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Sony: Wii Owners Will Become PS3 Owners (Eventually)

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Andrew House is the new boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, a position with a long, storied history of corporate tit-for-tat. And it's a position he seems to be taking a real shine to.

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In his first real public interview since assuming the role following David Reeve's departure in April, House tells Edge Online:

If you look back at previous lifecycles, like PS2 versus N64 [sic], we have lots of data that suggests that lots of people bought into N64 as their entry level gaming device, and were happy to upgrade to a more powerful machine later in the lifecycle when the price point was right for them.

I think we're going to see this later on PS3, and the fact that it's a Blu-ray player as well and that there's a [greater] wealth of network based experiences than are perhaps available on the device they already have will add to the proposition. I think that will definitely be a factor in the marketplace.

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Not a bad start to the man's shit-talking career! Unabashed flag-waving, tempered with realistic statements and a lack of clear aggression. He could have a bright career ahead of him.

Interview: Andrew House [Edge Online]

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LOL. Oh yes, I am sure my grandparents, parents, my girlfriend, and little kids across the world would love to play a game like Killzone or Resistance with a controller that has like 50+ buttons.

There is hardly any incentive for that demographic to buy a $400 grill.

Affordability, accessibility, innovation, and fun gaming you can enjoy with just about anyone is what people want. Hence, that is why the Wii is dominating in sales.