Xbox AU boss: PS3 could miss March

Xbox Australia exec "unsurprised" about PS3 delay; hints at 360 retail deals this coming holiday season and says he wouldn't be surprised if PS3 lags past revised launch date as well.

Australia's top Xbox executive, Microsoft's David McLean, spoke to GameSpot AU last week and provided his company's perspective on the PlayStation 3 launch delay in territories outside of Japan and the US--specifically, the console's delay from November 2006 to March 2007 in Australia. He said the delay didn't catch him or anyone else at Microsoft by surprise. In fact, McLean brought up the topic of even more delays for Sony's next-gen console.

"[The PS3 delay] doesn't surprise me--and it further wouldn't surprise me if this product wasn't seen in March next year either," McLean said.

"We have always been comfortable with our strategy for Christmas irrespective of Sony. We are completely unsurprised by this situation. We have actually been a little surprised at how surprised other people have been."

McLean hinted that Microsoft would unveil some retail-focused strategies this holiday season to entice gamers who had money saved up for a PS3 to switch to an Xbox 360 instead. McLean was close-mouthed when it came to providing exact details, however.

"We may well look at working with our retail partners to come up with some opportunities to give gamers more choice," he said.

McLean said the only downside for Microsoft with the PS3 delay was that consumers would have to wait longer to finally compare the 360 and the PS3 side-by-side.

"It would have been nice for people to really contrast what the Xbox 360 had to offer versus Sony this Christmas, so the vapourware aspect could go away," he said.

But when it comes to the other next-generation console still expected to reach Australian shores this year--the Nintendo Wii--McLean was more benign. "I actually think the Wii is very innovative. I think it will have an interesting niche market for that controller. I do think that it will lend itself to some new experiences around gameplay--but I also do think that in terms of true power, next-generation content and true digital lifestyle scenarios, the game is still with Xbox 360," he said.

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia declined to comment to GameSpot AU about Microsoft's reaction.

(Author Randolph Ramsay reports from Sydney, Australia, for GameSpot.)

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Randolph is the managing editor of GameSpot, and needs more time to play games.

Discussion

165 comments
dr3b
dr3b

I think Sony will end up losing as many sales due to delays and unavailability as they would have if they had delayed worldwide launch until Spring 2007. The price and delays are a hurdle they will have to overcome with some incredible games or they may have dug a hole that will hurt them in the future

_Sam_
_Sam_

I just want the ps3 to be great

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

Some price-cut or decent bundle will help sell more 360s in Australia.....

amaranth_aeon
amaranth_aeon

Jesus, nev70, chill out... Go hammer nails with your fists or something...

cyborg100000
cyborg100000

DreamworkS12 At least Sony can take a risk by going with new, true next-gen tech. Giving you more bang for you buck in the long-term. (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator ---Well said mate. PS3 seems to be the only console that will use next generation graphics as well as good gameplay and gadgets. $600 isnt a big deal to me, i can afford one and will choose it over the other two. Wii looks the same as gamecube, next to no variety of games just the same old mario and zalda im bored of 007. 360 has a few good games but its just the same as a mediocre pc. and i did my research and it looks as though sony have out most effort to make the ultimate console

DreamworkS12
DreamworkS12

At least Sony can take a risk by going with new, true next-gen tech. Giving you more bang for you buck in the long-term.

nev70
nev70

amaranth_aeon Sony Computer Entertainment Australia declined to comment to GameSpot AU about Microsoft's reaction. No sh*t... If company execs had to comment on every single statement from the competition, they'd be spending more time on PR than anything else. And it's about time Sony concentrated more What do do you think Sony HAVE A PR DEPT FOR ? ? ? ? THINK , NOT DEVELOPING NEW CONSOLES ! ! ! ! ! ! !

