Despite the talk of massive layoffs, Sony and Howard Stringer seem to be pleased to death about the launch of the PlayStation 3 in Europe. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt, right Howie? From Next Gen:
Sony chief executive Howard Stringer yesterday said the PS3 has sold 800,000 units in Europe. Speaking at the global launch of Spider-Man 3, he said the machine had “lived up to the expectations in Europe in a way that perhaps we didn’t in Japan.” He said it had avoided “perception” problems in Europe that it had faced elsewhere.
Perhaps when a stronger lineup of games starts to present itself, then maybe the PS3 will actually end up back on the positive side once again. Then again, maybe pigs will fly south for the winter as well.