Sony gaming boss tears into Nintendo

Jack Tretton says Ninty's handhelds are "babysitting tools"

SCEA exec doesn't mince his words in scathing attack on Nintendo.

Jack Tretton, the head of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), has launched a scathing attack on Nintendo, dismissing the Japanese gaming giant’s handhelds as “babysitting tools”.

.relatedLinksLeft { font-size:12px; width:300px; margin:12px 12px 12px 0; float:left; padding:0px 0px 10px 0px; background:#ececec; } h3.rlTitle {margin:0px; display:block; padding:5px 0 4px 15px !important; background:#ddd; }

Tretton, speaking to Fortune, said that Nintendo’s welter of best-selling handhelds only offered a “Game Boy experience”, nowhere near the hardcore gaming you can find on a PSP, or the forthcoming NGP.

What’s more Tretton claimed that, “…no self-respecting twenty-something is going to be sitting on an airplane with a [3DS], he’s too old for that.” Tell that to the T3 staffers hunkered over the new console for every spare hour God sends.

While Ninty’s new handheld hasn’t set the world alight as it had hoped, Tretton is making a bold claim in dismissing his key handheld competitor outright. After all, this is the same man who last week said the Sony NGP could be delayed.

Via Fortune