Sony marketing VP, Peter Dille, attempted to put glory to his Blu-Ray playing Waffle Iron, the PS3, by stating that HD-DVD was going to be obsolete (but we all knew that, that’s how the lifecycle of technology works) and went far enough to attack the Xbox 360.
The Sony VP “questions” Microsoft in the console market and points out that it has no running ground. “They’ve never made a dime in this business.” Which can be debatable. His next points of why the Xbox 360 is failing are quite amusing. Peter deems the Xbox 360 having an “inconsistent design” and goes on to describe that “some have a hard drive, some don’t, and none of them have Blu-Ray, and the HD-DVD will be out of business in a matter of months. Is this a ten year product?”
10 years? Really now? Sony has never had a console in the market [without a successor] for longer than 10 years. The PlayStation lasted about 5 years before the PlayStation 2 was released. And the PlayStation 2 was obsolete in 6 years.
In order to impress all Sony fanboys, and to make himself flamebait, he stated that the Xbox 360 “doesn’t even work”. Wow. Let me check that. Surprise! My Xbox 360 turned on! Amazing!
“I don’t think that’s a ten year product. You could disagree with me, or they could disagree with me, but I’d put that up against the PS3 any day.”
But he surely would never put any other Sony product (the PSP, PS2 or PSX) up against anyone.