Friday, May 19, 2006

Sony: Back Away From the Pipe


That's what the last two weeks has been. And it's getting even stranger.

DQ reader Frank Regan sent me this link: an interview over at CVG with SCE Europe CEO David Reeves. Here's an opening excerpt:
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO David Reeves has revealed several key PS3 launch titles including Heavenly Sword, Formula One and Motostorm, will miss the November 17 launch day on PS3 and now appear in 2007.

Zero surprise there. But take a look at this kick in the teeth (again, this is a quote from the CEO of SCE Europe):
"We have built up a certain brand equity over time since the launch of PlayStation in 1995 and PS2 in 2000 that the first five million are going to buy it, whatever it is, even it didn't have games."

Truly, that might be the single most arrogant quote from a CEO that I've ever heard.

I know I spend $600 (or $800) on "whatever" all the time. Oh wait--no, I don't. Are you Sony people on crack twenty-four hours a day?

Sorry to be dwelling on this, but some of the statements being made are just mind-blowing.

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