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PS3 shouldn’t have to carry Blu-ray format says Sony boss

February 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The should not be expected to determine the fate of the format alone. So says Sony Computer Entertainment of America President Jack Tretton. Speaking to Electronic Games Monthly, Tretton says “I believe we can complement the Blu-ray format, but I don’t think that we feel we can or should single-handedly carry Blu-ray on our back.”
Tretton also denies accusations that there are PS3s sitting unsold on US stores, a consequence of high prices and the lukewarm reaction to the first catalogue of PS3 games titles. “If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that’s been on shelves for more than a few minutes, I’ll give you 1,200 bucks for it,” he says.
“I can get any retail buyer on the phone with you and get them to verify that not a single retail location in America where there’s a PlayStation 3 on the shelf for sale. They’ve all been sold in a matter of minutes.”

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  • 1 John Nuxper // Feb 13, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    There are at least 4 stores that I know of that have had PS3’s sitting on the shelves for weeks now. I live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and that’s North America bro. I can get ya 10 of them tomorrow at $1200 a piece…

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