Executive Says Sony Layoffs not Related to PS3

Wednesday's reported layoffs at Sony Computer Entertainment America may have served as another wakeup call to the company's current struggles in today's gaming market, but SCEA communications chief Dave Karraker denies that the PS3's third place position in this cutthroat console war was the major impetus behind the company's decision to downsize. In a recent statement posted on Next-Gen.biz, Karraker confirms the company's previous statements, blaming the layoffs on a changing industry.

"This move is not wholly related to any one product in our portfolio," Karraker wrote. "More accurately, it is reflective of shifts in the marketplace and in consumers' wants and needs, such as the rise of digital content delivery and networked services. In order to maintain our market leadership, the management of SCEA has found it necessary to analyze the business and restructure the company as necessary."

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"This move is not wholly related to any one product in our portfolio," Karraker wrote.

In other words, there is more than one product who's (poor?) performance relates to this move.

and all the free BD movies they gave away with the PS3's

Ugh. This misinformation again?
500K "Talledega Nights" were given away with the PS3 at launch in the USA, 500k of "Casino Royale" in Europe. Nothing more. The rebates included were $10 on specific titles. It's the other format that gives away at least 5 titles when you buy it.

Dale said,
didn't they give away free HD tv's somewhere?

Well then he's right, this move is reflective of what consumers want - free **** lol

Sucks for the people who got laid off. All because Sony management made poor decisions...such a bummer for those unemployed now.

its the way of business. you cant say a business is wrong for cutting employees. either they cut some or the whole company goes down.

well, in this particular case they are simply delaying the inevitable. sony has had a string is crap products and bad developments. but to say you are firing people NOT because of a failing top budget console 'gamble' is silly.

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