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PS3 is good value, says Eidos boss

Eidos CEO Bill Gardner has said he doesn't believe that PS3 is priced too high - but conceded that even a USD 100 price drop may not be enough to sell the machine to the mass market.

Speaking in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz Gardner said, "Sony is a big company. They know what they are doing.

"I don't think [the price cut] is enough to reach the mass consumer, but I think it is enough to get it moving again, and it will move a little bit further, and they'll need to do it again and it will move a bit further."

According to Gardner, PlayStation 3 is good value considering it includes a Blu-ray player at a relatively competitive price point.

"Go buy an HD or a Blu-ray player. Go ahead. Tell me what it costs you. Then take a look at the PS3," he said.

"I don't think [PS3 is too expensive. I do think we'll start to see additional people pick it up and use it, maybe not necessarily exclusively as a game player but as a Blu-ray player and a game player, and there is an advantage to that."

For more from Gardner, including why Eidos doesn't believe in producing day one software for new consoles, read the full interview.

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Ebay3rd3464d ago

I also think the PS3 is a good deal, you get alot for your money and as we all know the newest technology cost so if you want it you gotta pay...

Torch3464d ago (Edited 3464d ago )

Personally, it's a helluva good deal.

The problem is that the PS3 became the victim of a snowball effect of criticism since it's initial price announcement.

Yet few point the finger at the many other products which fall within - or exceed - the price range of the PS3. Those people fail (or refuse) to realize the amount of features and value that come with a product that costs the same as an iPhone...a MERE FRIGGIN' PHONE for Christ's sake!!!

And all said critics should realize that no one's got a gun pointed to their head: Our market provides the luxury of substitute products.

So go ahead and pick up a 360 Premium instead...it's 'cheaper' after all, right? Well that is, as long as you don't want native wi-fi, HD capabilities, Bluetooth, myriad memory card options, universal storage capabilities, rock-solid hardware reliability (thus far, anyway), and free network access.

You can always buy those often inevitable and critical 'add-ons' if you want (such as a larger hard drive, tacked-on Wifi, Live account access, etc.)

Just don't keep tally of those additional accumulating expenses, or compare features...or you'll be in for a rude awakening and realize what a steal the PS3 really is.

My intention isn't to start a pissing contest; it's only to try to make you realize that just because most people say that the world is flat, it doesn't mean it is.

Think for yourselves and don't be just another member of the herd.

Vertius3464d ago

I agree completely.

Bubble for you, Torch. Not that you need more! ;)

MACHone3464d ago

It's a great value. Sure, it's pricey, but you get plenty with it.

Mike134nl3464d ago

agree thing is not everbody wants a hd dvd player or a blue ray player

MACHone3464d ago

Correct, just like no one wanted a DVD player when they first came out, but we all see where that ended up.

Honeal2g3464d ago (Edited 3464d ago )

seriously bluray (which i think will win years from now) wont catch on for a long time i mean its just too damn expensive. In order for it to win it has to become the standard there needs to be a need for it, seriously the only that really looks better in HD is video Games ...yes movies look good but not good enough to dish out money on an HDTV and a Bluray player.

capacity is obvioulsy the number one compelling factor..but u've got ipods and portable devices whic are much easier now...

devi8i3464d ago

Yes it is......but the comments are from the company that brought you such great classics as Pocket Pool and Pony Friends

r10003464d ago

Who cares about BR so much, how about built in bluetooth, built in wireless, backward compatibility

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