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CEO Of Sony Interactive Entertainment America Calls The Switch “A Great Success For Nintendo”

TIME recently sat down with the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America Shawn Layden. Whilst the majority of the interview was spent talking all things Playstation, he praised Nintendo on the success of the Nintendo Switch. Layden calls the Switch “a great success for Nintendo” and admits that “it’s definitely what that fanbase has been waiting for.” Layden also highlights the fact that the Nintendo Switch isn’t a threat to the sales of Playstation adding: “When you look at our numbers, I think it shows that a lot of gamers are a two-console family. And quite often those two consoles are PlayStation and Nintendo sitting side-by-side.”

You can read the interview in full here.

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45 comments

  1. ||As disgusting as an alliance would be in a temporary way, anything is acceptable to get rid off that green mucus…||

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  2. Layden calls the Switch “a great success for Nintendo” and admits that “it’s definitely what that fanbase has been waiting for“.

    E3 2017 Sony presents to people the Playstation Switch… VEEEEERY ORIGINAL

    Layden also highlights the fact that the Nintendo Switch isn’t a threat to the sales of Playstation adding.

    Please don’t hate me but…

    When the Switch came out, Sony reduced the price of PS4 trying to convince people to buy the PS4 and not the Switch, but they FAILED

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  3. The full article is a good read. I agree completely about the Switch and PS4 being good complementary consoles. There is absolutely no reason for there to be competition between them. They can both be massive successes without either one suffering. I’m hoping Sony doesn’t try copy the success of the Switch like they did with the Wii. Thereis no reason for it. Both companies can live side by side.

    As for Microsoft, I think there’s a chance they might really be heading out; probably not within the next few years, but eventually. I don’t think they’ll drop out of gaming completely, but I think over time they’ll sort of merge the Xbox with Windows 10 and offer something more akin to PC gaming.

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    1. The problem is that.

      Hoping Sony try to not copy the Switch. I don’t know but this article is a double meaning:
      1) Sony knows the Nintendo Switch is good.
      2) Sony already copy the idea and they will show a console very similar to the Switch.

      And if the second one happen, then the console war will be more tragic then ever.

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  4. On another note, the PSVR sales look like they should be concerning. The article says 900,000 were sold by February and 1 mil were sold up to now. Only 100k units in 4 months? They’re probably making a profit on each unit, but they better start showing some big support for that thing.

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      1. Definitely expensive. I don’t consider it a niche though. I think most people would really enjoy the experience if they had the opportunity to try it. It could potentially appeal to a large market.

        The problem I see with the 1 million unit figure is that it doesn’t say much for the long-term viability of the system. Like I said, I suspect Sony is indeed profiting from VR, but it seems like this time last year everybody was talking about VR being the future. I should think that Sony would want VR to be an important part of their business going forward, but given the minimal amount of support it has right now, that doesn’t seem likely.

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      1. I agree. The price is a huge problem, but another big problem is that there simply isn’t any software that could possibly justify owning one. Sony doesn’t want VR to be treated like just a peripheral, but that’s what it’s going to be if they don’t start pushing it.

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      2. Well pushing it with what? If nothing is going out for the VR than the Sony VR is lost.

        Gaben Newell also decided to stay away because it’s too early to talk perfectly about VR.

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    1. Your personal experience with VR doesn’t make it an appealing product to the mass market. VR is niche because it’s completely unimportant for the consumation of the medium (games). It will always be niche, even 20 years from now, simply because people choose the most straightforward way of consuming their product, with the least amount of effort and inconvenience.
      VR is something that you need to consume deliberately, not spontaneously. You need to be in a situation in which you can fully dedicate your most important senses to a game. Which means you need to be at home and you need to have time for yourself. You also need to choose among a limited set of games which make sense in VR.
      3D is another niche technology. Everyone today has a 3D capable TV at home, but noone uses the feature. I haven’t watched even a single movie in 3D on my TV. Same reason: Even though it enhances the experience, it’s not worth the effort of putting on goggles.

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      1. I don’t believe I said anything about my personal experience with VR. In fact, I have no experience with VR, with the noted exception of once using a Gear headset. I’m speaking simply from what I’ve seen of the technology and the current gaming atmosphere. I’m not saying that VR is going to be a massive success or that it will even exist in a few years. I’m only saying it has the potential to appeal to a mass market.

        I don’t think you are in any more of a position to predict what gaming will be like in 20 years than I am. 3D TV and VR have enough fundamental differences that the success or failure of one cannot completely predict the fate of the other. This article is a good explanation of why exactly 3D TV failed. VR gaming does not share all the flaws of 3D TV, and gaming media is certainly not consumed the same way as television media.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2765862/Why-3D-TV-proved-turn-Massive-investment-1-5-million-sets-sold-persuade-great-British-public-wear-silly-specs.html

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      2. That’s a difficult thing to claim – that it will be niche 20 years from now. I remember back when people thought that cell phones were just an expensive fad and that nobody would want to be carrying around a phone on them. Now look at everyone.

        It all depends on how the technology evolves and improves over the years. It’s way too early to say.

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      1. I noticed that, but wasn’t entirely sure what he meant. You can easily find a PS VR right now. It’s not like they’re flying off the shelves or anything. Amazon, Gamestop, and Best buy all have them in stock. I’m pretty sure it’s been that way since the beginning of the year, or at least since early in the year. Maybe he meant in the beginning they had trouble stocking it?

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  5. “When you look at our numbers, I think it shows that a lot of gamers are a two-console family. And quite often those two consoles are PlayStation and Nintendo sitting side-by-side.”

    Not wrong, They’re both top priority for me. The 360 was the last Microsoft console I got and that was a year ago.

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