or anyone else on some sort of pedestal so that we can attack anyone below. There's no need for it. If you want to say this article is classy then go ahead, but to suggest Jack Tretton is some sort of saint and also doesn't get into putting down the competition is false.
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Hydrolex  +   1013d ago
I love Sony

Microsoft lacks professionalism
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Septic  +   1013d ago
I'm sorry for the blind ignorance of many on here. Read Mike Myers comment instead of instantly down voting it.

The blind Sony sucking up on here is so sad and pitiful.
kupomogli  +   1012d ago

I guess you're not aware that Playstation Lifestyle isn't officially endorsed by Sony. It's a fan site. You know what a fan site is don't you?
MikeMyers  +   1012d ago

What exactly does that have do with anything? Are you suggesting Jack Tretton did not make those comments? If you took the time to actually read the link I posted you would see for yourself that they showed quotes from a CNN interview.

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Jinkies  +   1013d ago
I know right...I kind of like Jack Tretton

"Sony has been rather critical of the Wii U in the past though, saying that its PlayStation 3 and PS Vita are better than the Wii U, which sounds crazy no matter how you cut it"

Oh for the love of god just just take the damn compliment
WiiUalpha  +   1013d ago
No need to get angry and emotional because someone pointed out Sony's bias. I' not exactly sure how saying you offer a better product is a compliment in any way to a competitor but then again you Sony guys were never very good at that kind of stuff.

It's funny to see you here because it isnt a negative Nintendo article where you can attack anyone that doesnt blindly agree Nintendo sucks.
Jinkies  +   1013d ago
Wiiualpha whats wrong with you...goodness grief
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GraveLord  +   1013d ago
Which is of course, untrue. I doubt they want Nintendo to succeed. Me neither to be honest. If Wii U is successful, Sony and MS will need to copy their Tablet controller. They HAVE TO. Of course the Wii U would have to be an extreme success for them to do it.
Godchild1020  +   1013d ago
They wouldn't have too. They just have to come out with something different and unique. And if they do something like Nintendo, they have to better with more functions that are useful to the end user.
mcstorm  +   1013d ago
I agree with godchild. Sony came out with move which in a way copied nintendo where ms came out with kinect which was different to nintendo and worked well for ms.

I see sony nintendo and ms all going in different directions next gen with ms looking at using kinect 2 with smart glass and windows phone and windows 8 to push the next xbox.

Sony will do something with move eye toy and the psv.

I cant wait to get my hands on the wiiu in too weeks and then for e3 next year to see what sony and ms bring to the next gen. One thing i will say though is having 3 companys pushing each other rather than 2 is far better for us gamers.
Angrymorgan  +   1013d ago
Of course they want it to fail. Well not fail but they don't want Nintendo to do as well as their own products. It's all pr stuff.

It's like car salesmen, they tell you that BMW (who they work for) are the all singing, all dancing car to own, yet at the end of the day, they drive home in an Audi
bigfish  +   1013d ago
A 'classy' man!, full of 'class', best in the 'class', a classic man.... how many more classes are there?? ..... i get the message!!
andibandit  +   1013d ago
Im sure when he gets fired next week, people here on n4g will claim he was full of crap. Albeit classy crap
Mr Tretton  +   1013d ago
I am classy.
dubt72  +   1013d ago
Don't like Jack (we're not first, we're best) Tretton, but he is worlds better than Kuturagi, who is the cause of my disdain in sony.
miyamoto  +   1013d ago
LOL yeah!

Another rare happy moment on N4G after the 70 million milestone.

I wish N4G is always a happy virtual place.

