Sony Computer Entertainment Asia's Managing Director, Tetsuhiko Yasuda, made the suggestion that the Playstation3 will not see a worldwide release and that Sony doesn't see Microsoft as a rival.There is some level of cooperation between the otherwise fierce competitors already, yet not regarding the console market. There were reports of them joining forces in the field of digital music. Also, the Xbox360 famously connects to the PSP as well as the iPod.
Speaking to reporters, Yasuda said "Sony has not finalized the specific time frame for the PS3 launch, as well as pricing," adding "the Company aims to launch the PS3 at the same time throughout Asia. However, not all the regions in the global market will see the same launch day, as the Internet infrastructures differ in each individual market."
"Sony does not regard Xbox as a competitor. Rather, the company may even consider working with Microsoft to develop games together," Yasuda is also reported to have noted.
A cooperation between their console businesses is, of course, still highly unlikely. It is no longer unthinkable, though, as Sony has proven.
Thanks to: Oniganon