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”.