So as we suspected, when Sony UK exec Ray Maguire recently labeled Americans as cheap (with massive land, at least) in an interview with, he didn't actually mean that we were tacky or spendthrifts -- according to a Sony rep who spoke with 1UP, Maguire was instead referring to the relatively low wages ($5.15/hour minimum wage versus ~$10/hour in the UK) when compared to other industrialized countries. So there you have it, not much to see here really -- though given Sony's almost complete dominance of our Ce-Oh no he didn't! series, it's not difficult to understand why this quote got pulled out of context and bandied about the interwebs like a pre-release iPhone.

[Via Joystiq]

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