Sony Won’t Drop The $ Of Older PS3s For Some Reason
So now that PS3 has revealed their slimmer, cheaper new version of the PS3, you’re probably thinking all the models are due for a price cut, right? WRONG, YOU SILLY SILLY PERSON. They’ve pretty much ruled out making their other, less-crummy models more affordable.
“There’s no price drop formally,” SCEA VP John Koller said to Engadget, which just sounds maddening. He also thinks that what consumers want is either cheap and crappy, or really expensive. “But the thing that’s been happening in the market over the last year or so is that there’s been so many retail price promotions, and so many different gift card offers and all those things, being done by all of us (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony), that we’ve heard from our consumer, ‘Enough with all these weird price moves. What we really want is content and games and value.’”
Yep. People HATE being able to afford new tech, and if they can, they especially hate for it to work. Which is why it just makes sense that the new model is being made on the cheap, won’t contain a hard drive, and probably has a poorly functioning disk drive. Also, So obviously, this cheaper model is going to be a win win for the consumer. Really, it’s no wonder Sony intends to keep supporting Playstation 3 well into 2015. They’re certainly making it the only rational choice for their customers.