Originally Posted by boden11
Sony's really jumping the gun with this 'won the war' FUD. BTW: Anyone see the interview with Sony CEO in the new EGM magazine? Number one reason why I hate Sony--the company's policy is to LIE. They lie about launch success, availability of PS3's in-store, promised vs delivered graphics, loss of rumble support, popularity of launch titles, even the PS Network vs Xbox Live! And this isn't some PR spin, it's the CEO out and out LYING about the PS.
Here are highlights (or should I say lowlights?) from the EGM interview boden11 mentioned above.
On the negativity surrounding the launch:
"The problem we have... it's society in general. We're been the undisputed winner for over a decade now, and people keep waiting for us to slip up, and we haven't, so people try to create stories that aren't there"
On PS3's sitting on the shelf (early Jan):
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it."
On the price:
"If you want the ultimate gaming experience and you see value in all those other experiences, all of a sudden 599 bucks doesn't sound like a whole lot of money"
On the lack of HD cable with the system:
"The statistics I've read say that 38 percent of the TVs that were sold this year were high-def TVs. To me that says 62 percent were not high-def"
On the lack of vibration in the PS3 controller:
"...it personally wasn't all that compelling to me. We feel that vibration is not part of our future"
On the Wii:
"I think Nintendo is trying to find their place in the market"
On attracting new consumers:
"I don't know if [the Wii] ultimately has the horses to do that"
On the ill-fated UMD movie:
"The mistake we made in UMD as a movie format was assuming the movie studios understood our consumers and their tastes... that they knew what they were doing"
On his vision:
"To ultimately be successful, you have to believe that every consumer matters"