Nintendo laughs last on Sony’s PS3 announcement

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” said a Nintendo spokesperson to CNN Money.com’s correspondent. Indeed, PS3’s announcement with regards to their exclusive controller is something to laugh at. The two exclusive controllers look exactly the same but is said to be entirely different. Sony tries to explain that the new controller “is of industry standard.” Consoles can come up with the same thing because it’s already a given. It’s almost saying that nobody owns the rectangle shaped controller and anybody can use the same idea. On one hand, Sony is right, however, could this be a sign of lack of creativity on Sony’s end or it could be as complex as corporate espionage.

As E3 dawns another day, we can only wonder if the Xbox360 too will have something like the Wii Mote. More than the controllers, in the end, the question is the prices. With the prices of the Xbox360 and Playstation 3 at $400 to $500, maybe Nintendo will have something up their sleeves if they do announce that their console would only cost the rumored $250. I guess the best option for most of us is to wait for Nintendo’s announcement in a few hours. Maybe they might have the last laugh.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” said a Nintendo spokesperson to CNN Money.com’s correspondent. Indeed, PS3’s announcement with regards to their exclusive controller is something to laugh at. The two exclusive controllers look exactly the same but is said to be entirely different. Sony tries to explain that the new controller “is of industry standard.” Consoles can come up with the same thing because it’s already a given. It’s almost saying that nobody owns the rectangle shaped controller and anybody can use the same idea. On one hand, Sony is right, however, could this be a sign of lack of creativity on Sony’s end or it could be as complex as corporate espionage.

As E3 dawns another day, we can only wonder if the Xbox360 too will have something like the Wii Mote. More than the controllers, in the end, the question is the prices. With the prices of the Xbox360 and Playstation 3 at $400 to $500, maybe Nintendo will have something up their sleeves if they do announce that their console would only cost the rumored $250. I guess the best option for most of us is to wait for Nintendo’s announcement in a few hours. Maybe they might have the last laugh.

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