During Sony Computer Entertainment’s CES conference today in Las Vegas, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai spoke on the success of the PlayStation 4 video game system and what it means for the company.
Speaking candidly to the crowd (who weren’t too receptive of his naff jokes), Kaz expressed his delight at the successful sales numbers of the PS4 through the holiday season that’s just passed. It wasn’t just the PlayStation brand that Kaz spoke of, but Sony electronics in general, though the PlayStation area of the business was talked up a fair bit. The likable executive stated that PlayStation was a platform for creative expression and that it’s benchmark for the company in terms of design and such. Basically, he did his job as the head of the company and told a crowd of people that his console was the best thing ever.
In all honesty, it was all a bit boring, but there was a good bit of fun injected for the fans. Many in the crowd didn’t notice the cheeky little references in the slideshow behind Kaz, but most of our readers will recognise the parody account referenced below. Check out the images down below that played over Kaz’s opening speech. Notice the popular parody account tweets?
Tee hee. Fair play, Kaz. Fair play.
[Update: The parody account in question has actually responded in kind with a funny tweet.]
Here at CES I was able to show Sony’s most exciting product of the last 5 years: My Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/uQyWAQiMed
— CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) January 6, 2016