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Jeff Minter on Sony's Arrogance 200

Posted by Zonk
from the anger-from-the-edge dept.
Regular Edge columnist Jeff Minter has lashed out at Sony over what he perceives as incredible arrogance on the console-maker's part. From the BBC article: "Mr Minter, writing in his regular column for Edge, said: 'They seem absolutely certain that even when they say it's going to be considerably more expensive than existing consoles... nevertheless us eager customers will rush out in droves to buy it because it's, hey, a new PlayStation.'"
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Jeff Minter on Sony's Arrogance

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  • Re:... and? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Traiklin (901982) on Friday July 07, 2006 @07:01PM (#15680124) Homepage
    both versions actually come with Linux pre-installed (it's to get around paying taxes), the $600 model comes with HDMI ports The Card reader and a 60gb hdd as default, the $500 model only has a 20gb model and you have to buy a card reader addon and there is no support for HDMI.
  • Re:I wont buy Sony (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08, 2006 @02:57AM (#15681880)
    Actually, the saying about insanity is that it is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. You got it backwards. Even still, your point is well taken.
  • by jusdisgi (617863) on Saturday July 08, 2006 @01:20PM (#15683686)

    Sony barely got more than half when fighting the N64. I wouldn't call it "Absolutely Dominated." They won, but not by that much.

    Hey, I've got an idea: why don't you just make shit up? Or, here's a better idea: you could actually look it up.

    Here's what Wikipedia [wikipedia.org] has to say on the subject:

    Sega Saturn: 9.26 Million (Japan: 5.74, Other: 3.52)
    Nintendo 64: 32.93 Million (Japan: 5.54, The Americas: 20.63, Other Regions: 6.75)
    PlayStation: 102.49 Million as of March 31, 2005 (Japan: 21.59, USA: 40.78, Europe: 40.12) including 28.15 Million "PS one" units (Japan: 4.19, USA: 12.7, Europe: 11.26)

    In other words, the Playstation more than tripled the N64's sales. When you sell three times as many units as your closest competitor, I don't think it's unreasonable to call it "Absolutely Dominating."

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