Outgoing SCEE president man David Reeves believes the PlayStation 3 is going to own the market in about 5 years time, presumably not counting the Wii.
We'll all get a good chuckle at the "tortoise and hare situation" by then, seeing the PS3 reach "a dead heat" with Xbox 360. Reeves is "very, very" upbeat on the future for PS3 in PAL lands.
"I don’t think it will be next year, but in three to five years it will become dominant on the market," Reeves tells .
"The legacy will be that people will see a tortoise and hare situation. In a way, in the end it will be a dead heat. People will say PS3 took a while to get going but it really caught up very quickly and confounded many of the critics from the first year," he continued, speaking about its position in the market.
"When I see the line-up ahead, when I see what's lined up on the new product side, I'm very, very optimistic for what I see for PlayStation's future in the PAL territories." Well, inFamous does look kick-ass Mr Sony President.
Reeves officially retires from the Sony Corporation tomorrow, he's been a PlayStation man since 1995 and took the presidents seat of Sony Europe in 2003. He's not taking a new position at another company despite rumours hinting otherwise; it's full retirement.
"The lasting legacy is that I took Sony Computer Entertainment through the harder years but still managed to keep PlayStation as a very prominent brand in all PAL territories, both for PlayStation 2, PSP and PlayStation 3," he added. Do you agree with his self evaluation?
PS3 "will become dominant" in 3 - 5 years, Reeves "very optimistic"
30 April 2009 | By Simon Priest