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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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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...


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