grnidbandit
grnidbandit

BioShockOwnz: Sorry for the long text but I like to explain things in detail people sometimes misunderstand people what they are trying to say on here I believe 2 issues ago PSM did a huge article on Resistance, it takes place in 1951 where american soliders are sent to englandto fend off the alien invasion and where WWII does not even take place,there is story behind the characters and there seems to be alot of it, like i said huge article on the game it self and characters,and i agree Ipod is a must have for any metrosexual who is on the go as far as MSG i could see who people might be thrown off it I myself love the series and this weekend finally picked up a copy of MSG3 sub and tried it online and it did not like for the fact I was not use to the camera angle and kept getting owned by everyone . Either way every console has its goods once I get my 360 Im getting all 3 halo games once 3 is out ofcourse

BioShockOwnz
BioShockOwnz

To grnidbandit: Insanely huge wall of text, I think I just went blind with all the letters and words. Anyway's I AM buying a PS3 at launch, and a Wii, I already have a 360. I collect and play all games, so my answers are not biased and you seem intelligent and unbiased also. I watched all the Resistance videos and I have only seen 1 video that even hints at the story and that is when the Chimera take over the states, but there has been no cutscenes or anything to hint at a great story, and as much as people like to hate it, Halo is a great series that is a shooter, that also has a good story behind it. I am excited for DMC4, FFXII, maybe Resistance because the Chimera look very impressive in the game, but I am one person who doesn't like the MGS series. I alway's thought the story was rather weird and didn't make much sense, Splinter Cell alway's did it better for me. I know what you're talking about with the iPod, I too bought a white 30GB Video and I thought OMG this is expensive for a portable HDD, but then I thought how much I would save in buying cd's, plus the iPod is a must for any metrosexual guy like me. :)

grnidbandit
grnidbandit

BioShockOwnz To grnidbandit: Yeah but the problem is I think there is only 1 game coming at launch in Japan that is geared towards the Japanese gamer. I have looked at the line up so far, and there is nothing there except 1 generic game from a small developer (can't remember the game), then maybe Ridge Racer 7. The American launch isn't even very good. Sure we have Resistance, which everyone is iffy about. I haven't seen any cutscenes whatsoever, so will it have the gameplay, but fail because it didn't have story involved in the game world? MotorStorm looks fun, but how long can racing in dirt last? Warhawk looks fun, but the gimmick may kill it in the end. PS3 is in major danger, and with the lack of games to support it, and the much higher developement costs may cause an end for Sony's reign. Why would a developer like EA put time or money into something like the PS3 if the casuals and whatnot buy the 360? Will they waste there time and money, when they can make it elsewhere for cheaper? Sony is in trouble. They can charge $600 and Kutaragi says people will want to work extra hours to pay for it, but they can't give us a $15 HDMI Cable? That's a problem. Arrogance doesn't help, it only leads to the demise. Argue with me......but I am righ-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ok again we are talking about sony, a japanese company I doubt sony will only pu out one game, in japan remember we still have TGS all the big announcement should come out there, Actually I suggest you head over to youtube and type in resistance and watch all the gameplay movies the game does look great, and the game does have a nice story behind unlike alot of FPS. If you feel racing the in the dirt in motor storm might get boring, I would hate to see what you think of any other racer there on any console.What major lack of suport are you referring to? I have not heard of one company or any developer going on the record and saying we will not make games for the PS3 because its expensive and we feel people wont buy it. Jsut like the 360 , sony is getting assassins creed, GTA4, RE5 and i heard some other games will be coming on there as well when it comes to 3rd party. Sure if you feel the 360 is a better and cheaper alternative then go ahead. they have the games you like and you cant play anywhere else, but me and many other people here love MGS and devilmaycry, tekken and virtua fighter. Now those games you wont be playing on the 360 or Wii. These are some of the series we have grown to love, so IMO $200 more is not that bad. Heck I bought a new Ipod today and I know im getting ripped off when it comes to storage space. Lets be honest here, 30GB at $299 is insane but apple nows people will buy it and for the most part over the years people not generally complained to the point its like boycott apple because they are ripping customers off on GB value. The thing with EA. they are biggest game company right now I believe, with all the games they have under their umbrella they can afford to make the best looking games on PS3 and the 360. Besides EA has already announced they have a few titles in development for the PS3, I do agree with with comment Kaz made, but I feel as though he should have said people might want to save up more if they want a PS3, I dont know that in Japan people might work extra hours to get the things that they want as opposed to just saving up. Sony has made their fair share of mistakes but not to the point where its starting to look like a 3DO and Sega. It would have been great of they gave us free HDMI cables but I think alot of people did not expect this. IMO HDTV are not that far out into all homes yet, even though HDTV sales are on the rise its the same thing with broadband a few years ago. Sony probably did not want to include 2 sets of cables one for standard tv and one for HD , and from my understanding not all HDTVS have HDMI port in the back. If arrogance is demise? what about MS. Everytime they sell a PC they are making some money off it heck their employee is the worlds richest man, the only thing I can see demise is when companies play with their employees money and end up going bankrupt or have declining sales. Lets take a look now at whos the leader for what. Apple for MP3 players, MS for OS, Sony for gaming, any of these companies maybe not MS for the exception but apple and sony can fall off any day, but its going to take down alot more than not providing HDMI cables or a $200 more price tag than their competitor

