Sony CEO: Competitors can go first in console battle

By John Keefer, Jan 21, 2013 4:30pm PST

A lot has been speculated about the upcoming next generation consoles. Whether it's an eight-core AMD CPU for Sony's Orbis or Microsoft's Durango being released before Thanksgiving, nothing is definite. But Sony CEO Kaz Hirai seems content to sit back and see what the competition will do first.

"Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?" Hirai said in an interview with The Times. He wouldn't go into more detail, but with the respective consoles being far into their development cycles, it would seem unlikely that any significant changes could be made at this point without a major delay. It wouldn't be the first time a CEO played coy or offered a bit of misdirection.

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