Gamers everywhere now know that Sony's PS3 is in short supply, and Europe has been shafted again. This angry European games journalist has had enough, and speaks his mind on the PS3's delay and the industry's general attitude to Europe.
That is a very interesting article and I totally agree with the writer, Europe, nay infact all gaming territorys outside Japan and USA are totally neglected by the industry. Our money is just as important as Amrican and Japanese gamers dough. We deserve to be treated properly! If Hollywood can launch a movie like Matrix or Pirates of the Carribbean in every nation on the planet in every conceivable language within a few weeks why cant we get games at the same time as our foreign brothers, why did I need to wait 2 months to get my copy of new super mario bros when it is region free and contains almost no actual speech so needs no translation? Europe constantly being ignored is a recipe for disaster coz all that is gonna happen is we are gonna find something else to do, or, a European compny could release a console! OK, that aint gonna happen but if it did maybe the competition would shock the othr console makers in action due to fear of losing market share.
STUFF AMERICA AND STUFF JAPAN BRITISH RULE.
I like the British/Japn and I'm American. Your not for real are you? I know the PS3 dose not make you that mad.
Sony should really start plans for the PS4 because the PS3 is not that popular right now. I think it is going to be a ruff year or two for Sony.
actually they will start working on ps4 as soon as ps3 ships. Same with Microsoft. They are already working on the next XBox.
Thats the way it goes in this Industry.
Just kick that PS3 and Europeans buy a 360 instead.
That will learn Sony a lesson!
Every person from Europe should boycott Sony and teach them a lesson...Sony will fail anyway...LONG LIVE THE 360!
By the time Euro gets itsw hands on a ps3 it will probally feel like the X360 been out fo rlike 3 years or so. While the PS2 is still going stong because of the fan base, the PS3 will probally be around longer than expected since they came into the game somewhat late.
Does that mean MS will be working on a new console in like 3 years while sony tries to re-capture old sony PS2 fanbase it might have lost early?
I think that Sony will do whatever benefits their bank accounts (as every company does).
If MS creates a new Console then Sony has to get something out too. Its the same with XBox 360 and PS3. MS did a smart move by releasing the 360 last year. And MS will release the next Console once it sees that it is necessary to do so in order to stay in the console business.
i.e. MS announces the next XBox for 2010 then Sony can't wait till 2012 to get that new Playstation out so they will optimally get it out in 2009.
To be fair, I would've done the same thing (yes, i'm in the UK). Japan is their home territory, America has the world's strongest videogame industry, and hold the highest microsoft territory risk. Cutting Europe out was the smartest thing to do in the face of a massive shortage.
Course, it's no secret I wasn't getting a PS3 anyway, so I don't care about the delay. I'll be buying a Wii for my brother this Christmas, and i'll be buying Gears of War for myself.
But I think it's safe to say Microsoft are looking at a significant territory gain in Europe, and that means they'll be showering us with gifts to persuade us to make the jump, to maximise the profit. In which case, things are looking good for Europe.
MS has been supporting the UK 100%... Europeans should see that MS and the 360 have been their since day 1 and have done nothing but good things for gamers in Europe.. Sony is making a big mistake not launching in Europe also.. Look at MS-They spread the consoles around on launch so most countries atleast had some.. MS only launched 300k in the US and thats MS's home base.. I am with MS and the 360 since the original xbox. MS is about the gamers and not themselves ( MS is ballin, Sony is in trouble).. EUROPEANS ITS EASY GO WITH THE 360!! MS will listen and actually do what they say and what gamers want.
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