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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

PlayStation Boss Pooh-Poohs 360 Lead.

By the time the PS3 launches in November, Microsoft believes it will have sold around 10 million Xbox 360, reaching a threshold, it says, that will help the console stave off the competition. This doesn't bother Sony much.

PlayStation's American boss, Jack Tretton, told business site 'The Street' that Sony has never gone first in the race to launch in each generation and it's not been a problem in the past.

"At the end of the day, what you do in the first year, and whether you do 6 or 10 million units does not determine whether you're successful or not," he said.

"We're looking to sell 100 million-plus worldwide. We're looking to sell 50 million plus in North America. So, if a competitor gets to 6 to 10 million worldwide, I would not consider that to be a significant advantage or a significant disadvantage as far as we're concerned."

Tretton also had bitter words about Microsoft, saying that if his company had lost the kind of money that Microsoft had in launching Xbox and now Xbox 360, Sony would have rethought staying involved in games.

3 comments:

SUPRAMAN84 said...

HAHAHAHHAH LMAO you know how many billions of dollars they spent on this "Cell" chip that will never be put in a compute cause of Intel and AMD. Remember how everybody thought the PS2 chip would go into everything. Not quite!

PS3 Fan said...

Actually 400 million dollars was spent on 'Cell'chip and it is also goin in other products like HDTV's,Cable boxes,Servers,Graphic Workstations etc.This will bring prices down and make it a cheap chip.And allow Sony to make profits eventually.

SUPRAMAN84 said...

Sony HDTVs, Sony Cable boxes, SOny Servers, and Sony Graphic Workstations. It won't be used in Macs, Intel does that job, and PCs run off of AMD and Intel processors. I'd say the future of computers is AMD and Intel, and eventually that IBM chip that generated over 300 ghz of raw processing power. From Germanium I believe.