Imagine all the people living life in peace...yoo hooo....

for the record...SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida wasn't ashamed to show the public his kids playing with a Nintendo Wii too.
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cannon8800  +   1013d ago
Like a Sir.
SegataShanshiro  +   1013d ago
Ohhh Damn! Sony is taunting them...ps4 inbound guise
cherbhy  +   1013d ago
If only gamers possessed similar attitudes..
jc48573  +   1013d ago
console war is stupid.
Griffin4871  +   1013d ago
FrostyZipper  +   1013d ago
Oh my god, this, this a thousand times over. People have a right to prefer different gaming platforms, each platform has their ups, downs and their exclusives and I cannot for the life of me understand why some people who'll admit to never having touched a particular platform constantly trash talk it and its exclusives.
cannon8800  +   1013d ago
In a console war, the only things that die by the masses are respect for one another and maturity. Revival anyone?
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Ethereal  +   1013d ago
Well said! Bubbles for you.
dasbeer88  +   1013d ago
You forgot the diversity of Americans. They range from the hillbillies to Atheists to nerds and so off. Of course people are going to have different opinions regarding consoles and exclusives, whereas smaller countries like Japan and Europe will have a a more united sense of traits which they treat each other like a family.
Daoshai  +   1013d ago
Are you grouping Europe as one? and calling them a small country while doing it?

Also you need to travel more every country has different clicks in their society
miyamoto  +   1013d ago
Very Nice
"Do Unto others what you like them do unto U."

Good luck with the PlayStation Orbis too, Mr. Jack Tretton, see U on E3 next year.
tubers  +   1013d ago
LOL awesome :)

U won't be disappointed :D
ylwzx3  +   1013d ago
U ppl have too much time on your hands.
NBT91  +   1013d ago
I see what U did there
Y_5150  +   1013d ago
PS Orbis- U don't know me!
WiiU- Yes, Wii dU
animegamingnerd  +   1013d ago
why can't fanboys be like this
WeskerChildReborned  +   1013d ago
Because if they were like this, they wouldn't be fanboys.
ape007  +   1013d ago
WeskerChildReborned  +   1013d ago
Nice to say.
seanpitt23  +   1013d ago
Only Sony would say this what a class company
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TheOneWhoIsTornApart  +   1013d ago
See now that statement is just gonna start a console war. You are not helping
KwietStorm  +   1013d ago
His name is Jack Tretton, not Sony.
Treian  +   1013d ago
don't expect Microsoft to say this.
ape007  +   1013d ago
Locksus  +   1013d ago
It's actually pretty funny that the Big 3 are all "friends" but the idiot fanboys and girls just feel the need to trash the other console(s) they do not own.

StraightedgeSES  +   1013d ago
Nice to say from Sony. Sadly the gamers of today do the opposite.
DarkSniper  +   1013d ago
Nintendo has historically been in the game for decades. Therefore it can be stated with confidence that they are veterans in the industry. For the sake of politics, Dark Sniper will withhold his personal opinion of the Wii U for now. But he wishes Nintendo well, because they will need it.

However, Sony Computer Entertainment will continue to do what they have always done, which is innovate beyond the human imagination and push the envelope to broaden the gaming industry to each and every household.

With the PlayStation®3 Home Entertainment Terminal, Sony has successfully created the complete console that organically grows with time. At the cost friendly price of 249.99, gamers can enjoy a system that is built for not only this generation, but next generation as well. With lush visuals and the processing speed harnessed by the forward thinking Cell processor, we are just now beginning to witness the full power of the monster machine known as PlayStation®3.

Now is the perfect time to make the leap into next generation with PlayStation®3. With titles such as PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale launching this week, Sony will once again correct the fighting genre and steer it in the right direction. As the age old saying goes, PlayStation does what Nintendon't.

Dark Sniper wishes Nintendo well with their 6th major console release. He is sure that Nintendo will produce many more great Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, Donkey Kong titles. The fight for 2nd place between Nintendo and Microsoft next generation will be one for the ages.

dafegamer  +   1013d ago
nice to have u back sniper lol :)
Jinkies  +   1013d ago
Where the hell have you been

You just missed your "opposite" LX-General-Kaos, he was just booted off the siten yesterday.
BlaqMagiq24  +   1013d ago
Damn man where have you been?
Picnic  +   1010d ago
'With titles such as PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale launching this week, Sony will once again correct the fighting genre and steer it in the right direction. As the age old saying goes, PlayStation does what Nintendon't.'

