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]