Home release date doesn’t matter, says Sony

By Mike, Thursday, 24 July 2008 14:19 GMT

Speaking with MCV at E3 last week, Sony president Kaz Hirai said that as long as the service is great, it doesn’t matter when Home arrives.

“I’d much rather make sure we take the time to have a great service rather than rush something into the market – only for consumers to say: ‘This is not enough for me,’” he said.

“I want to avoid that. If we have the right service, it doesn’t matter when we launch – so long as it’s in a reasonable timeframe.”

He added: “Whether our competitors decide to follow what we’ve done with Home or not follow us, that’s up to them. Given the fact that I’ve delayed the launch of Home twice – for which I’ve apologised – I think I’ve done it for a very good reason, and that’s because I want to bring the very best service possible to consumers around the world.

“We’re very confident in when we do launch the open Beta service, it’s something that will really resonate with the consumers.”

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By Mike Bowden

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