Sony’s “semi official” – ie, written by journalists paid by Sony – blog recently asked its readers how they thought the first two months have gone for PS3 in Europe.
Can you work out what happens next? (CLUE: You can see it coming from 58 billion, billion, billion light years away with the naked eye on a cloudy night).
It resulted in a totally predictable public backlash on Sony’s kowtowing Euro mouthpiece. Here are some of the best moments. At least they didn’t try to delete that awesome first post. Well done, Kerri. We love you, even if you’re one of those pink-haired, flabby monster-women who usually work in game shops.
HOW PS3 OWNERS THINK IT HAS “GONE” SO FAR FOR PS3 IN EUROPE:
“I think the whole EU thing is going to slow to a halt if Sony don’t get the price of the unit down and, more importantly, *start getting some content on the PSN store!*”
“I’m currently recommending to my friends to wait until September before buying as it *may* be cheaper and there *may* be more popular franchises available…”
“I can’t remember the last time I turned my PS3 on… The PlayStation store is bare, and the release schedule over the next few months is also empty… These are hard times for early adopters who shelled out a lot of cash to play good games as quite simply there aren’t any more to play bar those that arrived on day one.”
“There are no games I am interested in released here, and absolutely zero movement on the online store, and no reason for me to turn it on at all. Sony had better pull their thumbs out if they expect me to spend any money on games.”
“It’s going to be Wii60 everywhere this generation unless Sony can remove their head from a dark place and slash the price by 40 percent in all territories.”
“Well my PS3 is a very bad PS2 machine at the moment because of the lack of new content since the launch I’m having to just play badly compatible PS2 games on it. Played all the launch games and I’ve already beaten Oblivion on the 360 and PC. I’m also hearing from my local game more then half the people who have bought it have taken it back and sales are around 1 per week.”
“I haven’t used it for anything other than the photo album for about a month.”
“We need more games, and better games, all the games that I can play right now looks like they are unfinished versions. PSN sucks, every game has his own way to invite friends, you can not chat with a friend while playing a game. Please we need something equals to Xbox Live and if you can, Better than XBL.”
“Lately its just gathering dust really. No new content just a bunch of old trailers and 20 year old games no one wants to play anymore. And what about the games, seems like all the titles just keep getting pushed back and pushed back, how are SONY supposed to keep me interested in the PS3 if there is no new CONTENT. Compared to XBL the PSN is a joke, really. But after all said and done, I’m happy with my 600 euro folding machine, glad i can help Stanford university out.”
“I want a PS3 – but until a significant price drop occurs there is no way I’ll be buying one… Judging by the amount available in stores, I guess I’m not the only one!”
So when Sony’s US PR goon Dave Karakker blames the internet for destroying PS3’s image, he presumably means sites Sony is paying for itself rather than independent upholders of truth such as UKR?
The funniest thing about PS3’s pointless existence is the one thing Sony’s sheep-like loser fans think will save it. HOME, the cumbersome 3D chat-room system from 1998, that is costing Sony millions to develop – and will then be given away for free. We couldn’t design the total public collapse of a major corporation better if we tried.
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