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Sony PS4 focusing on the games, not TV

As the world awaits the next-gen showdown at E3 2013 between Sony and Microsoft, Sony’s CEO Kaz Hirai has taken some time out to join the list of speakers at this year’s D11 event. Just so gamers are fully aware in light of recent events, Hirai has reiterated to the PlayStation family that the upcoming PS4 console will be ‘all about the gamers’.

If you watched Microsoft’s Xbox One event, you may have been a little disappointed to see the company devote a large portion of their time to talk about the new live TV features that the console will have, features that will be available to US consumers only at launch.

Some believe that Microsoft is starting to distance themselves from becoming a gaming console predominantly, in favor of an entertainment console, with gaming taking a back seat. Microsoft will look to change this way of thinking at E3 however, already confirming that their press console will focus on showing upcoming software for the Xbox One and less entertainment features.

In light of this, Kaz Hirai, now the CEO of Sony has wasted no time in sending out a little message to consumers who are still on the fence as to which console to buy later on this year. When speaking at D11, he sent out the following message to those weighing up their options:

“The most important thing we need to do is agree and understand that the PS4 is a great video game console that appeals to video gamers. If we miss that part, I don’t think we get the initial establishment of the console.”

He also went on to say that non-gaming content on the PS4 is an area that they will be discussing at a later time, but for the time being – PS4 will be a video game console first and foremost.

As logical as his statement may be, it is these kind of simple responses that gamers just want to hear – Not misleading information that can often then be misinterpreted and delivered in the wrong way. You could argue that this is what has happened with the issues over Xbox One, but then again – a direct statement from Microsoft could have solved everything straight away – that never came though.

With just days to go until E3, have you already made your mind up on which next-gen console you will be purchasing?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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