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JT: Rather have the console than sell the console

March 1, 2007

The cool JT, Jack Tretton said that — not the wig-ified Justin Timberlake.

From GamesIndustry:

While critics have suggested the next-gen console is not a hit with consumers due to the fact it hasn’t sold out in many locations, Tretton has stated it’s because the company has never been this well organised.

“It’s a testament to the fact that we’ve been able to manufacture and ship units on a greater pace than any previous console,” Tretton said

“Our goal is to fill shelves across the United States. Our goal is not to have empty shelves, it’s to have full shelves.”

“If we have a empty shelves that’s one less consumer who could have bought a PlayStation 3,”


Pfft! Sony are effing liars, man. I scoff at thee, JT. You guys got NO shortages, NO install base, and NO future. It’s true: the less you sell, the less cash you lose! HA! Jokes, i thought, were for comedians, not game company executives. Funny though!

If you kill yourselves now, we might be able to bury you in the Bahamas next to your Walkman. But only if you hurry.

…So, when do i get my Varsity jacket like the cool kids wear?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2007 1:03 pm

    I don’t know… they would probably sell more of those if they KEPT THEIR MOUTHS SHUT!

    Has anyone checked the actual sales numbers lately? Is the PS3 really selling better than Wii to justify what Jack is saying?

  2. March 2, 2007 4:45 pm

    No it isn’t, but Wii’s sell-through isn’t the barometer for how much PS3s need to be sold.

    What exactly do they say that pisses off never-gonna-own-a-PS3 people so much?

  3. March 2, 2007 5:08 pm


    “Our goal is to fill shelves across the United States. Our goal is not to have empty shelves, it’s to have full shelves.
    “If we have a empty shelves that’s one less consumer who could have bought a PlayStation 3.”

    It just doesn’t make sense! It makes you feel like Mr. Tretton thinks us consumers are really, really dumb. And the same goes for Phil Harrison’s comments.

    Oh, and I never say “never”… although I will have to get a PS2 before I get a PS3, and a 360 before those two!

  4. March 2, 2007 5:57 pm

    I just don’t see why it angers you and others so much. Who cares, most of the people who complain about these things never planned to buy PS3s anyway [and have vested interests in other systems], so why bother acting like he’s talking to any of us. It makes you look like you’re reaching for reasons to be angry at them and i just don’t see the point in that when you’re not in their crosshairs to begin with.

    It makes sense because the guy is doing his job: spinning some positive out of lotsa negative. It might be immensely distorted, but there has to be sense in there because they’re trying to convince someone that things are alright, not as bad, or for a reason. Shit, the other week Perrin Kaplan said they didn’t roll out all the Wii features at once because they thought we couldn’t handle it. Hello? Don’t get so emotional with these talking heads, man. If an Aonuma, Mikami, or Miyamoto starts talking like that, i’d worry. Otherwise, don’t let it get to you.

  5. frisby permalink
    March 4, 2007 3:56 pm

    My concern here is that by Sony sucking wind hard core that we will lose the completion we need in the HD Next gen. The last thing I really want is another thing MS owns. I expect this PS3 is a Sega Saturn mistake that will not be forgiving. And the massive rumors of Apple TV seconding as a game console can really put Sony out of the running.

  6. frisby permalink
    March 4, 2007 4:00 pm

    Oh, and us bashing any console on our site is ok due to us running an anti fan site. Bringing his Ninty Fanboyism to Joystiq from his other site kind of kills [his] articles geared towards other consoles due to his bias and makes me want to just read Kotaku instead.

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