Andrew House and Cerny have made a good team.
There’s very little doubt that the Sony Playstation 4 has had a ton of success since the console first launched and Sony boss Andrew House recently sat down with an interview with the Guardian and talked about his and Mark Cerny’s role in getting the device off the ground. House admits that he was looking at the business side of things quite a bit more than Cerny. Mark was the one who was more of an advocate for the developers.
“I tried to get us talking about the PlayStation business, to get it to be much more focused again on the gamer and the end-consumer. That’s not just our marketing message: it informed a lot of the decisions we made around the development of PlayStation 4. I saw Mark Cerny as the advocate for the developer and that constituency, and I saw myself as needing to be the advocate for the consumer whenever I could,” House told the Guardian.
It seems as though House and Cerny were a good team when it came to making the PS4 as successful as possible. The console has been dubbed the winner of the console wars by more than one analyst. With Cerny acting as the advocate for the people who are making the games, and House as the advocate for those who are playing them, the team has put out a product that consumers love.