SCEA communications chief blasts an analyst report citing next-gen console issues at Tokyo Game Show, says flatly that the "PS3 does not suffer from an overheating problem."
Tuesday, Sony stock fell 2.75 percent on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after several analyst downgrades sent traders scrambling. One of the reports, issued by Macquarie Equities' David Gibson, expressed concern that many of the 200-plus PlayStation 3s on the floor of the 2006 Tokyo Game Show "operated erratically and had to be repeatedly reset," according to the AP.
"While the reason for this is unknown, we suspect it may be due to overheating as a result of enclosing the units and the high temperatures at the venue," Gibson said. "We are concerned that such a problem has occurred so close to full production and is clearly negative news for the company."
Today, Sony fired back, blasting Gibson's note. "If you read the report from Macquarie closely, you can see that their reports are unsubstantiated and that comments related to the alleged failure of PS3 units at TGS are also not attributed to a source," countered Dave Karraker, Sony Computer Entertainment America's senior director of corporate communications, in an e-mail to GameSpot.