QUOTE(yourM0M @ Sep 6 2006, 12:39 AM)
now lets wait and see if the damn thing comes with component cables....LMAO ill bet Kira it doesnt
does no one remember $ony already stating games WILL be $70-$100?? such short term memory's and im the one who smokes the chronic......
Are you serious about that bet? Because I'll take it that the Premium 600 PS3 will come with component cables. If you lose, you buy me a free Xbox 360. If I lose, I buy you a console of your choice.
I'm suprised at the lot of you people. Here your kind are, harping about how much PS3 games will cost, fabricating fake prices due to word of mouth (which people rely heavily around here) and can't even produce a link to your own argument that you supossedly feel so strongly that you're right. Even WITH the link, you can't produce anything concrete enough to justify confirming a higher pricepoint.
This is where people got the idea
that games could be 70 buckshttp://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=9901
but let me break this down to make it easier and more logical to understand.
When asked whether PlayStation 3 games would be priced in the same range as Xbox 360 titles (currently $59.99 for most high budget titles), Hirai suggested that: “Generally speaking, over the past twelve years or so, there has been a consumer expectation that disc based games are maybe $59 on the high end to $39 on the low end. So, what I can say now is, I think it would be a bit of a stretch to think that we could suddenly turn around and say ‘PS3 games now $99.99’."
1. He said that it would be pretty farfetched (meaning highly unlikely, not probable) that the price of games would just double. So that means you can pretty much count on games not being 100.
2. Kaz did not specifically say what price the games will be. But he said that general consumer expectation is between 39 for low end, and 59 for high end. He already hinted that 99 is highly unlikely, so that leaves it to 59-89. Kaz was careful in his words because remember that Sony doesn't set the 3rd party prices, 3rd parties do.
This means that it COULD be higher than 59, not that it's DEFINITE that it would be.
Hirai continued his answer by saying, “I don't think consumers expect software pricing to suddenly double. So, the quick answer is that we want to make it as affordable as possible, knowing that there is a set consumer expectation for what software has cost for the past twelve years.
1. This quote shows that Kaz is trying to tell you that they are going to do the best they can to keep it within consumer expectation, and use data from the past 12 years to set a price that follows consumer and industry trend.
That's kind of the best answer I can give you. So, if it becomes a bit higher than $59, don't ding me, but, again, I don't expect it to be $100.”
This is reiterating that he doesn't have control over game prices other than their own in-house productions. But he also reassures that companies aren't going to pull a fast one on us and start releasing games for 100.
Here's ANOTHER article, that brings more understanding to the 70 dollar PP rumor for games.http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3143306
Since I'm a heavy importer, I know FULL WELL that import games naturally cost MORE than it does in the US. Thats because of the fluctuating currency value. A game that costs 49.99 here in the US, cost 59.99 USD in Japan. A 59.99 game here in the us, cost 69.99 in Japan. Thus, 70 dollars. But this is for JAPAN reigon and NOT for the US reigon. You can't use JPN pricing as the same as US pricing just like how Mexico and Canada pricing don't convert *exactly* to market value in the US. I could take 5 dollars to Asia, and spend a whole day with good food at good restaurants and still have enough money leftover in the pocket. Here in the US, you're lucky if you can get 1 meal at a fast food place.