Schappert: PS3 “is on fire”

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


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.

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