Sony UK boss praises retail; hints at in-game XMB date?

Ray Maguire, Managing Director at Sony Computer Entertainment UK (SCE UK), has praised the efforts of the company’s trade partners in helping to establish the PlayStation 3 in the region, where it recently passed the one million sales barrier.

Speaking to MCV UK, Maguire stated, “Achieving one million PS3 sales faster than both PSOne and PlayStation 2 is even more gratifying considering PS3 is a premium product introduced at a premium price.”

Optimistic for the future, Maguire pointed to a number of forthcoming attractions on PS3, also hinting at a release date for the highly anticipated in-game XMB.

“Our momentum will continue with the introduction of in-game communication in the summer, firmware update 2.4 and the strongest line-up of games through our third party partners and our own studios.”

“I’d personally like to thank our trade and business partners for helping us on the start of the PS3 journey,” he concluded.