Square Enix president Yoichi Wada thinks that the diversification of hardware, with very different offerings from each manufacturer, is a positive thing.
"It was going to happen anyway, it wasn't accidental," he said, speaking to GamesIndustry.biz.
"Now we have moved to a new era where we have more types of gamers and console users, and what is important for both hardware and software makers is how to deal with diversified demands from diversified users."
He doesn't hold out much hope for the eventuality of a standardised console which would eliminate hardware diversification.
"Speaking as a software manufacturer it would be convenient for us, obviously, if everybody was to standardise. But that kind of standardisation would be impossible, in my opinion.
"I would like it to happen, but there's not much chance."