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Posted on Jul 18th 2007 at 01:46:05 PM by (Tondog)
Posted under Modern Gaming, Playstation 3, Wii, Xbox, Sony Quotes, Jack Tretton, Sony Executvies Say The Darndest Things

We've heard Hideo Kojima compare the PS3 to a movie theater while the 360 is like watching a movie on DVD and the Wii is like watching the movie on a TV channel. We've also heard him liken the PS3 to an expensive steak dinner at a formal restaurant, the Xbox 360 to a steak dinner at a casual restaurant, and the Wii to a steak dinner that you cook at home. Now, Jack Tretton has stolen Kojima's analogy bit and tried his hand at making one of his own*.

I think the PS3 is the Surf 'n Turf. You want the lobster and steak and you're going to give yourself the treat of getting the best thing on the menu. The PS2 is your favorite burger restaurant -- you go there for comfort food and it's just always good and is a good value.

[As for the other two consoles], one [Wii] is a lollipop, and I'm too old for lollipops. The other one [Xbox 360] I get sick from once in a while because the cook isn't always reliable.

Wow Jack! You make one Kojima-esque analogy, and you already shoot yourself up to being on his level! I applaud you. I especially love the bit about 360 being an unreliable cook. Not quite up to Kojima's previous analogies, but you're definitely getting there. Keep up the good work.

Man, all this talk of food makes me hungry for some steak smothered in PS3 Steak Sauce.

*WARNING: DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO THE COMMENTS SECTION IN THIS ARTICLE! 360fanboy will give your brain MASSIVE DAMAGE with his constant "gaystation" remarks written in all caps.

Posted on Jun 18th 2007 at 06:03:36 AM by (Tondog)
Posted under Modern Gaming, Sony, Playstation 3, Price Cuts, Howard Stringer, Sony Quotes

A price cut for Playstation 3 could be coming sooner than you expect if Sony CEO, Sir Howard Stringer, has his way.

In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Stringer said that he knows consumers want a lower price for the PS3, and that his company is currently looking into how much they can cut the price by. Then, when asked if they would "come up with an aswer by Christmas, he responsed "Yes, of course."

Not entirely related to the PS3 price cuts, Stringer observed that PS2 is selling "gangbusters" and that dropping the price on PSP has sent sales "into an upward spiral". Why do I mention that part? Because I find it funny that a CEO used the word "gangbusters" in an interview.

Another interesting fact Sir Howard stated is that "While people have not bought as many PlayStation 3s as it looks, it is no different from PS2 and PS1 in terms of percentage of sales."

When asked about the Nintendo Wii, Stringer said, "I would be the first to say to you that Nintendo Wii has been a successful enterprise and a very good business model compared to ours... Because it's cheaper." Should I call Sir Howard, Sir Obvious?

And what is an interview with a Sony executive without an utterly mind boggling quote? This time it comes when Mr. Stringer was asked if the Wii might be considered more creative and fun. "No, no. Fun is in the eye of the experiencer... I think PlayStation 3 is following a particular trend of 1 and 2, and if you looked at the history of it, it's a very similar history." Anyone care to make sense of that quote for me, because all I can come up with is that PS3 is following the same trend of PS1 and PS2. I don't see what that necessarily has to do with the Wii.

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