Okay, the pro-Sony crowd is going to bash the heck out of me for this, but here goes. You guys may remember that I was one of the top PS3 supporters last year, early 2006. I intended to buy a Wii and eventually a PS3, kept talking about how awesome PS3 Linux would be, was looking forward to some PS3 games, etc, and the XBox 360 was going to fail. Then E3 2006 happened and Sony did their absolute best to make themselves look as bad as possible in the months that followed. The most irritating parts were interviews with arrogant Sony representatives who would say things like "we could sell a million PS3's even without any games at launch" and "people will work extra hours to buy one". Sigh. Well, it keeps coming. The latest issue of EGM has an interview with SCEA's new president and CEO, Jack Tretton. I can't tell if he's being genuinely arrogant or if I should feel sorry for him that it's his job to have to defend Sony's mistakes, but some of the comments are ridiculous. Some quotes: STOP BACKPEDDLING! One second, "we're doing good because not one store has had a PS3 for more than five minutes", then the next, "half the stores being sold out means we're doing well, right?" He goes on to claim that if people can sell them on eBay for $2500 then the system must be doing well. Then he says newspapers are just blasting them because they're the leader. He says "I don't know why you would say our launch is lacking" and proclaims that Sony is very proud of the launch lineup. He says Playstation Network will evolve (good thing). When asked why it's worth $600, he says that its an investment and because the PS1 lasted ten years in production the PS3 probably will too. Then he says its the best gaming experience of any platform that's ever shipped day one, because it has Blu-ray and can surf the internet and download pictures and rip music and play videos and play online. + talk about how the Playstation brand means it will be supported for 10 years. When asked what happened to the plans to hook up two HDTV's to the PS3, he said he didn't recall the statement (made onstage at E3 2005). When asked about the lack of rumble even though Immersion said it was possible, he said that he doesn't think it's compelling. When asked why MotorStorm doesn't look like the original E3 2005 demo, he says, O RLY? Wasn't that the video that had wipers taking the mud off car windows and cars realistically wrapping around trees? When asked how he views the XBox 360 as a competitor, he says he thinks they beat Microsoft in every way ("better machine", "better business model", "we're going to win"), and ends with "what concerns me is if the XBox 360 is being rejected, are the consumers on board with technology and is there enough demand there?" There's some talk about short and long term goals, Blu-ray, etc, but the real gem is UMD. When asked about the high cost of making games on the system, and how to nurture innovation, his response is and says for people who don't have the money to go develop for PS2 or PSP. I'd be rich. My local Best Buy has a dozen, CompUSA has three... In summary, typical Sony arrogance...blame the consumer, blame the movie studios, blame everyone else. Sony needs new PR people.