Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid) rather famously made a comparison between the PS3, Xbox360, and the Wii using a food analogy. Seems things have changed in a year’s time, and now Kojima has a different idea.
“Now, the PlayStation 3 is like a movie theater for people who want to see this movie on the big screen with THX and 5.1 audio, even if they have to pay a high price. The Xbox 360 is DVD. Basically, you don’t know what movie you want to see, so you go to the store and see if you can pick up a good one. The Wii is like a TV for when you’re home and you don’t know what you want to watch but you [want to] have that variety.”
“So I think the three platforms are really distinctive and they mostly don’t overlap each other — people who love movies watch TV all the time. We have to be very quick [with what we’re doing in terms of games]. We can’t wait long to turn on TV, and also, the programs have to be in all varieties so everyone is satisifed, as opposed to the movie theaters, where everything has to be high spec. People want high emotions. You want to be touched watching it on the big screen. For DVD, or the 360, you need to have a lot of variety so when people stop by they’ll pick up your product. Maybe in the future, you’ll see three DVDs for $10.”
Kojima also had a very quick comment about the Wii in another recent article.
EGM: What excited you the most at E3?
HK: Nintendo Wii.
The man is crazy no doubt, but he makes great games…so I will let it slide!