The Playstation 3 Price
all of this price speculation on the ps3 has me thinking exit strategy.
here’s a thought, say, the playstation 3 comes out at $599.
it has a high percieved value. it doesn’t do too much to foster channel conflict. it makes blu-ray cementable (as they can use that pricepoint to compete with stand alone hd-dvd players). they won’t sell enough to sink the company. losing out in a low margin hardware war with microsoft isn’t percieved as really a loss — just another victim of the ‘evil’ monster microsoft. ‘pulling a sega’ might work for their console unit. they have the successful psp and emerging mobile unit to lean on.
eating crow by not leading this next console generation — or any generation afterward. do they really have any first party developers anymore?
i really can’t think of any other bad things…. maybe this is actually what they will do…. hmmm.
okay! that seals it.
you heard it here first: the playstation 3 will be priced at $599.
what do you guys think?