Valve bossman disses PS3; says Wii will be champion of the world

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The PlayStation 3 hate just keeps piling on and piling on. I’m beginning to wonder if there are Sony PR people left or did they all just abandon ship? Oh well, moving along. The next industry dude to chime in on the next-gen console race is none other than Valve’s Gabe Newell who had some harsh things to say about the PS3. What, did Sony murder his family or something? This is what he told Game Informer magazine:

“The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think It’s really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted,” said Newell. “I’d say, even at this late date, they should just cancel it and do a ‘do over’. Just say, ‘This was a horrible disaster and we’re sorry and we’re going to stop selling this and stop trying to convince people to develop for it.’”

Newell reserved special praise for the Wii, which he said would outsell Microsoft’s Xbox 360 by next Christmas.

“The happy story is the Wii,” he added. “I’m betting that by Christmas of next year, the Wii has a larger installed base than the 360. Other people think I’m crazy. I really like everything that Nintendo is doing.”

Next up: Evangelists around the world will declare the PS3 to be the Antichrist and urge their followers to start a massive PS3 witch-hunt style burning. Kaz, better run while you can. 


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