EA Boss Talks About PS4 vs Xbox One Battle in Holiday Season 2014, Who Will Dominate?
- By Sehran Shaikh
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Sony's Playstation 4 is way ahead of Microsoft's Xbox One in terms of hardware sales, with astonishing 7 million units sold as of April 2014. However the real battle for supremacy lies ahead, Holiday Season 2014. Electronic Arts COO, Peter Moore talked about which console will dominate PS4 or Xbox One this holiday season.
Moore stated that competitive market is good for consumers and gaming industry.
"I think it's going to be a great fight in the holiday. And as a third-party publisher, we sit right in the sweet spot," said Moore in a recent interview to WinBeta.
"Consumers love it as well, and it's good for the industry," Moore said. "You need powerful companies like Sony and Microsoft to be battling out with each other because it drives investment in their platforms. It drives competition. You want to see Nintendo come back with the Wii U. All in all, it becomes healthy for gamers, for the environment. When you have a runaway winner, that actually has a reverse effect."
In addition to this, Moore also stated that Electronic Arts will keep churning out games for last-gen consoles i.e PS3 and Xbox 360 as well.
"The hope is we get a decent tail of two or three years, and we'll continue to make games for those platforms as long as fans buy them," he added.
"What PlayStation did with the PS2 was a wonderful tail. I was at Microsoft and we kind of buried the Xbox quickly because to be blunt, it was just losing money. We stopped making games for it ourselves and stopped manufacturing it because the view was, 'Let's move to Xbox 360. Let's get there quickly, establish a beachhead before the PlayStation 3 came out,' and that certainly worked well in that generation. You could argue maybe the tables have been somewhat turned in this generation."
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