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.”