According to a report from Gamasutra on Friday, Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Jack Tretton said the PS4 and the games will justify the $60 cost people will need to pay for some titles.
In another interview, Tretton talked about how PlayStation is number one in some respects and Xbox is not, as well as the breakdown in overall performance between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
"We’re the No. 1 streaming device when it comes to Netflix, not Xbox. They’re trying to — I don’t really know what they’re trying to do. I’d rather not comment on their strategy.
"But we’re trying to say we’re all about the gamers and, by the way, there’s multimedia out there. I think the people who tuned in to see this live streaming event, from all around the world, were watching to see the gaming.
"We look at the market in worldwide terms, and every market is extremely important to us. The facts are, we debuted the PlayStation 3 at $599, which was an extremely steep price barrier for a lot of consumers.
"And we debuted a year after Microsoft, but on a worldwide basis, we’ve sold the same, if not more, devices. I think we’re at 77 million sold right now — it’s basically splitting hairs. Despite all that, our message has been extremely well-received around the world," Tretton said.
Tretton went on to talk about what his problem is with what Microsoft has done with the Xbox in the way of interactive television and dying media.
"My gripe, my head-smack, is not that the broader content/entertainment business isn’t where you want to go with a living-room-connected device. It absolutely is.
"Indeed, this was the point of Xbox, that was why it was the Trojan horse for the living room, where we could land and be welcomed by millions of console customers with more hardware and better software and network connectivity than the non-console devices (webtv, cable set-tob-boxes) we had been pursuing. No, more and better content was always the point and the plan.
"My gripe is that, as usual, Microsoft has jumped its own shark and is out stomping through the weeds planning and talking about far-flung future strategies in interactive television and original programming partnerships with big dying media companies when their core product, their home town is on fire, their soldiers, their developers, are tired and deserting, and their supply-lines are broken," Tretton said.
This will certainly be an extremely competitive console war between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720, but one question people could ask is how competitive will things get?