With the PS3 officially available in modest numbers in both the US and Japan, Electronic Arts' vice president and general manager of Europe has told GamesIndustry.biz that he would like to see more units available when the console hits stores shelves in March next year.
Jens Uwe Intat believes that from Sony's perspective the launches have been a success, with the console selling out across North Amercia and Japan.
"We think they have obviously just put into the market a fairly small amount of machines and sold them all," said Intat. "And there also seems to be a decent media hype around the arrival of the PS3 so if I put myself into Sony's shoes I would think it went well," he said.
"For the launch of new hardware, you will never be able to have as many [units] out there as people would like. It's better this way around, than having new hardware sitting on shelves," he added.
When asked what EA would like Sony to do differently for the European launch, Intat replied: "We would obviously like to see more units. For sure, they will not have enough, but they can never have enough."
Intat also revealed that as a publisher EA has recently been taking hardware manufacturers' launch estimations with a pinch of salt, expecting final numbers to fall shy of the figures spouted by execs on the run-up to release.