Activision Threatens Sony to Give PS3 Price Cut

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  1. Rock Raiyu
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    The head honcho of Activision has threatened that the company may drop support for the PS3 platform in 2010 and 2011 if things don't pick up for Sony's platform. He wants a price cut now because the attach rate of games is very low. I'm going to stand behind Activision on this lol.

    News Source: PSPUpdates.QJ.net
     
  2. personager

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    Well, I hope Activision succeed. I want a PS3 badly, I just can't afford it
     
  3. WitoRIT92

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    wow sony better do somehting about this.
     
  4. Trolly

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    Yeah, I'd totally get a PS3 if it was a decent price. Right now it's just not worth it, the extra power really doesn't add anything to the game experience currently IMO, so I'm not benefitting for the reasons behind the premium price.
     
  5. Law

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    I'd buy one if there was a price cut, especially since an 80 GB model is about £280 ($450~).
     
  6. dinofan01

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    I've never seen a third part of Activision's size threaten anyone like this. Its pretty crazy. But this most likely isn't going anywhere. Sony probably won't cut and Activision will still support them. But if Sony does cut it won't have anything to do with Activision.
     
  7. Hadrian

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    Well most just don't publicly say anything, they just stop making games for certain consoles like EA did with N64, Dreamcast & Gamecube.

    Activision are just waving their cocks about shouting "hey guys look at us we has Guitar Hero and Call of Duty, you need them!". I don't see this happening, well maybe PSP cut off but not PS3, they still make money from those games its easy! Just port the 360 version cheaply, done, easy money.
     
  8. updowners

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    Compare it to australian prices. The PS3 is like 699AUD over here.
     
  9. Rock Raiyu
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    Updated first post with more info. I'm a sad panda now.
     
  10. Domination

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    I would like to see Ubisoft do this to the DS. Would be great.
     
  11. Joe88

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    they are probably mad sony didnt show any of their games at their press conference (while MS wasted so much of their conference on rock band beatles) [​IMG]
     
  12. Jiggah

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    Yup, it's Activision just waving it's uhhh....hand around.

    Even if it's selling 3:1 with MS. It's still selling that "1" with Sony. Money is money and Activision as a company isn't going to just say no to money.

    Additionally, it's a way for Activision to say that they were the sole influence of any price cut down the line. Everyone already knows that a price cut is coming (most likely TGS).
     
  13. lilkerv90210

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    ill buy a ps3 when its price is cut i think 250 is a ok price for a 40 gig
     
  14. ChaosBoi

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    My bro bought our 40GB model from some guy for about $200 like a year or 2 ago. The only games I even play on my PS3 are Call of Duty 4 & 5, and a bit of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I have Little Big Planet too, but I can't seem to find it right now :/ .

    As a gaming machine, I don't particularly like the PS3 as much as I want to, since there isn't really anything I want to play on it right now, besides Modern Warfare 2 and some future RPG titles. Though as a multipurpose machine, I can say it's worth the price it currently has. But then again, most people want one for playing video games, so I don't blame Activision for wanting a price cut.
     
  15. Master Mo

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    I don`t get why Activision should do this. I thought the install-base of the PS3 is pretty much growing... [​IMG]
     
  16. Joe88

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    get MGS4

    your will probably change your mind after playing that game...
     
  17. ZenZero

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    exactly the same here, i would just get a 360 - but im not really a fan of the system, i prefer the ps3