Speaking to EGM, SCEA President, Jack Tretton, has stated that the success of the PlayStation 2 has given gamers "unrealistic" expectations towards the PlayStation 3.
"Because we're in that leadership position, there are a lot of expectations thrust upon us and some of them are a little unrealistic," Tretton said to EGM. "If we were a distant third in the platform race, people would have a warm spot in their hearts for the good old days of PlayStation and they'd actually root for us to get back on top. But I don't know if we want to pay the price to get that kind of [love]."
And despite Microsoft's grasp on the next-gen market thanks to a one-year headstart over the PlayStation 3, Tretton remained confident the PlayStation 3 would maintain Sony's leader status. "I think we've got a better machine," Tretton commented. "I think we've got a better business model, and I think we're going to win in the long term."