EA thinks 3DS 'will sell like hot cakes'

New handheld is "magical", says chief operating officer John Schappert

EA chief operating officer John Schappert has said that he expects Nintendo's 3DS to "sell like hot cakes".

"The 3DS is just incredibly cool. The 3DS is magical. You put that in your hand, you look down, and all of a sudden it's in 3D without glasses. That's an amazing experience. I'm a huge fan," the exec told IndustryGamers.

The praise didn't stop there. "I think that device is going to sell like hot cakes. I think it's going to do incredibly well, and in typical Nintendo fashion they have re-energized the industry, yet again. I give them nothing but credit and we are excited to be supporting that platform with Madden, FIFA, and The Sims that we announced."

Schappert also said he'd like to see Sony's "challenged" PSP business pick up

"I hope they're able to breathe new life into [the PSP] because it's been a very nice platform to date, but it has been soft of late... I'd like to see Sony do well... It feels like yesterday when the PSP was on allocation because of Monster Hunter, wasn't it? So, you know, give them credit. The boys are smart... they'll do ok."

[ SOURCE: IndustryGamers ]