Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Sony’s a great company in many ways, and they’re going to engineer something that’s got some decent capability. There’s no doubt about that. They have partners that have succeeded with them. I think we’re doing a really good job of nurturing some of their partners. Their box didn’t look bad, it looked ok—but I like our better. It’s a little bit hard for me to laud the competitor, but Sony’s a good company, and we have to assume that they’re going to execute some things quite well. I was shocked that they didn’t have more to say about online [gaming]; I just think of online as pretty fundamental at this stage. They didn’t have much to say about online, and what they said was more than what they’ve said before, which I think is an interesting thing. We’re both pretty keyed up on HD games—you can take the format and the disc aside—but we’re both pretty keyed up on HD games. Of course we love what we’re doing with personalization, but they were mostly about performance in their discussion last night.