High tide approaching

President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America Jack Tretton has wished Nintendo every success with Wii U, ahead of the official launch in just a few short hours.

Speaking about his own company’s heritage on the latest Official Playstation Blogcast, Tretton took the time to talk about Wii U; he was very willing to compliment the Japanese giant and its new console.

Asked for his thoughts on the system, Tretton replied:

Rising tide lifts all boats. Any time there is attention to the industry, any time there is attention to gaming it’s a good thing for us.

It takes a village of creativity to ultimately push technological boundaries. I think Nintendo has a great heritage in the business, they certainly surprised a lot of people with the success of the Wii. They’ve got great heritage in their first party development, and I’m interested to see what happens with it. But I think anything that draws attention to gaming is good for companies like us that live and die in this business, so I wish them a lot of success.

So there you have it, a very humbling response from Jack Tretton, who believes every console brings something unique to the table and drives the industry forwards with their individual innovations. Naturally he went on to say he feels the Playstation 3 is still the most state of the art console out there, but it’s nice to see one of Nintendo’s biggest rivals wish the Wii U success.

[source blog.us.playstation.com]