BioShockOwnz
BioShockOwnz

For K1LLSWITCH: No Nintendo is actually trying to change the way we interact with our game, the motion sensor in the Wii-mote is better then the PS3 motion sensor, and Nintendo is dedicating there whole console to this change, while Sony just copied off of Microsoft and Nintendo and added it at the last second as a cheap gimmick. A company is only as good as it's last product. Just because the PSone was good and PS2 were good doesn't mean the 3rd times the charms. Sorry but people never thought Nintendo would flop with a system until they saw the Virtual Boy, people never thought Sega would die. But they both happened, and past success is just that........past success. Nothing will drive the system, not even the brand recognition if there is nothing redeeming qualities about this system. It remains a big question mark to mostly everyone in the video game world. Sony is in danger, and that is a fact. If they do not pull it together at TGS then they will be unsuccessful after the initial holiday rush.

J_Bigg
J_Bigg

all you people are second guessing sony. all of you have a ps2 so get over it. you will pay for the system and thats that. gpu is more effiecient on 360???? they are more likey the same. ps3 is more advanced that is all.

Demandred24
Demandred24

they arent cocky. Sony has just been called on thier ps3 BS. The 360 is as powerful as the ps3. In fact the 360 gpu is better and more effecient then the ps3 gpu. The cell chip is just another hype chip just like the emotion engine, that is going to take an incredible amount of time and money to write for all of the spes. Sony spouted all this bs with their ps2 piece of junk, and they tried it with the ps3, and it has blown up in their face. The playstation name is wearing thin. First people have to shell out 600 dollars so sony can exploit their fan base and push out blue ray. Sony has not kept any of their promises regarding the ps3. MS has bought most of sonys exclusives. Son has what now, um metal gear, and FF. FF is in my book just the madden of japanese rpgs. FFXII is a stinker. I went through 4 ps2s. They all broke on me. Even my ps2 slim. I played dragon quest VIII a few times and that was it. I take care of my stuff too. I call up sony once again, and its a huge circus. They transfer me all over the place, and then once again I am told its my disk. THAT IS BS. It is not my disk, its their crappy hardware. I have had zero problems with any of my MS hardware. My xbox is still clunking along, and I did morrowind at least 1000 hours through the years.

Neolucifer999
Neolucifer999

Dont get too cocky now Microsoft , its not like you really scored that many points on your own ... but mostly relied on the missteps of Sony , that are now getting quite numerous . However with still strong franchise on their sides , and not so many monstrous ones on the 360 sides , the balance can still go either way .

barrett_rob
barrett_rob

Here's the way it will go in the Uk, this Christmas we'll but a wii, then start saving for a HDTV, next Christmas we'll buy a 360, then when Sony drops there price in a year or two, we'll get one of those, maybe, so who cares about some lame delay, we don't want a buggy one yet.

