In 2001, Ken Kutaragi Wished the Best for Microsoft

The year is 2001, and Microsoft is on the cusp of entering the gaming industry with Xbox, a console that Microsoft hopes can make a dent in the market share that Sony holds with its PlayStation 2 console released 1 year earlier.

In an attempt to market Xbox to Japan as well as the U.S., Microsoft struck a deal with Sega, announcing that 11 games from the AAA Japanese publisher would be released exclusively on Microsoft’s upcoming platform.

When President of Sony Computer Entertainment Ken Kutaragi was asked if he was concerned, he quoted Japan as being the center of gravity and simply said, “I’m not worried. Good luck.”

  • Richard Booth

    Rich has been involved in the gaming industry for over ten years, working with such companies as Jace Hall ShowTwin Galaxies and Nintendojo. He began GamesRelated in order to bring positivity to gaming journalism. Much of what is out today is completely negative, and GR aims to be the place where that stops and the news is simply reported.

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