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Sony on Wii U: “Obviously a Potential Risk” but “It Comes Down to the Content”

June 13, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

Nintendo is looking to disrupt the gaming market this holiday season with the launch of the Wii U and Sony doesn’t want to underestimate the competition.

Speaking to GI.biz, SCEE’s Jim Ryan explained that while Nintendo’s new console will likely give the PS3 a run for its money, Sony remains confident in their platform, and more importantly, their lineup of high quality games.

[Wii U is] obviously a potential risk but we feel really good about our content. Obviously, it comes down to content. There are people who buy gadgets for the sake of the gadget, but that’s pretty niche. We feel good about our line-up that we showed at E3. We’re very excited about publishing it.

We’ve got 30 million (hardware sales target) for this year, it’s a big number but we’ve got the tools to go out and deliver that.

Ryan went on to point out exclusive games like Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us and Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls as evidence of Sony’s strong lineup, which will undoubtedly keep consumers tied to their PlayStation 3′s. Be sure to let us know in the comments below whether or not you think the Wii U will serve as a worthy competitor to the PS3.