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The PS4 Is “First And Foremost” A Game Console, Says Sony CEO

For better or worse, the Xbox One is being touted as an all-in-one device. If you’re one of the many gamers who are upset with Microsoft and their decision to turn their gaming console into a TV/sports box, Sony has you in mind. Speaking at D11 earlier today, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai said they’re focusing on the video games first, and the other features second. More after the break.

“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.” Hirai said.

Obviously, this doesn’t mean it won’t carry many of the features the Xbox One will — Netflix, Hulu, HBO, streaming TV, sports, etc. — but those will not be the primary focus of the PlayStation 4.

“We don’t want to end there. That’s an area we will obviously reveal and talk about in the coming months.”

There’s a lot of outrage, or indifference, about the Xbox One. I’ve noticed many of you aren’t very happy with Microsoft, saying there’s nothing they can do to get you back on their side. So I have to ask, are you planning on grabbing a PS4 instead?

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  • SkullBunnie

    Isnt the Poll jumping the gun a little…we know almost nothing about what games are going to be featured on either system. Whether ps4 is first and foremost a gaming console or not, if it has a shit library like the ps3 it’ll end up another overpriced Blu ray player. At least we know that no one is gonna choose the stupid Wii U over either of the other options.

  • sascha henschel

    I can imagine that Sony will present the PS4 as a pure gaming console with some new entertainment features, but it’ll be still the same like the XBox One.
    The only difference is that Microsoft presented the console as a entertainment device which is still a gaming console.
    Either way, both will be the same kind of console.
    So we all know in which direction both companies will go, selling additional content.
    I dont know which will be better, maybe Microsoft with it’s better online service or maybe Sony with we’ll see….
    In the end it’s all about the next gen games, which of course will be released on both platforms except a few exclusive titles.
    And so far I don’t see any improvements at all except in a little bit better graphics.
    I also can’t find anything fix about the pricing for the console itself or the next gen games.
    This could be also very interesting…

  • ThunderDragoon

    I love Sony so much. Even before this stuff happened with the Xbox One, they had said it’s all about the gamer. They’re so awesome.

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