PS3 Gamers Have More Artistic Culture
PS3 owners have been treated to some really amazing exclusives over the past years, mainly coming from thatgamecompany, the studio behind the fast selling PSN game Journey. Jenova Chen, thatgamecompany co-founder and Journey dev, has said that PS3 owners are far more inclined to appreciate artistic games than those who play on Xbox 360′s and Wii’s.
“The player who owns a PlayStation 3 is more likely to be interested in artistic games compared to Wii and Xbox 360.”
Adding to this, Chen explains that titles released on the PS3 are aimed more at an older audience, and that publishers for PS3 seek to release games that players can emotionally connect with.
“Sony has a more artistic and adult-focused taste. They care about how grown-ups feel toward their games.”
PlayStation senior director of digital platforms Jack Buser agreed (obviously) with Chen’s statement.
“Our primary PSN audience is indeed more adult, and many of our best-selling titles appeal to this demographic. Many PlayStation and PSN games have themes that require a user to think and feel about a deep, immersive gameplay experience, and we see that exemplified in the success of titles like Flower, Journey, and Heavy Rain. Titles like these can only be found on PlayStation, and our users enjoy the emotional and thematic sophistication of their games, especially with our digital offerings.”
So, I don’t want to call bullshit on this, but I feel I really have to. Just because more “art centric” titles are released on PSN and not Xbox LIVE does not mean that Xbox 360 owners are less artistically cultured. I know many, many people that own PS3′s that couldn’t care less about Journey, or Flower or any other artistic titles you can think of. A generalization like this really has no solid ground, and considering Chen has only worked on games for the PS3 should give you an indication on the bias that is present in his statements.
Some gamers like artistic games, some don’t. Whether you own an Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii doesn’t determine who does and who doesn’t though.