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Sony's Cerny Hopes Playstation Legacy Can One Day Rival Nintendo's

Matt Gardner
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Sony's Cerny Hopes Playstation Legacy Can One Day Rival Nintendo's

Sony's Mark Cerny expressed his desire for Sony to one day have the kind of enduring legacy that Nintendo are enjoying, discussing the importance of having a longevity in a core group of individuals at the heart of both companies during his keynote speech at Gamelab earlier today.

"I have a great friend who lives in Kyoto in the eastern part of Japan," Cerny said.

"He runs a developer there and he's worked with both Sony Computer Entertainment and Nintendo over the years, and he says that what he respects the most about Nintendo is the incredible continuity they have in the form of a core group of individuals that has now worked together for over 30 years.

"Well, we on the PlayStation side of the business have only about 20 years together now, but I'm really looking forward to the next decade or two with Shu [Yoshida], Andy [House] and the other amazing talents of Sony Computer Entertainment, and I think by the end of it we'll even have my friend in Kyoto telling everyone how our values - held strongly over a great period of time - had such an influence over the world of games."

Sony have the games, they have the mascots, they have the services, and they have the community interaction to do that. And we're looking forward to the next few decades too. [EG]

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Late  Jun. 27, 2013 at 14:17

Sounds like they're giving a lifetime achievement award - like Hollywood give to actors who were good in their day but are probably now much closer to obscurity than their last success.

Quite appropriate, then.

Breadster  Jun. 27, 2013 at 14:39

I think Sony have as great a legacy as Nintendo. Sure Nintendo have been around longer and had a massive impact on gaming but Sony have had a massive impact as well. Playstation pretty much revolutionised gaming and the PS2 is the biggest selling console of all time if I'm not mistaken. Then the PS3 essentially ushered in the HD era on its own, most people were only able to watch HD films because the PS3 had a Blu ray drive, standalone players were too expensive.

They should be very happy with their achievements.

DivideByZero  Jun. 27, 2013 at 17:25

Yeah, Playstation is a massive name in gaming and has been for years now.

If by legacy you mean that when you mention Nintendo, most people go "Yeah, Super Mario Kart on the SNES was awesome"... then yeah. :P


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