A SCEE spokesperson has told GamesIndustry.biz that PlayStation 3 is still on track to launch in Europe in March, despite suggestions from Sony CEO Howard Stringer that it will be here in April.
Last I heard, it was launching worldwide in Spring 2006. Oh, snap.
Anyway- I don't think I've seen a single prediction from this guy EVER be true. Are they feeding him bad info on purpose, or is his office that messed up?
Why can't they get on the same page ? A Sony exec. makes a statement , then another sector of corporate says " No, our Exec. was incorrect."
Why can't they launch in March, it totally possible, wouldn't be surprised if it moved up to february. But sony exec have poor communication with each other, they always go against each other. You dont see peter moore go agianst J allard or any other ms exec.
This has been and will continue to be their biggest weakness. Sony has a great product and name...you can't argue that. But the communication from the top of this company is anything but clear. Furthermore it seems like Sony Japan doesn't really communicate to the other divisions the full truth of what is going on. I still think back to the worldwide launch and how the Sony Europe boss was pretty much in the dark about the Europe delay up until the last minute. If they just could get their act together at the top it would impact things for them in a very positive way.
its not like they dont have loads of ps3's lying around.
...of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing. LOL....Sony is in disarray.
forget april launch and take the consoles back in time to spring 2006 when we eurpoeans actually cared
we europeans are always screwed and end up buying a billion consoles what have we done to be treated this badly except by your products and sony have a british chairman this guy stringer and we still get screwed is it something we have done to get the short end of the string 4 console launches running (including PSP)
...and yet, like fools, you continue to support them. MS has gone out of their way to bring XBOX/360 to Europe, with quality games and the best online play available...but most of you would rather spend your Euro on an inferior product.
quality games i dont think so gears of war is great but i perfer FPS on pc
and 1 great game isnt enough and its another FPS which microsoft keeps pumping out
so what quality you talking about expect 1 game
1.) Gears of War IS NOT a FPS....learn the f*cking difference.
2.) Saying you prefer a FPS on PC is so cliche it's pitiful. Let me guess: "Mouse + keyboard rules!!!" ? Give me a break. Sitting on my leather couch in front of my 55" Sony Wega with a wireless controller, kicks the dog sh!t out of being hunched over a keyboard, in front of a 19-24" monitor.
3.) Some quality games for the XBOX/360, that AREN'T FP shooters:
- Thief: Deadly Shadows (BC on the 360)
- Jade Empire
- KOTOR 1 & 2
- Crimson Skies
- Chronicles of Riddick: EFBB
- Mechassault 1 & 2
- Oblivion (PS3 gets year-old leftovers)
- FNR3 (ALSO year-old leftovers for PS3)
- Kameo (wife and I loved it)
- Viva Pinata (and this as well...surprisingly addictive)
- Condemned (and no, it's not a FPS)
- Lost Planet
- Blue Dragon
- Dead Rising
- Saint's Row
And coming soon...
- Bioshock (more FP action/horror than a shooter)
- Forza 2
- Two Worlds
- Too Human
- Mass Effect
- Alan Wake
- Lost Odyssey
- Fable 2
But yeah....stay in your dark little cave, waiting for your PoS3, and continue believing what you will.
Sony did have great products and name but that was back in the early 90s. Since then their manufacturing techniques have become dated and are handicapped and cheapened by 'cost saving' techniques. You only have to look as far as the battery incident to see it. That wasn't an accident, that is the result of many cycles of 'cost reduction' on their product.
Sony is a hardware company and on the scale of hardware, Sony is now an intermediate, completely eclipsed by the likes of Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba, Hitachi and LG. Sony, as a company, is being kept alive by their recognizable name brand which is and has been for some time in decline.
As a Professional in the Custom Home Theatre business, I can say that I have actively steered clients away from Sony products for many years now. Having said that, Sony does produce -some- quality products but they are almost always 25-40% more expensive than a fully comparable product from the aforementioned companies which have equal or better warranties. I can honestly say that 90% of the time, someone who buys Sony simply hasn't done their homework, 5% are buying because they are looking for specific feature sets regardless of price and 5% are actually getting something of comparable quality/price relative to the marketplace.
Now, before Sony Playstation Fans jump all over this, I am talking about Sony as a whole and not specifically about the PS3 which hasn't been on market long enough to judge however -my personal opinion- is that at this point, Sony has made many serious misteps thus far which may be too overwhelming to overcome in the marketplace and may relegate them to second or third place in the console wars and affect them negatively in the format wars aswell.
This guy may be out of it and completely insane, but remember Bill Gates also made the same type of mistake when he said something akin to "When the PS3 comes out, it will have Halo 3 waiting at its spawn point with a sniper aimed at its stupid f'ing head."
OK, my paraphase, but you get the point. Communication in large companies isn't the greatest sometimes.
your ignorant all the games you have listed are either crap or not even released
fock sakes what do microsoft pay you for you to suck d!ck on there products
CALM DOWN you aint one of there pr reps
1.) It's "you're", not "your".
2.) Try using a f*cking period...or any punctuation AT ALL, if you want to be taken seriously.
3.) It's "their", not "there"
4.) Even though only an inbred moron would actually bother typing "aint" rather than "aren't"....it's still "ain't", if you insist on using retard slang.
5.) YOUR assertion that the games I listed are "crap" is entirely YOUR biased opinion. Since YOU'RE obviously about as intelligent as a slug, YOUR opinion really doesn't count.
I really wish I could cut and paste that reply of yours to half the posts on this board. Is grammar taught in school anymore?
...and having done college tutoring in both English and Algebra makes it all the more frustrating. :o
this is not a english class and we dont give a fock what you tutored probably a slug since you know a lot about them
Go back to school son or should i say slug
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