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Interview: EA’s Jeff Brown - Sony Arrogance has a fascinating interview with Jeff Brown from EA. I already talked about it some in this 40 40 20 article and this article on PS3 price point, but here I wanted to mention more.

Jeff Brown had this to say about the accusations against Sony that it is being arrogant:

I don’t think it’s fair. And at the risk of sounding arrogant myself, I don’t think it’s relevant. I’ve been in this business for seven years, which is not a long time, but it’s long enough to have seen a couple of cycles of hardware, and I know that there are always trips and stumbles at the start of these things.

When the PS2 was released I was pleased as punch when I found one at a local Zellers even though they were in short supply everywhere. I was the first person I knew to get a PS2. At the same time, there were shortages everywhere. And people wondered about the anti-aliasing. “The PS2 can’t anti-alias! Games are gonna look like crap!” Remember that talk? It all amounted to a hill of beans. So when people predict bad things about the PS3 or complain about its price or complexity, I take it with a grain of salt. The proof is in the pudding, so they say, so we’ll just have to see how good that pudding ends up tasting when the time comes.

Challenging everything