Asked about the infamous lag suffered by some PS3 players, he told Game Informer: "The percentage of people that have a problem on any particular system ends up a low percentage, but the raw number ends up being larger than we would have expected.
"It's hopefully a much smaller number now [post the 1.4 update]. When you put all this time into something and someone can't play it, you feel terrible. They have every right to be pissed off.
"We already have more updates out for this than Fallout 3 and Oblivion in their lifetime. So we're really committed to fixing everything."
Earlier this week, Howard said the issues experienced by PS3 Skyrim players aren't nearly as widespread as reported, noting that, "for the vast, vast majority of people who play the game for 100 hours, it's fine.
"Statistically, it is not nearly as bad as it seems. Meaning, by all the internal and external data, this is our most solid release."