EA Boss Riccitiello On Platform Strengths, Weaknesses

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Speaking with VentureBeat, EA boss John Riccitiello was asked what he thought of each of the big three's E3 keynotes. Despite dodging the initial question, he goes on to talk so much about staying neutral that he does a 180 of sorts and gives a handy guide on how EA view each of the three home consoles strengths:

There are three strong players in the sector. They have all got their respective demographics and geographies. Blu-ray on the PS trumps DVD on the Xbox 360. Xbox Live trumps the PlayStation Network. The wand controller trumps the traditional controller. They've all got their rock, paper, scissors competition going.

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Give John Riccitiello a Blu-Ray-playing 360 with a Wii Remote and he'll be a pig in spit. The rest of the interview's also worth a read, if only to see him say "I don't think the investors give a shit about our quality".

E3 perspective: An interview with John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts [VentureBeat] [Pic]

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Assassin_Kensei

@ P-Flute - Super Mario Galaxy was a joke of a game, yes it has the best graphix the Wii can put out yes the story is good, but the game play is terrible and got old and repetitive really quick. I bought it at launch and barly even play it.

Check Metacritic's game review section you will see that the 360 has over 80 games rated good or better the PS3 has over 60 games rated good or better, and the Wii only has about 20 games rated good or better. now that is only "Good" or better we are not even talking games of Bioshock, MGS4 or Gears quality.