Submitted by MajorAly 163d ago | news

SCEE's Jim Ryan Talks About How EU Xbox One Delay Resulted In More PS4 Pre-orders, Gaikai and More

Jim Ryan is Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's (SCEE) executive vice president and co-chief operating officer. In a recent interview with a RTL News in Netherlands, Jim Ryan gave insight about how Xbox One's delay can bring PlayStation 4 more pre-orders, he also talks about PlayStation 4 being profitable from day one in Europe. (Gaikai, Jim Ryan, PS4, Sony Computer Entertainment)

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OlgerO  +   163d ago
I watched the interview live on tv, and it was pretty good. Playstation domination in the Netherlands!
HelpfulGamer  +   163d ago
All the PS4 game that I want to play is being release on PS4 Japanese Launch Day. 111 days to go! Can't Wait! :D
Eonjay  +   163d ago
"We’re doing everything we can to step up, but everytime we try to increase production, the demand goes up."

I guess thats a good thing lol
abzdine  +   163d ago
well i guess the demand "problem" is a good "problem" to deal with.. cause when i look at OUYA and Wii U... :D
Ritsujun  +   163d ago
Microsofie's Xbone180'ing themselves.
Lboogieskells  +   163d ago
Sony needs to release some localization news about all those titles they annouced at TGS!
GTgamer  +   163d ago
Increasing Demand we like to call that Good Problems.
FamilyGuy  +   163d ago
"between November 29 and Christmas, there will be 34 games published. Of which more than half will be available on PS4, but will not appear on Xbox One.

This gaming line-up provides a very strong point of difference."

miyamoto  +   163d ago
This is the most important tidbit

When the interviewer asked that since PlayStation 4 games are playable on the PlayStation Vita, and if it is possible to see the same happening with smartphones, tablets, PCs etc, Ryan stated:

It’s not possible: it’s certain. We acquired a company called Gaikai a couple of years ago, which provides a cloud streaming service. Starting next year in North-America and soon to follow in Europe, we will start streaming PlayStation gaming experiences to PlayStation devices, but also to non-PlayStation devices: smartphones, tablets, laptop computers, televisions, blu-ray players.

When asked about if the streaming of PlayStation games will be limited to only Sony made products such as smartphones, TVs, Tablets etc, Jim Ryan said that they are aiming for a broader horizon.

No. We will stream to, obviously Sony products, but also the possibility to stream to non-Sony products is definitely on the horizon.

Sony has beaten Nintendo and M$ to it.

PlayStation will be everywhere!!!!!!!
kingPoS  +   163d ago
If all goes well, Gaikai could possibly become the Netflix of gaming.

Can ya dig it.
DeadRabbits  +   163d ago
There would have been a greater demand for 1080p 60fps on the number one console coming this holiday season whether or not the xbone had been delayed or not!

He is being modest!
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THC CELL  +   163d ago
Good read
Bathyj  +   163d ago
So ps4 is profitable in Europe day one?
That's great news.
panbit86  +   163d ago
That's the most important piece of information here imo. But i think it's in general not just Europe... why Europe only?
Bathyj  +   163d ago
It COULD be world wide, he's just not in a position to talk about it. Sonys divisions are all separate entities. The fact he didn't confirm it is not proof either way, he was only speaking for his own back yard..
Nekroo91  +   163d ago
Because we pay more than americans for the system due to currency...

In U.S you have to buy a ps3+game for sony to make profit, in EU the ps4 alone is already profitable.

400 dollars = almost 300 euros, so we pay more 100 dollars than what we should and the profit comes from there...
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nukeitall  +   163d ago
In the US there are more competition forcing prices lower, as well as the fact that buying power in Europe relative to other currency is better.

This means in general products in Europe cost more than in the US, although they are all manufactured in mostly Asian countries.

Electronic buying power in Europe is better than in the US.

Sony already stated that they are loosing money on every PS4 sold and I'm assuming they meant US at the time. Could be other regions, but there is no conclusive evidence or information.
Vanna  +   163d ago
Intelligent answer nekroo91,

ANIALATOR136  +   163d ago
what, Xbox still comes out like two weeks before PS4 I don't get this
strickers  +   163d ago
They cancelled announced releases in some EU countries for XB1.
MajorAly  +   163d ago
Xbox One's launch date is November 22 for 13 key countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA.

PS4 will launch on November 15 in North America and November 29 for all of Europe.

Xbox One has limited Europe countries. I don't understand how you got to the conclusion that Xbox One will be releasing two weeks before PS4.
ANIALATOR136  +   163d ago
oh right I was thinking it was like the 15th or something. So basically a week before PS4 then. I'm OK with that
MajorAly  +   163d ago
A week AFTER PS4 for NA and a week BEFORE PS4 in EU
strickers  +   163d ago
MS first announced 21 launch countries ( Sony have 32), them cut it to 13
ballsohard2013  +   163d ago
it has alot to do with Logistics. The US is home turf for X1 so it seems like they're going after the Industrialized nations who will spend the $500 US to buy the systems. Its more difficult to restock.

When suppply runs out in the US, its much more easier to restock in the country that its produced in.
MasterCornholio  +   163d ago
"When suppply runs out in the US, its much more easier to restock in the country that its produced in."

Nope the Xbox One isn't made in the USA its made in China.

Just a slight correction.

P.S just a fun fact the PS4 is being made in two locations which are Japan and China.
Nexus 7 2013
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KingKevo  +   163d ago
Good and honest interview, I really like Jim and think he's doing a great job and manages to represent Sony very well in Europe.

Btw, someone should embed the video of the interview, which includes some more info and is in held English and not blocked outside the Netherlands (I'm in Germany and was able to watch it).

Link for those who are interested (it's also linked in the article above): http://www.rtlnieuws.nl/eco...
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CRASHBASHUK  +   163d ago
thanks for the vid
ovnipc  +   163d ago
Even in usa ps4 will sell more. Its cheaper and started production before x1, most gamestops had 100 or 200 spots to reserve ps4 and maybe 50 to 100 fos x1.
Prodigy_X  +   163d ago
Can't wait to see Epic Games PS4 Exclusive.


"Starting next year in North-America and soon to follow in Europe, we will start streaming PlayStation gaming experiences to PlayStation devices, but also to non-PlayStation devices: smartphones, tablets, laptop computers, televisions, blu-ray players."

Sweet can't wait for that and the PlayStation All Access on Nov. 14.

Greatness Awaits
ibrake4naps  +   163d ago
The two exclusive xbox developers i liked, epic and bungie, have jumped ship. Playstation 4 is gunna be hard to beat this generation!

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