Sony and Microsoft are currently battling it out to be the best-selling console manufacturer this Christmas — but how much difference can a single sale make? Leaving nothing to chance, SCEA's president Jack Tretton claims to have relinquished his own PS4 console so that it could be sold to the buying public. Phht. We bet he isn't even much of a gamer.
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On the latest official PlayStation Blogcast at the at the 45:40 mark, Tretton admits to not owning a PlayStation 4 due to the limited supply:
It breaks my heart if somebody's got $US400 in hand and they want a PS4 but we can't sell them one...I don't have one yet because I'm like 'No, sell it.'"
Hmm. We'd take this confession with a grain of salt if we were you. For starters, Tretton could easily afford to splurge out on an overpriced eBay listing if he really wanted to own a PS4 (he'd also be doing other prospective buyers a favour by removing a grossly inflated temptation). Secondly, we doubt any admissions on the official PlayStation blog are off-the-cuff; we're guessing the exchange was at least partially orchestrated.
On a side note, Tretton also promised that additional shipments of PS4s would be entering the market in the first three months of 2014. Maybe then he will finally get a PS4 to call his own (if he doesn't have one already).
PlayStation Blogcast 101: The Next Generation [PlayStation blog]