In a slightly frustrating interview with VentureBeat, Sony’s head of Digital, Jack Buser, seems quite happy to downplay Microsoft and Nintendo – suggesting that they’ve “lost the plot”.
“I think we’ve had a fantastic E3,” he said. “I’ve watched all of our competitors very closely. And I think we did a very good job of drawing a solid line in the sand here at E3, and standing up with our back straight as PlayStation and saying, ‘We’re for gamers.'”
“We are for the gamer first and foremost. Everything we do at PlayStation, we ask ourselves first, ‘What’s right for the gamer?'”
Apparently, and without wanting to beat the dead horse, that’s Wonderbook. I’m a gamer, and I don’t care about it at all – I’d, like most people, had rather they spent those twenty minutes trying to show what the Vita can do rather than relying on people like us.
“The reaction to the press conference has been just amazingly positive. While some of our competitors, seemingly, are losing the plot, forgetting what built this industry,” he said. “It was the gamer.”
“I’m biased,” he remarked, “but these are the best games I’ve ever seen, and they’re exclusive to our platform. These are the types of games that gamers want, and they’re pushing what a console game can be to the next level. It’s not yet another rehash of the same old thing; these are truly innovative, genre-breaking experiences that can only be found on PlayStation.”
It’s this annoyingly inward approach that normally makes me switch off.
So I did. You might have more luck.