THQ says console war is "irrelevant"
- Posted April 7th, 2008 at 08:10 EDT by Michael Harradence
THQ Worldwide Studios head Jack Sorenson has branded the on-going format war between Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo as “totally irrelevant.”
Sorenson told Gamesindustry.biz that he feels there is "too much of an emphasis on the sports aspect of who's winning and losing."
"I think [the console war] is totally irrelevant. Even in the history of the business, other than something like the Dreamcast, you can do decent business on lots of platforms," he offered.
"So the issue is not who wins, it's can an independent publisher do a good business on that platform. We're thinking everything from high-end MMO all the way to cell phones."
Sorenson pointed to the publisher’s success with the Game boy Advance, suggesting that the company would be willing to release games on older platforms, provided they were still viable.
“There's a ubiquity of gaming out there, and the platform is really just a medium. If that makes sense [we'll publish on] PlayStation 2 next year for something, PS2 two years from now."
"We certainly probably carried on longer on the GBA than most and had a very nice business out there because there're 80, 90 million GBAs out there - maybe a bunch left in closets and drawers, but there's still enough audience to buy them. All these platforms kinda win."