Toshihiro Nagoshi, chief creative officer of Sega, has spoken openly with Polygon regarding next generation platforms, Sega’s future, and Nintendo’s home consoles. Nagoshi says it’s clear that Nintendo is differentiating themselves on the hardware level with both the Wii and the Wii U. But, he says that both Sony and Microsoft will be waging an all-out war on the battle of services.
“They’ll be better-performing systems, but I think they’ll start being closer and closer to each other on the inside. The Wii and Wii U are differentiating themselves on the hardware level, but the other two systems are going to wage an all-out war of services, one that’ll involve the entire Sony group and the entire Microsoft group. It’ll be a battle to see which group can leverage its scale to best benefit developers and gamers.”