Sony’s CEO Jack Tretton made a comment last week saying the Nintendo DS was a great babysitting tool and that no twenty something person is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those, when I read this article when it was first released I couldn’t believe it. There has always been a disagreement between those who are Nintendo fans and Song but to say such a comment is ridicules.
As a twenty something with a Nintendo Ds system with many games I seem to find this statement almost laughable of the ignorance. Mario is too childish? Since when did anyone put a banned on how old you are to enjoy a video game no matter the age? Not everyone is interested in the Xbox and Playstation games I mean how many war games and madden football can be made plus it’s not everyone’s cup of tea to enjoy blood and gut violence on are consoles some of us just want to relax with something fun. As for the comment about Mario this is a classic game that people have been playing since the 80s most of us have grown up with the many Mario series of games, What Sony game has done that? People young and old still enjoy it.
The game line up for the Nintendo Ds is huge there is games of all types and some of the best games out there are made from Nintendo ds, a babysitting toy? The new Nintendo 3DS is a 250 dollar device would you let a child you’re babysitting play it? I highly doubt that. Not to mention the fact that Sony has been stealing Nintendo’s ideas for years! After looking at the PSP and the lineup of games I was trying to decide if I would want this system with the new price drop, quite honestly after reading this article I wouldn’t give Sony a red cent. Making jokes and bashing a company to attempt to gain customers is a low blow especially to a company who has been above them for years!
“Nice try Sony!”
Sassy Tech Girl,