Thanks Jacky T, you’ve got a nice little statistic for us. He just loves having a good ole’ poke at the competition. That pesky Microsoft with their 360 degrees X-marks-the-spot box. They ain’t got nuffin on that Pee Ess Three. According to the SCEA wiz-kid there’s apparently more high-definition PS3 gamers than Xbox 360 ones.
Jack Tretton is currently introducing the PlayStation 3’s 3D to the press, with 3D games being available for purchase from tomorrow. Indeed, that soon. However, Jacky T is more interested in boasting the latest statistics he’s got a hold of on HD uptake.
According to Tretton, the “PS3 has 5 per cent more owners connected to HDTVs than 360 owners.” That comes from the ever Twitterific Geoff Keighley of GameTrailers. He’s at the event, don’t you know.
5 per cent isn’t that much, right? But there’s two readings of this second-sourced quotation. If a larger slice of the PS3 pie is HD enabled, than the slice of the pie from the Xbox 360 crowd – that’s not too unsurprising – the console wasn’t HDMI enabled from day one (it was HD-capable though). However, if in total there are 5 per cent more HD PS3 gamers than there are HD Xbox 360 gamers – that’s quite the achievement, considering the 360’s higher installed base.
Who knows which reading is correct, or if the statistic is even accurate, or whether we give a monkeys. Back to counting my coppers for a 3D TV.