Tretton Allegedly Offers To Buy Unsold PS3s For $1,200

Get ready to put your money where your mouth is, Jack Tretton. Just listen to the generous offer Sony Computer Entertainment of America's honcho makes in game mag EGM:

"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it."

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DJ4899d ago

Either way, that's a pretty hefty promise.

UrbanJabroni4899d ago (Edited 4899d ago )

Sony is so consistent with keeping their promises. ;)

Notice in the next sentence he says that if only 9 of the 18 stores had PS3s in stock, then that was proof the system was doing well...completely ignoring his first claim that they were nowhere to be found.

The PS3 may be great...but Sony's executives have had a pretty serious set of problems with the truth over the past year.

TheMART4899d ago

DJ pretty hefty promise?

That's just those stupid moron Sony representatives AGAIN

How many stupid remarks can they make? I mean it was clear at that time, it's clear now that there are PS3's sitting on the shelves. A lot of them. That they only shipped, not sold 1 million units in 2006. That they sold about 600k at max in 2006...

Everyone knows it except this dude? This is just too stupid to be true. I would say, anyone with a PS3 that wants to sell it (50% of all buyers bought it for a quick sale? wow and they all found out the ebay price didn't do much above retail price... while the 360 sold for multiple times it's retail price a year back for a long time) call up Sony and fax them the copy of this article with the question to pay up 1200 bucks

Man are they stupid or what

FirstknighT4899d ago

Honestly I don't think they're stupid! What they're doing is pretty clever if you think about it. The lies they constantly throw at you easily sucker the gullible minds of these sony boys. They make you believe that the ps3 is selling but it's pretty obvious it's a failure. That's why they're so desperately trying to find ways to make the ps3 cheaper.

PureGamer4899d ago

attack of the sad twins, why do you constently turn up here talk a load of BS we dont want to listen to your preaching for MS. I for one dont give a rats ass if sony only sold 600k units, oh no thats goin to change my life forever sony are losing so? your point, actually what is your point why do you come on here and say stuff? answer me that one?

Syko4899d ago

Less Units = Less game support for your system. That is the truth.

sajj3164899d ago

TheMART ... make sure you know who Tretton is. Calling him a REP? He's the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America. Also, 1 million shipped is a tired old way of pushing the bigger number to everyone. Shipped/Sold are used interchangeably. You also think MS sold 10.4 million consoles? I'm a proud owner of the 360 ... but please stop throwing numbers. Anyway, if you don't know who Tretton is ... follow the link below.

Anyway, a little PR advice to Sony. Keep your mouth shut. Now, Tretton has had many years of experience in the entertainment sector so he obviously knows what he is doing. He is just getting a little too defensive. If you believe your product will sell, then just let it sell itself. I'm sure his shareholders appreciate that comment ;)

'Live and Let Game'

THWIP4898d ago

If you don't think a CEO "represents" the company he works for, when he's talking (out of his ass), YOU need are the one lacking the knowledge. :o

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