During his DICE 2019 keynote speech, SIE Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden discussed how both Nintendo and Microsoft are working to improve the industry in various ways.
I never underestimate Sony or Nintendo.
I never underestimate Xbox either, I just don't like their products this last... decade. The Original and the first few years of the 360 were gold
Both had some amazing exclusives such as KOTOR and Alan Wake, plus on 360 Mass Effect was an early exclusive for a few years. It does feel that they became complacent in the years since
I agree. Hopefully, they're getting back on their feet. Competition is good for everyone.
I always underestimate Xbox and they keep on dissaponting me anyway
Goodmess Gracious! Somebody understands what I have been saying. *sigh of relief Like Manny Pacquiao said - "A true champion never underestimates the opponent. You might get hit with a lucky punch!" "Never underestimate the power of the darkside." -Yoda Stay Vigilant true beleivers!
True, those were the days, when I had to buy all the systems, my wallet was empty....but there was more fun to be had! So in a way I prefer it this way, as if Microsoft come out killing it again like the early 360 days next gen, I may have to go hungry again!😂 In all seriousness that would be awesome though, just feel like they have completely lost it this gen and need to be called out for it. Props to them if they turn it around. I just don’t understand those who feel they are still killing it.....yes they still have a console and yes they still release games...but why settle for such mediocrity?
Exactly. I've owned every Xbox, but the XB1 has been my least played by far.....Just not a ton of games that appeal, but that goes for PS4 and 3rd party as well. This gen overall has been more talk than walk.....A lot of people pretending games are better than they are just so we have a game to call great this gen. We've all been kind of fooling ourselves and I'm sure if most of us admitted it, we could come to an agreement that this hasn't been the strongest gen in terms of actual legit classic fun games that will be remembered 20-30 years from now. This gen = a lot of meritocracy that masquerades as excellence......Regardless of company. We should expect more from all companies.....They all made some iffy decisions. That being said.....I just appreciate the good games I do get to play regardless of console.
Me either. I have no expectations of MS, so I can't possibly underestimate them.
Very gracious in his comments about the competition. Nice to see respectful dialog.
Too bad the blind rabid fanboys on this site aren't more like Shawn Layden.
You’re right. Shawn is seemingly a good guy. He respects the competition and have nothing but good things to say about them. I wish some of the fanboys on this site would follow suit.
Every competitor has something to bring to the industry
No one tells me what to do! I'm gonna underestimate everybody in the world and there's nothing you can do about it!
The Game Awards has really brought the industry closer together. Geoff bringing the big three execs on stage was a good thing Nintendo is the reason gaming even got this far in the first place. ....Only if same level of sportsmanship was shared by gamers All three do great things.
Nice comment. Thumbs up 👍🏾 and your comment about Nintendo, absolutely true. Glad to see some people still remember that.
Absolutely. Nintendo brought video games back from the brink, the single lowest and darkest period in gaming history. Nintendo is to video games as the Renaissance is to the Dark Ages.
That is only true for the NA market
"All three do great things" "Only if same level of sportsmanship was shared by gamers " Remember this in the future. Your comments haven't always been so bipartisan. OT: PlayStation giving credit where due..... again. Without Nintendo, and PlayStation, gaming would not be where it is today. They paved the way for competitors like Xbox and continue to be industry leaders to this day!
Do I trash talk Sony and their games no? I only go off the stupid statements and comments. I hold nothing against anyone.
You don't have to trash Sony's games to reach my point. You haven't always been so easy to deal with and this is a welcome change from you. I'd just like to see more of this from you if you seek it from others. Don't speak as if other gamers are an issue if you, yourself, can be part of the problem. That's all.
See this is what I am talking about it. Yall continue nag me over this stuff over and over again. Like if yall don't like me. Block me. SIMPLE or put me on ignore. I can have a discussion with Nintendo, Xbox and PC gamers but you PlayStation gamers always holding a grudge.
"You PlayStation gamers" Funnily enough, that actually goes back to the hypocrisy that I am talking about (also funny considering I game on PC and couldn't care less about allegiances). Regardless, if your message is that gamers should be more open to each others' differences, keep that as your platform. But, when you say stuff like the nonsense above, it makes your point null, because you do not truly believe it. Just remember that this is an open forum, where people are free to post their thoughts/views. Quoting you and challenging what you say may sometimes accompany that. Don't get mad about it. Debate the points and hopefully a good conversation can be born from it. :)
I cant share no sportsmanship because of the way you guys act. Not my fault. I remain civil. Yall continue to nag me over anything no matter what article I am on. I can never have discussion because it always lead to this because all yall want to do bring up nothing related to the topic.
