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June 1, 2006

Sony exec says PS3 to replace PCs

Posted by David Hunter at 7:45 PM ET.

Or as Brandon Hill’s article at Daily Tech is titled, Sony Exec: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ PC. The exec in question is Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios president Phil Harrison and in an interview with Der Spiegel, he delivered himself of the following:

Besides defending the PS3, Harrison took time to evangelize the device, which will launch worldwide this November. In particular, he said the Linux-based operating system on the console’s hard drive will have enough processing power and nongaming functionalities to render traditional PCs–most of which use a form of Microsoft’s Windows OS–moot in the home. “We believe that the PS3 will be the place where our users play games, watch films, browse the Web, and use other [home] computer functions,” said Harrison. “The PlayStation 3 is a computer. We do not need the PC.”

I’ll bet that’s a shock to the folks building Sony VAIO systems. Sony certainly has a streak going with the PS3.



Filed under Coopetition, Microsoft, Sony, Xbox

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One Response to “Sony exec says PS3 to replace PCs”

  1. Microsoft exec dismisses Xbox compatibility -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] I guess Sony executives have no monopoly on putting their foot in it over console gaming ([1], [2]). Peter Moore, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, Interactive Entertainment Business, Entertainment and Devices Division, riled the fans yesterday in a video interview with game site Kikizo: One thing that Xbox 360 users with hard drives benefit from is backwards compatibility with Xbox 1 titles, but some gamers have been underwhelmed by the volume and quality of games that are compatible on the new system. It doesn’t look like much is going to change either, based on Moore’s latest comments in the interview. “Nobody is concerned anymore about backwards compatibility. We under promised and over delivered on that. It’s a very complicated thing… very complex work. I’m just stunned that we have hundreds of games that are backwards compatible.” [...]

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