Jeff Minter and Ubi CEO Comment on PS3

Reflecting the sentiments of many, Jeff Minter, founder of Llamasoft, and creator of many legendary games, had some less than flattering things to say about Sony in his latest column for Edge. Sony is “incredibly arrogant,” he wrote, adding that the PlayStation 3 is “expensive” and lacks launch games. “They seem absolutely certain that even when they say it’s going to be considerably more expensive than existing consoles, nevertheless us eager customers will rush out in droves to buy it because it’s, hey, a new PlayStation.”

On a related note, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot also had reservations about the PS3’s high price tag. Even though he expects the console to sell out its initial shipment, it may need a price drop to compete with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii in 2007. The Xbox 360 sells for $400 for a premium bundle; the Wii is expected to retail for a maximum of $250 when released later this year.

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