PlayStation boss: Nintendo 3DS a 'babysitting tool'

"No self-respecting twentysomething is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those," says Sony Computer Entertainment America's Jack Tretton. "He's too old for that."

baby with 3DS
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A senior exec at Sony has given Nintendo's 3DS a severe verbal beatdown, calling the glasses-free 3D console a "babysitting tool."

Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, went medieval on Mario in an interview with Fortune, claiming the 3DS would be an embarrassing accessory for the trendy modern pleasure seeker. "No self-respecting twentysomething is going to be sitting on an airplane with one of those," he raged. "He's too old for that."

Ouch. There's no love lost between Sony and Nintendo--these latest comments draw on a rich history of bickering, along the lines that Nintendo's offerings are childish and underpowered, while PlayStation devices are more appealing to hard-core gamers, and are crammed with handfuls of high-powered hardware.

Read more of "PlayStation boss calls Nintendo 3DS a 'babysitting tool'" at Crave UK.

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