|Posted by DEVIL on August 26, 2010 at 6:42 PM|
Alan Corre of Ubisoft has spoken to gamesindustry.biz and told them that he does not expect Kinect or Move to extend the lifespan of the Xbox 360 or the PS3, claiming that the motion technology will only bring them a short-term boost. He also added that what he believes will be the big success of next year is nothing other than Nintendo's new machine, the 3DS.
When asked if he believed that the new technologies would increase the lifespan of the consoles by at least two years, he simply replied “I don’t think so, no.”
He then went on to add that “Yes, it’s a good extension of the lifecycle for a certain length of time and it’s also a good way to capture some consumers they didn’t have on the casual side, because Microsoft’s 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 do not have the casual customers. So it will bring in a new category of customer for them.”
This clashes with comments made by Chris Lewis, boss of Xbox 360's European branch, who claims that the Xbox 360 will be on the market for five more years, thanks in part to Kinect.
Corre also mentions that he thinks that both Sony and Microsoft are hard at work on new hardware.