Sega, Ubisoft want a PS3 price drop in 2007

Ubisoft President Yves Guillemot told Bloomberg that, while the PS3 will sell out its first shipments, the price of Sony's console must go down in 2007 to stay competitive. Sega of America exective Scott Steinberg echoed similar sentiments, telling GameDaily that "for a lot of families [the launch price is] too expensive." We have no doubt that early adopters will secure a successful PlayStation 3 launch in all regions (Sony is more than sure of that), but beyond the launch window is still a mystery.

Marriot VP6298d ago

heck yah Ubisoft wants the PS3 to drop price. They have to invest a decent amount to port 360 and PC titles to the PS3. And they don't want their PS3 games to have a small audience.

The Real Deal6298d ago

They are both worried about the ps3 sales if they don't do a dramatic price drop in 2007. And it won't happen folks. But its what I have been saying. When the ps3 hits 300 dollars. Thats when they can regain their mass market appeal. The only problem is at 600 dollars they loose 350 per console. It has already been stated that the ps3 costs right now 900 plus dollars to manufacture. So to drop to the 300 dollar sweet spot would mean that they would loose 600 plus per console. SOny is already borrowing money from banks...that would really put them in a hole. And one thing to note. The longer it takes Sony to drop the price. The more sony fans that are waiting will wait no longer and invest in the 360 to get their next gen fix with all the 3rd party multi platform releases. Like Ubi, Sega, and Microsoft have said on record...2007 will be the year that puts the leader in a firm position for years to come. All this because Sony wanted to 1 up Microsoft but all and all they fell into a trap and now Microsoft is in the position sony was in with the first playstation. New kid on the block doing all the right things to get mass market appeal. Think about it.

Wotbot6297d ago

I agree Sony should drop the price.

The PS3 will be the first console I will not purchase upon release. I'm going to wait until a lot of good games are released until I pay £425. And that will be in about 2 years.

ACE6297d ago

buy then sony could be history lol!!!!

PS360PCROCKS6297d ago

bad for sony, they dont need developers sharing their opinion on the price point.


NJ1307 ia a racist asshole and a multiple account user who spams the site


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5 Of the Most Unlikeable Video Game Protagonists

There are good video game protagonists, and there are bad video game protagonists.

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GhostScholar1d 3h ago (Edited 1d 3h ago )

I disagree that max is unlikable. Chloe is infinitely more unlikable in my opinion.

gold_drake19h ago

omg chloe was awful. i really hated her at the end haha

Cacabunga14h ago

Abby was absolute trash protagonist in every way..
Tidus was so meh to me..
On villain side, the one i didn’t like wa Micah, because they wanted him to be that way and it was brilliant👍🏽

Rancegamerx16h ago

I agree, I liked Max, Chloe was a horrible friend and a bad influence.

Cacabunga9h ago

Everyone agrees on chloe, I’m sure even ND do.

H912h ago

Both are horrible, granted Chloe is infinitely worse, it feels like Chloe is just fanservice for people who too over the edge and wasn't written to be a character that makes sense

GooGobbler1d 3h ago

What about that Forspoken Tw*t

MrChow66614h ago

exactly I was expecting it to be a the top of the list

ravens5213h ago

Ye I was expecting her too. Guess they actually played the game. Unlike you and whoever agrees.

Christopher12h ago(Edited 12h ago)

She's actually not bad. It's the writing itself that is bad overall, but she's fine overall. She's no worse than Miles Morales IMHO. Both thrust into a spotlight and receiving both praise and blame and dealing with it.

Forspoken is a bland game because it's 75% bland, boring, repetitive going through the motions and diversions that add nothing of the value with purposefully gated memory moments that don't feel organic or like you're discovering things but waiting for others to reveal things.

ravens5210h ago

Exactly Chris. Even though I liked the game. I kno u played it. People who actually played it and went thru her dream saw she was a good likeable person who really just acted out due to being alone and unloved. I think your problem is it was open world, I think if it was more linear you may have liked it better.

savedsynner8h ago

Oh no she's bad. Very unlikable even before you add on the bad dialogue. The game could have been quite good with a good protagonist

Nerdmaster22h ago

Most of these aren't even that bad. Especially comparing to others like Squall "Whatever" Leonhart, Forspoken's Frey, and the guy from Atomic Heart.

-Foxtrot16h ago

Squall is one of the best developed main FF characters so...

People talk about his "whatever" thing thats at the start of the game, not the character he eventually becomes in the end.

Nerdmaster4h ago

No amount of "character development", (especially the ones that for me feels sudden and undeserved like Squall's), will justify him being a d**k to my girl Quistis. Even if he found the cure for cancer, from that moment on, I would never like him.
The article is about being unlikeable, and he was indeed unlikeable for at least half of the game.

BrainSyphoned15h ago

Squall is the best protagonists in FF so you can go whatever yourself.

H912h ago

My good sir, I need to steal that "you can go whatever yourself" because it's gold

BlaqMagiq115h ago

Except Squall has actual character development.

gold_drake13h ago(Edited 13h ago)

the "watever" is only present in the english localisation.
so your argument doesnt rly ... stand imo.

Nerdmaster4h ago

Good for you that you could enjoy the japanese version. That's not the case for me and the majority of people here, though.

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gold_drake19h ago(Edited 19h ago)

i had to stop reading after the "blatant misogyny" in the Dantes inferno section.

i actually liked Max haha.

the forspoken chick is missing tho