Eurogamer sat down with Reeves to find out more about the decision not to do what Sony America did and introduce a straight price cut - plus the new PSP, future plans and who's going to win the next-gen console battle.
Eurogamer are really good at interviews, they ask good questions. The same with the Peter Moore interview.
haven't Sony done the same in America ?
If you read the article you'll find out. Anyway it's about time Europe got a better deal than the US.
*David Reeves: I think people will say to us, 'This is really good for the summer, what are you going to do in October?'. We think that we've offered a lot of value to keep the momentum going until the big titles come out. Then we'll look at doing something else, but for the moment I think it's the right move for us.*
well it answers u there...wait till big titles then a price drop and booom
i am a sony fan but i actually think that sony europe are a buch of retards.. look at all my post to see that i am generally a sony fan but sometimes i think sony europen executives are imbeciles to the nth degree.. nothing on europe psn network (although i register on the us), delay europe games (darkness, oblivion etc), more expensive PS3 and no price cuts.
if sony loses control of europe then they got only themselves to blame.. europe is key because japan is ps3 and usa is xbox so the battlefield is europe..
if sony keeps treating eurogamers like second class citizens compared to us and japan then i will jump ship.. i don't like xbox 360 (although i own an xbox original) because i don't like microsoft and hence i rather support sony but there are only so many straws that i can put up with before it breaks my back.
SONY cut the CRAP. SONY Stick your head out of the the SH1T andd listen and respect eurogamers. it is Europe that has given you hope in this generation so don't let them down.
One p1ssed Sony fan
ps: if you don't complain you never get.
I take it you are an American? If so I'm glad some of you feel that way for us. It's really annoying for us not having much games or store content espicially when we payed £425 ($840) for a console which was several months late.
+ rep for you.
i own two ps3 one uk and one jap spec. i am a uk gamer. you should be able to buy a uk ps3 for about 760 usd. hence sony should have cut this price to 660 usd to spur the market on. the bundle pack is all and good but people will always prefer the flexibility of a price cut.
the issue for me is not the price but a fair deal.
SONY EUROPE NEEDS TO GIVE EURGAMERS A FAIR DEAL.
Yus finally europe gets a good deal,a Ps3 motorstrom, resistance and 2 controllers at the same price as just the Ps3 and one controller....AWESOME!!!!
yes it is weird...and sad..europe gets treated like crap. They say its because of the translations and stuff but wat bout the eng speaking countries in the PAL region...
.Ah well, atleast its starting to change...we are gettin a good ps3 package! and stimutainous releases are comming out, like MGS4, releases everywhere at the same time!!
Well spoken and i could not agree more with your comments,I have constantly been saying the same on many gaming forums all over the internet.
We are treated piss poor and Europe is a bigger gaming market than Japan and The usa and they have quoted that themselves.
So why treat us like a 3rd world country,Why are Microsoft wasting billions of dollars trying to get the Japanese to like there console,Are they really that stupid and can not see past the end of there nose to know that the Japanese will never except a gaming platform from the west.
Game releases are better than they was all those years back when all these gaming companys gave us the games years later.
Nintendo....Animal crossing anyone...2 years after Japanese release.
I mean how daft is it to release Halo 3 in the usa on the release date and Give it Europe 1 day later....What the hell is all the about? Why dont we get it the same time,Are there something strange going on here or what.
Umm.... I don't know about you guys but this part of the interview has me the most concerned
"Eurogamer: So once it's sold out, that will be the end of the USD 499, 60GB model then?
David Reeves: In America, yes. "
WTF so are they gonna kill the 60gb like they did the 20gb? If that is the case, then that is a bad move by sony. They are finally gaining momentum then they want to turnaround and kill the 60gb the model thats had all the momentim? They can't feed us that BS about consumer demand being 9 to 1 about the 60gb thats for sure.
Off topic they should of kept the 20gb imagine how much ground they would have gained on 360 and Wii with the 20gb at 399.
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