Sony’s Andrew House: Staying Ahead of PS2 Is More Important Than Rivalry With Microsoft

Sony seems to think the console wars are over and the aim is now to defeat the PS2 itself.

Posted By | On 16th, Dec. 2015 Under News


Andy House, Sony president, introducing PS4

Sony’s Andrew House has been quite busy of late, first announcing a new partnership with Hideo Kojima and also giving a rather in depth interview with The Guardian where he lays out what he feels are the signs of real success for his company’s PS4. In that interview, he made it pretty clear that his company shares the same outlook on the console wars as the rest of us. That outlook is that the war is pretty much over between the Xbox One and the PS4.

“We remain well ahead of the PlayStation 2 at the same point in its life-cycle. That, to me, is almost more important than market share and rivalry with Microsoft. The question is whether you’re growing the category overall, and whether it is vibrant.” House said. It’s pretty interesting that the exec is already taken to comparing his newest console with a much older one as a way to judge success rather than against his main competition. It’s also interesting that these days, it doesn’t really seem like there is a competition at all between the Xbox One and the PS4.

Event Microsoft has stopped closely tracking the units shipped because they are trailing the PS4 by such a wide margin. Of course, as we head into 2016, it should be pointed out that the war really isn’t over. Microsoft has talked alot about how good the company feels it’s lineup for 2016 is going to be. Sony would be well advised not to take its eyes off the ball as the calendar turns to the new year.

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  • Starman

    Here we go …’Monkey see monkey do”
    He took a page right out of Phil S. book…

    Sony never comes up with nothing themselves… always riding the coat tail of someone else vision …FACTS

    • polysix

      “bitter”

    • Truth™

      “Bitter” describes Sony shills losing all their games to PC 🙂

  • Truth™

    Still no games and a 720P VR. Really hilarious how desperate the PR spin is going to get next year 🙂

    • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

      Not all games need to be 1080p.
      We never agreed on or wanted battlefield at 1080p,
      Sony users wanted 900p, but we wanted 720p.
      Driving games are better at 1080p like Forza, so we asked for 1080p then.

      +12 and We game on

  • Gamez Rule

    GamingBolt = “That outlook is that the war is pretty much over between the Xbox One and the PS4”

    Sony = “We remain well ahead of the PlayStation 2 at the same point in its life-cycle. That, to me, is almost more important than market share and rivalry with Microsoft”

    People still vote with their wallets, and so far Sony has more votes, and lets be honest PS4 is still outselling Xbone worldwide big time, so really GamingBolt could be right on saying it’s pretty much over between Xbone and PS4.

    • Truth™

      It’s amazing how much the console plebs will buy trash underpowered hardware when marketed. POS4 was obsolete from 2011, has no games.

      But then Steam will be hitting 200 million next year and Sony will be hopeless in catching up to the biggest growing audience in gaming 🙂

    • Gamez Rule

      You keep bigging up PC and Steam while putting down consoles and it’s gamers… But meanwhile PC will be getting games after PS4 and Steam has big problems too.

      Valve estimates that 77,000 accounts are hijacked every single month, and points out that these are not new and naive users but seasoned Steam users.

      So before you start bigging up Steam while putting down Sony I suggest you know what you’re talking about in the first place.

    • Truth™

      Which is why Steam has two factor identification and Sony bans anyone who complains about hackers on their insecure system.

      Steam has more security features than PS4. So therefore superior and I know that it’s superior.

      Stay mad 🙂

    • Gamez Rule

      LMAO! But yet the fact remained that Valve estimates that 77,000 accounts are hijacked every single month, and points out that these are not new and naive users but seasoned Steam users..

    • Truth™

      So you agree that steam has much more users and more security needed and provided than the POS4 then

      Steam always wins, baby 🙂

    • Gamez Rule

      Not really, what I do agree with is what I posted, Valve estimates that 77,000 accounts are hijacked every single month. And that you have to wait after PS4 to play Kojima’s games ☺

    • saintfighteraqua

      I use both and I still find Steam slightly inferior in most ways. That’s my preference though and I wouldn’t expect a rabid fanboy to just agree to disagree.

  • Michael

    What he really is saying is that they need to recover first then worry about microsoft. Sony still needs money. That’s why their charging for ps4 games.

  • GHz

    In other words, being a game company is more important than console rivalry. And being that each major game company approach to earning revenues in regards are different, it’s best to measure todays successes against past ones.

  • Xbox one 2econd gpu unlocking

    We have supported Sony to recovery and keeping Apple out the console market is something we have agreed on.
    We have agreed our 2nd layer will remain under lockout until Sony has fully recovered.
    The we may ask for DX12 unlocking.
    +12 and We game on

  • The truth-ier

    well stupid game sites, idiot game fans, those bring out the so called war. In a business view point, tracking ahead off your previous success is good…which is why both the ps4 and x1 are doing well.

  • Mr Xrat

    Good to see the honchos know that delivering a great console regardless of what the competition scrambles to cough up is important, and goes to show where this gen’s consoles are in relation to each other.

    • Truth™

      You mean a Sh*t console with no games relying on Doritos, dew and COD with hardware considered obsolete in 2011 that you shill for every day of your life rscottycuck. So desperate the last few days since PS4 lost all its exclusives to PC and will be losing even more over the next few months. Literally nothing but a COD, FIFA and Netflix box and PC is now the weeb machine of choice.

      Only the Wii U is great this generation, fam. PS4 is a piece of sh*t like the xbone 🙂

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93c2d6fa5e10401fdc633296fcf41f0d42ab23ee25998fcc41570af553bcbb71.jpg

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    • Truth™

      🙂

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    • Tech junkie

      Lol. Delusions

    • Mr Xrat

      Nah, pal. Reality. 🙂

  • Michael Norris

    ”Sony would be well advised not to take its eyes off the ball” Oh please ok Xboxbolt we get it.


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