While fanboys and gamecats wage war in the name of Microsoft and Sony’s gaming boxes, PlayStation software senior brand manager Scott McCarthy’s taken a different stand on the matter.
For him, beating Microsoft’s install base is an afterthought, the real goal for them is to make tons of cash.
“So do we pass Xbox 360? At the moment, I think weâ€™re trying to just keep up with inventory and trying to move as many units as we can through the channel. Itâ€™s also one of those things where, do we notice what Microsoft is doing? Obviously, they are our competition. But is it like we surpass Microsoft or we fail? No,” McCarthy told Industry Gamers. “Our goal is to be profitable and weâ€™re going to achieve that this year and do even better next year.”
He added: “Thatâ€™s been Nintendoâ€™s position for years. We have a very aggressive plan this year. And when weâ€™re profitable weâ€™re happy. If we happen to close the gap with Microsoft in the meantime, then thatâ€™s good too.”
So to my friends on either side of the fence. Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft’s, can we all just get along? After all, these corporate companies executives will sooner or later meet up at massive parties for the wealthy, and drink rum and Redbull whilst they laugh at the silly altercations happening in comment sections of gaming’s web.
Can we, for once, just show mutual respect at least?
God help us.