It’s not often that I write about Sony on this blog, and it’s even less often that I write about them for positive reasons. I don’t have any issue with the company itself, but there’s a vocal minority within the company that tends to say a bunch of dumb things. But today, that is not the case.
Shuhei Yoshida of Sony Computer Entertainment has remained respectful toward Nintendo in an interview with Game Informer, although he said it was “a bit shocking to see what they came up with” in regards to the circle pad add-on. That’s a fair enough stance though. When asked about the price of the 3DS, he had this to say:
I don’t personally believe that they dropped the price of the 3DS to respond to our pricing. We didn’t price PS Vita to their price, either. We had that plan since the last couple years. My personal guesstimate is that they have their business plan and goals to sell a certain amount of 3DS units, and they realized post-launch was that the pricing was not helping them to achieve the goal that they set.
Yoshida finishes by saying that “I like to see healthy competition between Nintendo’s system and ours because it helps innovation. It’s always a good thing to have.”