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http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=20189

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Adding to the long list of “I can’t believe they said that” comes this statement from SCEW’s VP during this interview. Saying that people in Europe don’t mind getting the shaft all the time because they are used to it is insane. I got an idea, how about launching there first for a change?

European consumers have shown that historically they don't mind that, because they end up buying as many PlayStations, if not more, than the US and Japan. In Europe, it doesn't seem that the release of our platforms after the US and Japan - in the long run - affects how consumers feel.
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Wow. Is this another self-evident own-goal for Sony's catastrophic PR machine? Could well be. The fact that people buy PlayStations after delays doesn't mean they're not cheesed off, just that they still want one. Sony appears to care for nothing but its own bottom line, which won't sit well with hardcore gamers, who are swiftly losing interest in the Sony platform, especially given the WiiSixty Christmas that is on the horizon.
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post #2 of 18
Don't mind waiting ?! What a load of crock!

Mind you im not buying it as soon as it comes out so it really does'nt bother me lmao
    
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Here's a quote from sony.. No seriously

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We dont care about public opinion! We own teh console world!
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Originally Posted by Jori
Here's a quote from sony.. No seriously
C'mon, Sony did not say that No one can be so arrogant or ****y,like the quote that you posted
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I think Sony's just gone a little bit too far. It's pretty ignorant to say something like they don't care about waiting. It's just a ploy to make more money shipping out at their own speed

I'm neither European nor buying it anytime soon... But still, Sony, I love ya, but come on...
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Bulls***, sorry but it has to be said. It really does annoy me that we are last to get things, why? Like they said Europe is the biggest market so surely they should look after us the most?
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C'mon, Sony did not say that No one can be so arrogant or ****y,like the quote that you posted
lol .

They still seem to think that.
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Um, big suprise....

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European consumers have shown that historically they don't mind that, because they end up buying as many PlayStations, if not more, than the US and Japan. In Europe, it doesn't seem that the release of our platforms after the US and Japan - in the long run - affects how consumers feel.
All the complaining and yelling means NOTHING to Sony if this continues to happen. They are a business, and they do what makes good business sense. Why should they change their release habits if sales show them no reason to?

You know how to make them actually care and notice? Don't run out and buy their product. It's called voting with your wallet....I do it all the time.

Still, pretty boneheaded thing to say in public......bad PR.
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It sucks for this in Europe. Of course we mind waiting. Everyone does. We get a product (PS3) 5 months late and at 2x the price, its $1000 for the 60GB here. And by march comes in US i bet you could pick it up for $500.
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