Hirai: Rivals can't compete with PS3's exclusives
by Adam Byrne - July 29th, 2008
Sony Computer Entertainment President Kaz Hirai believes that the PS3's first-party exclusives coupled with the potiental of Blu-Ray proves that the PS3 is the clear choice over both of its rivals. He also mentioned that due to these capabilities it meant better exclusive content than both the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii.
When asked about the exclusive content the Xbox 360 will receive with GTA IV and the fact that Final Fantasy XIII would be also heading for the 360 he said:
''On the exclusivity front – whether it’s downloadable or not – one of the unrivalled strengths we have, and we’ve proven this time and time again, is the power of our internal worldwide studios. Our first-party product is obviously platform exclusive and is the best out there.
We’ve talked about a raft of great titles, whether that’s Little Big Planet, Resistance 2, SoCom, God Of War 3, Killzone 2, MaG, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift.
Secondly, if we talk about Blu-Ray, there’s a lot of capacity there. Our discussion with a lot of the publishers is about how the PS3 version of a game has the capacity to exclusive things consumers will be interested in – interviews with the makers of the game, documentary on the franchise or 'making of...' footage.
That’s as well as additional weapons, levels, tools and characters. Those things very much differentiate our offerings over and above other versions of the same game.''