In a new interview conducted by the Wall Street Journal, outgoing EA CEO Larry Probst outlines his faith in Will Wright and Spore, his thoughts on the PS3's price point and how traditional retailers have nothing to worry about (yet) regarding digital downloads.
When asked about how his thoughts on the PS3 launch and the console's progress thus far, he said that Sony has delivered "about the number of units that we expected in North America," adding that he finds it "interesting… that people seem surprised that there might be some resistance to a $599 price point."
He said that by the time a PS3 buyer has picked up accessories, software and taxes, the grand total comes to $800 to $900. "That's a lot of money," he conceded.
Nevertheless, he said that Sony hasn't tried to overextend itself feature-wise on the PS3, saying that it will take a while for consumers to understand that they're getting an expensive Blu-ray player "for free" with a PS3.