Sony: PS4 Beating Xbox One In 2013 Isn't Overly Important
Everyone's fixated on the PlayStation 4 topping the Xbox One in 2013; 4.2 million sold worldwide vs. 3 million.
But Sony isn't about to toss up the victory symbol and celebrate. They don't even believe that the early lead is anything special; they're more interested in the future success of their product.
During a recent CVG interview with PlayStation marketing vice-president John Koller, we learn that the PS4's current lead is "really not" all that important:
"We look at it really just introspectively. The '4.2 million' number is important because it gets us further towards our goal. And that goal is the largest install base we can possibly get--to encourage publishers and developers to continue to make great game experiences for PS4."
Koller added that of course Sony looks at the competition, but their focus is on "growing, getting bigger and bigger." He said his company believes they've got a "great product" and they simply want to see it in as many homes as possible. Elsewhere in the interview, Koller said the announcement of PlayStation Now doesn't mean Sony is any less invested in the future of physical consoles.
That's good to hear, what with the entire world seemingly going digital right before our very eyes. As for the PS4 vs. Xbox One issue, that's more about a fan war than a corporate war; if the PS4 sells and Sony makes money, we're fairly certain they'll be happy, regardless of what the Xbox One does.
1/8/2014 11:26:43 AM Ben Dutka