Schappert: PS3 “is on fire”

Sunday, 27th June 2010 20:21 GMT By Joe Anderson


Electronic Arts COO John Schappert has been speaking enthusiastically about PS3, going as far to say “it’s on fire.”

Speaking in an interview with IGN, Schappert explained he feels PS3 is on the up, and EA is happy to help it get there.

“We’re platform agnostic. We sell more software on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 than anybody,” he said. “That being said, we partnered with Sony on the press conference; we were on their stage and got to announce some things.

“I wouldn’t read too much into what we’re showing the demo’s on, but I will tell you, in the marketplace, the PlayStation 3 is doing incredibly well.”

PS3 has seen growing fortunes for some time thanks to some good decision-making by Sony, Schappert added.

“Since Sony changed the PS3 form factor, rolled out the Kevin Butler marketing campaign and launched some great content, the box is on fire,” he said.

“Now the problem is you haven’t been able to find it at retail, it’s been out of stock. But I think they’ll fix that soon.

“We have high hopes on the PlayStation 3 this year. Again, we like them all, but PlayStation 3 is doing very strong right now.”

EA announced at E3 it will be releasing two special editions especially for PS3 with Dead Space 2 – including Dead Space: Extraction and Move support – and Medal of Honor – including an HD version of Medal of Honor: Frontline – being released later this year.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, which was released earlier this month in the US, will also support PlayStation Move when the motion peripheral is launched in September.



  1. Erthazus

    Why Microsoft lost him?
    I liked him a lot. He is very smart and funny guy. He even knew how to troll others without firing the competition.

    Now, Microsoft is full of douchebags (like Greenberg or Don Matrick) or not so good people.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Razor

    PS3 needs to be $199 ASAP to be truly on fire. The longer Sony wait, the less of an impact it will have when it’s reduced.

    MS still has good people; Greenberg can give intelligent interviews, but unfortunately they’re extremely rare so he just sounds like an idiot most of the time.

    Long live Peter Moore.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. NiceFellow

    For a Sony, PS3, EA centric story the only image you could find only mentions MS and Live?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. itwa5medicks

    I just wish EA would return to their roots back when they were electronic arts, those early genesis games were top notch and out of the box. I did like there sports games but I dont play sports games anymore.

    It just seems like latley EA either makes weak copies of popular games or buys the franchise and ruins the game.

    What I’d love to see is a new mutant league hockey!!! At least make us a HD version with online play!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Malmer

    itwa5medicks: What? EA has never been better than it is nowdays.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. polygem

    Ms just signed an exclusive deal with acti for cod dlc…ea wants to push their shooters and ms was already kissing actis asses so they now kiss sonys asses…then they tell us their versions.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. mathare92
    someone was always going to do it :D

    #7 5 years ago
  8. TerryWogan

    What the fuck does George Costanza know about video games?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. ExclusivesMostly

    @3: Good point :) :) :)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. ExclusivesMostly

    More AAA titles on the way so it’s only gonna get better.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Mike Honcho

    OMFG that is George Costanza.

    By the way, I’m looking forward to the HD-remake of MOH FRONTLINE ….. I enjoyed that game back in the day.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. threadzilla

    I would have to agree with this guy

    #12 5 years ago
  13. AceTheGamer23

    I been saying it for a long time now, that Sony would be at the top soon enough its there time and they will soon say there the system was built to last even before the Move controller it have a 10year life cycle and also It Only Does Everything

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Dannybuoy

    Mine almost literally was on fire the other day. Was playing in 27 degree heat and during a very heavy battle in God of War III the fans went into overdrive. It thought she was gonna blow!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Crysis

    27 degrees, seems like it’s winter here with that temperature :P

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Blerk

    Surprising, it’s usually the 360 that’s on fire. :-D

    #16 5 years ago
  17. ExclusivesMostly

    :) :) :)

    #17 5 years ago

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