Jenova Chen, Thatgamecompany‘s lead designer for PS3′s Journey, thinks that PSN’s artistic offerings are superior to those on WiiWare or Xbox Live. Chen has specialized in so-called “art” titles, between fl0w, Flower and Journey.

“Sony has a more artistic and adult-focused taste,” Chen said. “They care about how grown-ups feel toward their games. The player who owns a PlayStation 3 [and is playing PSN titles] is more likely to be interested in artistic games compared to Wii and Xbox 360,”

While he provided no data to back up this hypothesis, senior director of PlayStation digital platforms Jack Buser agreed, saying, “Our primary PSN audience is indeed more adult, and many of our best-selling titles appeal to this demographic. Many PlayStation and PSN games have themes that require a user to think and feel about a deep, immersive gameplay experience, and we see that exemplified in the success of titles like Flower, Journey, and Heavy Rain. Titles like these can only be found on PlayStation, and our users enjoy the emotional and thematic sophistication of their games, especially with our digital offerings.”