Nintendo Wii An Impulse Buy, Says Sony Rep
Dave Karraker is the number one Sony fanboy. Well, he probably should be considering his position as Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) spokesman. Karraker has lashed out at the competition from Microsoft in the past, and now he's focused on ripping apart the Nintendo Wii and those who made it a holiday season sensation.
Last year Karraker spat some serious hate at the Xbox 360, calling the system's HD DVD add-on an "unfortunate" decision not capable of "true HD" playback. He later smacked down the Xbox 360 again, calling Microsoft's plans for Xbox Live HD movie and TV downloads a "disservice" to anyone who bought a non-hard drive Core system. Yeah, like anyone buys those.
Well, now it's the little Wii's turn to take some Karraker heat. He told The New York Times that Nintendo's console "could be considered an impulse buy more than anything else." Ohhh, burn. Furthermore, Karraker added that the Wii didn't even belong in the same category as his company's bulky system.
Karraker's comments are probably meant to counterbalance the Times' story, which argues that it's been much easier to find the PS3 despite its lower availability than the Wii. However, to most it will sound like sour grapes, considering the widespread appeal of motion sensitive gameplay.