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Sony: PS3 launch delay is 'beneficial'

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 21 Mar 2007 19:30 User comments (14)

Sony: PS3 launch delay is 'beneficial' With the Sony PS3 console set to launch tomorrow in Europe, retailers are reporting phenomenal demand for the console. The European launch was originally set for November 2006, but was delayed due to many factors including Blu-Ray component production problems. Now the PlayStation 3 (PS3) is about to be launched (and some Italian retailers have broken the street date) but some European gamers are still disappointed and upset that the delay took place.
However, David Reeves, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) president and CEO, has said that he doesn't see the launch delay as "disappointing", but instead it will be beneficial for Sony. "It's not. It has been really beneficial to us. We're going to get it right." he said in an interview. "It has been rather like taking a bottle of soda water and we've shaken it so hard over the last six months that when we take the cork off, it's just going to explode."

He also took the opportunity to respond to critics claims that the console's demand is being over-estimated and that because pre-orders are still available even now, the phenomenal demand claim is hard to believe. Reeves said that just because the stores aren't out of stocks yet doesn't mean that the console is selling strongly.

Source:
GameSpot

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14 user comments

122.3.2007 2:51

I am starting to wonder if it was BR troubles or removing the PS2 chip that caused the delay....
anyway Sonys PR machine is in full gear again we can do no wrong,resistance is futile you will be one of uusssss
:P

222.3.2007 3:28

Indeed Zippy. Their PR always takes someone's words and turns them around. The only way they could blame themselves is if a controller explodes in someone's hands. Then again, they would just say "See, that's why we took the rumble feature out. Our OEM manufacturer XYZ Company made an error in designing this controller..." etc. etc. etc.

322.3.2007 3:38

SProdigy
Sony has gone chaotix,they dont quite do as they say,they tend to change their minds much...they need meds...I need meds ;_;


Anyway at least I can see where MS and Nin is going

422.3.2007 5:05
wasprider
Inactive

Why don't you sony haters pool your money together and go make a better console. Yeah I didn't think so. Just a bunch of spoiled kids.

522.3.2007 5:12

Originally posted by wasprider:
Why don't you sony haters pool your money together and go make a better console. Yeah I didn't think so. Just a bunch of spoiled kids.
"fanboy" much ?

If you could pay attention you would find I hold Sony/MS/Nin feets to the fire,Sony has been erratic and sloppy in what it dose,and because of it their console that should be great is being hurt by their incompetents..please keep blindly believing in Sony they need all the sheeple they can get!

622.3.2007 7:45
wasprider
Inactive

Dude I have a Wii. I will get a ps3 sometime in the future when there are more games.

722.3.2007 8:18
BobbyBlu
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Quote:
If you could pay attention you would find I hold Sony/MS/Nin feets to the fire,Sony has been erratic and sloppy in what it dose,and because of it their console that should be great is being hurt by their incompetents..please keep blindly believing in Sony they need all the sheeple they can get!

After all that Sony still is the number one console seller of all time.Not bad for a company thats full of PR,erratic,sloppy,& incompetents.I really don't get where some people get there logic from on here they just throw the facts out the door & replace it with meaning less chatter.

822.3.2007 8:28
tinatiny
Inactive

It's a good thing is out as this means the start of the so called next gen. davybhoy46


David McNaught

922.3.2007 11:38

Quote:
BobbyBlu[quote]
After all that Sony still is the number one console seller of all time.Not bad for a company thats full of PR,erratic,sloppy,& incompetents.I really don't get where some people get there logic from on here they just throw the facts out the door & replace it with meaning less chatter.
And why is the reason for that lets see,the PSX had allot of exclusive games that carried over to the PS3,the PS2 was reasonable priced,the PS2 had a drying up and cart based ravials.

the PS3 however is badly priced,the online side lack polish,the games have pretty much left them and they tend to lie out of all sides of their mouth instead of the normal 1 side.

the fact you cant see the PS3 being in bad shape currently is a testament to your own blind fanboy lust,I'll admit I got the jaded codger glasses on but at least I don't pick favorites.

1023.3.2007 16:49

Quote:
Why don't you sony haters pool your money together and go make a better console. Yeah I didn't think so. Just a bunch of spoiled kids.
They have no money, they can only afford WII..

Don't look for excuses for not owning a PS3 just realize that's out of your league........

1123.3.2007 16:58

Quote:
[quote]Why don't you sony haters pool your money together and go make a better console. Yeah I didn't think so. Just a bunch of spoiled kids.
They have no money, they can only afford WII..

Don't look for excuses for not owning a PS3 just realize that's out of your league........[/quote]
Do try and keep the elitist rhetoric down some of use have real comments to make.

1223.3.2007 18:04
vinny13
Inactive

I was going to buy a PS3, but because of the silly mistakes that caused the delay, I won't be getting one til' around Christmas or so because I'm gonna get an IMac instead.

And, I don't mean to sound like a fanboy, but PS3 IS better then XBOX 360. You can't compare it to the WII, well, because it's on a WHOLE-NOTHA-LEVEL for that price, which is pretty cool. Like holy crap! It even has a weather station!

The XBOX was only $50.00 less when it came out(in my area). With the PS3(if it were to come out around the same time), for $50.00 more, you get Blue-Ray(which is an extra $120.00 for the HD-DVD player for XBOX), free online, 3x more memory, and soon to be basically a free SIMS game, Playstation Home. Another thing that I think is a little odd about the XBOX is that, within the extra year that they've been given, most of their major game titles are mainly Alien vs. Predator games. Now I'm not saying that they're all bad games, it's just after playing one after another, it gets a little boring.

Now that is just my opinion. For now, I'll just stick with my SMB :)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Mar 2007 @ 18:09

1325.3.2007 15:56

ZIppyDSM, stop your negative comments, the PS3 is not for everybody, the sooner that you realize that the happier that you will be.....

Not everybody can afford a PS3, period. It's like a nice car, many people can get it, but not everybody.............

1425.3.2007 18:42

Originally posted by salsa36:
ZIppyDSM, stop your negative comments, the PS3 is not for everybody, the sooner that you realize that the happier that you will be.....

Not everybody can afford a PS3, period. It's like a nice car, many people can get it, but not everybody.............
Lacks games
Costs to much

Negative?
the truth dose hurts

as much as the 360 is together with tape (hardware failures) and the WII's controls don't gloss over the 4 year old graphics.

On the positive side the 360 has the next gen line up the WII is cheap and fun and the PS3 will be the center of gaming in 2 years.

Damn I am a Negative type :#

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