Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, believes the PlayStation 3 console will be a failure.
He also expressed fondness for Microsoft's online strategy, saying, "Xbox Live is interesting because it potentially becomes the platform for the living room."
But the tuned changed to a less positive note when it came to PlayStation 3.
"I think Sony shot themselves in the foot… there is a high probability [they] will fail. The price point is probably unsustainable. For years and years Sony has been a very difficult company to deal with from a developer standpoint. They could get away with their arrogance and capriciousness because they had an installed base," Bushnell said.