Late last month, Activision boss Bobby Kotick issued an ultimatum of sorts. Said the 360 and PS3 needed to get to $US 199, or else. Well, speaking with the San Jose Mercury's Troy Wolverton & Dean Takahashi, SCEA boss Jack Tretton responded to Kotick's calls. And by responded, we mean totally call him out:
Tretton:...you know, I'm surprised by it, because I would never venture to suggest what software publishers should price their software at. So I don't think it's appropriate for them to suggest what hardware should be priced at.
SJM: I guess what he's calling for is maybe a more nimble reaction to the Wii's success.
Tretton: I don't know, maybe he should design a platform.
Oh it's on. Ringside tickets are $US 25, $US 18 for concession card holders. A Q&A with Sony U.S. games chief Jack Tretton, extended version [Mercury]