EA CEO Thinks the PS4 Will Face Some 'Fairly Stiff Competition'
Posted by Kell Andersen
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The PlayStation 4 has sold phenomenally well, this much we know – but recently appointed EA CEO Andrew Wilson isn't certain that the console's continued dominance is a sure thing. Speaking at the Credit Suisse 2013 Technology Conference, Wilson noted that the living room is flooded with competitors. "Our market is evolving at a very, very, very rapid rate," he said. "Sony has a real opportunity to build a strong following and a strong install base while it continues to be the single best way to get high fidelity, high definition interactive entertainment to your 80-inch television."
In particular, he spoke about the recent trend of consoles attempting to provide a complete living room experience, stating: "I think that three years from now, four years from now, [console makers are] going to be under some fairly stiff competition for the living room, from mobile providers, from Apple, from Google, from Roku, from Comcast, to try and own that living room experience."
But the doom saying CEO isn't too concerned, assuring us that EA will bring its content to whichever platform gamers swarm to. "For us, we are less focused on the device and more focused on the modality of play," he continued. "Because we think that that will continue irrespective of what piece of technology is used to deliver the [content]."
While some of Wilson's comments ring true, the fact that EA bought such a monster lineup to the PS4 launch means that we won't be considering career changes just yet. Do these quotes concern you, or are you too busy cleaning your 80-inch television? Create some competition in the comments section below.