Sony: The Wii U is so 2006

We're not too bothered about the Wii U.

President of Sony computer Entertainment America, Jack Tretton seemed pretty unaffected by the Wii U.

When asked about PlayStation 4 he said that Nintendo’s new system has not made them hurry up with their next console.

I didn’t see anything about Nintendo’s announcement that said ‘Oh, we’d better get working on rolling out a new PlayStation here pretty soon. Our attitude is kind of ‘welcome to the party.’ If you’re looking at being a multimedia entertainment device, if you’re looking at high def gaming, that was 2006 for us.

He also went on to say that the PlayStation 3 is pretty much future proof and still has a lot of years left in it yet.

What we’ve seen from the competition is trying to add features that already exist in PlayStation 3. We invested heavily in that, we rolled a very heavy rock up a steep hill, through the launch period. But now I think that all pays off, and we’ve got a long run way behind it. So, I wouldn’t look for any discussion of a next generation PlayStation for quite some time.

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  1. Good news and bad news

    What about motion gaming Jack, when was that for you? I really find Sony’s sneering attitude childish.

  2. bamby

    u now what is funny that this is the same company that in 2006 say the same about the wii cuse it was a ps2 but the wii finish #1 and they copy not only the motion but also the disign, the move is just a round wii remote with bwatter motion and now they say this about the wii u i see sony in 2015 makin a new tablet for the ps3 or coming aout with the ps4 and the new controler a wii u controler black witha big screen and more round shape sony U CAN GO TO HELLLLL

  3. Mariomaster1

    Sony……just, no. Face it, that Wii U is just awesome and you in fact thought that its predecessor, the Wii, was so great that you decided to copy it and make PlayStation Move! So yeah, just keep quiet because to us your opinion is nothing…….not one single thing.

  4. George Tirebiter

    Jack Tretton is a tool, end of story.

  5. Timothy Stevens

    Sony amuses me sometimes while i give them a A+ for trying to seem positive and in control when they really been having a bad time this generation with them getting hacked Repeatedly and them losing money and all that.

    About the Ps3 being future proof I dont belive that but I feel their going use their PSVIta to extend the Playstation 3 life by making them work together like with Wipeout.

  6. Ostro

    Simple Sony-style. Ignore the ideas behind devices and products that are not made by Sony and talk about something totally irrelevant.
    I didn’t see anything about the Wii U that said “it’s all about HD”. Sure, Sony doesn’t need the PS4, they will simply get on stage at next year’s E3 and present a crappy controller that’s supposed to be the future of gaming. Just like “real time weapon change” was revolutionary last year.

  7. Oldergamer

    Mr Tretton is one of the primary reasons I don’t support Sony.

  8. Jmaster720

    Troll is A Troll. Watch Sony copy the Wii U in the next few years :P

  9. Adam

    Lmao! HD gaming was ur 2006? motion sensing and ability was nintendos 2006.

    Also features already in PS3? I didn’t know PS3 controller has a screen, camera, and microphone!(Sarcasm)

    Just watch Wii U will sky rocket in sales and sony will try to copy. Just wait on see!

  10. ulysses

    there goes jack treton speaking out his ass again. thats the same douche who said the 3DS is a tool for babysitting kids. this kind of attitude makes me hate owning sony consoles.

  11. Biohazard

    The Wii U is so 2006; that’s why we are going to copy it in 2013!

  12. VirtualJudgement

    I really do like the Playstation brand but Sony is being fucking stupid right now.

  13. wiiu f☆☆k mii

    DUALSHOCK SO 1996 pc went HD 20 years before playstation IDIOT MAN

  14. FL767

    I love how they’re trying to compare the parts of the Wii U that are on the Playstation with the PS3 without acknowledging the inovation. Yes, the PS3 IS better than an HD Wii. But the Wii U is not an HD console only. HD is a sideline feature to all the amazing stuff going on there, like the touch-screen controller and the VolP applications and the 3DS connectivity and the freaking games that aren’t FPSs/GTAs.

    Gee, meanwhile on Sony Forums…

  15. Caleb Rex

    Really, Mr. Tretton? As much as I like Sony’s consoles, I hate how their CEO (their friggin’ CEO, for goodness’ sake) bashes on other consoles. That’s not classy at all.

  16. nottingham forest rule

    long load times and obsolete pads dont do it for me

    i dont twin stick a fps its 2011 for gods sake

  17. ace the fox

    Iwata and myamoto of nintendo are humble as monks. and sonys which has no true first party title ands playstation divison ceo acts like a child being told someones better at doing something. “the do more in a year than sony has done since mucis has improved”. sony”but we had hd first and we have playstation” world:”so”

  18. noms eater

    I used to like Sony but when I finally opened my eyes, I saw that they’re just a bunch of douchebags! Sony is afraid of competition when they should know competition is what sells. Jack Tretton acts like a fanboy!!! And he shouldn’t be bashing Nintendo because without Nintendo there wouldn’t be any Playstation as Nintendo was the one who brought Sony into the video gaming industry… Just saying.

    • Mariomaster1

      I know right?! Becasue now that i think about it, I remeber reading somewhere that Nintendo brought video gaming back to the world in the first place…..so in some way, Nintendo brought about the creation of both the PlayStation and XBOX in this sense? So yeah, shut the hell up other game companies………you know nothing! If it wasn’t for Nintendo in the first place, you may not have even existed……..and how would the world be without Microsoft?! I’m not sure about Sony…..but Microsoft’s computer based hardware would likely be missed, no?

  19. Andodel

    I really don’t believe this. Sony is acting like the PS3 was a huge success, when all it did was lose them money. The technology was better then the 360, and they had a free online network, however, the PS3 costs the same as the 360. Add in the recent embarrassing PSN hack, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they dropped out of the home console market. The whole idea is to make money, not throw it away. Nintendo managed to do that with the Wii, and Sony saw this and essentially copied the Wii mote and charged a fortune in hopes of actually making money. Sony just try’s to throw on the best graphics, and then copy other ideas. At least MS didn’t just downright copy it, they actually took it a step further.
    I’d also like to point out that the graphics are at there peak, he pretty much proved that when he said they wouldn’t need to make another console for a while. Nintendo’s new console will have HD as well as something new, for if he thinks the PS3 can last a while, then why couldn’t the Wiiu?

  20. Shaun

    I think Sony is right they don’t need a new console right now. Besides they should wait until the wii u let them do there thing. Study what the wii u can do, learn from that and develop something better than blue ray… Sony next console need to have better online game play. I have an xbox. I don’t play my playstation much cuz of that. I have a friend working for the Microsoft company, and what I’m hearing from him the next xbox is going to kill them.

  21. its so 2006 it hasn’t even came yet maybe in japan but it didn’t come at that time

    • So what? It’s just Wii version of a PSP mixed with a 3Ds! No biggy. Games these days are getting boring or out of whack. Its true. Even if it was in 3D. HELLO?! Movies are in 3D! And they STINK! So I hope they won’t mess it up like they did in the theaters.