Phil Harrison Would Spend His Cash On Top-End PS3

SCE president Phil Harrison says Microsoft will struggle to hit 10 million sales by the launch of PS3. “I doubt they will achieve that,” he said. “I think the clear advantages of the PS3 will mean that this product is very well accepted in the marketplace. We have a great brand and fantastically loyal consumers.”

He added that, given the choice, he’d skip the entry level PS3 and buy a top-end $599 version. The $499 model comes without wi-fi, memory card slot or HD port. He told the BBC, “What we should be clear about is that the functionality is identical in both machines. There is no difference in what the machine does. It’s just that the technical method of extracting audio and video from the devices is slightly different. Some people might be interested in the PS3 primarily and exclusively as a games system, whereas other users might look at it as a multimedia hub in the home, which is games and music and movies and other digital content.