The lights are on
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai spoke today at the D11 in Rancho Palos
Verdes, California. During his remarks, he said that the PlayStation 4 is
intended as a game console first and entertainment device second.
"The most important thing we need to make sure we do at least
initially is that we all agree and understand that the PS4 is a great video game
console that appeals to video gamers. If we miss that part then I don't think
we get the initial establishment of the console," said Hirai. "We take a look
at this first and foremost as a game console."
However, he said that there will be all the expected
entertainment options on the system, as well as more to come: "We don't want to
end there. That's an area we will obviously reveal and talk about in the coming
These statements can likely be viewed at a not-so-subtle
shot at Microsoft, which received criticism for focusing too much on the Xbox
One's entertainment and television capabilities during its recent unveiling of
[Sources: Venturebeat, AllThingsD.com]