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Submitted by MK_Red 2973d ago | interview

GameSpot Q&A: Sony's Jack Tretton on PS3 price cut, PS3 killer app and more

The SCEA president and CEO discusses announcement timing, the 80GB console's North American launch, and what he thinks will be the platform's killer app with GameSpot. (Industry, PS3, Xbox 360)

Creepa at GameManx  +   2973d ago
interesting...
QuackPot  +   2973d ago
Yes. Price drop was in response to outside influences.
He should have come clean on that one. But hell, $100 less on a Ps3. Looking good. And probably a further drop by Christmas. You lucky ba$tard who have been waiting for the price drop.

As for killer app....Warhawk, Socom, Uncharted & HS are all going to play their part in increasing sales but the first killer app should be .....drum roll..... Little Big Planet.
Nicosia  +   2973d ago
GS: Are price cuts going to follow in other regions, like Japan and Europe?

JT: This is just a North American announcement.

GS: A lot of European gamers think they're getting a raw deal, with the PS3 already proportionally costing more than anywhere else, and now no news of a price drop for the region. What would you say to them?

JT: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is working very, very hard to bring added value to the European consumers. There will be announcements coming from them, but I personally cannot comment right now, I'm afraid.

mmm... i am waiting :P
SimmoUK  +   2973d ago
he doesn't say no, he just says that there aren't any announcements at this time you know what that normally meens :)
Nicosia  +   2973d ago
Yeah thats why i'm so hyped up, the moment that thing drops i'm getting it!
Premonition  +   2973d ago
As a PS3 owner
That question about asking 10 different people and getting 10 different answer, I have a feeling most of those answer would be GTA, I think hes making a bold statement with that one, just like when he said I bet there wont be any PS3's on the shelves past 10min or something like that, and he put money on it, and alot of people start posting pics of PS3's sitting there for that amount of time, which was another bold statement made by him. Hopefully his plans do work out.
Mighty Boom  +   2973d ago
Check this out
JT: We've had different competitors over the years, and we've never been first to market, or been the cheapest. We believe in a 10-year life cycle. If you spend all your time thinking about your competitors and what they're doing, then you lose your own path.

Translation...... Were getting owned and Pawned

I guarantee this guy has a 360 in his living room.
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Azures  +   2973d ago
Your avatar is real appropriate. Be real proud of yourself, starting the flame war in yet another thread.
Mighty Boom  +   2973d ago
Shiro
Truth hurts...

Just my opinion
Azures  +   2973d ago
From his statement you gathered your intellectually stimulating opinion, even though its the truth that they have never been the first to market and still manage to annihilate any competition in each generation over the console's lifespan.
Bits-N-Kibbles  +   2973d ago
GOONIES!
Altough I disagree with mightyboom, How can you hate Sloth?!?!?
Salvadore  +   2973d ago
JT: We've had different competitors over the years, and we've never been first to market, or been the cheapest. We believe in a 10-year life cycle. If you spend all your time thinking about your competitors and what they're doing, then you lose your own path.

This probably the first time I agree with JT.
sajj316  +   2973d ago
I'm really liking the ...
10 year console model. It makes me as a buyer of the PS3 comfortable in the long lasting support Sony will give this hardware. Considering the support they are still giving the PS2, I'm very excited.
Anything but Cute  +   2973d ago
Hahaha, mighty boom
he kinda owned you there with your avatar thing.
SimmoUK  +   2973d ago
Good interview, Sony's doing there thing and sticking to there business model like they've said before and Microsoft's doing the same. We'll see which one works for the better but one things for sure Sony's going to have a really good E3 showing now that they can concentrate on the software, plus they always release a variety of different genre games that appeal to a mass audience, it's what Phil Harrison has always done and will continue to do...
WhEeLz  +   2973d ago
????
K i have a ps3 already and i think the 80 gig is pointless... i mean since the 60 gig is 499 why not get that an upgrade the HD and get more space for the same price as the 80gig?
Azures  +   2973d ago
$599 is a bundle now, you get the 80gig hd and MotorStorm. So its really $40 for a new hd.
SimmoUK  +   2973d ago
The 80GB with a free game hasn't just appeared out of thin air it's been in the works for a while...

The main thing is that the 60GB that people agree is quality has dropped by $100, the 80GB is just a limited edition for now...
WhEeLz  +   2973d ago
ohhhhh
ohhhhhhh ok...
WhEeLz  +   2973d ago
But...
i wouldnt really care for the game...i rather get the 60 gig...and for 70 bucks you can get a 120 gig HD...
power of Green  +   2973d ago
Is this really a price drop?
All Sony did is rotate the 20 giger out of the market(the 20 giger did have a little less features) I guess its good as long as people can get MotorStorm forever mua hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!>..... . But you can also look at it this way the 60 giger and the new SKU are so much alike people won't buy the new one anyways so i guess it is a price drop after all?.
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TLSBill  +   2973d ago
Emotion engine = bye bye..
Waiting to buy, but still have a few dozen PS2 games? Better buy the 60gb one now, because it won't be long before they yank the emotion engine out of it too.
Maddens Raiders  +   2973d ago
............(.......) -
Killer App...?
Skynetone  +   2973d ago
NO PRICE CUT FOR EUROPE WTF
Sales are going to come to a halt ???????????????????????????
ReconHope  +   2973d ago
europe should
get a price cut they have one of the most expensive ps3s? if japan gets a price drop. ill be pissed, those spoiled gamers...
xbox360elitegamer  +   2973d ago
More and more competition between Sony and Microsoft. When will this ever end???

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