Did Sony’s Jack Tretton just own Nintendo and Microsoft?

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If you didn’t catch up with your daily dose of gaming news over the weekend, the big story that you may have missed is undoubtedly Sony CEO Jack Tretton’s extremely bold comments about his competitors in the gaming industry, specifically Nintendo and Microsoft.

Tretton decided to take a few pot shots at both companies in a recent interview with Fortune magazine. During the interview he labelled Nintendo’s handheld systems ‘babysitting tools’ and added that they offer a ‘gameboy experience’ which ”no self-respecting twenty-something is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those. He’s too old for that.”

Talk about not holding back Jack! But he wasn’t finished there. He also had time to state that he believes the Xbox 360 and also the Nintendo Wii are ‘running out of a steam’, while also criticizing Nintendo’s lack of hard drive for the Wii and Microsoft’s Kinect motion system for it’s ‘six-itch limitation’.

What are your thoughts on this gamers? Firstly, if you have a Nintendo DS or 3DS and you’re over 20 – feel free to defend yourself about Tretton’s babysitting tools claims! Secondly, do you think the Xbox 360 is ‘running out of steam compared to the Sony PS3′.

We have a feeling that Nintendo and Microsoft are going to hit back at Sony soon after this – it’s usually Aaron Greenberg who is first to step up to the plate.

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  • joker gallagher

    ya i have a 3DS, why? cus its FUN and yes im 21 but, what dues he think makes it so grate as to not being a baby sitting tool? the fact that psp never realy took off? what a grate argument. the fact that wii sold almost more then xbox and ps3 combined. that kinect is ready for 4 players, as ware move you need 8 parts to play with 4 people, and…ugh hem NO SELF RESPECTING GAMER WOULD PLAY WITH A GLOW IN THE DARK BALL ON THE END OF THEIR CONTROLLER!!!!!

    and sony has what to offer that xbox duesent? blue ray and 3D? well hear is some news. blue ray is still not main stream, and xbox can run 3D just fine, IF you have a 3D tv any way. fine for those of you who can spend that much on a TV, a ps3, and move.
    and omg how many times did kinetic beat the record for fastest selling electronic? this guy has some nerve to think he has ground to stand on, when their portable system and home system arnt selling, and being suid for like the 3rd time this year. nintendo knows how to sell, and xbox knows what customers want. sony…..knows how to over charge?
    not that i dont own a psp and a ps3, and plan on getting a NGP…..but YA….they still dont realy know what their doing

    • STEVE

      I think before making any sort of comment you should probably bring your grammar up to a "21 year old" level, otherwise, you just make yourself look like an idiot.

  • shock

    what a dick

  • Tyler Green

    So he is disrespecting kinect, that has NO remotes, especially remotes that would look pretty similar to the wii. Also I’m not really a fan of nintendo but everyone knows that nintendo is more “Child” based.

  • BigLord

    AHHHHHHAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMMFAO!!!! SONY ALLDAY IF THEM OTHER GUYS HAVE AN ISSUE HERE'S A TISSUE!!!!

  • gus

    I personally think….. Who gives a crap! He can say what he wants. Just look at nintendo their demographic is childen/families and fat ppl who get more self worth out of exercising in their living room then going outside! The wii had its phase and its pretty much died. With microsoft they came out in hd but hd dvd’s didn’t last long, blue ray is the future so get with the times.

  • LOW

    OWN NO THE WII BEEN OWNING THE PS3 FROM DAY ONE AND THE XBOX ITS ONLY THE SECONED ONE AND STILL TOOK A HUGE PART OF SONYS MARKET SHARE WAIT TIL THE THRID ONE COME OUT, PLAYSTATION WOULD HAVE TO PUT OUT A FOURTH ONE JUST TO KEEP UP LOL SORRY TO BURST YOU FANBOY BUBBLE ALAN NG