Sony has by many been accused of being somewhat arrogant in the way they talk about their competitors in the next-gen console war. However Microsoft is far from passive in this war of words. In a recent interview with SPOnG European Xbox chief Neil Thompson said that PlayStation 3 is representing little more than a shiny new DVD player. As much as Thompson wants this to be true, calling the PS3 nothing more than a next-gen DVD player is a bit overboard.
Speaking to SPOnG, he said, "I think [Sony] has missed the ball, in that it's not really a next-generation games player – it's a next-generation DVD player. For us, that's great news, because we think we make the next-generation games console." Thompson continues, "We've got the content to back that up, we've got Xbox Live to back that up, we've got price-points that are very compelling. If gamers are desperate to get the next-generation DVD player, then they'll start considering Blu-Ray and the PS3. But Sony is the company that brought us Betamax, MiniDisc and UMD – I'm not convinced people today will go and bet the farm on buying a Blu-Ray disc."
Sony has called it everything but a game system. These comments are brutal but have merit. Sony sees this system as a BluRay Drive / Computer.
And maybe even a BetaBluRay system that will not even become standard.
No standard = no or less support. There you go with your expensive PS3-videoplayer.
Furthermore, he is right about the other mediaplayers like Minidisc, Betamax and UMD. It all failed.
Sony did well with launching PS1, they lied a lot with PS2 but allright it was nice. They lied even more with the PS3 and going the wrong way. Down it is
I think all the smart consumers should boycott Sony considering what they did, by having a rootkit installed on your pc without your knowledge whenever you play a Sony Music Cd in your PC. They are nothing but crooks.
Of course it is a game system as well but that is clearly not the focus of the system. It is true that those are hard words coming from MS but they are simply stating the obvious.
it's sony's own fault.
i think he was being fair. I would just would have called it a next generation piece of crap.