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Sony: That wasn't a price indication!

We imagine that's how they would have said it if they could. Sony's latest backtrack was specifically in response to the news concerning the possible PS3 price range, and went a little something like this: "[it was] a mistranslation or misunderstanding of the discussion, which was actually focused on the relative value of PS3 as a Bluray Disc player."

Oops. So everyone already knew that the PS3 was going to have to be competitively priced in comparison to other high-definition and Blu-ray players. Unfortunately, Sony wants to make sure everyone knows that's what the France megaboss was talking about, and not the official price of the console.

It could be they're setting themselves up for a big debut of a sweet price point that's comparable to the only other next-gen console they have to compete with. However, one point to consider is that he did say it would be an expensive game platform, but a relatively cheap Blu-ray and HD solution. We won't know exactly what they have in mind until E3 of course (surprise surprise). Either way, it may be smart to start saving your lunch money now.

[Thanks, m1k3y]

Reader Comments

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1. my money is still on it being at a $500 price point. they may be able to squeeze $550 or so... but i think past that, they might loose the low end crowd. (which again... is fine by me.)

Posted at 1:08PM on Apr 6th 2006 by Microdot

2. I thought Sony employees get em free Microdot?

Posted at 5:11PM on Apr 6th 2006 by Cage

3. no... they only give them out free to the m$ xbox team, cause they feel sorry for them. who can blame them. such sad pathetic lives they lead.

Posted at 6:46PM on Apr 6th 2006 by Microdot

4. The PS3 will be one hella expensive console
*begins to consider life of crime...*

Posted at 8:48PM on Apr 9th 2006 by GLK


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