Jack Tretton said today that there may be a shortage of PS3s this Christmas. You know, just like how it was “impossible” to find a PS3 in 2007.
Fucking give it up Jack. Maybe if every single thing you said wasn’t a blatant and intentional lie intended to trick people into thinking that the PS3 is doing well I would believe you.
I feel like I should note that my hatred of the PS3 is not in any way influenced by a predisposition toward the Wii or Xbox 360; indeed, I really really wish the PS3 would start succeeding. In fact, I don’t even really think it’s hatred of the PS3, because there are plenty of things I like about the system itself. It’s really more hatred of Sony and all their PR bullshit and constant, nonstop lies. I’m also extremely frustrated that so many PS3 fans live in a complete fantasy world where they manufacture triumphs for the system entirely in their heads and slavishly support exclusives regardless of the quality of the games simply because they don’t have anything else to be excited about. Other systems have been miserable failures, but only Sony has insisted continually that their miserable failure is successful and great. Nearly every new feature or exclusive has been awful (see: Home, Heavenly Sword, Qore, Killzone, Resistance, Haze, inFamous, Lair), and it’s depressing, because people just continue to eat them up and insist they’re good simply because they feel like they have to be good. The PS3 has seen it’s share of brilliance too, especially LittleBigPlanet, MGS4, Eye of Judgement, and Uncharted, but it’s hard to justify paying for an entire console for so few good exclusives, however great they may be.
Hopefully, someone at Sony will come to their senses and just execute Jack Tretton in front of an audience of people. Maybe then I’ll consider buying a PS3.