"Tepid reaction" is a phrase we have used before, in describing the Wii-naming and the Japanese Xbox 360 launch. Now it seems appropriate to add to that list Japanese PS3 developers in a post-E3 world.
A survey released in the latest issue of of Japan's Ge-Maga magazine, which IGN purports to be the oldest videogame magazine in Japan, revealed that many Japanese developers are unhappy with the current state of the PS3 for a variety of reasons. A quick summary:
- 90.29% of those surveyed disagreed with the PS3's price point.
- 56.31% disagree with the multiple SKUs.
- 55.82% think the console will not sell with its current announced lineup (what about Riiiiidge Raaaacer?).
- While 48.54% are unfazed, 32.52% of those survey were less confident with the PS3 after its E3 showing.
- 62.13% feel the PS3 won't reach its goal of 6 million units sold by March 2007.