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Phil Harrison: “You shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet”

Friday, 29th February 2008 10:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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We found him. Phil Harrison was at the 1 million PS3 party in London last night, and wasn’t giving many clues about what happened to cause his resignation or where he was going after Sony.

“He was completely avoiding saying anything about where he was going,” said one reveler. “He just laughed off the fact that people think he’s going to Atari by saying something like, ‘You shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet.’”

Another mole described Harrison as “coy”.

“He just wouldn’t talk about [why he'd left Sony], and we were pretty much instructed by Sony just to leave him alone and let him have a nice evening. It was the first thing [UK PR] said: he doesn’t want to talk about leaving or anything to do with it and just let him get on with it, sort of thing. He was chatting to everyone. He wasn’t hiding, or anything.”

Harrison, president of worldwide studios for Sony, quit the company this week. He’s worked at SCEE for the past 15 years. Talk of a move to Atari quickly emerged, but, as you can see, nothing’s been confirmed as yet.

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  1. Chinster

    Peter Moore remains my fave corporate frontman of the last decade. I’m not sure why, I think it’s cos he looks like my dad.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. frod

    what is this nonsense? I shouldn’t believe everything I read on the Internet? Huh.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    I believe everything I read in the internet. Even this.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. frod

    A policy that never, ever fails.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, don’t believe everything you read on the internet…

    Especially when it comes out of Phil Harrison’s mouth.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. GordonR

    Yup. I remember reading on the internet about someone saying that rumble pads were so last-gen and how different models of the same console were just confusing, and the PS3 wouldn’t be doing any of these things, and that all turned out to bollox.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    This was my first comment I think. I used to diss Sony all the time back then…

    #7 4 years ago