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.

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jimbobwahey2162d ago

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.

Locksus2162d ago

http://www.computerandvideo... Microsoft sure does feel the need to trash Sony at every opportunity.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2162d ago

Keep the war going!! Ps4 > ps3.. :P

KMCROC2162d ago

WTF was Kevin butler, their all guilty of having asshole's on their staff to talk crap about their compettion.

Ethereal2162d 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!

Bathyj2162d ago

Jack Trenton is a class act, and always has been.

MikeMyers2162d ago (Edited 2162d 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.

Hydrolex2162d ago (Edited 2162d ago )

I love Sony

Microsoft lacks professionalism

Septic2162d 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.

kupomogli2161d 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?

MikeMyers2161d ago (Edited 2161d 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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Jinkies2162d 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

WiiUalpha2162d 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.

Jinkies2162d ago (Edited 2162d ago )

Wiiualpha whats wrong with you...goodness grief

GraveLord2162d 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.

Godchild10202162d 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.

mcstorm2162d 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.

Angrymorgan2162d 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

bigfish2162d ago

A 'classy' man!, full of 'class', best in the 'class', a classic man.... how many more classes are there?? ..... i get the message!!

andibandit2162d ago

Im sure when he gets fired next week, people here on n4g will claim he was full of crap. Albeit classy crap

dubt722162d 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.

miyamoto2162d ago (Edited 2162d 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.

SegataShanshiro2162d ago

Ohhh Damn! Sony is taunting them...ps4 inbound guise

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cherbhy2162d ago

If only gamers possessed similar attitudes..

FrostyZipper2162d 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.

cannon88002162d ago (Edited 2162d 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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Ethereal2162d ago

Well said! Bubbles for you.

dasbeer882162d 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.

Daoshai2162d 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

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miyamoto2162d ago

"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.

tubers2162d ago

LOL awesome :)

U won't be disappointed :D

V0LT2162d ago

U ppl have too much time on your hands.

NBT912162d ago

I see what U did there

Y_51502161d ago

PS Orbis- U don't know me!
WiiU- Yes, Wii dU

animegamingnerd2162d ago

why can't fanboys be like this

WeskerChildReborned2162d ago

Because if they were like this, they wouldn't be fanboys.