In a new interview with Japanese news site Impress PC Watch, Ken Kutaragi took once again a swipe at the Xbox 360 by saying that Microsoft is going after the PS2 with the Xbox 360.
This time, Microsoft has stated clearly it is going after the PlayStation. However, they are not going after the PlayStation 3, but the PlayStation 2. Because they looked at 2, the Xbox 360 became what it is." said Kutaragi.
To back-up his claims, Kutaragi made an analogy to the competition the original PlayStation had to face at the time it was unveiled.
"The PS1 was misunderstood in the same way," said the father of the PlayStation. "Even after we said that the PS1 was able to perform 3D calculations while the 3D0 could not, people still insisted both [consoles] had CD-ROM drives and 3D graphics."
But those were not the only words Kutaragi had to say regarding the Xbox 360. When comparing the demos both companies displayed at last month’s E3 expo, Kutaragi said that "the messages of the Xbox 360 and PS3 differ clearly. Xbox 360 emphasized it is a game machine which is complete as a platform. PS3 emphasized the possibility of technology."
Finally, Kutaragi commented that a “certain famous journalist” said: "Xbox is 1.5, the PS is more than what I was expecting, so it's 3.5."
Please don’t shoot the messenger…