Having not read or seen the interview, I can comment on my purchase of the PS3.
Yes I and "tech-orientated", and I still own a Xbox-1, PS1 and PS2, but the reason for purchasing PS3, All the goodies are in One Box!
No purchasing of add-ons to complement the package. One Price for Gaming, Blu-ray, Wireless, HDMI etc.
Yes, Dual-shock would have been nice, but not necessary. It's a Fantastic machine (look at the clusters being built with the PS3, not X-360)..dig dig.
Costs more? not when you add on all the extra's needed to the X-360 to match what is already included in the PS3.
I believe that the PS3 has more potential and look forward to seeing amazing games coming out in 2009.
My two cents worth.