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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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European consumers
By Hare on 10/6/2006 1:59:24 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
"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."
Maybe if Sony released their product faster the European consumers would buy more playstations than the US and Japan?

Maybe not but still Sony's statement is just stupid.




RE: European consumers
By hughlle on 10/6/2006 2:01:13 PM , Rating: 4
as a european i have one thing to say: F**K YOU!


RE: European consumers
By hughlle on 10/6/2006 2:01:58 PM , Rating: 1
not you, sony :D


RE: European consumers
By 0blivious on 10/7/2006 5:46:50 PM , Rating: 3
I beg the differ, the longer you wait, the more you want it.

The Europeans, knowing that on other parts of the world people will have theire PS3, will cause the PS3 to increase value.

Sony will be asking us Europeans the same price if not even more than the prices they will be asking 'the others' on it's launch.

We want it and we will have it. Wether it'll be now, later, cheap or expensive.

ps= sorry for my english


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