Hirai: Digital era beyond ten years away

Hirai: Digital era beyond ten years away

By Chris Dring

August 26th 2010 at 9:55AM

'A business of our size and scope always needs a physical medium," says SCE CEO

SCE CEO Kaz Hirai has ruled out digital-only PlayStation consoles in the future – despite being the first platform holder to launch one with PSPgo.

“We do business in parts of the world where network infrastructure isn’t as robust as one would hope,” he said.

“There’s always going to be requirement for a business of our size and scope to have a physical medium.

“To think everything will be downloaded in two years, three years or even ten years from now is taking it a little bit to the extreme.”

And, in an exclusive interview with MCV, the Sony boss revealed his company's aim to outsell PlayStation 2 with its current flagship console, PS3.