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Harrison says Sony now focusing on PS3 software

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 Mar 2007 13:34 User comments (14)

Harrison says Sony now focusing on PS3 software Sony Worldwide Studios boss Phil Harrison has said that after the challenges of recent months, Sony can now focus on PS3 software instead of hardware. "I can't deny that we've had some challenges, but I think those are all behind us," he said. "It's all about software now, it's not about hardware. It's all about services, it's about the way the industry is changing and the way we hope to be taking a leadership position in that change."
He made the comments to GamesIndustry.biz after his keynote speech at GDC 2007. During the keynote, he showed off PlayStation Home, a virtual world under development for the PS3 users to use and enjoy. "We're taking some pretty giant steps forward... The keynote here at GDC was a very, very significant moment for the evolution of PlayStation 3," he observed.

Harrison cited God of War, LocoRoco, Shadow of the Colossus, Eye Toy and Singstar as examples of how Sony is trying to produce innovative software, saying they are, "things which wouldn't come out of perhaps a more conservative product development strategy, and certainly wouldn't come from a multi-platform third-party publisher".

He added: "It's something that as a platform holder we have a responsibility to grow the market, and to try and push the market. What I wanted to do here at GDC was paint a picture for where this industry should, I believe, move - which is to empower the user with user-created content. That's what I was referring to with the Game 3.0 aspect to my presentation."

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14 user comments

19.3.2007 14:38

This guys talks out his ass everytime he opens his mouth. They just announced another hardware change, and changes to the controller, but are focusing on software? What software? Home? Backwards compatibility? Games? He's talking in circles!

29.3.2007 15:37

Originally posted by SProdigy:
This guys talks out his ass everytime he opens his mouth. They just announced another hardware change, and changes to the controller, but are focusing on software? What software? Home? Backwards compatibility? Games? He's talking in circles!
Of course he's talking out of his ass. He is Sony's PR guy. Anything that comes out of a PR person or politician's mouth is a lie.

39.3.2007 17:21

Wow. PS3 Home. So its a virtual world that'll be crammed packed of jackasses, just like in real life. And i can invite them in my "house"?
Awesome. So thats why the system is $600, to pay all your thoughtful employees on a job well done.

410.3.2007 2:38
BobbyBlu
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Its simple Guys you got to have you Hardware running up to speed free of whatever bugs it has before you jump into alot of other things.I agree PS3 has had some issue but i don't think its that bad as he say but he would know more than i would.


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Wow. PS3 Home. So its a virtual world that'll be crammed packed of jackasses, just like in real life. And i can invite them in my "house"?
Awesome. So thats why the system is $600, to pay all your thoughtful employees on a job well done.
HOME is the answer to Microsoft LIVE but why people got to be jackasses you do have people out here that don't act like that.
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510.3.2007 3:11

Bobby Blu
Mmmm at the price I don't think HOME will be filled with 13yr racist arse holes talking sht 24/7 with forced live chat.... 0-o

610.3.2007 14:32

god people are so against ps3 its just ridiculous.

nintendo wii fanboys are like hippies.. make ridiculous comments and have retarded opinions that dont make any sense.

you guy have to talk sht about anything and everything that sony has to offer. It cost 600 bucks get over it. its not worth it to you? then dont buy one... there are millions of others that will and be happy with it.

710.3.2007 14:37

oh and in my opinion.. right now the 360 and ps3 are pretty equal in terms of gameplay and graphics i guess, but i think sony will bump ahead hopefully. not because i like sony, but because it has more potential, and it has the best chance to create new innovative games, which is all i really want.

nintendo wii is fun. but definitely not on the same level, its not worth any more than 250 thats for sure. People that compare the two are just retarded.. wii doesnt offer anything.

you people that keep saying how much better the wii is, just make me want to lock you in a basement with all the other hippies. i dont want a stupid fanboy jam festival starting up.

810.3.2007 14:58

jetyi83

UUmmmmm the WII has a completely new and innovative control system to diss it is just to show you are graphics whore...
Now dose that mean the WII is better,no it means it offers something the 360 and PS3 cant do ,it also has not met its potential yet the 360 is on its feet but limping(when the new revision hits it wont be as gimpy) the PS3 is still wasted from its luke warm launch but like any rich brat has a bright future :P,while the WII is a savant that could change the world...if it could just learn to stop walking into walls ;_;

LOL

910.3.2007 17:24
BobbyBlu
Inactive

Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
jetyi83

UUmmmmm the WII has a completely new and innovative control system to diss it is just to show you are graphics whore...
Now dose that mean the WII is better,no it means it offers something the 360 and PS3 cant do ,it also has not met its potential yet the 360 is on its feet but limping(when the new revision hits it wont be as gimpy) the PS3 is still wasted from its luke warm launch but like any rich brat has a bright future :P,while the WII is a savant that could change the world...if it could just learn to stop walking into walls ;_;

