Kojima Compares PS3, 360, Wii

Hideo Kojima, father of the Metal Gear Solid games, gave his thoughtful views on the three next-gen consoles. In remarks given to OPM, Kojima reminisced about his previous analogies on what kind of machines the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii were. "To refresh your memory, last year I said the PlayStation 3 was a big meal that you have once a year, the 360 was a special meal that you have on weekends, and the Revolution – as it was called at the time – was your everyday meal. Last year, it was the same family changing meals according to the situation; that was my line on it."

Kojima,s metaphors have since changed. He said, "Now, the PlayStation 3 is like a movie theater for people who want to see this movie on the big screen with THX and 5.1 audio, even if they have to pay a high price. The Xbox 360 is DVD. Basically, you don’t know what movie you want to see, so you go to the store and see if you can pick up a good one. The Wii is like a TV for when you’re home and you don’t know what you want to watch but you have that variety."

In continuance of his philosophical meanderings, he made remarks about what he thought people would enjoy by comparing their experiences to different types of entertainment media, "We can’t wait long to turn on TV, and also, the programs have to be in all varieties so everyone is satisfied, as opposed to the movie theaters, where everything has to be high spec. People want high emotions. You want to be touched watching it on the big screen. For DVD, or the 360, you need to have a lot of variety so when people stop by they’ll pick up your product."


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