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Sony: Gamers gave PS4 ‘upper hand early’ over Xbox One, can’t become complacent

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Sony marketing executive John Koller said that though gamers have given the PlayStation 4 an early lead over Microsoft’s Xbox One, the platform holder can’t become complacent heading into next-gen, according to a report today from GameSpot.

In a question and answer session with the website, Koller said that he’s “very excited” for the path the PS4 will take, especially with the strong start out of the gate since the system’s launch in November.

“People gave us the upper hand early, and we want to continue to reward them with all the different content and engagement that we have,” Koller said.

Koller stressed the importance of not losing sight of what gamers want or look for in the PS4, working with publishers and studios to create games that engage players both with its gameplay and its social features.

“We are viewed the most authentic brand, so we have a leg up there,” Koller said. “But we've got a lot of work to do to make sure that when we're going into work with a publisher or when we're going into work with our own first-party team, we say, ‘Here's the emotion we want to bring and here's the engagement (we want), what can we do?’”

Certainly a similar sentiment applies to the PS Vita, Koller said, as Sony needs to keep feeding the platform with new content on a regular basis.

“It's very important that we don't just have (PS Vita) be kind of this peripheral,” Koller said. “It needs to be a platform with games, and it has that."

Koller did say that he sees the PS Vita as a companion device for the PS4, but Sony had “no firm plans” to bundle the two consoles together at this point.

You can read that full Examiner report by clicking here.


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