Well said BehindTheRows In summary DJK1NG he's saying practice what you were preaching above. Even after his revelation above that he's actually a PC gamer, you're somehow still trying to blame PlayStation users for your behaviour. That just doesn't make sense.
I have to disagree with we are where we are because of Nintendo. But without Nintendo there would be no industry if they didn't save us in 85. But after that..... Point is, without Nintendo, and then sony, this gaming hobby would be awful.
I give all credit to Nintendo for what they managed to do, but realistically, if they didn't do what they did, then someone else would have. There was a market, and the NES wasn't the only console at the time, but they did exactly what they needed to in order to instill faith in the console market.
Nintendo didn't help anything in a lot of countries except the US. The UK was dominated by micro computers such as Commodore 64 , spectrum, Amiga and Amstrad, the NES and SNES didn't sell that well in UK, Europe and Australia/NZ. Nintendo may have saved gaming in the US but not everywhere else where the games crash didn't even happen, while the US games market was dying , the games market else where was doing just fine because of the micro computers. When consoles did take over in those countries it was the Sega mega drive (genesis) that did it.
you watched top hat gaming man on youtube and his "nintendo didnt save gaming" vid... didn't you?
@darthv72 I don't know who that is, so no. I was in the UK at the time I know what gaming was like. Also spent time in Australia and Europe at that time too.
check it out... https://youtu.be/4M_kc_fsOU...
Actually, I simply responded to your words (if they were off topic, that isn't on me). I'm just saying that, while I agree with the notion that gamers should try to be as bipartisan as possible, that needs to happen from the messenger as well. Not a big deal.
Sony and Nintendo are the console kings. Long live the kings!!
Nintendo don't really compete in the graphics space. They have good looking cartoon looking games and that is there thing and they own what they do. But they would need cutting edge to compete with Sony in the games they provide. I do like Some Nintendo games, Mario, Mario Kart. But that's it tbh.
You don't compete through graphic. You compete through the quality of games. If graphic is the first thing that come to mind when you think games from Sony or any publishers then you truly aren't seeing them a games.
Amazing graphics,gripping story telling & gameplay is what sets Sony exclusives apart from Nintendo Switch exclusives.2 different worlds.
Compete? They have a higher rated and better selling games than sony so how are they not competing?
They have stellar games, but Most of the reviews for the games your talking about, I don’t need to waste time naming them, are scored through nostalgia. If they were to review Nintendo games in the same way all games are reviewed it would be a very different story. Eg the only thing reviewed in Nintendo games is the gameplay and graphical aesthetic most of the time. There is virtually no innovation whatsoever when it comes to narrative or story of any kind which for some devs would get there games butchered. But Nintendo get a free pass. BOTW was incredible but the story was absolutely shockingly bad. There barely is one. It felt more like an incredible and extremely well done Zelda tech demo after I’d completed it and saw all the shrines. When you realize how little narrative the game has you think.... jeez imagine if it DID have a great narrative. The game would have been untouchable, I think there is just a serious lack of talent in Nintendo when it comes to narrative of any kind. Unless anyone cares to share on why they disagree. I’d be interested to see 🙂
@Xexal "And game like GoW and TLoU are scored through financial incentives like over the top review packs." if you grow up playing games for simpletons in storytelling, of course you wouldn't know how to appreciate good and powerful storytelling in those games you trolled! and Nintendo won't have anything that looks groundbreaking like those games either for another 2 gens maybe! if the pinnacle of storytelling in games for you is "beat-bad-guys-save-princ ess" which is like EVERY Nintendo game EVER, it's your loss! don't you dare put them in the same league. Nintendo will NEVER have anything memorable story-wise like GoW, TLoU, Nier Automata, MGS and so on.
Im not talking opinions, nintendo have higher rated and better selling games than sony and that is a fact, so i ask again, how is that not competing when they can release games that sell in the numbers that they do?
By definition you don't want to underestimate anyone or in general, strive for accuracy.
Maybe it's just me but I just don't see Nintendo's Switch current exclusive software library compared to Sony's. I'm guessing because most of Sony's exclusives are catered to a mature/adult community which most of the time has my interest. Though it's a good thing that Nintendo is doing well in the videogame market.
Nothing wrong with that. Sony make the games you want or the games you find interest in.
Jack Tretton is still the best but shawn is cool too.
Also never underestimate Nintendo when it comes to pulling out on a deal at the last minute...*Playstaion Nintendo console collab back in the 90's* *wink wink*
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