Sony seem to think us European gamers aren't bothered that we'll have to wait till March to get our mitts on the Playstation 3, in fact he seems to think that it's actually a good strategy that will see more units being sold on our shores.
Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Europe Vice President, Jamie Mcdonald may be right when it comes to the figures, but he's sure as hell wrong if he thinks we're not bothered.
MacDonald has said that "European consumers have shown historically that they don't mind the delays, because they end up buying as many PlayStations, if not more, than the US and Japan." and showed that he is totally out of touch with gamers by saying "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."
It seems Mcdonald has come to the conclusion based on previous sales figures, without even checking the numerous forums where gamers are expressing their disappointment.
The PS3 campaign has been full to the brim with untruths and these comments don't help restore our faith in Sony's commitment to European gamers. All he had to do was apologise and tell us how much the European market means to Sony and that would have been enough. If Mcdonald's comments are an indication of Sony's overall opinion, the European market obviously means a lot to Sony in terms of the cash, but do they care about the customer...judging by these comments, it appears not.
Source : Games Industry.biz