onique
onique

chikahiro94 "How would he explain that FF XII on PS2 will out sell any of the games on the 360?" Because there over 100 mllion PS2's out there as opposed to the 5 million or so 360's? Let's be honest here, a good, AAA PS2 game will outsell anything for quite some time to come, regardless if you're talking about the 360, Wii, PS3, PSP, or DS. Simple numbers - even if a game came out on any of those systems that was outright superior Final Fantasy XII in every way gameplay wise, FFXI on the PS2 would still outsell it simply because there aren't enough people and systems out there to do otherwise. Final Fantasy VII (the best selling FF to date) sold close to 10 million copies - that's only 10% of the PS2 owning population, but double the 360's current installed base (and 10% on the 360 only yields 500,000 games sold). It won't be any different on the PS3, either (and seriously, I expect FFXII to sell quite well with new PS3's). It isn't worth comparing PS2 sales to next-gen system sales yet. 5 years from now, perhaps, but even then I'd say look at percentages as opposed to the amount shipped - I don't think any system will have PS2-style domination again for a while. ---- Yo, you know that the PS2 came out when DVD players were expensive and people bought one for a DVD player as well as a console. At the game store I worked at that year, those very same people needed to replace their laser eye, or get a new PS2. we tallied within just our customers 12% of the people who bought one from us around that time brought it back after 1.8-2 years, needing a laser eye cleaning/replacement. Anyway, Blue-Ray isn't going to be swept up like DVD was. Blue-ray cost more, is wrong for the majority who don't own HDTVs, Blue-Ray discs contain LESS special features than the 2 disc DVD counterpart. Check it yourself, 'The Fifth Element' at Wal-Mart, both on Blue-Ray and DVD. The DVD is cheaper, has more things to watch, and on my TV looks ******* Amazing with the right shows(PrisonBreak on DVD). Also using CURRENT technology you can easily fit HD stuff on regular DVDs. And also Sony had a similar problem with first-generation PSX's, Laptop batteries, digital cameras, and memory sticks. They really do make shoddy products ~_~ At least for me.

derangedphoenix
derangedphoenix

I live in the UK and it looks like it's gonna be easy for me to convince all my friends that are saving up for a PS3 to buy an Xbox 360 and a Wii. They'll still have time to save up for a PS3 again. Looks like Wii60 will prevail (in Europe at least). Even the importers are gonna be thinking twice about PS3 instead of Wii60

wenbin09
wenbin09

delay or not delay, i suppose i will only wait for the dust to settle down before deciding whether to buy the ps3 or not.. as for now, i'll just stick to my 360..

Benshki
Benshki

Unlucky for Sony and ickle Sony fanboys out there in Europe. The delay is a downer for people who want to buy a PS3, but good news for 'casual' gamers is that you can spend that well earnt money on both a Wii and a 360. Try out these consoles before Sony Evolves you into a little fanboy. Why do people still think the Wii is not next Gen? Could possibly be due to the fact that the upgraded xbox 1.5 and PS2 1.5 are 'classed' as next gen because they have better graphics...If this was the case then you 'little fanboys' should invest in a PC and just upgrade that every year or so. The Wii is only innovative because of the controller really and thats it, but its a different way to play games and it actually looks 'FUN' im sure you still know what fun means when you play games. So this christmas get the best of both worlds this holiday season, a better graphic based console the xbox 360 and the wii-tastical Wii. Buy both and give them a try for the sake of all gaming.

