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Masahiro Sakurai Praises the Playstation 5

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If your experience with the global pandemic has had one positive aspect to it it’s probably been finally having a chance to stay home and catch up on your gaming and nobody has needed that more than Masahiro Sakurai. We are talking about the director who worked 13 months straight without taking a single day off during which he would work for over 40 hours straight with only 4 hours off to sleep during Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s development, after all.



But lucky for him, Sakurai has been able to spend his time at home with a brand new Playstation 5, one of only a few able to buy the unfortunately elusive console on launch day. According to Source Gaming’s Kody Nokolo and his translation of the latest Famitsu column, the legendary Nintendo director enjoyed his experience immensely, aside from some trouble with transferring his PS4 cloud saves.

Sakurai was especially impressed with the Playstation 5’s sleek design and highly recommends Astro’s Playroom—the console’s free pack-in game/Playstation archive—which he felt was a “fittingly fresh start for the PS5.”



Besides that, Sakurai played the upgraded PS5 version of Watch Dogs: Legion, whose graphics he praised, and his own PS4 copy of The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors, commenting on how much he appreciated the backwards compatibility. Sakurai seems to have an overall highly favorable opinion of Sony’s latest console, although he did somewhat bemoan the relatively small 600 GB built-in harddrive.

Despite a few gripes, Sakurai gave a very positive impression of his competitor’s latest console and even encouraged players to be understanding of the perceived shortage of consoles in light of the ongoing pandemic. He insisted that we should “not force our old way of living through this situation,” and added that he foresees a future increase in availability and development. Once that happens, Sakurai expects the Playstation 5 to entertain many gamers for a long time.

Author’s Note: Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on the Playstation 5 in the comments below.

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If your experience with the global pandemic has had one positive aspect to it it’s probably been finally having a chance to stay home and catch up on your gaming and nobody has needed that more than Masahiro Sakurai. We are talking about the director who worked 13 months straight without taking a single day off during which he would work for over 40 hours straight with only 4 hours off to sleep during Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s development, after all.



But lucky for him, Sakurai has been able to spend his time at home with a brand new Playstation 5, one of only a few able to buy the unfortunately elusive console on launch day. According to Source Gaming’s Kody Nokolo and his translation of the latest Famitsu column, the legendary Nintendo director enjoyed his experience immensely, aside from some trouble with transferring his PS4 cloud saves.

Sakurai was especially impressed with the Playstation 5’s sleek design and highly recommends Astro’s Playroom—the console’s free pack-in game/Playstation archive—which he felt was a “fittingly fresh start for the PS5.”



Besides that, Sakurai played the upgraded PS5 version of Watch Dogs: Legion, whose graphics he praised, and his own PS4 copy of The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors, commenting on how much he appreciated the backwards compatibility. Sakurai seems to have an overall highly favorable opinion of Sony’s latest console, although he did somewhat bemoan the relatively small 600 GB built-in harddrive.

Despite a few gripes, Sakurai gave a very positive impression of his competitor’s latest console and even encouraged players to be understanding of the perceived shortage of consoles in light of the ongoing pandemic. He insisted that we should “not force our old way of living through this situation,” and added that he foresees a future increase in availability and development. Once that happens, Sakurai expects the Playstation 5 to entertain many gamers for a long time.

Author’s Note: Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on the Playstation 5 in the comments below.

Credits
Editing (@Venus of the Desert Bloom)
Thumbnail Graphic @Zerp
Sakurai is the greatest.
 
Crash isn't a Playstation character anymore, maybe someone like Kratos or Nathan Drake.

Also speaking of platformer reps they should put Rayman in.
Which is why I put "Closest", Most people here are already aware of that as his exclusive ties with Sony have been cut nearly 20 years ago during the PS2 era.

Do you or anyone else honestly believe that Sony is gonna wanna play ball with Nintendo?

I doubt Ratchet & Clank, Nathan Drake or Kratos are joining Smash, I'm trying to be realistic.

While Crash Bandicoot is owned by Activision, He was the de facto mascot for Sony's Playstation brand and to this day still strongly associated with that brand and has always constantly been viewed as their answer to Nintendo's Mario and even Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog which is why many want to see him join Smash to see that dream fight 25 years in the making happen.

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