Digital Arts's sister title GamePro spoke with Sony's Dave Karraker to get the company's self-examination of their 2007 E3 performance in addition to 60GB PS3 availability and Chewbacca cameos.
By listening, the Sony spokesman was directly referring to the oft criticized high PS3 price and lack of attractive games. "For the PS3, those gamers said they wanted a lower price, so we delivered," he said. "They wanted more games, so we showed them nearly 30 of the 120 titles coming to PS3 this fiscal year.
"In regards to building excitement for the system, I think we delivered."
With regards to Nintendo's and Microsoft's conferences, the Sony executive stayed classy.
"I didn't see anything but snippets of the other two company's press conferences, so I can't really give a fair evaluation," Karraker said. "Sounds like Nintendo had some interesting news on the peripheral side. Microsoft made a nice buzz with Halo 3.
"At the end of the day, I can only judge our own press conference and if we achieved our goals... Did I mention we were the only company to have Chewbacca give their CEO a hug on stage? Can't beat that with ewok."
Indeed they were. On the topic of the newly discounted now discontinued 60GB PS3, Karraker had this to say:
"I am disappointed that news related to the 60GB in North America didn't come from our market. We have ample supply to last us for months and months, so any upheaval over the stop in manufacturing of this model is ill-placed. As we said on Friday, we won't be making any further announcements regarding our PS3 model hardware strategy in North America until the 60GB model is exhausted and market conditions are evaluated."