No 3-Way Simultaneous Commitment
Sony has clarified that in no way have they commited to a 3-way Japanese, North American, and European simultaneous release. This clarification comes after some hints from David Reeves that this may indeed be in the offing. Reeves had said that “it is my job to match day and date with the US launch; I am doing my best to make that happen.” But Sony man Nick Sharples quickly cleared up the confusion, saying “He was referring to the fact that as boss of the European organisation, it’s his job and his responsibility to try and get PlayStation 3 into Europe as quickly as he possibly can. That’s what he’s trying to achieve.” But just because that’s Reeves’ job, that doesn’t mean that it’ll happen, most probably just due to logistics.