According to Katsuhiro Harada, the producer of Tekken, the industry has a better chance if Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft work together to build new hardware, says gamers are no longer controlled by consoles, since gamers have a lot more outlets nowadays with mobile and browser gaming.
According to an interview with news.com.au,
he believes the industry would be better if the big three combined their powers and built just one console, instead of trying to compete with each other massively as they do so.
The game director and producer of the fighting game franchise, Tekken, has said "For a long time, the game industry has been able to control the way people play games,", speaking through a translator, he continued "“There was a platform that people used solely for their gaming needs, and the industry had control of the trends and such that occurred.”
However, with the blow up of the internet and mobile technologies, gaming has come a lot further in the last few years. Games are just part of the basic package for everyone, “People are able to not be tied down by consoles,” he states,. “And it doesn’t stop with phones, we have browser gaming and all these different platforms.”
Continuing throughout the interview his views on the separate consoles, specifically how Sony has had head start as they make it easier to access foreign games, the producer proceeded to “I think it would be interesting if Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo got together just to make one console,” he said. “It makes me very happy to think about all the possibilities that could occur because of that.”
Although we've not seen a lot of Tekken for a while, the latest in the series, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, was released in Japanese arcades late last year, and is set to release worldwide on consoles later this year.