A survey released in the latest issue of of Japan's Ge-Maga magazine, which IGN purports to be the oldest videogame magazine in Japan, revealed that many Japanese developers are unhappy with the current state of the PS3 for a variety of reasons. A quick summary:
- 90.29% of those surveyed disagreed with the PS3's price point.
- 56.31% disagree with the multiple SKUs.
- 55.82% think the console will not sell with its current announced lineup (what about Riiiiidge Raaaacer?).
- While 48.54% are unfazed, 32.52% of those survey were less confident with the PS3 after its E3 showing.
- 62.13% feel the PS3 won't reach its goal of 6 million units sold by March 2007.
Knowing the Japanese audience cares little for the Xbox 360, will developers flock to the Wii? Aside from its rabid fan base, Sony is going to have a hard time convincing detractors and unsure consumers to spend $600 on a console at $60 to $100 per game.
[update 1: Maybe it is regional to write "unphased," but having to make a few spelling corrections anyhow, the debated word has been altered to "unfazed."]