We have a piece of interesting news to share from a Bloomberg interview with new PlayStation chief John Kodera.
Unlike previous PlayStation boss Andrew House, John Kodera believes there’s a future for portable gaming, and says Sony is trying out many different approaches in that area. Kodera also hinted that the next PlayStation console Sony is making may be in some ways similar to Nintendo Switch.
Instead of separating home consoles and portable consoles, portable gaming could be treated as “a method” to deliver game experiences. You can interpret that as a way of how the Nintendo Switch, a home console, is playable not only at home but anywhere you go with the same game experience.
Here are Kodera’s full comments:
“In my opinion, rather than separating portable gaming from consoles, it’s necessary to continue thinking of it (portable gaming) as one method to deliver more gaming experiences and exploring what our customers want from portable. We want to think about many options. We’ll be leveraging the knowledge and experience of having built four generations of consoles.”
This is very different from what House said in the past – he believed there was no future for portable gaming, as the PS Vita was a flop. The CEO of Sony previously said he did not see any potential in the Switch.
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