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Sony Stole Our Idea

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton has a pop at Sony and its "revolutionary" PlayStation 3 controller.

CVG have reported on an interview between MCV and David Yarnton, the current boss for Nintendo UK. The Yarnton didn't hold back when commenting on the newly improved PlayStation 3 controller which was announced last week at E3.

"Historically we're always developing new things. We know Sony have had a lot of issues with their rumble feature and they've had to withdraw it - because they didn't innovate, they copied."

He went on to suggest that Sony have copied Nintendo a number of times in the past.

"I don't know what [Sony's] decision making process is but I think if you look back, any innovation that has come in gameplay has come from us. With Nintendo, I'm trying to think of anything we've copied... but I can't."

No-one can deny that Nintendo have often lead the way, the first to use shoulder buttons, analog control, rumble feedback and of course now, motion sensing. The Yarnton doesn't need to pick fights with Sony, Nintendo's continued innovation more than speaks for itself.

Put the handbags down boys.


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Masterless said:

I agree. it really is futile stating all this, everyone knows it already. Stealing anothers ideas is a part of business but I do feel for Nintendo; you spend all time and effort designing something that noone else has done (a 'Revolution') and for it to be copied is dis-heartening.

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