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Wii-ing All Over the PS3

by Dave Elliott


They say that there’s no such thing as bad press… I bet there are some Sony exec’s crossing their fingers and praying that’s true, given the roasting the PS3 has been getting in the press recently! He’s a round up of some of the comments…

Sony executive Phil Harrison claims “nobody will ever use 100 percent of its capability.”… (Ermm… okay… if nobody will ever use 100 percent of its capability that does rather beg the question, why not make a cheaper console that people will eventually use to it’s full potential?..)

Ian Drake, president of tracking firm NotifyWire
. – “I think we’re already at the point where people won’t pay a premium for the console or be forced into buying bundles.” Drake noted a US $1000 PS3 bundle was on offer at an online retailer for over 12 hours recently, claiming, “This sort of thing didn’t happen with the Xbox 360 until well after Christmas.”

PC World has the PlayStation 3 at no. 8 in it’s “Top 21 Tech Screwups of 2006” calling it ‘Late, Expensive, and Incompatible’.

New York Times said of the PS3, “The PS3’s whole online experience feels tacked-on and unpolished.” “It falls far short of providing the world’s most engaging overall entertainment experience.”

Time Magazine names the PS3 on it’s list of “5 Things That Went From Buzz to Bust” saying also “The PS3 is hideously expensive” and “the launch titles were lame”… guessing Time is off Sony’s christmas card list… ;)

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