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Sony arrogantly says “I don’t think we’re arrogant”

What would you say to the suggestion that Sony is being arrogant?

There’s always going to be a risk when you are market leader for ten years that we start to lose perspective; and we have to make sure that we don’t lose perspective. But I don’t think we’re arrogant, I think we have to recognize that we’re in a highly competitive industry and that anything that we say will be eternally editorialized by professionals and consumers alike. So we’re always in the spotlight.

– Source

Which can be roughly translated to, “We’re not arrogant. It just seems like we’re arrogant because of how super awesome we are!”

And what pisses me off even more is how full of shit Sony really is. Take this comment for example:

“Every time we go down a path, we look behind and they’re right there – we just can’t shake these guys. I wish that they would come up with some strategies of their own…”


This was from an article where Sony is trying to claim that Microsoft is ripping off their ideas. Never mind that their online service is a pretty big copy of Xbox Live. Or that they ripped off Nintendo’s Wii motion sensing technology and stuck it into their controllers at the last minute. But then news comes out today that Sony is ripping off Microsoft’s achievement system, except they are calling them “entitlements”.

Not only is the name a little close for comfort (how about PlayStation Life), but the definitional differences between the two words are irreconcilable! An achievement is defined as “the act of accomplishing or finishing,” while an entitlement is defined as “the state of being furnished with a right or claim to something.” I suppose the logic could be that if we trudge though a bunch of crappy launch games, we’ll be “entitled” to some sort of reward.


What a bunch of shit.