Hirai: 'We're not competing with Microsoft or Nintendo'

Forget Microsoft and Nintendo – PS3's content can take on movies, TV and the web in the battle for the wider entertainment space.

That was the message from SCE president Kaz Hirai as he spoke to MCV at this week's PlayStation Day, at which the platform holder revealed a string of triple-A titles and online community projects.

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Ace Ventura3871d ago (Edited 3871d ago )

See I've said this. Sony is on their own schedule and you can tell they think so. This is why their console is still 2 times as expensive as the Wii and 360...but selling so well.

Micrsoft wants to blame Sony or something for their consoles selling like garbage but Sony is just doing things at their own pace. If Micrsoft can't sale consoles that's their problem.

Sony will cut the price when they want now... they are at huge advantage over Micrsoft.

The Aaron Greenburg interview was the most PATHETIC, Threatened sounding garbage I've ever heard. Microsft are scared now. You could hear it severely in his interview.

This is how Sony would answer.

"Sorry, Microsoft.. we aren't on your little schedule. We will sale consoles at our pace and price and still reach 100 million over the years."

Sony's brand is by far the most powerful. The know it. The next price cut to 300$ will be huge for the PS3. That Greenburg interview was truly unprofessional and PATHETIC sounding.

I hate sore losers. They had EVERYTHING in the world in their way.... The 360 is still defective, HD DVD players sold already obsolete. They want to be mad at Sony... and just pretend like they honesly thought they could just come steal all the Playstation buyers....with what?? The Micrsoft brand name!! hahahahhhaha

Get over it Microsoft. Your console is unwanted garbage.

Amanosenpai3871d ago (Edited 3871d ago )

I wonder how did they manage to sale 18 mill consoles already.

Sony should improve its marketplace and online features (home) ASAP to finish this competition.

Ace Ventura3871d ago

They've has almost 3 years 2 do it. No competition the first year. And now the Xbox 360 is the cheapest console on the market...even being 200$ in Europe and still comes in dead last.

Make sense to you?

Amanosenpai3871d ago

But, MS became a relevant element in console world, and for them thats a victory.

Shadow Flare3871d ago

That's also generally how losers make themselves feel better

WIIIS13871d ago (Edited 3871d ago )

Wow some people will swallow any crap their master feeds them and swear to God it was the finest cuisine they ever had. PS3 should start getting its gaming act together first before indulging in wild fantasies.

@ below
Did I say there are no games? I don't think so... but I'll say it now. PS3 still has the least games worth getting.

ActionBastard3871d ago (Edited 3871d ago )

Were you on the planet Wednesday? Are there really no games? C'mon...

Silellak3871d ago

Peter Dille, Sony's senior vice president: "With the Xbox 360 you've got an inconsistent design, some have a hard drive, some don't, and none of them have Blu-Ray, and the HD-DVD will be out of business in a matter of months. Is this a 10 year product? And by the way, it doesn't even work. Do they want to be selling it for 10 years and refurbishing them all for 10 more years? I don't think that's a 10 year product. You could disagree with me, or they could disagree with me, but I'd put that up against the PS3 any day."

Yeah, Sony REALLY doesn't care about Microsoft at ALL. And insulting another company is DEFINATELY a sign of desperation.


"Get over it Microsoft. Your console is unwanted garbage."

Actually, millions of people clearly want it, because that's how many people have bought it. See, there are some of us out there who buy a console because we enjoy its games, not because we have some blind loyalty to our corporate overlords.

"2 times as expensive as the Wii and 360"

Wii = $250 * 2 = $500
360 = $280 * 2 = $560
PS3 = $400

Wow, your math is a bit off there, champ. Is there anything you aren't wrong about?

kevoncox3871d ago

You guys eat this crap like dirt.
They aren't competing with Nintendo and MS but...

They release a electronic device that plays about 75% of the same games as MS' consoles.
They have an online infastructure set up to play said games like MS.
They revenue is driven from sales of software shipped and sold in the same location as Ms' and Nintendo.
The system plays games via a contoller just like MS and Nintendo.
The devices requires a Tv, just like Nintendo and MS.

Clearly, they aren't competing with Ms and Nintendo :

ActionBastard3871d ago

What does "PS3 should start getting its gaming act together first before indulging in wild fantasies." insinuate?

kapedkrusader3871d ago

They clearly stated that they are not JUST competing with them, but also with the rest of the entertainment companies.

tojfs79313871d ago

The zune. I have yet to see a zune in the wild. I dropped that pos and bought a creative zen. Much happier with it.

permutated3871d ago

Look at all you stupid fanboys, you guys aren't even gamers.

It comes down to this: play the games you want to play, don't get caught up in all this company vs. company BS.

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ChickeyCantor3871d ago (Edited 3871d ago )

Even a man like him could be wrong, they are all gaming machines therefor they are competing...unless its only a blu-ray player??????????????????????
Even Hirai is up his own ass.

alexM3871d ago

Unlike LOW POWERED GARBAGE BOX 360 which is dead in europe and japan


PS3 had expanded media capabilities and that includes BD playback ---unlike 2$ DVD playback on GARBAGE BOX 3 FIX ME and PIIII

ChickeyCantor3871d ago (Edited 3871d ago )

" Unlike LOW POWERED GARBAGE BOX 360 which is dead in europe and japan
power maybe so ( believe what you want), but im talking GAMES.

Thats subjective =)
their main reasons = games therefor they are competing > FACT

After all the PS1 exists because of " Ken Kutaragi " Dreams/ambitions[GAMES], not because he loves movies so much

WIIIS13871d ago (Edited 3871d ago )

yeah, they've really proven themselves haven't they? lol!

@ below
Precisely. Nintendo has proven itself but people here will still dismiss it. Meanwhile, the same people will go about heaping praises at the underperformer.

Silellak3871d ago

Actually, if any system could be defined that way, it's the Wii.

Love it or hate it, it's significantly different than either the 360 or the PS3. The 360 and PS3 share much of one another's game library, and their controllers/approach to online gaming/etc. are very similar.

That's why people mostly refer to the console war as 360 vs. the PS3. The Wii is off doing its own thing, many of its sales being casuals who may not have otherwise bought ANY system this generation.

Me? I just love Boom Blox.

MADGameR3871d ago

They still have to pass the ORIGINAL X Box's 24.5 Million and they are already over half way through the life span of the 360. Come 2009, they will be announcing news about the X Box 720 lolz. Lots of 360 fans are going to be pissed!

Relcom3871d ago

Refuse you have competition, just dismiss them as pawns. Cold blooded i like it

Fallen_Angel3871d ago

Actually the best trash talking they could do is to make and sell more games but sounds like they gave up on doing that.

Shadow Flare3871d ago

so they went for selling more consoles instead, and they're beating Microsoft, royal

The Lazy One3871d ago

They are catching up to microsoft--Slowly.

when they close the gap, I will be happy to say sony is winning something. Till then, the only thing sony won was an intermediate format war.

Fallen_Angel3870d ago

Actually 360 is winning. In alot of ways 360 is even beating the wii. Both sony and ms lose money on selling systems how they make their money is off software. MS is beating out everyone in software sells. The reason why ? GAMES people buy gaming systems to play games. Till sony figures that out the ps3 will be a massive failure. I dont care if they sell 500 million if they cant put out more then 1 exclusive a year that is worth buying they fail.

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