Sony Admits the Wii U is a ‘Potential Risk’

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

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Earlier today, GamesIndustry International reported that Sony admitted the Wii U could be a “potential risk” to the PS3. Though, it seems that Sony isn’t really too worried about that.

“It’s obviously a potential risk but we feel really good about our content,” said Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Europe. “Obviously, it comes down to content. There are people who buy gadgets for the sake of the gadget, but that’s pretty niche. We feel good about our line-up that we showed at E3. We’re very excited about publishing it. We’ve got 30 million (hardware sales target) for this year, it’s a big number but we’ve got the tools to go out and deliver that.”

Considering how some people previously said that the PS3 and the Vita can do everything the Wii U can, but better, it doesn’t surprise me that Sony isn’t too worried about the Wii U. What does surprise me is the fact that Sony didn’t bundle the PS3 and the Vita together. Maybe they’re waiting for Nintendo to announce a price point and release date, or something.


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  • Hasn’t the PS3 been costing Sony something like $4.7 billion in revenue? They’ve been in trouble for a while. Especially since the identity crisis last year, and of course, the consistently poor showing of the Vita.

  • John Ellis

    I like the idea of controlling the PS3 with a Vita rather than controlling the Wii U with that over sized controller, the Wii U Pro Controller looks better. The Wii U may turn out to be a very good console, but currently it’s not looking to good, the only good games shown so far are 3rd party, honestly Wii Fit U and Nintendo Land are just awful.

    • Ninty

      What about Pikmin 3? That game looked good and it’s a first party title.

    • John Ellis

      That does look good and I’m exited for Smash Bros Universe, but as it stands for launch titles there aren’t any killer apps.

  • They said they weren’t afraid of the 3DS and look at how that turned out.

  • Gadgets for the sake of gadgets huh? Yeah, buying a PS3 was very stupid until recently, that good games started coming.