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Dave Perry "Sony has made the best machine. It's the best piece of hardware, without question"

Dave Perry has one of the games industry's greatest success stories to tell. It all began in the early 1980s, when he wrote a batch of game programs for a magazine and was paid the grand sum of £450 for his trouble. Two decades later he sold his development studio, Shiny Entertainment, for $47 million - a somewhat grander sum, then.

Perry stayed on at Shiny after the Atari acquisition until February last year, and has since been working on a series of new projects. As he's no longer tied to any specific publisher or developer, he's able to speak freely on a wide range of issues affecting the games industry - and he has a lot to say.

Of course, one of the biggest issues at the moment is the next-gen console battle and whether Sony will be able to remain in the position of market leader. So what's Perry's take?

"I think that Sony has made the best machine. It's the best piece of hardware, without question," he says.

"It's absolutely insane hardware, and most people don't really understand that. I've been to the technical summit, I've sat there and listened to complete disclosure of what's in that machine. Being a programmer, it made me just sit there and go, 'Oh my God, this machine's incredible.'"

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FordGTGuy3606d ago

to bad it can't be backed up.

BubblesDAVERAGE3606d ago

I agree 100 percent.WE all know that to be true.Xbox 360 isnt that great...

FordGTGuy3606d ago

isn't really all that great either. To bad people can't just realize that both system there ups and downs but to just put one in the gutter and make one look like god is just stupid and unfair. They are both great systems and as long as X360 owners are happy with their investment and PS3 owners are happy with their investment I don't see any problem.

marionz3606d ago

ok back that up!
ps3 = weak ports and verry few exclusives hard and expencive to develop for, weak online
360 = heaps of exclusives better graphics frame rate etc (at this point) cheaper and easier to develop games for, best online experience ive had

yes 360 has been out longer due to sinys stuff ups but its still showing its the better console especially as far as games go, and the games is really what its all about, so how is the 360 not that great? how os ps3 the best?

BubblesDAVERAGE3606d ago

Personally I think the wii is crappy.Yet if u are happy wiht your system go ahead I even see myself getting a 360 just for halo..and fabel 2 and mass effect..I belive thats the game..Yet playstation has been on it for the past 2 enrations ..xbox may have there exclusives but most are crappy and shooters...Im a Rpg,action,sandbox, shooter type of guy other games are fun too

sevenout3606d ago (Edited 3606d ago )

Dave Perry has not made a game since the 16 bit era. His opinion is relatively useless.

The PS3 is undoubtedly a powerful machine, I don't think anyone is disputing that, but I am sick of these supposed "experts" claiming the PS3 superiority is anything but marginal over the 360.

By the time all of the power is "unlocked" from the PS3, the next-next generation will be underway, of which Sony will be number three again.

What is even funnier is the spin Nintendo is getting from Sony and the press, that the Wii's popularity is going to be short lived. I must say that the future for a system that is sold out worldwide, that launched without one single "killer" game (aside from Zelda, but that was really a gamecube game), looks bright. It's the beginning of March and Nintendo has sold almost 5.5 million systems and would have sold a lot more if they could keep up.

Raist3606d ago

That's why people like you were saying that the former atari boss (that didn't do anything after the atari 2600) was right when he said the PS3 sucked. LOL

It's one man's opinion, so it must be taken as it should. Still, Dave Perry is a talented developper. And he's leading a great MMO project right now.

shotty3606d ago

I hate when developers refer to some magically untapped power, because it doesn't make sense. They are maxing out the ps3 processor as seen everytime the frame rate dips but what improves is the effiecency of the coding. It actually isn't that difficult, for the xbox 360 you split the code into 3 bigger chunks and for the ps3 you split it into 7 smaller chunks.

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