Tretton: What's Good for Sony is What's Good for Gaming

File this also under "What they say when we're not listening." Speaking to Forbes, the SCEA chief Jack Tretton answers a few softballs about the PS3 Slim, then says, "the environment where PlayStation wins is best for this industry."

To use a sports metaphor, we hear the same thing every time the Lakers, the Yankees, and the University of North Carolina suffer a couple years of disappointment and then come back to contention, as if their rising tide really lifts all boats. But in this case, while Sony might be an overdog brand, the PS3 Slim has definitely provoked a price drop on the other two consoles, and that is objectively a good thing for the video game consumer.

Tretton then gets a little punchy and positions Sony as out-monied by Nintendo - but only because it's the people's choice. "We don't have unlimited money, we cater to a more mass market audience," he says. "I think we're willing to take a little bit more risk than a competitor like Nintendo is and ultimately we deliver to the masses on a worldwide basis and that's what we've done for the last 15 years."

We'll go with Tretton as far as the PS3 Slim - or at least its price - driving competition to the benefit of the gamer. Portraying Nintendo as a risk-averse console without a mass market, no.

Watch the entire video here.

Sony Winning is Best for the Industry [Destructoid]