Take Two’s CEO, Ben Feder…”The PS3 with Move, in my view, is the Wii HD system.”


Ben Feder of Take Two retells a story of his once 9 year old son who loved the Wii. Now that his son is in his early teens, he is “too embarrassed’ to bring his friends over because he does not own an HD system. Mr. Feder expect that there could be an entire generation of gamers that feel this exact way.

Essentially people grow out of the Wii and move on to HD systems is the point Mr. Feder is trying to get across.

Read below for his quotes. What do you guys think? Is the PS3 Move the Wii in HD?

Feder finished his talk by re-telling a story of how his son received a Wii when he was 9 years old, saying he’s now in his early teens and is “too embarrassed” to bring his friends over because he doesn’t have a HD system. He said he expects there is an entire generation of gamers who feel the same way and will migrate to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when Move and Kinect are launched later this year.

“What Sony and Microsoft have really done with Kinect and Move, especially Move, is provide a bridge for guys that are used to playing the Wii system with the wand and bringing them over to a HD system,” Feder explained. “The PS3 with Move, in my view, is the Wii HD system. I think maybe Mom isn’t playing, but the kids are ‘graduating,’ and Microsoft and Sony have both provided a bridge to bring them over.

“I do believe Nintendo did widen the audience; I can’t tell you how many people are going to ‘graduate,’ but I do believe they raised a generation of kids to play videogames that are now growing up and wanting a true HD experience.”


Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Emrah on September 15th, 2010 [ 7319 Points ]

    I can agree with him. Move is an evolution of motion gaming in terms of precision. It is not going to be ground-breaking, but there certainly is a crowd who wouldn’t mind upgrading to a Blu-ray player HD Gaming system, from inferior hardware.

    One thing that is interesting is how Sony is not playing its Home card. you can’t use your Home avatar in Sports Championships, it would be the perfect fit for that game. People would check out Home more, say, if Home had Move related mini games, and Sony could show off its tech demos there.

  2. #2 by Tosh on September 15th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    Emrah: if Home had Move related mini games, and Sony could show off its tech demos there

    That’s a great idea Emrah!

  3. #3 by UbeRamza on September 15th, 2010 [ 915 Points ]

    It will be nice to play motion controlled games with controllers that are actually made for grown-ups. One of my biggest gripes with Nintendo’s Systems is that while alot of Nintendo’s fans have grown up it seems as though their controllers have gotten smaller. I could never understand why they can’t make bigger controllers.
    The Playstation’s controllers have always been the perfect size for most peoples hands including my kids. My kids have never had problems using playstation controllers even when they were four and five years old. So what the hell is up with Nintendo that they can’t make bigger contollers.
    Thanks to the Move, all of us grown-ups can better enjoy motion controlled gaming and more mature games at the same time.

  4. #4 by Eddie on September 15th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Not everyone has ogre hands and feet Mr. size 12 so the women love me lol

  5. #5 by derrickgott007 on September 15th, 2010

    I agree. I have big hands too (I’m 6’3″) and even the dual shock feels a little small at times when my thumbs hit on analog sticks. How big is the move controller and the sub controller?

  6. #6 by Eddie on September 15th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    can us 5’8″ guys get some love too? lol

  7. #7 by EdEN on September 15th, 2010 [ 142801 Points ]

    Ah, I would like to see this kids that “outgrow” the Wii and pity them. Nintendo is the foundation of this industry after saving it from Atari’s crash and their franchises are the best, most well rounded games. I’m 31 and haven’t “outgrown” the Wii or feel “embarrassed” to play it. That’s pure bull coming from Take Two who mainly develop for 360 and PS3.

    @UbeRamza: I got the same impression the first time I saw a Wiimote but after actually playing with the controller for a couple of months after launch I had no problem with the size: it’s not too heavy so you’re not tired after using it for prolonged gaming sessions and it just feels right.

    Again, this is PS3blog.net and it will be pretty hard to change anyone’s mind. I find it’s easier for those that grew up with the NES to give the Wii a go. Those whose first console was a PSX are harder to convince.

  8. #8 by Eddie on September 15th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    I grew up with Nintendo. Same age as you. UbeRamza is in the same boat as well. He use to be a hardcore nintendo fan. I remember doing the SNES vs Genesis thing with him back in the day.

    I completely agree with Feder for the most part. I’m not embarrassed by my Wii by any means, but grown out of it? Absolutely.

    Nintendo had two Ace’s in the hole this gen. Their great first party line up and motion. Now they only have 1 Ace in the hole.

  9. #9 by Oly on September 15th, 2010 [ 132360 Points ]

    Tosh:

    That’s a great idea Emrah!  

    ^

    I clicked on something yesterday that said Move event is going on now in Home, by mistake and it started loading Home. I’m not sure what it was, as I quit b4 it finished loading. Assumed it was something you could use the move with??

  10. #10 by Darrin on September 15th, 2010 [ 17143 Points ]

    Interesting voice of confidence.

    When he says “HD”, he’s referring to more than the pixel resolution, he’s implying the more elaborate and immersive type games you get on PS3/360 vs Wii.

  11. #11 by derrickgott007 on September 15th, 2010

    Yeah calling it wii hd conveys a bad image since it does soooooo much more than a wii ever could.

  12. #12 by Emrah on September 15th, 2010 [ 7319 Points ]

    One question: Does sports championship support multiple logins? I hope it does. It should encourage competition within the same household, as well as your distant friends. If it doesn’t, I’d like to boo Sony for their mega-incompetence in not caring for gamer identities.

  13. #13 by Jack on September 15th, 2010 [ 100 Points ]

    PS3—>move, XBOX–>kinect
    would we have wii hd or wii2 soon… It will be nice competition

  14. #14 by Jay on September 15th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    I think Nintendo’s biggest focus will be on the 3DS until the next gen. They’re selling too many Wii systems to care for a new console release.

  15. #15 by Oly on September 15th, 2010 [ 132360 Points ]

    Emrah:

    One question: Does sports championship support multiple logins? I hope it does. It should encourage competition within the same household, as well as your distant friends. If it doesn’t, I’d like to boo Sony for their mega-incompetence in not caring for gamer identities.  

    ^

    Good question.. I sure hope so as well… LBP is by far the best when it comes to importing users from the same household


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