Difference between PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii is “so little”, says SCEE president

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 09:20 GMT

Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said it’s “little things like PlayTV” that will swing consumers towards PS3 as the differences between the three major consoles on the market are so slight.

“Just as when you see two top football teams playing, the margin of error [is so small], the difference between Xbox and ourselves and Wii is so little, that you’ve got to have these little things like PlayTV on PS3 or GoExplore on PSP to make the difference, so the consumer says, ‘I’ll have that one, please,'” he said.

Software’s still the focus, though, as SCE boss Kaz Hirai labored in our chat last night.

“The number one priority is still having the great games every month,” said Reeves. “We know that that’s what fundamentally drives the business. Some consumers, though, look a little bit to the right, a little bit to the left, and say, ‘Well, interesting: it’s got a hard drive, and there’s PlayTV as well. That means I can get digital terrestrial TV.’

“It’s still 90 percent games, though.”

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