Sony copies Sega.. maybe not the best move

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We reported a little while back that Kaz Hirai from Sony had stopped his meds and started spouting nonsense again about how it was a good thing that the Sony PS3 was hard to develop for.

Well Destructoid have been doing some great investigative journalism and have come up with an awesome find.

Now let’s guess who said this?

“growth won’t be possible on competing systems that offer a simpler architecture. It may be easier in some ways for developers to create programs for the competition because there’s less to learn and work with from a technology standpoint — but that means that developers are much more likely to run up against the limits of the system in a short span of time”

You may at first think it was our friend Kaz but his words were actually

“We don’t provide the ‘easy to program for’ console that [developers] want, because ‘easy to program for’ means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?”

The first quote comes from a Sega Saturn white paper… The Saturn was probably the best console ever to not win a generation, it’s weird how the world turns.

*Apologies for the slow return today, we are running on a staff on one…

Last Updated: February 6, 2009

Gavin Mannion

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