February 27, 2007

Sony: PLAYSTATION 3 is not a games console

Filed under: Gaming, Nonsense, PS3, Sony bullsh*t — Daniel @ 8:22 pm

Sigh. They’re at it again. Not content with lying to consumers (“The PS3 will have almost perfect backwards compatibility. There will be some exceptions, but we believe those will be even less than we saw from PSOne to PS2.”), and spouting ridiculous postulations (“Playstation 3 will be in 4D”), Sony have opened their collective mouth once again and have now come up with the ultimate excuse reason why PS3 sales are poor compared to those of the Wii. Michael Ephraim, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia’s Managing Director, take it away:

Back to the Wii comment, we have to compare apples with apples. They do not have these kind of applications. We think PS3 is not a product to be compared with Wii, it is a completely different product. This is a digital hub, that is a games console.

Oh? When did it make the transition? Before or after the sales figures surfaced?

He continues:

If you want to look at comparisons with our other competitors, to maximise Xbox 360, you need Media Centre, you need a PC. And now if you want to play high-definition movies (and we can argue which format is going to win) you have to spend another $249. Xbox is significantly dearer than PS3 for what it can do straight out of the box. Then you have Media Centre, HD-DVD drive, wireless adapter.

Right. But what if you just want to play some freakin’ games?! Sony’s really lost sight of what’s really important to the GAMER this generation. People buy games consoles for one fundamental reason: to play games. All the extras are a nice bonus, but that’s all they should ever be. Sony failed to learn this with the PSP, and now the same mistakes, born out of sheer arrogance, are being repeated with the PS3.



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