While the PSPgo has had a rocky release, not everyone at Sony seems to be sweating. Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, had only positive things to say about the future in an interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. Describing the disconnect of having three regional development teams based in America, Japan, and Europe, Yoshida explained that the quality of first party games coming from Sony would not have been possible without a more unified effort between the software and hardware developers.
A main stem of his confidence comes from Sony’s new motion controller. “Worldwide Studios suggested it, and they responded with the technology needed to drive it,” said Yoshida. “Game makers have lots of ideas and need the technological know-how to implement them. Hardware designers have that know-how, but they need a way to turn it into a product. It’s my job to connect them together.”
Yoshida also mentioned the 10 year life cycle known of Sony’s products and how “it’s only getting better from here.” While the new PS3 Slim has increased sales, it will be interesting how the 10 year life cycle plays out when Sony doesn’t have the market share that it enjoyed the previous two generations.