£250 is quite a lot even though that was wot the n-gage costed
at that price howeevr a lot of ppl wont be willing to get it
Wow, that's a lot of money. I hope that they change the price before they release it, otherwise I can't see the sales being too high. Although it can't exactly do any worse than a certain gaming device released recently.....
unless they lower it most ppl will think 250 for a handheld pha il wait untill price comes down
i for 1 wont be able to get it prob untill my birthday (may 2005) if i can perswade my parents to get me 1)
Although you do have to consider the sheer amount of features that is being thrown in with it. But still.....
yes but u hav to ask yourself at that price r they forgetting about the teen market which is a very big part of the games industry
is this amied at 25 year olds and no 1 elce?
The PS2 was £300 to start off with. I managed to buy one on the launch date, and I was 16 at the time. But then, I had a job at that point. So perhaps it all comes down to how much money people have.
well 250 is to much. so i think if they dont change the price after or before launch im not getting it or atleast for awhile
wait a minute didnt the ps2 start out at $300?
because if it did than i bet the psp will drop to $150 soon after realese
I just posted about this on PSPi. I find it highly odd that Sony would price the portable this high and I don't think it will be close to the pricing described so far. If they do, it will fail.
Forget about $448.00. I just can't see this succeding if it sells for more than $200.00. It already looks like a lot of developers are signing on (see recent gamespot article). Why the need to bribe them with low royalties?
I don't plan on paying more than $200 USD for the PSP. This is mostly because I can't see paying more than that for a portable unit. Sony are fools if they think any casual gamer is going to spend that much on a portable unit when they can get a console or GBA for much less.
if it cost this much i think i wont get one
Ill be honest this kind of price came as no suprise to me. Considering a) new kit is always well over priced and b) the specs and the amout of stuff it does its not going to be similar prices to other portable launched and more like proper consoles. It still is a lot for a portable tho.
Honestly, how do you all KNOW how much the PSP is gonna cost?? We don't really. Sony losses mony on every PS2. So does Micrsoft on the X-Box. Sony will most likely do the same stratagy of lowering the price to, I hope $149.99. Then they will sell a lot of PSPs, after which they make up the dough on game sales. This is the normal statagey for systems. I bet even Nintendo losses cash on GameBoy Sp sales, then makes up the cash on games.
i dont think that sony r losing money on ps2 sales
well they might do after some more price cuts but not at mo
so how do u know that they r?
according to halfgood sources it takes sony $250 to make every ps2
and it takes microsoft $300 to make an xbox
oh and i think nintendo makes money on the GBAsp because $100 does seem kinda high compared to others stuff
im sitting here looking at your post wondering where the link is thinking it might just magicly pop up well it hasnt yet and im still waiting
how about searching google for it? because im so lazy i wont put a link up unless i know what it is for sure
why should other ppl find links to backup wot u and axia say?
<quote="axia777">Honestly, how do you all KNOW how much the PSP is gonna cost?? We don't really. Sony losses mony on every PS2. So does Micrsoft on the X-Box. Sony will most likely do the same stratagy of lowering the price to, I hope $149.99. Then they will sell a lot of PSPs, after which they make up the dough on game sales. This is the normal statagey for systems. I bet even Nintendo losses cash on GameBoy Sp sales, then makes up the cash on games.</quote>
We think we KNOW because Chris Deering, SCEE president, said that they would like to make a profit off this thing so that they can lower royalties for the game developers. We KNOW for a fact, that the majority of people absolutely will not pay that high a price for a handheld. Especially for their children. Therefore, we KNOW that there is no reason for those of us who are madly saving up money for the thing to actually buy it because it will die. Please follow the links to the actual article on www.pspinsider.com before posting further opinions.
I've been keeping the people at work (average age 22 or so) informed of the psp and they were quite happy. Very few of them were even willing to fork over more than $150 though. Not for a handheld, no matter how special.
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