Global chief executive of Sony, Kaz Hirai, is suggesting that the next Sony console will not release until Microsoft has put their next Xbox on sale.
In a recent interview with The Times, Hirai states: “why go first when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?”.
While I understand that Sony, like every company, are maintaining a business and therefore are constantly on their toes when assessing the competition, this sounds like a somewhat paranoid and irrational statement. I doubt that Microsoft could alter the entire system that they’ve been working on in secret for so long whenever it suits them.
CVG states that a “senior source” suggests that Hirai’s opinion may not be necessarily shared with other executives within the company. It told them that giving Microsoft a head-start would be a “ridiculous” idea, considering their hold on the market when the Xbox 360 launched a year before the PlayStation 3.
Also, the PlayStation 4 is already rumoured to be more powerful that the Xbox 720, according to a recent report by VG247. If it is true that Sony’s upcoming console has a 50* power advantage over Microsoft’s, then this only serves to further ridicule Hirai’s claim.
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