Not a very apt paragraph when that game is clearly a rip off of Super Smash Bros.
Jockamo  +   1013d ago
OOOOH LOOOOK HOW GRACIOUS I AM… GOOD LUCK NINTENDO (make sure to make a press release, pr guy)

Godchild1020  +   1013d ago
Jack Tretton said that on the Playstation Blogcast, when one of them (Sid , I believe) asked him about the Wii U launch. So, it wasn't a PR stunt for Sony nor Jack Tretton.

Best of luck to Nintendo.
TheLyonKing  +   1013d ago
Sony and Nintendo have had a bumpy relationship but I believe it has bettered them both as console makers to try and be the best they can be without one or the other I doubt they would have been making great consoles with a lot of innovation.
wishingW3L  +   1013d ago
being near bankruptcy has made Sony to become very humble.
tommygunzII  +   1013d ago
At least Sony doesnt let it affect their customers. Microsoft would probably sell your liver for money.
StrongMan  +   1013d ago
Congrats to Sony for having such class.
KingOptimusAscend111  +   1013d ago
They wish them well until they announce the true next gen console PS Orbis.
Pillsbury1  +   1013d ago
I wish all consoles success next gen, games are what we are here for not war.
Sarobi  +   1013d ago
I hope Wii U does well. In all honesty it looks like a really neat console
Instigator  +   1013d ago
What a swell guy.
strigoi814  +   1013d ago
Classy statement..well its only fanboys who's making it worst

Hope every single gamer to be like this be humble and just play and enjoy the games you want and love it..
bigfish  +   1013d ago
.A 'classy' man!, full of 'class', best in the 'class', a classic man.... how many more classes are there?? ..... i get the message!!
nerdkiller  +   1013d ago
sony would like to announce they have just purchased nintendo,it took every last dime but it was worth it.....

lol jk jk U wish
momthemeatloaf  +   1013d ago
A riding tide lifts all boats?

Wii plus 70 million units compared to GameCube
Xbox 360 plus 50 million units compared to Xbox
Ps3 negative 80 million units compared to ps2

I see the rising tide and all boats are not being lifted. Maybe Sonys boat did lift but crashed on shore. Tretton is on the beach now piecing it back together
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KwietStorm  +   1013d ago
Some of you fools need to be writing poetry instead of gaming. The drama in these comments is beyond some stage plays.
turgore  +   1013d ago
They forgot the other part of the statement
"they will need it."

Actually, I see the Wii U doing quite well.
izumo_lee  +   1013d ago
Sony understands that a healthy Nintendo is good for an industry that has been in a downward spiral. Although they are rivals in the game industry the more successful the industry is the bigger the pot for each system.

If Ken Kutaragi was still in charge of Sony i doubt we hear any thing like this, i respect the guy a lot but it was his attitude that put Sony in the hole they were in since this gen started. New Sony as i call them are more humble & repectful for the industry than old Sony under Crazy Ken.

Good on Jacky T. for respecting Nintendo & wishing them well. So Nintendo will you have the same hospitality when the next Sony & Microsoft systems come out?
Max-Zorin  +   1013d ago
If only the gamers today had a similar positive attitude and didn't instantly blacklist people that have different preferences.
boybato  +   1013d ago
I think this is just proper as it seems that the "curse of the bad ports" had been transferred to the WIIU.

No9  +   1013d ago
Of course Jack is going to wish Nintendo well, they are Sony's R&D dept.!!

I hear people say Sony/MS have to have a screen in their next controller, but what if this idea fails, will Sony/MS go that route? or is it too late??
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Kureno_Nakamura  +   1013d ago
Since this is Nintendo's official shot at the current gen.

Good luck, you're gonna need it.
djslimzz  +   1013d ago
I do not care for any of those man. At the end of the day...all I want are promises delivered and epic games I can fantasize about.
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