Sony Admits Wii U Is Potential Threat To PS3


Sony and Microsoft have mostly been sidestepping Nintendo’s new console Wii U, categorizing the new machine as nothing more than a platform stock between two generations: the present and the one to come. It’s lukewarm, then, neither hot nor cold. But a Sony top executive has now admitted that Wii U is indeed a potential threat to PS3, nonetheless the firm feels pretty good about the content it has incoming.

That’s according to Sony Europe head Jim Ryan who spoke to GamesIndustry recently:

“It’s obviously a potential risk but we feel really good about our content. Obviously, it comes down to content. There are people who buy gadgets for the sake of the gadget, but that’s pretty niche. We feel good about our line-up that we showed at E3. We’re very excited about publishing it. We’ve got 30 million PS3s (sales target) for this year, it’s a big number but we’ve got the tools to go out and deliver that.”

What do you guys think, should Sony be afraid for PS3 once Wii U is released?

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6 Comments on "Sony Admits Wii U Is Potential Threat To PS3"

  1. June 14, 2012 at 5:55 am -

    Looks like this site has become a let’s bash anything Sony from all the articles relating to Sony.

  2. nick June 14, 2012 at 5:59 am -

    wont matter.
    simply because once next gen systems release the wiiu wont be able to compete with those, and once they release current gen systems will receive a price drop which should help them compete with the wiiu.
    but that all depends on that happening of course.
    all depends on the juice and games it receives too, if it really is significantly more power than current systems and receives allot of support than it certainly will cause headaches for current gen systems.
    but who cares?
    does not matter because $ony and M$ wont care because they will have newer systems out so who cares if their previous systems dont compete?
    as ive always said ninty did themselves a big disservice with the wii!
    being less powerful than the competition has made the wii run out of steam quicker than it did.
    considering how well it has sold, imagine how well it would of done if it was up to ps3 standards!
    probably would of shattered ps2 sales records!
    eh, but because of that i really cant see the wiiu causing too much of a headache for its competitors.
    i cant see many people buying a wiiu over a ps4 or 720 simply because they offer 2 very different things.
    buying a wiiu over a current system though is much more likely, but who cares they have run their course.

  3. Ernice Gilbert June 14, 2012 at 8:49 am -

    @Gossip: I beg to differ. We are a pretty opinionated bunch here on GT, and the majority of us have PS3s, or both consoles. Some also have gaming rigs, like Linglingjr. If anything we bring a lot of positive Sony news, and cover many of their games.

  4. June 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm -

    @Ernice i know the site isn’t bias. But it seemed to me from the last few articles the last couple of days that that was the direction this site was going. Sony simply couldn’t do anything right from being in last place to the move.

  5. narwall14 June 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm -

    you got to get use to it here i feel you but sony just isn’t a big thing around here.Dont get me wrong i love sony ps3, psvta etc

  6. Ghost250 June 15, 2012 at 1:19 am -

    @gossip its not bias its just that everyone here is not delusional, we point out the faults of each company good or bad. we don’t sugar coat stuff, we tell it like it is some agree some don’t. but thats what is good about this site we might not agree on everything but we all can see from others perspectives. no fanboys here only strong opinionated users which is good imo.

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