EA: We've maxed out the Xbox 360

Written by Joe Martin

June 9, 2009 | 12:04

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Electronic Arts executive Patrick Soderlund has commented that the developers are now starting to reach the limits of what the Xbox 360 can do, though the PlayStation 3 still has plenty of untapped potential left in it.

"Sony has a lot of good games this year. If you go to their booth, there's a very consistent, high quality product line-up and that will help them," he told Official Xbox Magazine (via Eurogamer) at E3 2009 last week.

"I do think that we'll see developers inside the organisation getting to understand the PS3 better and I think that we're getting more power out of PS3 right now... I think that we've maxed out the 360 but we haven't maxed out the PS3."

Speaking about his personal preferences though, Soderlund said that he was very much an Xbox 360 gamer and that he was looking forward to all the new devices that Microsoft were working on - especially the new Project Natal camera controller.

"I think Microsoft is on a roll right now. They're doing really well. If I was Sony, I would have a headache, to be honest," Sonderlund concluded.

Sony don't seem at all worried though and are confident that, since the PlayStation 3 has been designed with a ten year lifecycle in mind, the huge market of casual Wii owners will eventually migrate to the PlayStation 3. Let us know what you think of both systems in the forums.
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