Wii vs PS3 - Fight!

Sony Europe exec Andrew House has a history of mouthing off about his company's chances so his latest little outburst is hardly suprising.

In an interview with Games Industry.biz, House touched upon the current surge in PS3 sales and compared it with Nintendo's recent struggles with Wii hardware:

I think at a time when we're seeing one of the major competitors somewhat losing a sense of momentum - at least in many of the markets I've looked at - it's gratifying to see a platform that's always had a very significant share of sales go to third party publishers capture that momentum again.

When pressed on which "competitors" he was addressing, House duly elaborated:

From data that we're starting to see, in some of the publicly-released figures, we're seeing a significant year-on-year downturn for the Wii.

This kind of trash-talking is hardly new but House does has a point - the PS3 is certainly doing well at present, while Nintendo is experiencing something of a dip in sales, although we expect that situation to change as Christmas approaches.