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

BioShockOwnz To grnidbandit: "Yeah but the problem is I think there is only 1 game coming at launch in Japan that is geared towards the Japanese gamer. I have looked at the line up so far, and there is nothing there except 1 generic game from a small developer (can't remember the game), then maybe Ridge Racer 7. The American launch isn't even very good. Sure we have Resistance, which everyone is iffy about. I haven't seen any cutscenes whatsoever, so will it have the gameplay, but fail because it didn't have story involved in the game world? MotorStorm looks fun, but how long can racing in dirt last? Warhawk looks fun, but the gimmick may kill it in the end. PS3 is in major danger, and with the lack of games to support it, and the much higher developement costs may cause an end for Sony's reign. Why would a developer like EA put time or money into something like the PS3 if the casuals and whatnot buy the 360? Will they waste there time and money, when they can make it elsewhere for cheaper? Sony is in trouble. They can charge $600 and Kutaragi says people will want to work extra hours to pay for it, but they can't give us a $15 HDMI Cable? That's a problem. Arrogance doesn't help, it only leads to the demise. Argue with me......but I am right." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Companies like EA will take that risk because they know that their titles will sell especially on the PS3. Everyone knows that the Playstation name alone will drive sales. And if you think that Warhawk is based on gimmicks for the PS3 controller, what do you think about the "Wii-mote"? 90% of their games will utilize the tilt-function. Look at all of Nintendo's conventions so far. Gimmick! As for the HDMI cables not being included in with the console, it's really no big deal. If Sony included the cable in with each and every console that their going to make, it'll cost us more than $600 in which everyone will be outraged. Damned if you do damned if you don't. If you can find the cables for $15 why can't you pick one up yourself at your local electronics store?

amaranth_aeon
amaranth_aeon

No sh*t... If company execs had to comment on every single statement from the competition, they'd be spending more time on PR than anything else. And it's about time Sony concentrated more on production and less on publicity.

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

BioShockOwnz For K1LLSWITCH: "I said launch titles brainiac............ What are the launch titles geared towards the Japanese????" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BioShockOwnz, launch titles don't matter. They usually suck. They've never mattered. They are games that are thrown together which gives us something to play until the games that truely interest us come out. Third party titles always draws attention from the gaming public which generate sales for a particular console. The "true" sales are usually accumulated a year after the console is launched, when the third party titles arrive, not at launch day. To step on toes a little, Microsoft doesn't have enough third party titles. That is probably why the Xbox 360 bombed in Japan, and barely keeping afloat here in the states, because Microsoft has nothing that interest them. And as I've stated before Japan is a turning point in any console race.

abelmaestro
abelmaestro

"Nobody from Sony or Microsoft has had anything bad to say about the Wii as far as I've read. I think they're watching it for ideas to "borrow" later. Don't insult what you hope to emulate, right? " Nobody talks about Wii becouse Wii is no next gen and it can`t be compared to the real next gen system

BioShockOwnz
BioShockOwnz

Once the launch has ended, the winter is over, and summer is here..........how well will a $600 console sell in the dog days of summer? That is the true test. Ofcourse the PS3 will sell out at launch, I know I'll be the first person in line at Best Buy, like I was for the 360. But after launch is over, and the new smell from the PS3 is lost, but the $600 price tag still remains....how well will it sell?

BioShockOwnz
BioShockOwnz

To grnidbandit: Yeah but the problem is I think there is only 1 game coming at launch in Japan that is geared towards the Japanese gamer. I have looked at the line up so far, and there is nothing there except 1 generic game from a small developer (can't remember the game), then maybe Ridge Racer 7. The American launch isn't even very good. Sure we have Resistance, which everyone is iffy about. I haven't seen any cutscenes whatsoever, so will it have the gameplay, but fail because it didn't have story involved in the game world? MotorStorm looks fun, but how long can racing in dirt last? Warhawk looks fun, but the gimmick may kill it in the end. PS3 is in major danger, and with the lack of games to support it, and the much higher developement costs may cause an end for Sony's reign. Why would a developer like EA put time or money into something like the PS3 if the casuals and whatnot buy the 360? Will they waste there time and money, when they can make it elsewhere for cheaper? Sony is in trouble. They can charge $600 and Kutaragi says people will want to work extra hours to pay for it, but they can't give us a $15 HDMI Cable? That's a problem. Arrogance doesn't help, it only leads to the demise. Argue with me......but I am right.

savage161
savage161

I like how people trash this guys comments, Look it makes sense, It wasnt that hard to beleive that the ps3 would get put back some where and i wouldnt be surprised if it does again, The guys speaking what hes it thinking, Hes going to lie just so people in forums are not going to call him an idiot.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Hints at retail deals my arse. I'm looking for the HD-DVD premium 360 bundle at my local game store. Even if MS doesn't make an official version, I'm willing to bet on seeing one in Gamestop by Black Friday.

