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The reason Sony charged so much for PS3 in Europe was, and we quote in SHEER HORROR, so early adopters could have six months of extra enjoyment out of the machine before it became cheaper. That 425 price included a Fun Premium, so PS3-buying cockmunchers had six extra months playing Folding@Home and botched Xbox 360 ports.

This is easily Sony's most baffling and insulting statement yet. Here's Sony Europe's Ray Maguire spelling it out:

Sony Europe's Ray Maguire spelling it out

"One thing is common amongst the entire market for consumer electronics and that is that there are early adopters like myself who will spend GBP 10,000 on a plasma TV that is worth GBP 3000 within three years. That's the way the market goes. What do they get for that? They get six months of enjoyment of the product before anybody else gets that ability to play those games." - Ray Maguire , Sony Europe, last week.

  • "We've been doing some research for the last few months" - WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT THE INTERNET AND SALES FIGURES IN ABJECT HORROR.

  • "...the hub market is really wide and the prices have come down significantly" - SONY'S NEXT BUSINESS EXPANSION WILL BE IN THE LUCRATIVE USB HUB SECTOR.

  • "...if you've got a strategy and you've got products on a boat which takes six weeks to get here and there's been a three month lead time to get the product in, our business has to go on and we will go on with the strategy that we want" - THERE ARE SIX MILLION UNSOLD PS3S OUT THERE ON BOATS.

  • "The difference between our industry and many other industries is that if you're selling cars or houses the price goes up steadily. Consumer electronics only goes one way and that's downwards" - YES, BUT, USUALLY EQUIPMENT GETS BETTER AND HAS MORE FEATURES ADDED TO IT RATHER THAN GETTING WORSE AND HAVING FEATURES TAKEN OUT. NO ONE TAKES A ROOM OFF YOUR HOUSE ONCE YOU'VE AGREED TO BUY IT.
  • Blogger Cunzy11 said...
    Nothing about Tekken 6 then.
    Blogger Mainman said...
    Anyone got access to a private boat? We could 'rescue' the PS3s stranded at sea, just in time for bonfire night.
    Blogger Jawatron said...
    yay! where are the sony fanboys... this isnt fun without the sony fanboys...
    Blogger Ooshka said...
    "early adopters like myself who will spend GBP 10,000 on a plasma TV that is worth GBP 3000 within three years"

    Those same people that earn 100K a year to spout complete bullshit in the vain hope it'll hide the panic in their eyes.

    You want your fucking head looked at, man.

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    Blogger dhardy said...
    LOL - how did this gem not make it to the front page:

    "We have to be very wary of the internet and what's on there because in most cases it's not based in truth."

    Blogger Julien said...
    Now why didn't apple try that with the iPhone?
    Blogger mik said...
    Superb update. Laughing off my chair at 4pm? Unprecedented. 10/10
    Blogger Dylan said...
    How awesome would have been if the interviewer had answered "you know, I am an early adopter".
    Blogger Friday said...
    "We've been doing some research for the last few months"

    No Ray, no you haven't - because looking at a spreadsheet of sales figures is not "research".

    Maybe if Sony had done some some research to see what customers actually wanted - and then followed up with those conclusions in mind - they wouldn't be in this mess.

    Hint: It involved a sensibly priced games console with a decent range of games - and not an overpriced, long delayed, Blu Ray encumbered lemon.

    But, we told you so.
    Blogger ThwartedEfforts said...
    What the hell is it with people asking about bloody Tekken? If the makers of Marmite started using version numbers, would the shops be filled with moronic vegetarians eager to buy NEW yeast extract because the number on the lid clearly identified it as DIFFERENT and not the SAME OLD CRAP they've had smeared on their toast since they were five?

    I just watched the trailer for Tekken 6 on YouTube and it looks exactly like Tekken 5, except you need a PS3 -- and thus, presumably, some sort of intercept boat and a remortgage -- to play it. I'm sure there will be awesome new gameplay elements (perhaps Heihachi Mishima will flick his tufts when he wins, and Ganryu will adjust the two Snickers bars in his thong), but it's really not substantially different to the game I bought 12 years go and have since played about twice.

    If this is all PS3 owners have to get excited about, it's no surprise Sony's in the poo.
    Blogger Cunzy11 said...
    Dude. Calm down.

    Are you new to the war or what? You can't go around sounding like a rookie because no one likes a rookie. You'll get yourself shot and be all "mama, mama". Some of the ol' guys round here won't even talk to you because you'll be gone in a week. Lost in battle.

    Anyway it's called sarcasm newby. Learn it and you'll fit in fine.
    Blogger ThwartedEfforts said...
    Blogger Halverde said...

    izezz - Because I zezz so, that's why
    Blogger Michael Rossell said...
    Ain all seriousness tho, that's just a link to the lap dancer's wiki page. Can anyone actually give me some information on Lap dancers please?
    Blogger Cunzy11 said...
    They have hair and wear T-shirts. Sometimes.
    Blogger bilal said...

    i think you're on the wrong site, mate. you'll be wanting

    it's just the thing for people who use words like rookie and newby, whereas this place really isn't.

    if you really are from that place that's left of britain then i salute you for lasting this long but thwartedefforts' rant about tekken is just fine as long as it ticks the anti-sony boxes (which it does)
    Blogger Collins said...
    "They get six months of enjoyment of the product before anybody else gets that ability to play those games."

    Blogger colin said...
    bilal said...

    i think you're on the wrong site, mate. you'll be wanting

    I didn't know about that site. I just went there, and it's like this site, only in the U.S., and gay for Mario. Overall I rate it a 7 out of 10. Sure they have better teeth than you guys, but then, they're from the U.S., so chances are their parents and their siblings are the same people. I'm going to start a Canadian Resistance site. It'll have all the praise that is properly due to the glorious Queen, no inbreeding, and, most importantly, curling.
    Blogger Mainman said...
    The Canadians are good folk. They gave ReBoot to the world. If you can match that, Colin, then I give you my full support.

    mslserxs - Compact laser, new from Microsoft.
    Blogger Cunzy11 said...
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    Blogger Cunzy11 said...

    I think you'll be wanting that site seeing as you are doing all their promotion for them.

    Are you one of their writers? Spy! Traitor in the ranks.

    heyvokya- How spies greet each other
    Blogger Jawatron said...
    to my knowledge cunzys been around for fucking ages.

    And that US resistance site is a load of wank specifically created to piss take UKR. So its shite. Plus everything you post in the comments he ands 'and i am gay' to the end. Which was funny once. But then when i actually came out of the closet it stole my thunder.
    Blogger Cunzy11 said...

    What jawatron said! Without the coming out bit.

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