Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides Balance In An Industry Obsessed With Military Shooters
Posted by Damien McFerran
Titles like Splatoon offer an alternative
Sony's president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has always had good words to say about Nintendo — he owns not one but two Wii U consoles, after all. He shows no sign of giving up his amiable relationship with the Kyoto firm, and has made some very positive noises in a recent interview with GamesIndustry International.
Discussing the reaction Sony got with LittleBigPlanet 3, Yoshida said that Nintendo provided "balance" to a business which is saturated by me-too shooting titles:
I was very happy to get a very positive reaction when we announced LittleBigPlanet 3. We are concerned a little bit when we work on a game like LittleBigPlanet 3, about how people will react, because people want those big-budget, realistic, military shooters. But there were lots of cheers, a lot of affection.
And the reaction to Nintendo's games in general, or a game like Splatoon. If you look at the whole industry, and you consider Nintendo, I think the balance is actually better than past years.
What do you think of Yoshida's comments? Do you think that Nintendo — and Sony — are providing a valuable alternative to the hordes of derivative titles available these days? Empty your clip in the comments section below.