LOL
Wii is old tech from Nintendo like i said do you remember the Power glove & Powerpad from the NES same thing but different function.Sixaxis is along the same line as the Wii controller but Wii controller offer more function.Wii dont give you something that people never seen before I'm tired of hearing this Bull.
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1010.3.2007 20:59

Quote:
[quote=ZIppyDSM]jetyi83

UUmmmmm the WII has a completely new and innovative control system to diss it is just to show you are graphics whore...
Now dose that mean the WII is better,no it means it offers something the 360 and PS3 cant do ,it also has not met its potential yet the 360 is on its feet but limping(when the new revision hits it wont be as gimpy) the PS3 is still wasted from its luke warm launch but like any rich brat has a bright future :P,while the WII is a savant that could change the world...if it could just learn to stop walking into walls ;_;

LOL

Wii is old tech from Nintendo like i said do you remember the Power glove & Powerpad from the NES same thing but different function.Sixaxis is along the same line as the Wii controller but Wii controller offer more function.Wii dont give you something that people never seen before I'm tired of hearing this Bull.
then quite blindly raving about the PS3,sorry I seen as good or better on the computer so meh,I'll take substance in gameplay over shallow graphics any day.

1110.3.2007 22:07

Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
jetyi83

UUmmmmm the WII has a completely new and innovative control system to diss it is just to show you are graphics whore...
Now dose that mean the WII is better,no it means it offers something the 360 and PS3 cant do ,it also has not met its potential yet the 360 is on its feet but limping(when the new revision hits it wont be as gimpy) the PS3 is still wasted from its luke warm launch but like any rich brat has a bright future :P,while the WII is a savant that could change the world...if it could just learn to stop walking into walls ;_;

LOL
yeah i honestly dont mean to dis the wii.. i think its fun, and the controllers are a great idea, but they could definitely work more smoothly. they need to stick to simple graphics and fun gameplay and not even try with the other stuff.

i just dont like how people claim the wii is so much better than a ps3 when its like comparing a go-cart to a car.. both are fun and worth the money, but completely different.

1210.3.2007 22:19

Quote:
[quote=ZIppyDSM]jetyi83

UUmmmmm the WII has a completely new and innovative control system to diss it is just to show you are graphics whore...
Now dose that mean the WII is better,no it means it offers something the 360 and PS3 cant do ,it also has not met its potential yet the 360 is on its feet but limping(when the new revision hits it wont be as gimpy) the PS3 is still wasted from its luke warm launch but like any rich brat has a bright future :P,while the WII is a savant that could change the world...if it could just learn to stop walking into walls ;_;

LOL

yeah i honestly dont mean to dis the wii.. i think its fun, and the controllers are a great idea, but they could definitely work more smoothly. they need to stick to simple graphics and fun gameplay and not even try with the other stuff.

i just dont like how people claim the wii is so much better than a ps3 when its like comparing a go-cart to a car.. both are fun and worth the money, but completely different.
I dunno its more like a jaguar and a newer futuristic econo class car the jaguar is godly but is OTT price wise,the other is odd looking saves you on gas and drives like no other car.

I see the WII having 2 main problems graphics and lack of polishing the controls.

the 360/PS3 has BWC issues,hardware issues,price issues, and the same disregard for "control" as the last generation all this makes me wonder if they last gen was not all that why are they when they are following the same blind footsteps of where they have been.

I am jut a old stupid jaded gamer,take what you will from my words if you can read threw the caffeine :P

All the systems are worth having but some are only worth so much.

1311.3.2007 0:09
sr.bond
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by ZIppyDSM:
jetyi83

UUmmmmm the WII has a completely new and innovative control system to diss it is just to show you are graphics whore...
Now dose that mean the WII is better,no it means it offers something the 360 and PS3 cant do ,it also has not met its potential yet the 360 is on its feet but limping(when the new revision hits it wont be as gimpy) the PS3 is still wasted from its luke warm launch but like any rich brat has a bright future :P,while the WII is a savant that could change the world...if it could just learn to stop walking into walls ;_;

LOL
Wii is old tech from Nintendo like i said do you remember the Power glove & Powerpad from the NES same thing but different function.Sixaxis is along the same line as the Wii controller but Wii controller offer more function.Wii dont give you something that people never seen before I'm tired of hearing this Bull.
been saying the same thing,nintendo is doing good this time because they just reused old technology with an steroid-driven cube.
i cant wait for next year,when the good games for ps3 start appearing, thats when all nintendo fanboys will secretly sell their wiis in order to buy ps3's.

1417.3.2007 17:48

Sony stated that any old games that you had for old versions of Play Station would be able to be playd on PS3 but I have been informed that this not true. So I think that if I am right Sony should recall every PS3 game box and fix the problum.

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