Do PS3 Owners Have More Refined Tastes Than Other Gamers?
“Sony has a more artistic and adult-focused taste. They care about how grown-ups feel toward their games. The player who owns a PlayStation 3 is more likely to be interested in artistic games compared to Wii and Xbox 360.”
Jenova Chen, thatgamecompany’s co-founder, stoking a very large fire to fuel fanboy rage. thatgamecompany, started in 2006, is responsible for PSN hits such as Flower and Journey, two titles created under an exclusivity contract with Sony. Not accusing Jenova of bias by mentioning that fact (I’ll let you do that for me).
There has certainly been instances where Xbox 360 titles, especially downloadable ones, have proven the console’s users have more eclectic taste than Mr. Chen gives them credit for. And just look at the Wii…and promptly look away because it’s impossible to argue away that system’s good-to-bad ratio of titles (i.e. the Curse of Shovelware) and also explain its continued success.
Jenova Chen has this knack for making comments that always fall between being brilliant and being steeped in controversy – but he never fails to be quotable. This time, fans of Microsoft and Nintendo are guaranteed to get incensed over his words. I’m curious to also hear from gamers that aren’t aligned with just one console, but own more than one.
So, gaming populace at large, how does Jenova’s comment make you feel?