Irve
Irve

God i love you Fan boys .. and i'm talking to all three camps .. your up in arms getting excited about what ? an Xbox exec saying that the delay of the PS3 was inevitable. big deal .. we all know it was ... Sony had 2 choices emulate MS and release a handful of consoles in each region .. or take the PR hit well before the holiday season so that the disapointment fades before you make a snap buying desision ... hell their anouncing tiny numbers for launch .. they are telling you you will not get a PS3 this year. They are banking on MS selling out and not being able to meet demand too. this is a long game sony have the next 4 years to make up for setbacks now a couple of years ago sony fanboys were constantly saying that the graphic advancement on the Xbox over the ps2 was nothing to boast about ... from everything so far the "leap" between the 360 and the PS3 looks to be simliar to the ps2 v Xbox.... and yet now it's still "ps3 with own the 360" .... these ar ethe same fanboys that were stuck playing PSone games while those in the know owned a dreamcast. my advice .. learn to admit that there are merits to owning each system .. then save your money and buy all three !

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Europe is better off not getting it (ps3)until march as we end up being the beta testers. Japan should have gotten all 500k on nov 11, ended up with the crappy ones that roll off the production line 1st and later we could have gotten the ones that wont have a higher than average defect rate and there would be more games at launch. Mgs and dmc4 ff13 and all the rest of the games people want wont be out for a long time maybe xmas 07 if we are lucky.

Hellisunreal
Hellisunreal

xbox 460 hasn't yet come out in many territories outside the Japan US UK axis

letusgame
letusgame

wow, this mclean is a f*g. his confidence makes me sick

Daewoodrow
Daewoodrow

[quote]hey at least they have 500.000 consoles for the US/Japan compared to 300.000 for the xbox360 worldwide....[/quote] Oh? There were 700,000 consoles in the US at alunch alone. I seem to recall 300,000 here in the UK. Where did you get 300,000 worldwide, that's bull.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

I wasn't surprised about him being surprised about people being surprised about the crap that's going on with the PS3. Whew! Go Wii, No 60. Okay... Maybe a little 60

mark_unix
mark_unix

hey at least they have 500.000 consoles for the US/Japan compared to 300.000 for the xbox360 worldwide.... yea the PS3 is so not going to be marketleader 8S it's going to ship nearly 2million units to the US/Japan in less then a month compared to half a million Xbox360's worldwide...

grnidbandit
grnidbandit

KazersFury OH NOES GRNIDBANDIT!! WALL OF TEXT CRITS YOU FOR 84903284 DAMAGE!! SORZ.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ok what does your mumbo jumbo translate too?

grnidbandit
grnidbandit

BioShockOwnz For K1LLSWITCH: I said launch titles brainiac............ What are the launch titles geared towards the Japanese???------------------------Do we even know any launch titles at the moment, my impression of kaz is that everything is up in the air right now, only a few titles for sure will be there on launch while the rest are deciding whether to put their games on launch or release later because of portfolio management even though the games will be region free, I would expect sony to put out their japanese games on launch in japan, this is sony we are talking about here, they know how to market very well I for one dont play these japanese games unless its FF or MSG either way japanese will buy the ps3 they seem to be there for almost every launch

Incomplete
Incomplete

Hmmm... I agree that it's far from surprising that the PS3 was delayed but I think if it misses it's March '07 deadline it shouldn't be by much. If it missed by more than 2 months I'd be quite shocked, although that's just down here in Aus, I'm quite confident that Europe should hit the target, the only thing that makes me think there could be further delays is that the 360 took a long time to get here so maybe the PS3 will follow suit.

