PlayStation 4 is "first and foremost a video game console", Sony president Kaz Hirai has stressed, assuring gamers that the console is aimed squarely at them amidst the ongoing Xbox One controversy.

Speaking at the D11 conference yesterday (as reported by The Verge), Hirai said that "the most important thing we need to do is agree and understand that the PS4 is a great video game console that appeals to video gamers.

"If we miss that part, I don't think we get the initial establishment of the console. That formula has worked for us with all our consoles, including the PS3."

Hirai's words come amidst the ongoing concerns and criticism aimed at Microsoft's 'All-in-One' Xbox One, whose announcement event was criticised by gamers for its TV-heavy approach.

As with PlayStation 3, though, PS4 will continue to provide non-video games content, Hirai confirmed, presumably including services like Netflix and Sony's music streaming service Music Unlimited.

"Providing other non-game content is an area we will reveal and talk about in the coming months, but it's first and foremost a video game console."

Sony will unveil the first look at its PlayStation 4 hardware during its E3 press conference on Tuesday, June 11 at 2am BST.


Source: The Verge