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Hivetyrant 06-02-2006 10:48 PM

My god, is there one intelligent person in Sony's management team?


Phil Harrison claims Nintendo "started it" back in 1996 when they used real time 3D graphics after Sony had already done so. Sony, claims Mr. Harrison, have not copied Nintendo's motion-sensing but have simply decided to implement it at this particular point in time.

Nintendo and Sony have already started their private little war over motion-sensing technology and controllers. This time Sony's Phil Harrison has responded to recent comments by Nintendo UK's boss David Yarnton who recently used tough words, claiming that Sony ...didn't innovate, they copied.

SCEE boss Phil Harrison wanted to nip such arrogance in the bud and set the record straight by stating: In a way I understand why people say [we stole Nintendo's idea], but it is a little stupid, if you forgive the remark. So he understands stupidity and we can now move on to the arguments.

When we brought the PlayStation to the market in 1994, we introduced real time 3-D graphics for the first time. When Nintendo launched its N64 in 1996 it also had 3D graphics, did we say, 'Nintendo stole our idea!'? Obviously not. Such innovations become possible because of a combination of technology, cost and manufacture capacities. So it is obvious that Nintendo started it.

We've been working on (motion-sensing technology) for a long time and Nintendo has certainly likewise already been working on something similar. The difference between our strategy and that of our competition is that our controller is still similar to the Dual Shock, the industry standard controller. I estimate that nearly 400 million Dual Shock controllers have been sold worldwide.

So there you have it, the myth that Sony copied Nintendo finally refuted.

robertthebard 06-02-2006 11:53 PM

How is that refuting the argument, it just reflects the topic title; "Did not, did to, did not, did to..."

Link 06-03-2006 04:00 AM

It's refuting for internet geeks.

And the following statement still holds:

[ 06-03-2006, 03:17 AM: Message edited by: Link ]

Bozos of Bones 06-03-2006 08:57 AM

Well, technically, they copied each other, because Nintendo and Sony co-developed the Playstation. But then, Nintendo went and did a funny thing, and abandoned the procejts. The morons.

Harkoliar 06-03-2006 10:03 AM


Originally posted by Link:
It's refuting for internet geeks.

And the following statement still holds:

so true [img]smile.gif[/img]

DrowArchmage 06-03-2006 04:42 PM


Originally posted by Link:
It's refuting for internet geeks.

And the following statement still holds:

LOL! OMG! I must be very juvinille but thats great!

Hivetyrant 06-03-2006 09:50 PM

Well.... The Cheif of Sony publicity just quit.....

Sythe 06-04-2006 05:38 AM

Frankly, I don't care if a company rips off from another as long it delivers a solid product and the 'stolen' feature is implemented well. Why is it such a big deal?

[ 06-04-2006, 04:39 AM: Message edited by: Sythe ]

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