Interview: Shuhei Yoshida - Part Two - Talks about the PS3's performance, the importance of mass-market, and the future of the PSP

GamesIndustry.Biz writes: "Following the first part of the interview with Shuhei Yoshida, where he talked about his new role as president of Sony Worldwide Studios and the cancellation of Eight Days and The Getaway, here he addresses the performance of the PlayStation 3, the impact of Blu-ray and the importance of mass market, as well as how he sees the future of the PlayStation Portable.

Q: With the PlayStation 2 we saw titles such as Gran Turismo and Metal Gear Solid push people to buy consoles - and now, crucially, those products are in the market for the PS3 as well.

Shuhei Yoshida: Yes - last week was the launch of Metal Gear, and we're totally enthused and excited. These key titles that are coming out now, like LittleBigPlanet will as well.

Q: How important was the Blu-ray victory over HD DVD for the PlayStation 3?

Shuhei Yoshida: Over time I think it'll have a massive impact. As you know, the video format doesn't change as quickly as game formats. Game formats may take five or six years to change, and a successful one may last ten years. But with video, it's much longer.

So Blu-ray becoming the de facto standard of high definition video is going to have a major, major impact on consumers' decision making, when they're looking at different choices of games consoles."

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thehitman3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

"This year is the year of parity, next year is the year of differentiation in favour of the PS3 platform."

"Because we've always thought that the PSP as a platform is standing on its own - there's no direct competition, although some people think that the DS is its rival simply because it's portable, but the positioning and the main user base are totally different. "
This quote also refers to the wii and 360/PS3 nintendo is not in any way shape of form competition with them.