Top
60°

Dragon Quest IX & Monsters Joker 2 Connectivity Revealed

Square Enix recently revealed in the new Jump issue that copies of Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 will be able to connect to each other.

Read Full Story >>
justpushstart.com
The story is too old to be commented.
SpoonyRedMage3110d ago

Nice, this game and the Wii Battle road game better get released here!

SUPREME RULER3110d ago

well you "Why didn't Sony increase production of PS3 before FF13 and GOW3?"

That would be a good point if it made any sense whatsoever.

This will likely go over your head, but there's this thing. It's called 'the law of supply'. And what it means is that at a given price point, Sony can make a given number of PS3s at a given speed. It's not a matter of pushing some button that magically produces PS3s out of thin air and instantly transports them to store shelves near you. Increasing production means increasing costs, and considering that Sony already loses money on every PS3 sold, increased costs would mean that they would have to raise the price. Or eat an even bigger loss.

"Did they honestly didn't see shortage happening?"

It's not a matter of seeing shortages happening, it's a matter of fundamental economic principles. The PS3 costs $300. That pricepoint limits how many consoles Sony, or any other company for that matter, can produce, how fast, and how efficiently they can ship them. Companies always produce the maximum number of units possible at the available price point. Any more than that is a physical impossibility.

"If they didn't they they are plain and simple are stupid and they should fire those responsible."

Yes, the smart move here would clearly be to balloon production costs to absurd levels, and then, even though Sony is already losing money, not pass *any* of those increased costs to the consumer.

"Its basic common sense."

No, basic common sense says 'PS3s are not being manufactured by magical elves at the North Pole, so making more of them would involve raising production costs, which raises the price'.

"If you have a big heavy hitter make sure you have enough consoles to meet demand"

And they could very easily make sure they have enough consoles to meet demand -- by raising the price. Higher price means they can supply more of them while consumers demand less of them. Presto, no more shortages.

What? That's not how shortages work. A shortage just means that the product is priced too cheaply. Sony could (and believe me, they'd love to) end all PS3 shortages immediately by bumping up the price.

"It's just unfortunate that the shortages hit at the same time as major releases."

That's not unfortunate; that's basic economics. If you have an item selling at a price point where it's reached market equilibrium, and then you release something that increases demand, like say a game from a ridiculously popular franchise, then you either raise the price to deal with that increased demand or you don't and incur shortages instead.

Why didn't Sony increase production of PS3 before FF13 and GOW3?"

That would be a good point if it made any sense whatsoever.

This will likely go over your head, but there's this thing. It's called 'the law of supply'. And what it means is that at a given price point, Sony can make a given number of PS3s at a given speed. It's not a matter of pushing some button that magically produces PS3s out of thin air and instantly transports them to store shelves near you. Increasing production means increasing costs, and considering that Sony already loses money on every PS3 sold, increased costs would mean that they would have to raise the price. Or eat an even bigger loss.

"Did they honestly didn't see shortage happening?"

It's not a matter of seeing shortages happening, it's a matter of fundamental economic principles. The PS3 costs $300. That pricepoint limits how many consoles Sony, or any other company for that matter, can produce, how fast, and how efficiently they can ship them. Companies always produce the maximum number of units possible at the available price point. Any more than that is a physical impossibility.

"If they didn't they they are plain and simple are stupid and they should fire those responsible."

Yes, the smart move here would clearly be to balloon production costs to absurd levels, and then, even though Sony is already losing money, not pass *any* of those increased costs to the consumer.

"Its basic common sense."

No, basic common sense says 'PS3s are not being manufactured by magical elves at the North Pole, so making more of them would involve raising production costs, which raises the price'.

"If you have a big heavy hitter make sure you have enough consoles to meet demand"

And they could very easily make sure they have enough consoles to meet demand -- by raising the price. Higher price means they can supply more of them while consumers demand less of them. Presto, no more shortages.

"A shortage is a shortage of SUPPLIES. Sony did not have enough supplies to meet the demand."

Yes, because at a PRICE of 300 dollars, Sony can SUPPLY approximately 300,000 PS3s. If Sony raised the PRICE to say 400 dollars, they would be able to SUPPLY a lot more than 300,000 PS3s and would therefore meet the demand.

"I'm not sure where you get the product is priced too cheaply from."

Sigh... From the very definition of what a shortage is in the first place.

http://www.businesspme.com/...

'Economic shortages are related to price—when the price of an item is "too low," there will be a shortage. In most cases, a shortage will compel firms to increase the price of a product until it reaches market equilibrium.'

"Regardless, Sony knew this month was coming, they should have ramped up more production of their hardware to meet demand especially after the shock that Heavy Rain caused."

Ramping up production means ramping up costs means ramping up price. Or ramping up loss.

"Think of Amazon.com or Wal-Mart: they sell products the cheapest they can go."

Which they can do especially well because they don't have to incur the costs of producing anything.

"The same can be said for Sony: Buy a PS3 - buy some games, a controller, etc. while you're at it. In the end, they make up their costs with every PS3 sold - I guarantee it. Most people buy their PS3s with a game in mind - this just happened to be God of War 3 which was on 1,000,000 people's minds. That's $60, give or take, plus the claimed $40 loss = $20 profit."

If they're producing more and not charging a higher price to be in line with the increased production, then that $40 loss is substantially amplified.

"Sony should've been prepared, end of story."

You think people can have their cake and eat it, too, but you're wrong.

4.12, 4.13- Many thanks. It's always nice to see other people on this site who appreciate how businesses actually work.

"Sony are not trading commodities here, if they increased the price of the PS3 they would be ruined beyond belief."

Yes, because people would scream "Price gouging! Help! Help! Protect me, nanny state!" and it would a PR disaster. Hence, why Sony does not raise the price.

This is of course means that there are going to be shortages.

"Sonys problem is a simple case of they didnt forecast to manufacture enough to meet demand"

No, their problem is that it costs *more* money to manufacture *more* PS3s. So there are only three possibilities: A. Don't raise the price and accept shortages. B. Raise the price and produce more to deal with those shortages. Or C. Produce more without raising the price and magnify the multi-million dollar loss they're already incurring.

"I really hope your not applying for a job at Sony."

Considering how you seem to want Sony to go with Option C, I really hope you're not applying for a job at the making sense factory.