I never said Sony promised day 1 releases, so you lost me there lol. Jim Ryan teased a gamepass competitor back in 2020, and that was in regards to Bandorr's question of why the media hyped it up. It all links back to Jim Ryan and his tease.
As for why I am disappointed, it is because nothing has really changed. PSNow failed to deliver for me (gave it more than one chance), so to find out there big answer to gamepass that Jim teased was to just combine PS+ and PSNow with nothing new really added, and at the same price point that both cost in the first place...it was a huge letdown. It wasn't good enough then, and nothing has changed except now you are required to get PS+ even if all you want is PSNow.
So there is no denial to speak of on my part...only disappointment.
Nope, he just stated what is know that PSNow was already available and offering what is essentially what GP do without the Day One. And well that includes download for local playing (and with the new platforms added this also include download of older titles except PS3).
If you aren't saying Sony promised, hinted or whatever Day 1 titles, what else would you expect? They changed with inclusion of all generations of games except PSVita and the trials, they have more titles than GP, so really what isn't there is day one. So you may try to rephrase yourself, but it won't really change it.
And as said by other posters, he never said anything directly about competing with GP, this is just reaching from cutting quotes and aligning as seem fit.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."