Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime recently stated in an interview with Industry Gamers that he doesn’t believe that the motion controller for the Playstation 3, Playstation Move, will succeed in drawing away customers from the Nintendo Wii. Despite the obvious advantages the Playstation 3 has when compared to the Nintendo Wii, such as HD-graphics and more powerful online-capabilities, Fils-Aime doubts the overall Playstation Move-strategy will prove succesfull in the long run.
“That’s the piece that to me is very interesting. So I’m a consumer and I’m having a great experience with my Wii. […] What’s going to motivate them to spend minimally $300 for a new [Playstation 3] system, plus minimally $100 for the Move motion bundle? So [as a consumer] now I’m into this for $400 and I still have to spend money on software. What’s going to motivate me to do that?”
In response to the in-depth presentation of the Playstation Move at the Game Developers Conference, Fils-Aime stated that “if imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then I’m blushing.”