Sigh @ The Register bias again
Two reports on Sony's breifing when they really had nothing to say other than they're finally doing what Microsoft has done for ages and they're releasing an 80gb PS3 in the states.
Did the register apparently miss the massive XBox live overhaul such as the community content and perhaps the most important news at all of E3? That's Final Fantasy XIII is coming to the 360 same day as the PS3, or to put it another way.
Oh and The Register is also usually quite proud of itself when it exposes "lies" in sales figures, at least when we're talking about Microsoft. They're also very quick to point to VGChartz.com as proof of their sales figures. Well, here's one for you The Reg, a quote from the Sony breifing:
"We're well on the way to selling more than 10 million PlayStation 3s"
Yet VGChartz.com shows 13mill sold.
So there it is, whilst VGChartz claims 13mill, straight from the horses mouth Sony admits it hasn't yet even sold 10mill PS3s, it's lost it's greatest hope of all - FFXIII as an exclusive and it's got nothing else new or groundbreaking to show. This E3 has been an unmitigated disaster for Sony and yet The Reg is ignoring all the Sony tragedies whilst hyping up the few scraps of non-news Sony did manage to show off and whilst ignoring the important news from MS and Nintendo which dwarfs the pitiful scraps Sony can provide.
Arguably the only good thing Sony did show was Mag, but even then they tried to hype it as something new and amazing when in reality it's nothing new, Planetside did it over 5 years.
Sony has well and truly lost the battle, they had a miserable start but things were looking promising last year, things were picking up, but it already seems they're exhausted because they simply haven't got anything else other than the few promises from last year which they've still yet to deliver bar the video store.
Nice try Sony, maybe next round you'll stand a chance of coming somewhere other than last place or at least not end up so badly behind in last place as this time.