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Sony Denies Lack of PS3 Interest -IGN

EddieDZ
02-28-2007, 06:48 PM
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/768/768824p1.html

Sony Denies Lack of PS3 Interest
The company sees piles of its new console sitting on shelves as a good thing.
by Daemon Hatfield
February 28, 2007 - Sony is claiming that the stacks of unsold PlayStation 3s on store shelves is actually a sign of how well the company is handling supply - not an indication that there is a lack of interest in the new console.

http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/768/768824/jacktevpsony_qjgenth_1172687833.jpg
Jack Tretton

Speaking to Reuters, Jack Tretton, chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America, says he is pleased to see so many unsold PS3s sitting on shelves. "It's a testament to the fact that we've been able to manufacture and ship units on a greater pace than any previous console," Tretton said.

"Our goal is to fill shelves across the United States. Our goal is not to have empty shelves, it's to have full shelves. If we have empty shelves, that's one less consumer who could have bought a PlayStation 3."

While the PS3 is relatively easy to find, the Nintendo Wii remains elusive to consumers. NPD data for January revealed that the Wii outsold the PS3 on an almost two to one ratio.

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. im sorry but for some reason i had a big laugh. I dont know what to say LOL.... in a way i see his point.. but man c'mon seriously..

Cygnus
02-28-2007, 06:57 PM
Wait a second, isn't this the same clown who sez in the latest issue of EGM that "not a single retail location in America where there's a PS3 for sale"??? Then he gets proven wrong in the interview that 9 random stores had them in stock??

junehhan
02-28-2007, 08:37 PM
That is hilarious, but what would you honestly expect him to say? That smile in his mug shot looks forced.......

EddieDZ
02-28-2007, 09:00 PM
Wait a second, isn't this the same clown who sez in the latest issue of EGM that "not a single retail location in America where there's a PS3 for sale"??? Then he gets proven wrong in the interview that 9 random stores had them in stock??

ding ding ding, you got that right, your refering to the guy that said i would give you money for every PS3 on the shelf you find?or something like that? i think its also the same idiot that said Motorstorm and Lair where running in 1080p/60fps at january's CES which started a big commotion. like i said before.. why the F- isnt he fired yet.

That smile in his mug shot looks forced.......

LMAO!!!!!!!!!

swedrows
02-28-2007, 09:30 PM
well, did we really expect anything else from a sony rep? last month he says one thing, and this month he pulls a 180 and says the complete opposite in order to change the publics perception and hope they didn't pay close attention to his previous interview....for some reason, sony's staff seems to truly believe that if you release a new statement or interview, that it automatically deletes all previous ones from everyone's memories lol

Gideon
03-01-2007, 12:18 AM
Sony realizes that there are a lot of misinformed idiots in the world that will believe everything they say.

I feel fortunate I am not one of them.

I asked a manager at the local wal-mart how many shipments and quantities they have been getting of the PS3 nad Wii. He says they have actually been getting more Wii's than the PS3, BUT they are STILL gone the same day (MORNING) that they are stocked.

EddieDZ
03-01-2007, 04:52 PM
at a mere $249.99 for a new console compare to whats already out there ($499.99/599.99 and $399.99) the Wii is a no-brainer to anybody. plus theres ALOT!!! of kids out there in this world LOL.. mummies and daddies are not going to pick up a $400-$600 console when theres one for $250 lol.

bboncorr
03-01-2007, 05:05 PM
at a mere $249.99 for a new console compare to whats already out there ($499.99/599.99 and $399.99) the Wii is a no-brainer to anybody. plus theres ALOT!!! of kids out there in this world LOL.. mummies and daddies are not going to pick up a $400-$600 console when theres one for $250 lol.

and this is exactly how i figured it would go once nintendo released there price and gimmick. i knew kids would be all over it and nintendo would clean up since the majority of gammers are kids.

I WUV HD
03-01-2007, 05:20 PM
at a mere $249.99 for a new console compare to whats already out there ($499.99/599.99 and $399.99) the Wii is a no-brainer to anybody. plus theres ALOT!!! of kids out there in this world LOL.. mummies and daddies are not going to pick up a $400-$600 console when theres one for $250 lol.
I noticed you left out the $299.99 360... or did you forget that there are two versions of the 360, just as there are two versions of the PS3?

Type A
03-01-2007, 05:24 PM
since the majority of gammers are kids.

Is this just your opinion? Either you are flying in the face of what the average gamer's age is, even on the Wii, or your just full of it....

"The average game player is 33 years old and has been playing games for 12 years."

http://www.theesa.com/facts/top_10_facts.php

"A survey compiled by the Entertainment Software Association and released at E3, the video game industry's major trade show in Los Angeles, found that a slight majority of video game players are now over 18 years of age."

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2004-05-12-gamer-demographics_x.htm

"The average game player is 33 years old and has been playing games for 12 years."

http://www.theaveragegamer.com/averagegamers/

"Not only that, but the average age of players has risen to 29."

http://www.wired.com/news/games/0,2101,60204,00.html

flair1111
03-01-2007, 05:37 PM
I love my PS3, but Sony is full of crap. This guy is a con-man.

bboncorr
03-01-2007, 06:05 PM
Is this just your opinion? Either you are flying in the face of what the average gamer's age is, even on the Wii, or your just full of it....

