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Sony denies Playstation 3 timetable and pricing

Shurely some Mishquote
Thu Nov 24 2005, 07:53
SONY HAS denied comments, attributed to its CEO Howard Stringer, that its Playstation 3 will be priced between $300 and $400, and will hit the shops in the middle of next year in Japan.

The comments were first published in a CNN article penned by FORTUNE senior editor Peter Lewis.

Sony, whose PR department are a bit occupied with the recent spyware allegations, were quick to issue an immediate denial.

CNN pulled the quote and added a few sentences onto the original article which says "Stringer has not commented publicly on how much the PS3 is expected to cost, or how soon it will appear in the US after the Japanese launch in spring 2006."

The information on the dates was actually borrowed from another interview with Stringer by ye Hollywood Reporter a few weeks ago.

While that article appeared to attribute pricing and availability information to Stringer but if you looked a little closer at the text it was actually quoting an anonymous source within Sony and not the great man himself.

And so it goes, 'ere. µ

 

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