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  • Reeves: "The line-up for PSP in 2009 is two or three times stronger than it was last year"

    SCEE president David Reeves has admitted that PSP performance has not been good enough but promised a stellar line up for 2009. “The competition has been such that publishers have had four consoles, plus PC, to publish for. They did not put their chips on PSP, certainly in the US and Europe,” said Reeves when […]

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  • "We don't have to go to Capcom or Take-Two and ask for an exclusive," says Reeves

    In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Sony Europe president David Reeves says he has no regrets about titles like Grand Theft Auto, amongst others, going multi-platform and completely understand the publisher’s rights to do so. “I don’t think we were in a position not to give up exclusivity,” he said honestly. “You can’t live on […]

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  • Reeves: "I know I'm not going to have to ring up the customer careline saying I've got three red lights"

    When asked what the average [read: not 'hardcore', doesn't care about Blu ray] consumer would choose if he/she went into a shop and saw the expensive PlayStation 3 compared with the cheaper 360, SCEE president David Reeves expects them to go for “the green machine” – though only because they haven’t done their research. “The […]

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  • Sony must be like an armadillo throughout recession, says Reeves

    When quizzed on whether PlayStation 3 would remain the most expensive console on the market, Sony Europe president David Reeves concurred saying that you need a thick skin in order to know how to weather the economic storm. “I think it will [remain the most expensive console, yes," said Reeves to EG. "I'm not saying […]

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  • Reeves: Videogame industry is about survival of the professional, not cutting prices and destroying the market

    In a rather volcanic interview with Eurogamer, SCEE president David Reeves has said he feels that despite the recession, the videogame industry is in good health and will remain if “people” don’t go around “cutting prices” and ruining it for everybody else. “It’s a function of the economic situation that you are going to find […]

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  • "Xbox 360 is not ahead by a million units," PS3 now market's number 2, says Reeves

    David Reeves has told EG that despite Microsoft’s claims to the contrary, Xbox 360 is not as far ahead as the company thinks. Reeves compared Sony stance of not dropping the price compared with MS as like “going ten rounds with Ali” and still standing. “I don’t want to talk about the competition too much, […]

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  • Reeves: The plan wasn't to hit sales, it was to hit a profit target

    SCEE president David Reeves has said that in light of yesterday’s moribund Q3 financial results, Sony’s plan was never sales-minded, but profit-focused. “We’ve said it would be 10 million, and it is 10 million,” said Reeves. “We had a price decrease in the previous year, and we didn’t have a price decrease this year. Xbox […]

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  • VidZone set for release on PSN June 4th

    According to a PSN release schedule obtained by videogaming247.com, the online music video service, operated by London-based company VidZone Digital Media will be available to download from PSN on 4th June. Until now, the Vidzone service – which allows streaming of music videos to all PS3 users in Europe for free –only had a “2009″ […]

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  • Reeves: Most important thing in 2009 is to make money

    In an article at PlayStation.com featuring leading industry figures talking about what they are looking forward to most in 2009, SCEE president David Reeves has said that turning a profit is Sony’s main, short-term goal. “The most important thing for us as a company in the very short term is for us to start making […]

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  • Reeves: "You don’t grow the market by putting out shoddy machines"

    SCEE president David Reeves has told MCV that substandard hardware will do nothing to grow the games market. “We also grow the market through new products – some work, some don’t, that’s just the Sony way,” he said. “And on that point, another thing we have committed to for supporting market growth is putting out […]

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  • Reeves: Games trade is not recession-proof

    SCEE president David Reeves has said that the game industry is not recession-proof, and that it’s “difficult to explain” why PlayStation products are achieving European targets. “From our point of view which is in the videogames division, in PlayStation, it’s not recession-proof, of course,” he told Dutch TV station RTL. “I don’t think any industry […]

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  • Reeves: We're not dropping PS3 next spring, we're ahead of 360 in Europe

    SCEE president David Reeves has told MCV that PS3 will not drop in price next spring – as was rumoured recently – and that the machine is ahead of Xbox 360 by around 300,000 units in Europe. “No we are not going to go down in price; neither are we going to go down in […]

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  • Rumour: Reeves mails SCEE staff with NDA reminder after 2009 plan leak

