Kaz Hirai's Tenacity Is Admirable.

The system's in good-shape, the content's fantastic, the marketing's decent and the PlayStation Move looks set to be a fantastic extension to the experience. Still, it has big shoes to fill. When you look at the PlayStation 3's 38million sales, it's hard to envisage the system ever catching up to the PlayStation 2's 146million. But Kazuo Hirai, SCE's gaffer, reckons that's the companies' target.

“The high point, looking back at our console business, has been PS2,” he told MCV.

“For PS3, that is one level of success we’d like to emulate and hopefully surpass at the end of the ten-year lifecycle.”

Hirai reckons that in order to achieve success, Sony has had to improve its international focus. He's revealed that he has structured SCE's HQ in Japan into three distinct business units - console (PS3 & PS2), handheld (PSP) and accessories. Which makes sense. According to Kaz, each business is charged with looking after its business on a global scale.

“If it’s right for Japan it’s probably not right for the rest of the world,” he said, acknowledging that the balance of power has shifted away from Tokyo. Sony are now taking a more international approach towards decision making.

[source mcvuk.com]