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Sony: Microsoft Xbox 360 'lacks longevity'

Chairman claims PS3 will out sell Microsoft console

Sony Computer Entertainment chairman Kazuo Hirai has slammed Microsoft's Xbox 360 console for not lasting long enough.

sony_logoHirai told the Official PlayStation Magazine that Sony's consoles last for up to 10 years but that Microsoft's Xbox 360 has a lifespan of four to five years and "lacks longevity".

"Last time I checked, they've never had a console that's been on the market for more than four or five years and we've committed to a 10-year life cycle, so you do the math," he said.

And in response to claims by Microsoft last week that the Xbox is outselling Sony's Playstation 3 (PS3), Hirai is confident the PS3 will ultimately sell more consoles than the Xbox 360.

"Unless things go really bad, there's no way that at the end of a life cycle our competition is going to have a higher install base."

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Hirai also revealed that Sony doesn't even consider the Nintendo Wii a real competitor to the PS3.

"It's difficult to talk about Nintendo because we don't look at their console as being competitors. They're a different world and we operate in our world - that's kind of the way I look at things."

See also: Sony opens beta for PS3 Home virtual world

GamePro.com


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