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Congratulations, Mr Hirai

21 January on Blogs  

Kaz Hirai, the new head honcho at Sony's gaming division, has given one of the most amusing interviews ever. In it, he had such great quotes as:

"It's difficult to talk about Nintendo because we don't look at their console as being competitors. They're a different world and we operate in our world -- that's kind of the way I look at things."

"[Xbox 360] lacks longevity ... Last time I checked, they've never had a console that's been on the market for more than four or five years and we've committed to a ten year life cycle, so you do the math."

"Unless things go really bad, there's no way that at the end of a life cycle our competition is going to have a higher install base."

"We don't provide the 'easy to program for' console that [developers] want, because 'easy to program for' means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?"

"I'd like to think that we continue official leadership in this industry."

And I thought after Kutaragi was fire... I mean, after his *retirement*, we wouldn't have any cooler soundbites anymore...

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