Moore: “No inkling” of next gen consoles, current cycle sales could be “biggest ever”

Friday, 1 May 2009 15:03 GMT By Patrick Garratt


EA Sports president Peter Moore has told VG247 that he has yet to see sign of Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft working on next generation hardware, and that the current cycle has a “long runway”.

“There’s no inkling of any new development being done,” said the boss.

“I mean, I’m sure somewhere, someone in all three companies is working on it, but nothing that we see, and we’re excited about that, quite frankly.”

The existing generation could beat all records, said Moore.

“From an industry point of view, how long the cycle is, I think we’ve still got a long runway here ahead of us, and as a software publisher I’m enthusiastic,” he said.

“I think this could be our biggest generation ever, when you think of the sheer numbers.”

Moore added that stiff demand for current hardware meant we’re going to be working with existing machines for the foreseeable future.

“I think we’ve got a lot of money we can make in this generation ahead of us here, and hardware manufacturers in the same way don’t want to start making that investment while there’s still a lot of money to be made,” he said.

Moore was speaking to us in London at EA’s spring showcase last week. Parts one and two of the interview are now live.