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Re: Price of Playstation 3

May 31, 2005
It'll be around $400.,
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ps3 is $475 in japan right now. it is only available to game testers and game developers. sony said for gamers to be ready to pay more for a higher notch of playing. $475 is a little to much but i dont care that much cuz im getting xbox360 and ps3 at launch. microsoft said they want a neighborhood price so that means it will probably be $300. if sony wants to compete and win against microsoft their gonna have to bring the price down or else average gamers will go with the cheaper system cuz they will see no need to buy something $175 more. PS3 will still dominate XBOX360. PS3's price will stay the same , thats what sony said. ,

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Re: Price of Playstation 3

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Fableteen wrote:
ps3 is $475 in japan right now. it is only available to game testers and game developers. sony said for gamers to be ready to pay more for a higher notch of playing. $475 is a little to much but i dont care that much cuz im getting xbox360 and ps3 at launch. microsoft said they want a neighborhood price so that means it will probably be $300. if sony wants to compete and win against microsoft their gonna have to bring the price down or else average gamers will go with the cheaper system cuz they will see no need to buy something $175 more. PS3 will still dominate XBOX360. PS3's price will stay the same , thats what sony said.

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Theres been no word on the actual price, but if they follow the PSP pricing scheme, the price will never fall.
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The 2 graphics cards in the PS3 cost around $300 each for the public. I estimate the PS3 to cost around $500.





There AREN"T 2 graphics cards in the PS3......and it WON'T be $500
See RIPYANEWONE's post at the top of the forum for all the specs. All the information you need.
You may actually want to read up on something before tossing out opinions on it.

GPU
RSX @550MHz
1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels
Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader

Oh and 40,000 yen translate to 370.48 at the moment.

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Re: Price of Playstation 3

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Sony officially said 40,000 yen, which sounds like a lot, and it is. I'm not exactly sure how that translates to U.S. dollars (at least $400), but if you can find that out, you're all set!
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Ken Kutaragi: "It isn't a bad thing to have a high price. When we released the original PlayStation at 39,800 yen ($368), Nintendo's Super Famicom was in the 10,000 yen range ($100 range). Still, everyone went for the PlayStation. This time, ours will be like a BMW that's equipped with a Ferrari engine. Nintendo's will be something like a new model of a family car. Some people might want it, but if it was me, I'd want to advance to the next level. "

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He's inferring the PS3 will be expensive.

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BD-ROM is expensive as h3ll, and while DVD players were common when PS2 was released, BD-ROM drives don't even exist in the US market yet.

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XDR is expensive.

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Cell is expensive.

RSX is expensive.

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Bluetooth = royalty fees

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After all that, I think the console will be $399.  They would be sucking up $1 billion+ in additional losses if they drop to $299.

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Aleman wrote:

Ken Kutaragi:,"It isn't a bad thing to have a high price. When we released the,original PlayStation at 39,800 yen ($368), Nintendo's Super Famicom was,in the 10,000 yen range ($100 range). Still, everyone went for the,PlayStation. This time, ours will be like a BMW that's,equipped with a Ferrari engine. Nintendo's will be,something like a new model of a family car. Some people might want it,,but if it was me, I'd want to advance to the next level. "

He's inferring the PS3 will be expensive.

BD-ROM,is expensive as h3ll, and while DVD players were common when PS2 was,released, BD-ROM drives don't even exist in the US market yet.

XDR is expensive.

Cell is expensive.

RSX is expensive.

Bluetooth = royalty fees

After,all that, I think the console will be $399.  They would be sucking,up $1 billion+ in additional losses if they drop to $299.



Two words: Mass Production.
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I'm saying relative to X360, PS3's cost of production will be greater, and they will have to take larger losses to match MS's price.
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