Game Publishers May Force PS3 To Cut Prices


Bloomberg is touching upon one of those big questions that we're ALL asking, quite honestly: When will the PlayStation 3 be cheaper?!

According to the article, the company is facing increasing pressure to trim the price for the 80GB console from $399. That price currently sits $150 above the Nintendo Wii and $200 above the cheapest Xbox 360.

Championing this price cut in a recession heavy time is Peter Moore, head of EA Sports. Moore says that Sony "has a ways to go with their pricing." Alex Evans, producer of PS3 exclusive, LittleBigPlanet, echoed similar sentiments regarding the PS3.

Here are some of those thoughts expressed in a recent interview with Gamasutra:

"They've had all these, you know, SingStars and the EyeToy games. They've had their casual gaming audience on the PS2, and they have to translate that over to PS3 now. As they do that, I'll be very happy with that, because that's how I see PS3 growing. That's why I'm kind of comfortable with it for now... As soon as they drop their price, ho ho ho. (laughs) I shouldn't say that, but it's true. I mean, you know..."

A representative from Sony tells Bloomberg the company has no immediate plans to reduce prices. If the prices DO get cut for the PS3, is it worth it to buy it amongst staunch competition like the Wii or Xbox 360?

What do YOU think?! Speak on it in the comments section!

- Words by Kevin L. Clark

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Tags: gamasutra, ps3, sony

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Comment by chris on March 18, 2009 at 12:20am
ps3 is the s***!!! Blu-Ray all day, everyday... CAN'T get any better then that!
Comment by DaKidd28 on March 17, 2009 at 11:41pm
Whether they drop the price or not its still worth the money if u look at the systems specs. And dats a fact!
Comment by DJ Zeus on March 17, 2009 at 11:02pm
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/15368.html
Side by side comparison on all 3 systems...You be the judge...

p.s. Wii looks sad!
Comment by Dennis Wall on March 17, 2009 at 11:01pm
Hell Yeah PS3 should drop the price. That's what i'm waitin on...it needs 2 be cheaper!
Comment by Spacely_Sprocket_83 on March 17, 2009 at 10:11pm
plus kids have xbox's i dont wanna play with kids only kids cant afford this s***.
Comment by Spacely_Sprocket_83 on March 17, 2009 at 10:08pm
oh ya and for the xbox u gotta buy an external hd hardrive which is ugly anyways i mean who wants a bunch of accessories laying around infront of ur tv when u just need a ps3 and a satellite box.
Comment by Spacely_Sprocket_83 on March 17, 2009 at 10:06pm
Ya but how many xbox 360 have u been through???? Cuz i know like 4 people that been through like 2 or 3 and 1 dude had to like 4 cuz it kept breaking. Watch out for that red circle! suckas ahahahaha and ps3 isnt even that expensive 399.99 for an 80g blueray/free online/bluetooth/hdmi/1080p,1080i,720p,wifi and reads all disc formats. You guys are clowns!
Comment by ShadyGrady on March 17, 2009 at 10:00pm
Ps3 all day!! Got it in Dec. 08 and f**** with it! Sony is and always will be the s***. 1080p Sony 52" Plasma tv to go with that b**** too. Broke muthafuckas need to get your weigh up thats all. 360 & WII is for the birds!!! ONE.
Comment by DJ Zeus on March 17, 2009 at 9:37pm
Online Community is mad crazy on XBOX Live!
Comment by DJ Zeus on March 17, 2009 at 9:36pm
oh yeah can't believe i left out "GAME WITH FAME" on XBOX Live!!



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