Industry watchers give their PSP2 cost forecasts
I'm thinking $299, but honestly I'm ready to just hand over a blank check to Sony lol!
I think it's going to be priced at $250 at the very least. With that money I could buy: Uncharted 3 Mortal Kombat Yakuza 4 Batman: Arkham City and Infamous 2 I'd rather play new games than rehashes of old ones. I wish Sony luck with this great little device though. It's going to be hard for the average American consumer to justify spending possibly $300 on this when they can just buy a PS3 that doubles as a Blu-Ray Player and already has a large exclusive library of games. When making predictions about buying habits, u have to think about what the MAJORITY would do and not what you would do personally. How many people do you believe will want to carry around a bulky device that has "PS3 graphics"...when they can just buy a PS3(which is also a Blu-Ray player) for the SAME price or just $50 more? Sony MUST price this at $200 if they want to get the casuals on board. They learned their lesson by pricing the PSP Go at $250(just $50 shy of the PS3) "Hardcore Nintendo fans aren't afraid of 250, why should I be. No, Nintendo has the luxury of pricing the 3DS at $250 because the DS brand has mass appeal. The DS is the best selling portable console ever and the Nintendo name has a broad market appeal since it not only has the best selling portable console...but the best selling next-gen console as well(the Wii) Plus, given the 3D craze, the fact that the 3DS has glasses free 3D technology will justfify the $250 purchase for mainstream consumers. Also, keep in mind that the PSP2 will come out in November...AFTER many mainstream consumers have spent their money on a 3DS, Iphone 4 etc. The NGP is the most technologically advanced portable gaming device I've ever seen...but that doesn't automatically mean its going to be a hit with the masses.
Yeah, my only fear is that they'll go port crazy haha
@DEAD Yet you don't complain about the 3DS ports? Dead we all know you have something against Sony give it up! You go with the flow, like DEAD fish. I'll still be buying it!
the NGP is one beast of a device. That is seriously lots of power right in your pocket. This is Sony's first line, so production costs might no doubt be high. Don't be surprised if they price it around $300 or above.
Here comes the troll, downplaying everything Sony.
Although you hate Sony, you actually made very good points.
Even idiots can say something right once in a while. I mean, at $250, Sony would own.
I'm also in the 299 boat, I really don't think they can price it above their home console......anything higher then that and your off to another slow start. At 250 I would dive right in.....Hardcore Nintendo fans aren't afraid of 250, why should I be. That said I'll pre-order if it comes in at 299 anything more and I'll wait for the drop....sadly
its gonna be worth every penny whatever the cost
Thats exactly what I said on my facebook (about writing a blank cheque) Lol :D
But then again - it's Pachter suggests £200... CVG should rename this 'PSP2 WON'T be £200 because Pachter thinks it will be £200'"" LOOOOL
its going to be at least 300
i will drop 300 on this in a heart beat
If Sony wants to compete with the 3DS, it's going to have to be $350 or lower. Though, who says you can't buy both? :)
I feel it will easily be $300 and that is not an issue with the demographic Sony is shooting for. This is gonna be for the 16 year olds and up. Sure some spoiled 10 year olds will be running around with them but for the most part those with jobs to buy their own are the target audience as this is NOT A KIDS DEVICE and in reality Sony is not competing with the 3DS because Nintendo has owned that market since the Gameboy days. Most people I saw with a PSP were 16 years old or older and used the thing more to play movies and music than games. This looks to take back a lot of market share that the iPod Touch had gained and that's why I say the 3DS is not the competition. Where as the smart phone market crushes any numbers the gameboy and DS combined versus the amount of smart phones sold globally. So Sony is looking to dip into two different markets with one device. Piracy didn't kill the PSP, smartphones and iPod touch killed the PSP but now Sony is back. Good job Sony!!
I predict $279. That price is justifiably higher than 3DS yet you can easily see the value. $300 seems too high. Initially thought they would price it at $250 because they've grown tired of getting beaten on price from the DS, and also it would really drive the point home that the NGP is a much better value if they are the same price. Only problem with that strategy is at $250 the 3DS has a lot of room to cut prices where the NGP probably doesn't.
I predict $279. That price is justifiably higher than 3DS yet you can easily see the value. $300 seems too high. yeah 279$ seems acceptable
Let's take a look at other devices that have launched just barely last year. iPad. Come on that thing is the BIGGEST waste of money and it is currently 400 dollars AND ABOVE. You are lucky if you get one for 400 without any scratches. I am sorry but even if the NGP costed 500 dollars believe it or not people will buy it. If the iPad only reads books, has casual games, and can view photos as its main features the NGP will have no trouble living in such an environment. Day -1 purchase for me (I am going to bribe the fuck out of my friend at Bestbuy to give me one the day before it comes out. Even more if someone can get me one right NOW!)
Where can I pre-order? Want one!!!! :D Probably wouldn't use it much, like my PSP 3000, but hey, it's a super cool gadget like the iPhone is. NPG = WIN
I think maybe that it will be set at around $200 to $250. with a 2 year contract with a 3g carrier.
With all of it's gadgets, and high-end techno, I first thought it would cost at least $350. But then again, there's no way Sony would be able to justify the NGP costing up to $50 more than the PS3. (unless maybe the 3G version) But I expect a $299 price point for the base model
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