Phil Harrison, president of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios, has had a few things to say about the future of Playstation. With the PS3 launch scheduled for 2006, and Playstation 2 happily hitting the mass-market, Sony’s facing a divided year but Phil is confident about their prospects.
With more games, especially mass-market titles like SingStar and EyeToy, headed for the PS2, Sony are aiming for a wider demographic as the console matures further. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on whether the PS3 will face a simultaneous worldwide launch. A couple of interesting hand-picked statistics in the interview include the fact that the PSP beat the DS to 10 million units, and that the number of PS2 online users apparently outnumbers other consoles—“On a worldwide basis it is the most popular online console by virtue of the size of the installed base.”