    SCEE may be officially pegging a leak from its staff conference in London last week as “rumour and speculation”, but we’ve just been told that president David Reeves emailed staff this morning reminding everyone that an NDA’s built into their contracts. A UK rep has just declined to comment on the truth of the matter, […]

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  • Rumour: PS3 price-cutting planned for March, Uncharted 2 and GoW3 shown in UK

    DPad’s posted a report based on a source that attended the Sony Computer Entertainment Staff Annual Briefing in London on Friday, claiming SCEE president David Reeves said the firm “will be getting more competitive on price from March 2009 onwards.” Apparently the PSP version of LittleBigPlanet – which the report says has been worked on […]

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  • Reeves: PSP isn't in the shadow of DS

    Speaking to MCV and Games Convention, SCEE president David Reeves said the firm is “comfortable” with PSP as it stands and doesn’t believe the handheld’s success is being overshadowed by DS. “I don’t think we’re necessarily in the shadow of DS – they have different types of games and we have a different positioning for […]

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  • Reeves: Publisher exclusivity probably "a thing of the past"

    David Reeves is the man who keeps on giving. At least he does in this case, because both VG247 and GI had the same interview slot with the SCEE president at Games Convention, all of our questions from which are newsified here. He did, however, say other things. And the biggest thing he said was […]

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  • Reeves-ageddon - SCEE boss talks FFXIII, Vidzone, PAL hardware sales and more at GC08

    David Reeves is a nice chap. He’s also president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, so when he says things it’s best to take note. We caught up with Reeves at Games Convention in Leipzig last week after an impressive press conference at the show, and, as ever, he had plenty to say on everything. We’ve […]

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  • Reeves: We're a bit behind on video downloads, but we will get there

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention in Germany last week, SCEE president David Reeves highlighted the difficulties in bringing the Movie Store service to European PS3s, but assured that SCEE “will get there” and launch the functionality on the Continent. “On the video side, you will appreciate that when a movie comes out in Europe, […]

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  • Reeves: "I am supremely confident" that PS3 leads 360 in PAL territories - audio

    SCEE super-boss David Reeves has told VG247 that PS3 is still ahead of 360 in Europe, and that he’s amazingly sure of the fact. “We are indeed,” said the exec when asked if Sony was sure PS3 was still in front. “In PAL territories we are ahead of Xbox 360. We’re absolutely confident.” “I have […]

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  • Reeves: Focus groups said music videos were key to PS3

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention in Leipzig last week, SCEE boss David Reeves said that the reason Vidzone – a streaming service for music videos – is to be added to the European PS3 early next year is that focus tests consistently through it up as important. “It’s what prompted it,” said Reeves when […]

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  • Reeves: Games trade is not recession-proof

    SCEE president David Reeves has said that the game industry is not recession-proof, and that it’s “difficult to explain” why PlayStation products are achieving European targets. “From our point of view which is in the videogames division, in PlayStation, it’s not recession-proof, of course,” he told Dutch TV station RTL. “I don’t think any industry […]

  • Reeves: We’re not dropping PS3 next spring, we’re ahead of 360 in Europe

    SCEE president David Reeves has told MCV that PS3 will not drop in price next spring – as was rumoured recently – and that the machine is ahead of Xbox 360 by around 300,000 units in Europe. “No we are not going to go down in price; neither are we going to go down in […]

  • Rumour: Reeves mails SCEE staff with NDA reminder after 2009 plan leak

    SCEE may be officially pegging a leak from its staff conference in London last week as “rumour and speculation”, but we’ve just been told that president David Reeves emailed staff this morning reminding everyone that an NDA’s built into their contracts. A UK rep has just declined to comment on the truth of the matter, […]

  • Rumour: PS3 price-cutting planned for March, Uncharted 2 and GoW3 shown in UK

    DPad’s posted a report based on a source that attended the Sony Computer Entertainment Staff Annual Briefing in London on Friday, claiming SCEE president David Reeves said the firm “will be getting more competitive on price from March 2009 onwards.” Apparently the PSP version of LittleBigPlanet – which the report says has been worked on […]

