AFP reports from Los Angeles on October 19, 2007:
Hardcore US gamers say a fresh price cut and a blockbuster stealth shooter title exclusive to PlayStation 3 will breathe new life into moribund sales of Sony's video game consoles.
At the opening day of the video game exposition "E for All" in Los Angeles, Konami associate producer Ryan Payton (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots) and Firaxis marketing veteran Dennis Shirk (Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution) say that Metal Gear will be a system seller for PS3 in the way Halo 3 is for Xbox 360. Gartner analyst Van Baker predicts that Halo 3 will sell 500,000 to 1 million additional Xbox 360.
Nintendo of America vice-president Perrin Kaplan isn't fazed by the powerhouse games on rival consoles. He believes people are purchasing the Wii for different reasons than the PS3 and Xbox 360. Wii is targeted at "casual gamers" not included in the "hardcore" player demographic of PS3 and Xbox 360.