A post in a gaming forum contained the following note:
New conference call directive:
We are to repeat these EXACT statements to customers that ask:
"The Playstation 3 is a great system."
"The Playstation 3 really doesn't cost that much when you think about it."
"The Wii may be a good system, but it lacks the many benefits of the PS3."
Durr, guys, if that didn't work for SONY's marketing the thing why would it work for us?
Also the reason for bad PS3 sales from Gamestop:
"It seems some of our employees are injecting a little too much of their own opinion into what items they recommend to our customers. It is true that the Wii is a very good system but this does not mean one should suggest a person purchase it instead of the PS3."