  • Reeves: PSP isn’t in the shadow of DS

    Speaking to MCV and Games Convention, SCEE president David Reeves said the firm is “comfortable” with PSP as it stands and doesn’t believe the handheld’s success is being overshadowed by DS. “I don’t think we’re necessarily in the shadow of DS – they have different types of games and we have a different positioning for […]

  • Reeves: Publisher exclusivity probably “a thing of the past”

    David Reeves is the man who keeps on giving. At least he does in this case, because both VG247 and GI had the same interview slot with the SCEE president at Games Convention, all of our questions from which are newsified here. He did, however, say other things. And the biggest thing he said was […]

  • Reeves-ageddon – SCEE boss talks FFXIII, Vidzone, PAL hardware sales and more at GC08

    David Reeves is a nice chap. He’s also president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, so when he says things it’s best to take note. We caught up with Reeves at Games Convention in Leipzig last week after an impressive press conference at the show, and, as ever, he had plenty to say on everything. We’ve […]

  • Reeves: We’re a bit behind on video downloads, but we will get there

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention in Germany last week, SCEE president David Reeves highlighted the difficulties in bringing the Movie Store service to European PS3s, but assured that SCEE “will get there” and launch the functionality on the Continent. “On the video side, you will appreciate that when a movie comes out in Europe, […]

  • Reeves: “I am supremely confident” that PS3 leads 360 in PAL territories – audio

    SCEE super-boss David Reeves has told VG247 that PS3 is still ahead of 360 in Europe, and that he’s amazingly sure of the fact. “We are indeed,” said the exec when asked if Sony was sure PS3 was still in front. “In PAL territories we are ahead of Xbox 360. We’re absolutely confident.” “I have […]

  • Reeves: Focus groups said music videos were key to PS3

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention in Leipzig last week, SCEE boss David Reeves said that the reason Vidzone – a streaming service for music videos – is to be added to the European PS3 early next year is that focus tests consistently through it up as important. “It’s what prompted it,” said Reeves when […]

  • Reeves: You can play PS3 games while listening to streaming Vidzone movies

    Worried that PS3′s streaming Vidzone music videos were going to get in the way of your games? SCEE president David Reeves is here to quell the fear. “People said, ‘I wish I could listen to the music, and see it as well,’” Reeves told us, speaking at Games Convention in Leipzig last week. “Because you […]

  • Reeves: Euro PS3 music video downloads “might be a Sony service”

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention last week, SCEE president David Reeves pressed the point that the European PS3 music video download service won’t necessarily be a Vidzone feature. “It might be totally different, but with Vidzone, I think they already offer a streaming service on PC,” he said. “So we’re very comfortable working with […]

  • Reeves shrugs off FFXIII on 360 saying, “It’s still exclusive in Japan”

    SCEE president David Reeves has shrugged off Microsoft’s intended E3 coup de grace FFXIII announcement by predicting a hardware boost from the game’s release and pointing out that it’s still a Japanese PS3 exclusive. “I think that just as we got a massive blip up with GTA IV – which was not exclusive – we’ll […]

  • Reeves on Home: “I can look you in the eyes and tell you everything is on track”

    Despite a complete no-show for Home in the Sony press conference at Games Convention last week, SCEE president David Reeves has moved to assure punters that the social app’s development is completely on track, and that its open beta will begin this autumn as planned. “The reason is that was nothing new to say,” Reeves’ […]

  • Reeves: “Sometimes it’s an advantage to be last in Europe”

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention last week, SCEE president David Reeves said that Sony’s announcement-heavy presentation at the show on Wednesday was thanks to only moving on service and product confirmations in Europe when “everything’s ironed out” on a global level. “Well, I think that was the point,” said the exec when asked of […]

  • PSP 3000 bundle-only for now

    You might want to reconsider snatching up a sleek new PSP 3000 on day one – at least, if you like your money. SCEE President David Reeves told UK.Playstation.com: “We’re going to introduce PSP-3000 in October, and this will be sold initially as part of a bundle, with a piece of software. During this period, […]

  • Reeves: There will be no PS3 price cut this year

    SCEE president David Reeves has told VG247 that PlayStation 3 hardware will see no price cut in 2008, and that he believes price is less of a contributing factor to success than good software. “There is no price cut,” he said. When press on specifically on whether or not there would be a PS3 price […]

