- Jan 20, 2014
But his point is valid. It was bad enough with all the web crashing as it was. Imagine how bad it would have been if everyone went live at the same time. Sony isn't at fault for retailers jumping the gun on pre-orders. Walmart jumped the gun and everyone else naturally followed. It is hilarious that MS is trying to turn this into PR for them, when they're more or less acknowledging that Sony's system is popular.Richard has been smoking some strange stuff for sure. His argument just doesn't hold water. You are aware that most of the first people to get hold of PS5 pre-orders were scalpers, right?
Sony just let retailers to sell out very fast, in order to generate more interest. In the end, they didn't even care about scalpers, because scalpers help to artificially increase the perceived value of products.
I think it's just easy for him to talk, because he was lucky enough to get his pre-order.