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Jul 25 2005
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Enough about the (PS3) price!!!!

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OK, so people are SOOO concerned about PS3 being the most expensive console ever; lots of power and functions being the reasons most people blame this for. Guess what? Most people are wrong. Analysts, experts and the public in general fall in the stupid perception that they should add the price of the machine's components to "guess" a accurate price tag. Nvidia chip = $200, board = $80, controller $30, hard drive (optional) = $100, RAM = $100, etc. Total (estimate) = over $ 500. You can't be more wrong.
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All those components cost a lot less to make, even less when you make in the number of millions; the millions Sony expects to sell. Most things out there, from toys to computers to cars follow the same rule of play. Something you pay $100 for might cost only $20 to make, the rest being distribution costs and royalties and of course earnings. I don't know how much the PS3 will cost but the $300 price tag being the norm this last launches sounds just right. And with Microsoft pushing the X360 earlier and for that exact price, I'm sure Sony will not risk jacking up an extra $50 just because their machine is powerful.
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Want a solid example? The Gamecube is far more powerful than the PS2, has an ATI graphics chip, exclusive mini-DVD media and a smaller consumer base. And when it came out it sold for $50 less than the PS2. Result? Nintendo stock is healthy and numbers are on the black.
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Re: Enough about the (PS3) price!!!!

Jul 25, 2005
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Re: Enough about the (PS3) price!!!!

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Re: Enough about the (PS3) price!!!!

Jul 25, 2005
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Jul 25, 2005

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Jul 25, 2005
The Ps3 Costs $349.99 because ken told me.
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Re: Enough about the (PS3) price!!!!

Jul 25, 2005
Have you seen this Article: Link

Basically these parts of the article from Kutaragi himself.

"We're looking at a life cycle of 10 years with the PlayStation 3.

"I'm aware that with all these technologies, the PS3 can't be offered at a price that's targeted towards households. I think everyone can still buy it if they wanted to," said Kutaragi to a mostly Japanese crowd. "But we're aiming for consumers throughout the world. So we're going to have to do our best ."

Then Kutaragi issued a somewhat ominous warning. "I'm not going to reveal its price today. I'm going to only say that it'll be expensive," he stated.


Now take that for what it is! I think it's wishful thinking that it's going to be released at a price of $300. From what he's saying, it might even more more then what I'm thinking. $500? Sounds crazy but I don't like what I'm reading. Also 10 years for a Console? Got to be kidding.



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