LD - How is
Playstation Doing this year so far ?
Butch- As of
today there has been 54 million Playstations sold
around the world, 19 million in North America. So
that means that 1 out of 6 households owns a
Playstation now. And so far this year our sales
have reached $1 billion, up 18% in the first
quarter in 1999 compared to 1998.
LD -How many
games do you have so far ?
- We have
presently over 600 games out right now in all
LD - How many
games will you have out this year?
Butch - This year
we will have about 100 games coming out and and
hundreds more next year. So by the time the
Playstation 2 arrives, 800 hundred games will be
LD - How many
first and third parties games will you have made
Butch - We will
have 31 first party games and about 60 third
party ones made this year.
LD - Which titles
are looking promising for Playstation this year?
Butch - Our
promising games will be this year: Um Jammer
Lammy, Ape Escape, Gran Turismo 2, CTR: Crash
Team Racing, Final Fantasy 8 and of course Spyro
LD - Which games
did you sell the most in 1998?
Butch - Our best
games were Gran Turismo, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot:
Warped, Twisted Metal 3, NFL Gameday 99.
LD - Which game
is your best seller?
Butch - Gran
Turismo is our best game so far with sales of
over 2 million in less then one year.
LD - So Sony is
doing pretty well with Playstation then?
Butch - Yes, the
Playstation is the best selling product for Sony,
with more than 29 games that have sold a million
LD - Thank you
for taking time some with me this morning, Have a
Butch - My
pleasure, I will see you again soon.