Sony CEO, citing Pokémon Go, says they’re ‘aggressively’ pushing into mobile gaming

Sony, eyeballing Nintendo’s success with Pokémon Go, is “aggressively getting into” mobile gaming, chief executive Kaz Hirai said.

“It’s quite a shift from being just a console-based business to being on mobile phones as well,” Hirai told the Financial Times at the IFA consumer electronics expo in Berlin.

Hirai’s comments highlight another console maker’s acceptance of the inevitability of mobile device gaming as a necessary platform. Nintendo had been resistant for years to investor demands to push into the mobile space, relenting this year with Miitomo, a social networking app, and then breaking through with Pokémon Go.

It should be noted, however, that Nintendo is a part owner of the company that publishes the game, not its sole…

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