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“We had a lot of debates about it, actually. I always firmly stood by keeping it on PS2,” said Yoshida.

“Many people, including marketing, suggested that maybe it should be moved to PS3. What I believed was that God of War II would be the best-selling and best game of the year. We had always seen that, at the launch of a platform, the developer has to spend a lot of time becoming familiar with the platform and software tools.

“I saw an opportunity for the Santa Monica team to complete their vision for the second game on a platform they totally understood. That was my argument and the company and team supported it. I’m very happy with the result. So to your question, I have never regretted the fact that we released God of War II on PS2.”</blockquote>

And so it worked out. God Of War II was a huge success on the Playstation 2, and has eventually found its way on the PS3 via the God Of War Collection. We doubt it would have changed Sony's early fortunes if a God Of War game had launched with the system.