"The average game player is 33 years old and has been playing games for 12 years."

http://www.theesa.com/facts/top_10_facts.php

"A survey compiled by the Entertainment Software Association and released at E3, the video game industry's major trade show in Los Angeles, found that a slight majority of video game players are now over 18 years of age."

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2004-05-12-gamer-demographics_x.htm

"The average game player is 33 years old and has been playing games for 12 years."

http://www.theaveragegamer.com/averagegamers/

"Not only that, but the average age of players has risen to 29."

http://www.wired.com/news/games/0,2101,60204,00.html

quick question how many parents voulenteer there kids for surveys or volunteer themselfs? how many of those parents have 2-3 kids that play video games? i used to install direct tv recently and there is an amazing ammount of families with 2-4 kids in the home that play the wii and other video game consoles.

there is just no way for any survey to be accurate on this issue. what do they email these people and ask if they play games? yeah like someone with kids is gonna sit there and say my 4 kids play games all day. i know so many parents who still to this day deny there kids spend all there time playing video games and there allways studying in there room.

i grew up in a very poor city and our public schools allways had to take surveys during class time and we all just answered the questions a certain way to the school would get funded better. video games, drugs, and sex where allways maked as i dont know or is not an issue with me. i know this isnt the same kind of study but those studies just cant be taken seriously until someone goes home to home to compile it and even then how can it be taken seriously since there not gonna ask the kids.

rmslives
03-01-2007, 06:30 PM
After reading some of these SONY statements, I feel confident enough to apply for a job with them, despite the fact that I have ZERO education in this field.

Someone explain to me how this company became such a giant, with idiots like this working for them?

This is the most hilarious instance of denial I have ever seen!

Type A
03-01-2007, 07:18 PM
there is just no way for any survey to be accurate on this issue.

Yeah, thats why I think your statement "since the majority of gammers are kids" is bs.

Its clearly your 'guess', and is hardly based on 'fact', or even just surveys. These same surveys that, btw, ALL say the same thing to the contrary (albeit not console specific) and yet are all we have to go by...even if the gathering methods arent up to YOUR standards. With all due repect to your cable pulling experience, your guess on who plays the wii is about as enlightened as when you told me I couldnt possibly expect my 2.4GHZ 360 headset to work through walls at 15 feet...matter of fact, my guess is that its probably flat wrong. :rolleyes:

EddieDZ
03-01-2007, 07:24 PM
I noticed you left out the $299.99 360... or did you forget that there are two versions of the 360, just as there are two versions of the PS3?

ah shit, thanks.. i totally forgot about that 360 version... do they still make/sell that one? the $499 PS3 version is practically non-existent....

I WUV HD
03-01-2007, 07:42 PM
ah shit, thanks.. i totally forgot about that 360 version... do they still make/sell that one? the $499 PS3 version is practically non-existent....
Yep. It seems to be readily available:

Wal-Mart (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4196274)
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-VHMSFT-882224035835-Xbox-System/dp/B000B43OXU/sr=8-2/qid=1172799696/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/002-6709240-0376044?ie=UTF8&s=videogames)
Best Buy (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7457744&st=xbox+360&type=product&id=1125465187568)

eiger
03-01-2007, 07:50 PM
Jack Tretton is a F*** toolbox.

unotis
03-01-2007, 07:58 PM
Ford could use the same argument: We ae very happy that the dealers are still well stocked with 2006 models, it just proves we have fulfilled the supply quota and if their still there in July it will just show we are the best at production and supply in the world!!! :yippee:

bboncorr
03-01-2007, 08:08 PM
Yeah, thats why I think your statement "since the majority of gammers are kids" is bs.

Its clearly your 'guess', and is hardly based on 'fact', or even just surveys. These same surveys that, btw, ALL say the same thing to the contrary (albeit not console specific) and yet are all we have to go by...even if the gathering methods arent up to YOUR standards. With all due repect to your cable pulling experience, your guess on who plays the wii is about as enlightened as when you told me I couldnt possibly expect my 2.4GHZ 360 headset to work through walls at 15 feet...matter of fact, my guess is that its probably flat wrong. :rolleyes:

what your forgetting is where talking 15ft and through the wall when there have been reports of of the headset not working 5ft from the consoles. there was even a report from ms saying they where considering a fix or refund on this issue. i thought you knew that part of it.

you opinion doesnt matter to me on this issue anyways. so i could care less what you think or feel on this subject. i didnt realize you where so into facts with all your b.s. statements on this forum.

Type A
03-01-2007, 08:27 PM
with all your b.s. statements on this forum.

Can you be more specific? Wow me, please....

And, the fact is, its RF and rated at 30 feet, and you played it off as: "come on man, you expect it to work through walls?" As a matter of fact, dude, if it wasnt for the shitty build quality of the 360 and accessories, I WOULD expect it to work through walls...and I was amazed with your kind of blind fanboyism against anyone who makes negitive statements about the 360, and then was amazed with your knowledge (as it were)

rmslives
03-01-2007, 09:11 PM
Fight fight!

(Sound of desks clearing as the two students square off in the middle of the room.)

:hithere:

EddieDZ
03-02-2007, 06:48 AM
Ford could use the same argument: We ae very happy that the dealers are still well stocked with 2006 models, it just proves we have fulfilled the supply quota and if their still there in July it will just show we are the best at production and supply in the world!!! :yippee:

LMAO!!!! thats funnny lol...