  • We have “blockbuster stuff for Europe,” says Reeves

    SCEE president David Reeves has said that Sony will make some some blockbuster announcements at this year’s Game Convention in Leipzig. “There will be some global announcements,” he said, speaking at E3. “The announcements we make will be more important for the local markets that come to Leipzig. “And it’s not just Leipzig, it’s Game […]

  • Reeves: PS3 has the best line-up

    Speaking to MCV at E3 last week, SCEE boss David Reeves said today that he believes PS3 has the best line-up based on the platform holder showings at E3 last week. “I think from what Jack Tretton said, the reaction has been well summarised by Yahoo, who said that in terms of games, the competition […]

  • WipEout HD delayed for failing epilepsy tests

    CVG’s reporting that WipEout HD’s been pushed back towards the end of the year for failing epilepsy tests. Apparently the game “fails the epilepsy tests so much that it has to be re-engineered.” SCEE boss David Reeves confirmed that game was to be delayed after it failed to turn up at E3. More through the […]

  • Reeves: Microsoft’s Gosen is incorrect over European console figures

    Speaking to Eurogamer at E3 last week, SCEE head David Reeves said that his announcement at London’s PlayStation Day in May that PS3 had overtaken 360 in Europe was correct. Microsoft’s David Gosen rubbished the figures after the event: the company was wrong, said the Sony exec. “I think we’ve only made one – I […]

  • LittleBigPlanet allows players to make regular big money

    Ever wanted to make money while playing games? Not a gold famer? According to PS3 Fanboy, LittleBigPlanet is likely your best chance. The PS3-centric site points to a comment made by SCEE president David Reeves. “What we’re trying to do with LittleBigPlanet is almost iTunes meets eBay in the sense that once an individual or […]

  • PlayTV dated for September in UK

    SCEE president David Reeves has said that its PlayTV service will go live in the UK from September 10, with a European rollout continuing through to December, writes Eurogamer. This is a little later than the July 31 date we were given back in May, but there you go. “Yep, it’s going to be September […]

  • “Specific technical problem” delays WipEout HD

    According to this Euogamer report, WipEout HD has been delayed due to a “specific technical problem” but will be out before the end of the year. “There is a specific technical problem with WipEout that we have to solve. I can’t go into details but it is a really, really tricky technical problem that no […]

  • Next-gen SingStar at Leipzig

    SCEE boss David Reeves has announced that “the next generation of SingStar” will be at GDC 08 in Leipzig, reports Eurogamer. “If you come to Leipzig, you will see the next generation of SingStar,” he said. “That’s all I will say.” That’s all he did say, too. A man of his word, David. By Mike […]

  • No PAL PS3 video store this year

    Brilliant. SCEE boss David Reeves confirmed tonight that there will be no PAL PS3 video store in 2008, Eurogamer reports. “This will not come to the PAL markets this year,” he sad. “But Sir Howard Stringer has made the commitment that non-game will come to all regions in due course and it will. “The dates […]

  • SCEE confirms 80Gb PS3 SKU for Europe

    SCEE’s confirmed an 80Gb PS3 SKU for Europe, to launch on August 27 for £299, Eurogamer reports. “We will be doing promotional bundles from the middle of September to the end of December at various prices,” Reeves said at a SCEE event in LA today. “The 80GB replaces the 40GB. Please do not ask me […]

  • Europe to get 80Gb PS3?

    According to GI, Sony Europe boss David Reeves will announce the 80GB PlayStation 3 for Europe shortly. “At SCEE’s European press event in Los Angeles this evening, it’s expected that Reeves will confirm the new SKU, with a release period close to September 2008 – the date the 80GB model will become standard in North […]

  • SCEE: The PS3 install base is growing faster than PS2s

    Sony President David Reeves has said at the DevStation developer conference in London that the “PS3 install base is growing faster than PS2′s was at this point in its lifecycle.” Obviously buoyed by this fact, Reeves began to outline Sony’s vision of the future for games and gaming. “The key to the future is the […]

  • New Home shots show lounge and “media stage”

    SCEE just put out some new Home screens that show a lounge area and a media stage, which looks straight ou of Second Life. After the link.