In a recent interview with Electronic Gaming Monthly, Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton says high expectations for the PlayStation 3 have been a hurdle for the company.
With over 110 million units shipped worldwide, the PS2 has proven to be a tough act to follow.
As reported in an interview excerpt at EGM's online sibling 1UP, Tretton says, "Because we're in that leadership position, there are a lot of expectations thrust upon us and some of them are a little unrealistic."
He continues, "If we were a distant third in the platform race, people would have a warm spot in their hearts for the good old days of PlayStation and they'd actually root for us to get back on top. But I don't know if we want to pay the price to get that kind of [love]."