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Sony's Jamie MacDonald believes that he has the pulse of the European buying public

We've heard some pretty bold claims from Sony in the past regarding its PlayStation 3 gaming console. One of the more famous ones came from Sony CEO Ken Kutaragi when he said that the price of the PS3 was "probably too cheap." This time, it's Sony European VP Jamie MacDonald's time to shine.

McDonald was quoted as saying, "European consumers have shown that historically they don't mind [the delays], because they end up buying as many PlayStations, if not more, than the US and Japan."

If you may recall, while the United States and Japan will fight over 400,000 and 100,000 consoles respectively during the official launch next month, European customers will have to wait it out until March 2007 to get their hands on a PS3.

McDonald's comments seem somewhat perplexing with regards to European customers. Could it really be said that European customers "don't mind" or is it a matter of they don't have any choice but to wait? Then again, there's always the XBOX 360 as an alternative and Nintendo has been getting a lot of positive press for its $250 Wii console. The latter console will launch on December 8 in Europe.

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They don't mind...
By ChugokuOtaku on 10/6/2006 1:40:02 PM , Rating: 5
...getting something else instead

RE: They don't mind...
By jskirwin on 10/6/06, Rating: 0
RE: They don't mind...
By Ecmaster76 on 10/6/2006 2:22:39 PM , Rating: 2
The above comment seems to be a translation of the first posters handle. Not an insult.

Anyhow maybe Europeans wouldn't mind waiting, bu Ill bet some of them will mind hearing this from Sony.

RE: They don't mind...
By Burning Bridges on 10/6/2006 2:51:25 PM , Rating: 1
Excuse you!

and just WHY wouldn't us Europeans mind waiting?

RE: They don't mind...
By dnd728 on 10/6/2006 4:38:17 PM , Rating: 2
you don't mind paying twice as much, you might as well wait...

RE: They don't mind...
By Visual on 10/7/2006 12:48:55 AM , Rating: 1
he's right in a way... i kinda "wouldn't mind" waiting... really wouldn't buy a ps3 until atleast march next year anyway, even if it was already launched. i'd be waiting for more good titles and pricedrops and such, etc. but now that it'll launch so late, i guess i'll have to wait even more for those pricedrops eh?

dunno... even without buying right at launch, it still sucks that we're treated as second-grade. not that i ecpected anything different - a worldwide launch would've surprised me. i kinda realise the reasoning and it isn't so hard to swallow it.

but sonny making a statement as this one, this is completely outrageous. not only do i get screwed up on the launch date, but now they're telling me that its kinda my own fault, that i almost WANT it that way, or what? what exactly are they trying to say here?

fvk sonny, and excuse the latin.
hmm, and fvk dailytech's posting system, and the "Ooops"es i keep getting. you got no programmers there or what? go get a standard forum system if you can't manage to make one, im tired of this.

RE: They don't mind...
By slunkius on 10/9/2006 5:29:21 AM , Rating: 2
for the last time...


RE: They don't mind...
By tuteja1986 on 10/6/2006 10:45:00 PM , Rating: 3
Whats next from the CEO :? European gamers don't mind paying $599euro for a PS3 which translate too 754USD...

RE: They don't mind...
By FITCamaro on 10/6/2006 3:20:26 PM , Rating: 4
More like they don't have a choice. What are they gonna do if they do mind? Go into the future and get one? You're at the mercy of the hardware manufacturer.

I doubt there's many people out there who want a PS3 and if asked "So if you could have one now or if I kick you in the nuts and make you wait 3-4 extra months, which would you take?" I'm pretty sure almost everyone would take the first option.

RE: They don't mind...
By muffins on 10/6/2006 3:56:47 PM , Rating: 4
this sounds like a trick question......ill take option #2...HA! whos laughing now?

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