Sony's Phil Harrison: "I don't think we're arrogant"

Harrison : "There's always going to be a risk when you are market leader for ten years that we start to lose perspective; and we have to make sure that we don't lose perspective. But I don't think we're arrogant, I think we have to recognize that we're in a highly competitive industry and that anything that we say will be eternally editorialized by professionals and consumers alike. So we're always in the spotlight."

TheMART6288d ago

Well I think you do and I'm not the only one.

What arrogance is this! One is arrogant as hell and then trying to play down the arrogancy! That's SO ARROGANT! ;)

achira6288d ago

at leas he is not so ... like you.

zypher6288d ago

there was nothing arrogant about Phil's last answer. he just wasn't answering the question the way the journalist wanted him to. thats when the journalist got mad and stopped recording. that, to me, shows a certain degree of unprofessionalism. he should've kept the interview going on, and kept it focused on games and the PS3...ya know, the things gamers SHOULD be most interested in, not PR.

andy capps6288d ago

Of course he was biased, it's Joystiq. I enjoy reading Joystiq's stuff, but they are overly cynical on one console all the time. When the new Wii name was announced, every article on there was making fun of the name. It was funny for a day or two, but after that it was just old. Now they are on the hate Sony bandwagon, a while back it was the hate Peter Moore bandwagon. It's always something. I think that Harrison is right, anything that they say right now is put under a magnifying glass and direct quotes are taken out of context. There have been some colossal PR blunders, and one would hope that they're starting to learn what not to say. And his comment off the record, I can completely understand that, and it sounds like something I would say after being asked those fanboyish questions.


i like the way he says "no, i don't think we are arrogant" and then he acts really arrogantly when the tape recorder is shut off.

oh sony. you do make me laugh.

zypher6288d ago (Edited 6288d ago )

okay, the reporter gets mad because Phil isn't answering the questions the way HE wants him to answer them, abruptly turns the recorder off (true professionalism there) and says, "thats it. thanks." to which Phil responded "well, those were positive questions" in a way that JOYSTIQ says was 'vaguely' sarcastic: and Phil was being arrogant? doesn't Phil have the right to be perturbed by the unwarrented and abrupt ending of the interview at the very least?

this is really sad. the general gaming populace will probably never realize the true potential of the PS3 simply because everyone's hopping on the "Hate Sony" bandwagon because their PR is perceived to be arrogant. who cares if they're nice or arrogant? its not beneficial to any of us either way. just as long as when the day's over i have the system they've promised. so far that looks highly likely.

General6288d ago

You Always post useless crap dont you Thelandofsand.

TheXgamerLive6288d ago

To talk so much BS and not even have a playable system to show!!!The Bottleneck 3 is a poor excuse to say what they say. Everyone go to march's demo of MGS4 video from the march show, ROFLMAO it was so hillarious. It played like a dial up internet connection playing a video running at 512k. Do yo..........u u....nde.........sta.......nd.'m..

andy capps6288d ago

Haha, we have a new theMART here! Welcome! Now go put on your pointy hat.

TheXgamerLive6288d ago

I understand why you cant see the truth, sorry, I didnt know. Good luck getting a ps3 in brail.
P.S. Who's reading this to you then?

mikeeno76288d ago

I don't know if they are arrogant, but i do know Sony has way overpriced products which are damn expensive compared to cheaper ones which do the exact same thing.


5 Of the Most Unlikeable Video Game Protagonists

There are good video game protagonists, and there are bad video game protagonists.

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GhostScholar1d 6h ago (Edited 1d 6h ago )

I disagree that max is unlikable. Chloe is infinitely more unlikable in my opinion.

gold_drake22h ago

omg chloe was awful. i really hated her at the end haha

Cacabunga16h ago

Abby was absolute trash protagonist in every way..
Tidus was so meh to me..
On villain side, the one i didn’t like wa Micah, because they wanted him to be that way and it was brilliant👍🏽

Rancegamerx19h ago

I agree, I liked Max, Chloe was a horrible friend and a bad influence.

Cacabunga12h ago

Everyone agrees on chloe, I’m sure even ND do.

H915h ago

Both are horrible, granted Chloe is infinitely worse, it feels like Chloe is just fanservice for people who too over the edge and wasn't written to be a character that makes sense

GooGobbler1d 5h ago

What about that Forspoken Tw*t

MrChow66617h ago

exactly I was expecting it to be a the top of the list

ravens5216h ago

Ye I was expecting her too. Guess they actually played the game. Unlike you and whoever agrees.

Christopher14h ago(Edited 14h ago)

She's actually not bad. It's the writing itself that is bad overall, but she's fine overall. She's no worse than Miles Morales IMHO. Both thrust into a spotlight and receiving both praise and blame and dealing with it.

Forspoken is a bland game because it's 75% bland, boring, repetitive going through the motions and diversions that add nothing of the value with purposefully gated memory moments that don't feel organic or like you're discovering things but waiting for others to reveal things.

ravens5213h ago

Exactly Chris. Even though I liked the game. I kno u played it. People who actually played it and went thru her dream saw she was a good likeable person who really just acted out due to being alone and unloved. I think your problem is it was open world, I think if it was more linear you may have liked it better.

savedsynner11h ago

Oh no she's bad. Very unlikable even before you add on the bad dialogue. The game could have been quite good with a good protagonist

ravens527m ago

For all the people like synner. Shes actually half white lol. Inferior complexity is a hell of a thing. You'll be ok.

Nerdmaster1d 1h ago

Most of these aren't even that bad. Especially comparing to others like Squall "Whatever" Leonhart, Forspoken's Frey, and the guy from Atomic Heart.

-Foxtrot19h ago

Squall is one of the best developed main FF characters so...

People talk about his "whatever" thing thats at the start of the game, not the character he eventually becomes in the end.

Nerdmaster7h ago

No amount of "character development", (especially the ones that for me feels sudden and undeserved like Squall's), will justify him being a d**k to my girl Quistis. Even if he found the cure for cancer, from that moment on, I would never like him.
The article is about being unlikeable, and he was indeed unlikeable for at least half of the game.

BrainSyphoned18h ago

Squall is the best protagonists in FF so you can go whatever yourself.