Those wondering how much they'll be shelling out for PlayStation 3 software were given a morsel of information today, as an interview conducted with Sony Computer Entertainment America boss Kaz Hirai broached the company's line on the potentially thorny subject.
In an interview with US magazine PSM, Hirai explained, "...generally speaking, over the past twelve years or so, there has been a consumer expectation that disc-based games are maybe $59 on the high end to $39 on the low end. So, what I can say now is, I think it would be a bit of a stretch to think that we could suddenly turn around and say "PS3 Games now $99.99."" outlined Hirai.
"I don't think consumers expect software pricing to suddenly double," he continued. "So, the quick answer is that we want to make it as affordable as possible, knowing that there is a set consumer expectation for what software has cost for the past twelve years. That's kind of the best answer I can give you. So, if it becomes a bit higher than $59, don't ding me, but, again, I don't expect it to be $100."
Im a Loyal Playstation consumer (although i do have a 360 now, cant pay $600 dollars for a console) but.. il be dammed if im going to pay an average of 69 to 89 dollars a game!!!! Sony better be smart on this one!
God I hope the game prices are at least reasonable!!!
That sounds alot like he is preparing us for games priced slightly higher than the $59.99 pricing structure available for their competition. I'm guessing $64.99 to $69.99.
I think slightly higher will be 79 dollars for sure.
That will get a hell of an expensive console then. Damn. A console + 2 games + 1 extra controller:
830 Euro's or so
That's a 360 premium, with 1 extra controller with at least 6 games, even maybe 7
i dont trust this KAZ punk. why wont they be honest and just hit us with prices. ohhh thats right, the last time they gave us a price it scared off half their customers. PWNED!
And the PS3 was originally expected to be $399. I would be surprised if any PS3 games turned out to be less than $80 out of the gate. Tell me (based on Sony pricing so far) that I'm wrong...
The 360 vs. PS3 is turning out to be like a V8 Vantage vs. DB9 debate. Sure the Vantage is $50,000 less but are you really losing anything? :)