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User Info: Joeydollaz

Joeydollaz
4 years ago#1
What did they think of their fanbase? to casually say 599.99
US Dollars?
PLAYSTATION 4 $299.99

User Info: AwayFromHere

AwayFromHere
4 years ago#2
They were arrogant. Simple, really.

It still sold.
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User Info: Alltra

Alltra
4 years ago#3
Some people were actually willing to pay that price, but apparently not enough to be profitable.
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User Info: Joeydollaz

Joeydollaz
4 years ago#4
We know that but this is about the gamers, what did they think of the entire
ps fanbase to do this to them?.

Who ever was running Sony at the time clearly wanted to kill PS brand
To win a Format War, so messed up.
PLAYSTATION 4 $299.99

User Info: majin nemesis

majin nemesis
4 years ago#5
AwayFromHere posted...
They were arrogant. Simple, really.

It still sold.


or it just cost them almost that much to make each PS3 and it's not a good idea to sell something below there development cost unless you want to lose money
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User Info: AwayFromHere

AwayFromHere
4 years ago#6
From: Joeydollaz | #004
We know that but this is about the gamers, what did they think of the entire
ps fanbase to do this to them?.

Who ever was running Sony at the time clearly wanted to kill PS brand
To win a Format War, so messed up.


130 million Playstation 2s sold. That's what made them think they could do it.

The format thing was a risk, the same risk they made on DVD and the PS2. When the PS2 first came out, DVD players were still over $1,000.

Like the PS2, PS3 was the cheapest available device to play the new format.
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User Info: archizzy

archizzy
4 years ago#7
AwayFromHere posted...
From: Joeydollaz | #004
We know that but this is about the gamers, what did they think of the entire
ps fanbase to do this to them?.

Who ever was running Sony at the time clearly wanted to kill PS brand
To win a Format War, so messed up.


130 million Playstation 2s sold. That's what made them think they could do it.

The format thing was a risk, the same risk they made on DVD and the PS2. When the PS2 first came out, DVD players were still over $1,000.

Like the PS2, PS3 was the cheapest available device to play the new format.


Not in the US. They were pricey in early 1997 but by 2000 good DVD players were in the $300 range and budget players could be had for under $100.
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velvet_hammer
4 years ago#8
JD topic
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User Info: DevilTears604

DevilTears604
4 years ago#9
You gotta admit though, the Blu-Ray drive makes the price a shade more reasonable.
Gamers are too reactionary. Games are like fine wine, they must linger for us to get their true taste. There are plenty of examples.

User Info: Devilman_Amon

Devilman_Amon
4 years ago#10
3DO was $500 brand new

NeoGeo system was $650 new
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