Shuhei Yoshida on PS4 vs. Xbox One: “We Want to do Our Best so That we Won’t be Defeated”

September 11, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


If you can take your eyes off the many PlayStation Vita systems and PS4 surrounding the magnificent Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios, above and the awesome new Twitter background he just set up below, we can tell you about an interview he had with 4Gamer (via Dualshockers 1, 2).


When discussing the numbers for PS4 pre-orders in Europe and North America, Shuhei said:

It’s a little hard to talk about specific numerical values, but the proportion is pretty much the same we had with the PS3. However, because of the large number of people in North America and the size of the market, I feel the market share there is a little low [in comparison to Europe].

He then continued by talking about the PS4 vs. Xbox One:

I’m not saying that the PS4 is losing at the moment, but the Xbox 360 was very strong in North America. That’s why we’re working there with the mindset ‘we are the challengers’. I think that when you have a strong rival, it’s good for the market as a whole. We want to do our best so that we won’t be defeated (laughs).

As for the PlayStation Vita TV, development originally started on it around the summer of 2011 and, as you’d expect, has undergone a lot of trial and error since that time. At PS Vita TV launch, 100 PS Vita games will be supported, with a “significant percentage” of future PS Vita titles being compatible as well.

Do you think the PlayStation 4 will outperform the Xbox One in North America? Let us know in the comments below.