Sony boss Jack Tretton has slammed both Nintendo and Microsoft saying their platforms are running out of steam in 2011.
Furthermore, the Sony CEO branded Nintendo’s handhelds as "babysitting tools".
Speaking to CNN’s Fortune, Tretton explained how Sony had been at the forefront of ‘cutting edge technology’ with the PlayStation 3 which he says is "just hitting its stride."
However, Tretton took the opportunity to call out the competition saying that both would struggle to remain relevant in 2011 citing the lack of a hard drive in Nintendo’s Wii console and dismissing the accuracy of Xbox 360′s Kinect sensor.
"They’re starting to run out of steam now in terms of continuing to be relevant in 2011 and beyond," said Tretton. "I mean, you’ve gotta be kidding me. Why would I buy a gaming system without a hard drive in it? How does this thing scale? Motion gaming is cute, but if I can only wave my arms six inches, how does this really feel like I’m doing true accurate motion gaming?"
Tretton went on to poke fun at Nintendo’s DS family which he named the "Game Boy Experience".
"Our view of the ‘Game Boy experience’ is that it’s a great babysitting tool, something young kids do on airplanes, but no self-respecting twenty-something is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those," he says. "He’s too old for that."
Bitter comment? The Nintendo DS systems have sold 146 million units worldwide dwarfing the PSP’s 67 million.
We’ll see if Jack doesn’t find him self tucking into his own words when Sony shows off their line-up for the next 12 months at E3 this June.
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