National Public Radio on Friday's episode of All Thing Considered
did a piece on the "retirement
" of Ken Kutaragi. In less than thirty-seconds into the piece
focus shifts from Kutaragi leaving to the PlayStation 3's less than stellar sales.
NPR beats the same drum as every other media outlet
at this point. Finding a group of gamers in a GameCrazy store, it turns out that none of them own a PS3. When NPR asks the men why the PS3 isn't selling well, one responds, "Its just the price, the only thing that kills it is the price. Six-hundred, seven-hundred dollars out the door, that's a lot of money. If it was the price of the Xbox -- I'd get one."
Another gamer says that all the good titles aren't exclusive to Sony and that all the games he likes for PlayStation are all on the PS2. NPR tempers it all by saying we're only six months into a cycle that'll last many years.