slasp
slasp

"that NA's population is 514,000,000, while Japan has a population of 128 million.....and leave it at that." Actually NA's population is more like 330,000,000... It's in Europe the population is around 500,000,000... Oh... And I believe the PS3 is primarily released in NA first because it is the stronghold of X360. X360 hasn't really taken off yet in a major way in either Japan or Europe yet. And Japan is ofcourse the origin of Sony...

narutolol
narutolol

"I agree and disagree. I will just point out the 100,000 PS3s for Japan and 400,000 for the US and leave it at that. " I dont agree and disagree. I will just point out that Dec. 24 is more important in NA than Japan, that NA =CAN and US, that NA's population is 514,000,000, while Japan has a population of 128 million.....and leave it at that.

ForbidenMaster
ForbidenMaster

"Japan is obviously the hotspot for games, moreso than anywhere else in the world" I agree and disagree. I will just point out the 100,000 PS3s for Japan and 400,000 for the US and leave it at that.

BioShockOwnz
BioShockOwnz

For K1LLSWITCH: I said launch titles brainiac............ What are the launch titles geared towards the Japanese????

jattpunjabdaa
jattpunjabdaa

Halo 3 alone will wooop up on any PS3 game. but im still gonna get a ps3 an i alredy have a xbox 360

UltraWoody
UltraWoody

To stubby_01: He never said when it will be released. He just said he wasn't surprised and if it is delayed once again, he still will not be surprised. That's all he was saying.

stubby_01
stubby_01

xbox boss? whos he to say when the ps3 is going to be released?

UltraWoody
UltraWoody

I wonder... What does this say about Sony to purposely ignore Australia and Europe in favor of Japan and the U.S.? Japan is obviously the hotspot for games, moreso than anywhere else in the world, and all companies sell more software and hardware in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world, but that's just a little unfair and disrespectful towards EU and AU. If I lived in either of those places I'd make the biggest stink in the world. Then again, only the foolish will even think about purchasing one of those over-priced POS. Wii and 360 will have the last laugh, esp through this holiday season. If you're smart you'll opt for a Wii and/or a 360. Saved some money for PS3? Get a 360 and you can even get a few games with it (unlike Sonys machine, which you'll get nothing...because you'll be out of money). And yes, Japan is racist and biased towards all American products. Not to mention anyone's products. If it's not made in Japan, it's no good according to them. How narrow minded.

hhhh
hhhh

i think one of the reasons why japan is not accepting the 360 is because it is american product

CitizenKang_666
CitizenKang_666

K1LLSWITCH Uh....Final Fantasy and Metal Gear aren't launch titles.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

@K1LLSWITCH I agree - there's simply no way the PS3 could do as badly as 3DO did.

Exact_double
Exact_double

QUOTE from assassinX01: "That said, this guy is the head of Xbox AU, which is about as difficult and prestigous a job as being a clerk at Walmart, so his opinions don't count for much." Geez, apart from the fanboy bashing there's got to be Aussie bashing here as well? Typical American attitude -- we're so big and so cool and no one else matters. Get an atlas dude -- there are plenty of places outside of Redneck, Idaho, you know.

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

BioShockOwnz For Enterprise-E: "Name good games that are geared towards the Japanese at launch???? Name them now!!!! There are none! So just be quiet fanboy............... PS3 is the second coming of the 3DO!" What are you smoking? 90% of the games are geared towards the Japanese gamers. Final Fantasy and the Metal Gear Solid series are two examples out of many. Everyone knows that Japan is a turning point for a console. The one with the most popularity and/or sales in Japan has the market and the lead in any type of console race. That is why Microsoft is continuously trying to gain some ground over there. Unfortunately they keep failing. Why? Maybe the Japanese gamers don't like the content that is being offered, if any. It's understandable since the Xbox brand produces a shallow roster of games as it is. I mean the Xbox 360 is barely staying alive here in the states what makes you think that console will generate any sales elsewhere? Sony on the other hand will generate those sales because of marketing. Something Microsoft lacks greatly. How many commercials do you see on television for the 360? Two. EA's Madden 07 and Dead Rising. They need to do better than that.