Microsoft: PS3 European Lead "Not Based on Actual Data"

The Sony/Microsoft blizzard continues

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Aaron Greenberg
Aaron Greenberg
Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, director of product management for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, has said that Sony is, essentially, making up figures when it says that the PS3 has now outsold the Xbox 360 in Europe.

Speaking in an interview, Greenberg said:

?I think it's not based on actual data. I think that's clear. We went and looked at independent sell-through data from companies like Chart-Track and GfK, and actual retail sell-through in actual consumers' hands. We have more than a million units than PS3.?


So... Sony was dead wrong. Microsoft's actually a clear million consoles ahead in Europe. Assuming, of course, that what Greenberg meant to say is 'We have more than a million units more than PS3'. That sentence makes actual sense.

As far as Greenberg's concerned, apparently, the assertion by David Reeves (president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe) that Sony has ?sold more PS3s throughout Europe than Xbox 360? is one of those nasty snow jobs the Microsoft man's been talking about.

SPOnG contacted Sony to find out where its figures came from, but no comment was available at the time of press. Frankly, it seems unlikely that Sony would pluck facts like that out of its arse, especially for a pre-planned announcement by SCEE's president.

Microsoft isn't the only company in the pair to baldly deny the other's figures are accurate of late, however. Sony Computer Entertainment Australia's MD, Michael Ephraim, said that some Microsoft figures relating to GTA IV's performance Down Under were ?completely wrong?.

It seems to SPOnG that there's an obvious way to avoid all this snow ? provide hard figures. Then back them up with their sources. Simple.

Source: Gamasutra

Comments

Rich 16 May 2008 16:18
1/8
Who are you kidding? Sony is always pulling facts from its arse. They are the kings of bullshit in the videogames sector.
Mike 16 May 2008 17:14
2/8
Who really cares, we all know a 360 with blu-ray is coming, Microsoft and their digital downloads is a joke, they have to be the worst company in history, their mobile platform is a joke, the Zune well that's a hit, Vista and it's bugs, and best of all the noisy the Xbox 360 with more variations it's a developers nightmare, some with HD's and some without, one single machine was all that was needed and best of the 33% failure rate. If you but Microsoft you get poor quality untested products dumped on you. They never release anything that works properly.
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anonymous 16 May 2008 17:31
3/8
Umm, yeah.
Sony does the same thing, except they lie about how powerful their hardware is.
Wasn't the PS2 supposed to do movie editing, and have great online, and be future proof?
Same old sony, same old lies and crappy hardware. Blu-ray is not selling well, neither is the ps3, so they've resorted to lying about how well it sells.
spudgun 16 May 2008 19:18
4/8
> Blu-ray is not selling well, neither is the ps3,

No wonder you post as anonymous. Is that you Greenberg ?
This guy seriously needs muzzling. All 3 major players put a spin on things but this guy is just a walking mouth and has become the laughing stock of the games forums within, what, a week?.
Empty, hollow rhetoric from someone who is trying to make a name for himself. Now we know why Phil Harrison left Sony, he saw this guy lining himself up as his arch rival. Harrison suddenly realised he wanted a proper grown up's job.
Packie 17 May 2008 12:42
5/8
anonymous wrote:
Umm, yeah.
Sony does the same thing, except they lie about how powerful their hardware is.
Wasn't the PS2 supposed to do movie editing, and have great online, and be future proof?
Same old sony, same old lies and crappy hardware. Blu-ray is not selling well, neither is the ps3, so they've resorted to lying about how well it sells.


Hey. Who's pulling s**t outta their ass now?

Not one of your f**khead assertions can be backed up by real statements.

All this "PS2 was supposed to render Pixar quality graphics real time, suck my cock and make me cry tears of joy into my beer" is just blizzard from the Sony haters. None of it was ever said, apart from by Sony fanboys that took the early tech videos and got over excited, spurting their clueless wads onto the nets.

me 17 May 2008 13:33
6/8
typical 360 fanboys cant admit tht sony are the kings of consoles listen sony are the kings of consoles nintendo are the kings of handhelds and microsoft are the kings of online features
Law 17 May 2008 16:14
7/8
SEGA KING OF ACRADES
spudgun 18 May 2008 07:44
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>>SEGA KING OF ACRADES

Is that in Greece ?
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