PS4 is “first and foremost a video game console,” says Hirai

Thursday, 30 May 2013 21:59 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai said at the D11 conference today that PS4 is first and foremost a console. Other functionalities, while present, will take a backseat.

Speaking with reporters at the conference, Hirai said focusing on gaming is what has worked for the firm in the past, and will with PS4.

“The most important thing we need to do is agree and understand that the PS4 is a great video game console that appeals to video gamers,” he said. “If we miss that part, I don’t think we get the initial establishment of the console. That formula has worked for us with all our consoles, including the PS3.

“Providing other non-game content is an area we will reveal and talk about in the coming months, but it’s first and foremost a video game console.”

Sony is expected to reveal more on PS4 at E3 next month during a presentation on June 10.

Microsoft is also scheduled for June 10, and it has promised to focus on games, as its initial Xbox One reveal was more or less about functions other than gaming.

Via The Verge.