Sony wants to take on Nintendo as they look to get into the mobile game industry.
According to an interview with Financial Times, Sony’s chief executive Kaz Hirai said that Sony will be “aggressively” getting into the market of mobile games.
“[Mobile gaming] is something we are aggressively getting into.”
“It’s quite a shift from being just a console-based business to being on mobile phones as well.”
This is, of course, following the massive success of Pokémon GO. Granted, Nintendo did not make the game, they still saw their own bits of success as the game topped the charts.
I see Sony making mobile games that are in the same caliber as Pokémon GO, and then not screwing them up like Niantic did. Sony has a tendency to not be as “innovative” per se, but instead find their success in taking what is already there and making it ultimately better, and that is what they will do with mobile gaming.
“Pokémon Go is a real game-changer,” Hirai explained. “I’m very interested in the fact that it has the potential to really change the way people move, literally.”
As much as I always want to root for Nintendo in these battles, I always find that Sony just does it better. At least in the past decade.
I just hope that Sony will actually give us some Crash Bandicoot in the near future.