Top 30 Craziest Industry Quotes

Shane Patterson of writes:

Game industry publishers and developers say the darndest things - no, really. Whether they're using ten-dollar words to hawk their products, provoking message boards or feigning ignorance through million-dollar egos, we look to these game makers with a vested interest. After all, they're supposed to be looking out for the everyday gamer, right? Then why all the hilariously misguided potshots at competitors? What's with treating your demographic like sheep? Who are you people?

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Gue13579d ago

This is for all those Nintendo fanboys that say that they don't like Sony because they are arrogant... This is their response to when they learned that FFVII was PSX exclusive.

But Hiroshi Yamauchi was a better president than Iwata. Iwata ruined Nintendo with its strong casual approach.

PirateThom3579d ago

Meh, Nintendo have always been arrogant.

Even Iwata said that there was no storage solution for the Wii because only geeks and otaku cared.

Immortal Kaim3579d ago

1: "You know, things break.” – Peter Moore, right before Microsoft took $1 billion in pre-tax charges to up the 360’s warranty to three years

Yes, things break... but not every 6-8 months...

2:"Now, rumble I think was the last generation feature; it's not the next-generation feature. I think motion sensitivity is." – Phil Harrison, on the Sixaxis.

Who needs Dual-shock 3 :)

3:"Nintendo knows its target audience, because it has really narrowed that down; and it’s pretty much defined by a boy or girl’s ability to admire Pokemon." – Phil Harrison, on Nintendo fans.

With 45million Wii's and 98Million DS's sold there are a lot of Pokemon admirers LOL...

4:"Customers do not want online games." -- Satoru Iwata (President/CEO of Nintendo), on gamers

XBL and PSN disagree.

5:"[People who play RPGs are] depressed gamers who like to sit alone in their dark rooms and play slow games.” -- Hiroshi Yamauchi (former President of Nintendo), on RPG players

I didn't know I was an Emo

6:“If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1200 bucks for it." Jack Tretton (President/CEO of SCEA), not knowing PS3s were readily available at the time.

I'm sure Mr. Tretton owes a lot of people a lot of money...

7:"[PS3 is] for consumers to think to themselves 'I will work more hours to buy one'. We want people to feel that they want it, irrespective of anything else." – Kutaragi, on why you’re not working hard enough


8:“Only geeks and otaku would be people who would need [a Wii hard drive].” – Laurent Fischer (Managing Director of Marketing at Nintendo), on how he feels about consumers.

I'm still waiting for a god damn storage solution...

Some other good ones in there and obviously many more not mentioned in the article, great read.

Marceles3579d ago

5:"[People who play RPGs are] depressed gamers who like to sit alone in their dark rooms and play slow games.” -- Hiroshi Yamauchi (former President of Nintendo), on RPG players wonder why he's the FORMER president, I don't think he understands what an impact RPGs had for the SNES.

Huh3579d ago

"you know things break" no microsoft only crap things break

PixlSheX3579d ago

Remember, that includes PC...

CryofSilence3579d ago

Blue Screen of Death was around before Red Ring of Death. Both are embarrassing.

thats_just_prime3579d ago

MS doesnt make PC you idiots

CryofSilence3578d ago

We're referring to Windows, sah. They're practically synonymous.

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panasonic233579d ago

ps3 would have 4d graphic and 120fps now look at these trailers they all in-game graphic.

Graphics Whore3579d ago

4D is already present in games you noob. Jesus.

Sangria3579d ago

Too bad there was no Itagaki or Mollyneux quotes, they are both... interesting people. I also wished to see Kojima's quote about Wii, 360 and PS3 with the cinema analogy.

However, it was an interesting, but not totally fair, article.

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