Saturday, June 27, 2009

activision puts pressure on sony for a price drop on the ps3!!

This is from c-net comments are on red:

Apparently, it's not just CNET readers but game developers who are among those demanding Sony cut the price of the $400 PS3. In an interview with the London Times, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has some strong advice for Sony and threatened to pull its support for the console.
"They have to cut the price, because if they don't, the attach rates (the number of games each console owner buys) are likely to slow," Kotick said. "If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony." As for the timing on that, he adds: "When we look at 2010 and 2011, we might want to consider if we support the console--(see? i told you) and the PSP (portable) too." (noooo..not the psp!!)
For its part, Sony, keeps saying it won't be pressured into trimming the price of the PS3 (...yeah right...n64 dejavu anyone??).

But with industry heavyweights like Activision making these types of remarks, it's becoming more and more clear that the pressure is indeed on.
Should Sony hurry up and wilt under the heat? Or should it stick to its game plan, whatever it is?

As a former consumate gamer, i must say that this reminds me of the N64 days with nintendo's reluctance to evolve... as for me, i don't own a ps3, and with rumors like these, i won't buy one until the price drops to a reasonable, down to earth and current economy, price.

1 comment:

Joe C said...

I have a PS3 and if everyone remembers right, they already lowered the price a year ago (They use to be $500 units instead of $400). Maybe closer the Christmas time they'll lower it but not because a company says they will pull products if they don't. I have seen some games that are over 4 years old still the same price as when they were released so nothing is really being lowered except sports Games and movie games. Sony still has the best system out there with all the components it has so they do still have a reason to have it priced so high. Guess time will tell.