Jack Tretton Not Concerned About PS3 Sales
In regards to not making their fiscal prediction of having 6 million PlayStation 3s shipped, Tretton claims: "We didn't get into PS3 for the first six months of 2007 - we're into this for the next 10 years and beyond. A million units one way or another at this point isn't going to worry us."
Tretton is essentially claiming that sales so early on in the life of a console is not a direct reflection of its performance down the line. Additionally, this statement also rebukes the ridiculously absurd rumor of Sony introducing a new PlayStation within the next two years.
Billy Pidgeon, IDC Analyst, shares Tretton's sentiments: "The PS3 is ahead of the market, while the Xbox 360 and the Wii were designed for immediate market impact." Sony's inclusion of the Blu-Ray drive continues to be the biggest factor behind the sales of the PS3, as it is directly related to the console's price-tag. But Sony stands firmly by their decision to include Blu-Ray support by looking at it as a feature that'll benefit them in the longterm.
5/14/2007 Arnold Katayev