Eidos CEO: PS3 is Worthy of the Price

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Eidos US CEO Bill Gardner says that the PlayStation 3 is appropriately priced, but admits that it will take more than the $100 price drop to sell it to the mass market.

In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz Gardner said, “I don’t think [the price cut] is enough to reach the mass consumer, but I think it is enough to get it moving again, and it will move a little bit further, and they’ll need to do it again and it will move a bit further.”

Even so Gardner believes that the PS3 as a console with Blu-ray player is a good buy.

“Go buy an HD or a Blu-ray player. Go ahead. Tell me what it costs you. Then take a look at the PS3,” he said.

“I don’t think [PS3 is too expensive. I do think we’ll start to see additional people pick it up and use it, maybe not necessarily exclusively as a game player but as a Blu-ray player and a game player, and there is an advantage to that.”

Seeing the other options for Blu-ray players out there, I tend to agree. If the retailers eventually choose Blu-ray over HD DVD format, Sony stands to make a come back in a big way. That will be especially true if the PS3 can also be used as a DVR. Do I think they are over priced… no, but I do think they are too expensive for the demographics interested in the console – gamers.

via GamesIndustry.biz

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3 Comments on Eidos CEO: PS3 is Worthy of the Price

Ron

On August 2, 2007 at 4:12 pm

Funny thing is, this is what most of the hardware reviews of the PS3 I see say. cNet said that if you never played one game on it, the PS3 was a great buy. That alone is a pretty good endorsement.

Jeff

On August 2, 2007 at 6:43 pm

It is worth the money, but I agree it is expensive. $500 is out of alot of peoples budgets. The average person can afford a Wii. For the Xbox 360, maybe a little planning and savings. But for the PS3 I think they should introduce a new version for $399. But it’s doing good now at $500. I check Amazon and it is always either Number One in video game sales or Number 2. It’s only Number 2 when Amazon gets a new shipment of Wii’s in. But I purchased a PS3 in December and am very happy with it and I am eagerly awaiting: Warhawk, Lair, and Heavenly Sword.

Connoisseur

On August 3, 2007 at 4:07 am

When Does the PS3 with a Built in Wii player come out? Ask your Blu-Ray Wii guy~