Source? Sounds interesting.
Really? You don't remember all the horse shit Sony touted for the 'emotion engine' before the PS2 release? Sony aren't blameless in these silly hype wars.
and here was I thinking sony made press releases then the press exaggerate and quote out of context so they can get more hits on their website and sell more copies of their magazines.
At one point they even got the Sun to print a fake story claiming Saddam Hussein was trying to import PS2s to build a supercomputer, along with a claim that 50 running in a cluster could run a nuclear weapons program (or something very close to that).