PS3 Should Not Be Called A “Game Machine” Says Sony

You watch movies with it, listen to music with it, stream content and surfe the internet all on your PS3, but most importantly, you play games on the console, right? I know. But Sony thinks the latter is just piece of the immense cake that’s the PS3, therefore we should not call it a games machine.

That’s what Sony Network Entertainment boss Shawn Layden told Eurogamer, as he detailed the many features of the console.

“We’re trying to turn the PlayStation 3 into an entertainment media hub where you can not only play your games and get online with your Call of Duty community, but also find movies, find music, and bring that across,” he said.

“People like to explore. Gamers are explorers. I worked with PlayStation for 14 years before I took on this position with Sony Network Entertainment. I started back in 1996. It was just that grey rectangle with the toaster lid on it. You threw the disc in and brought the waffle iron down, and that’s it, you’re good to go.

Game machine is the wrong description these days. Console can mean so many things. It’s a central hub if you will for all kinds of digital content.”

From the onset Sony’s made it priority to deem PS3 more than just a games console, hence the popular slogan – “It Only Does Everything”.

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4 Comments on "PS3 Should Not Be Called A “Game Machine” Says Sony"

  1. nick April 1, 2011 at 4:04 am -

    thats the problem!
    thats why there recording the biggest financial loss in the company history, and have been doing so ever since the ps3 released!
    not only because of that obviously, there arrogance, high price, piss poor customer service, and tight assed approach has not helped.
    but this is whats hurting them the most!
    instead of cutting netflix, qrocity, movie download service, music download service, instead of getting rid of those they rather keep them and get rid of there best developers!
    the ps3 is suppose to be a games console, so game developers should be the first to stay, not the first to go!
    sony had to fire half its UK staff, and now have fired half of there SOE staff which caused the cancel of the agency.
    the ps3 is not suppose to be a media hub, its suppose to be a games console!
    so stuff movies!
    stuff music!
    go back and hire those lost developers, give us the agency, give us 8 days, give us the getaway 3!

  2. Ernice Gilbert April 1, 2011 at 5:58 am -

    It only does everything, Nick… It really is more than a console…just the the 360 btw.

  3. nick April 1, 2011 at 11:02 am -

    what for though?
    they should not be wasting there resources on these things, they should be putting it towards there games!
    what would you rather?
    netflix and co, or 8 days, the getaway 3 and the agency to come back?
    medievil was suppose to be getting a remake at sonys London studio, but now they cut half the staff thats never going to happen!

  4. Ernice Gilbert April 1, 2011 at 11:14 am -

    Yeah good point. Give me my games, Sony!

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