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Trip Hawkins

Hawkins in 2013
Born William Murray Hawkins III
(1953-12-28) December 28, 1953 (age 63)[1]
Pasadena, California
Alma mater Harvard
Stanford University (M.B.A.)[2]
Occupation Entrepreneur
Employer University of California, Santa Barbara
Known for Founding Electronic Arts
Founding 3DO
Board member of Electronic Arts
Children 4

And initially, a lot of companies avoid trying to make a really radical new kind of title for a new system, because that would involve learning a new machine and learning how to make the new title at the same time.
Trip Hawkins
Digital Chocolate has 60% of its developers in Finland where the sun never sets in the summer and there is nothing to do outside in the winter, so we are very productive!
Trip Hawkins
But any big change is more likely to result if there is a disruptive event such as new technologies or platforms that have a surprising effect on market share.
Trip Hawkins
If you always wanted to wait for something better, you’d never buy anything, right?
Trip Hawkins
From day one our next generation system will run all our exsisting software – so that gives us a head start.
Trip Hawkins
There’s a basic principle about consumer electronics: it gets more powerful all the time and it gets cheaper all the time. that’s true of all types of consumer electronics.
Trip Hawkins
We’ll look at the japanese launch as a model and aspire to have things go as well as they did over there.
Trip Hawkins
I’m not saying that more performance wouldn’t be better – all these technologies are going to get better – that’s the difference between first generation and second generation.
Trip Hawkins
The way companies hang on to their marketshare is by being scared.
I can’t tell you how important it was for us to be successful in japan.
Trip Hawkins
Online console gaming will continue to grow at a healthy pace.
We want to make as big a market as we can with our current product.
With our next generation hardware, polygon rendering will probably be an area we’ll get more heavily into.
Trip Hawkins
The only problem we’ve had is the amount of time it’s taking people to develop titles.
Trip Hawkins
So the guy that we’re really targeting our system at this year is one of the guys who brought a 16bit system three or four years ago and has pretty much had it with that, and he’s ready to buy something new.
Trip Hawkins
We also had good software in the key categories and more focus on the gameplaying capability, so more of the marketing effort was targeted at game customers.
Trip Hawkins
But we also think that we’ve got more quite alot more support than any new format has ever had.
Trip Hawkins
Console game publishing has become more like theatrical release film-making and it is very hard if you are not one of the major publishers, and even for them it is hard unless they are working with major game brands.
Trip Hawkins
What that means initially is that you have alot of products that are only slightly better games in the same genre on another machine – and the titles that really take advantage of the machine come along later.
Trip Hawkins
As a result, we will continue to see more innovation on the Internet and on mobile phones than on consoles.
Trip Hawkins
None of our competitors have ever made two systems that run the same software.
Trip Hawkins