Yoshida says Sony was “late to offer platform-level support” for PS3

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 3 September 2009 17:01 GMT

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Sony president Shuhei Yoshida has said that company was “late” in offering “platform-level” online support for the PS3.

“I think we were late to offer the platform-level support, to make the online functionality work at that level,” said Yoshida in the latest issue of Edge. “We made the prior decision that you do not introduce the common centralized network names into every experience, so publishers made their own. That was fine at the start, but as more and more games have online functionality you need a unified approach.

“So Microsoft took that approach in the last generation, and maybe that’s where people see the difference when they compare Xbox Live and PSN.”

Yoshida goes on to say that Sony is “making improvements with the new 3.0 firmware”, beefing up the PS3 experience within the PlayStation Store and admits that with 300 million people on Facebook the company is not ruling out integrating social networking sites.

More over on CVG.

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