NoA Boss: Price and quality holding PS3 back

Nintendo has so far been smug about its current lead on the console market and its latest representative to brag about the wider consumer-base is Nintendo of America boss, George Harrison.

During an interview with gaming site, Wired, Harrison called both Sony’s Sixaxis controller and Microsoft’s Viva Pinata unsuccessful tries at getting a piece of Nintendo’s market, saying that “Sony rushed out their Sixaxis controller as an effort to respond to the Wii remote”, a statement Sony has long denied, prefering to maintain that the controller was a well-guarded secret which was only revealed at E3 2006.

At the moment, the NoA boss smugly predicts that Nintendo will be ending this war with 50% of the market and 35 million Wii console sales in the next 4 years He credits this to consumers being satisfied with current generation technology, even if the PlayStation 3 offers better graphics.

“There’s a price point and there’s the quality that’s holding the PlayStation 3 back. They’re selling so many PlayStation 2s because people are saying, ‘You know what? The graphics are pretty good, the price is good, and the library is good.’ So we have a great expectation that this lifecycle’s actually going to last more than five years,” he told the site.