Quote of the whatever-you-like

SCE big man Kaz Hirai has been trying to reassure the PlayStation faithful that they’ve made the right choice in an interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine. Which I’ve now shamelessly pilfered from Eurogamer.

“This is not meant in terms of numbers, or who’s got the biggest install base, or who’s selling most in any particular week or month, but I’d like to think that we continue official leadership in this industry.”


Hirai doesn’t see Nintendo as a competitor, and calls them “a different world, and we operate in our world.” That’s convenient, but Nintendo’s world is more popular these days, isn’t it?

As for Xbox, Hirai “can’t come up with one word to fit. You need a word that describes something that lacks longevity.” Presumably because the PlayStation 2 lasted longer than the original Xbox. Best of all though:

“And, unless things go really bad, there’s no way that at the end of a life cycle our competition is going have a higher install base.”

Things have already gone pretty bad, haven’t they? But I suppose if you dismiss companies selling vastly more consoles than you as not being your competitors, then you’ll be fine. In your own, mental head, if not the harsh reality of the real economy.

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