Sony: "Price doesn't make or kill a platform"

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Guild McCommunist said:
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Right... Slap a ridiculous price tag on it (OVER $9000) and say that the price doesn't make or kill a platform.

Seriously though, they still shouldn't overprice the damn thing, or there wouldn't be as many people buying it. There's this thing called affordability...

Kid: HEY MOM DAD GET ME A NGP PLEASE
Parents: How much is it?
Kid: IT ONLY COSTS
Parents: No.

I have a feeling their demographic is more for the adult audience and not really that "broad" appeal Nintendo went for. It's probably aimed at the people who are willing to spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on gaming stuff. It feels like the PSP kinda became that way, with most of the games aimed at a "core" audience.
Guild, professorial athletes don't need to have their egos inflated anymore by carrying around an overpriced piece of Sony awesomeness. [/half kidding]
 

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machomuu said:
Guild, professorial athletes don't need to have their egos inflated anymore by carrying around an overpriced piece of Sony awesomeness. [/half kidding]

Well I mainly meant the people who have the money to spend thousands of dollars on high end gaming computers or hundreds of dollars for a fight stick. When it comes to gaming, they're willing and wanting to shell out top price.

Of course I have a rather limited income and can't really do that but I'd still buy a NGP myself unless the price was like over $400.
 

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Please, no more Guild debates... I can't take seeing this in every other thread
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Hmmm interesting comments. I suppose really, there isn't a single solid answer. It depends on how the statement is looked at.
 

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I think what Guild is trying to say is that Sony are aiming for the audience that don't let their parents dictate the use of their money.
 

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Child - Daddy?...can you get me the new awesome Sony NGP?...all the stuck up pricks at school have one!..

Dad - Well son!..how does it cost?

Child - *shows flyer with the RIDICULOUS OVER PRICED price*

Dad. - ..........


CHild - Daddy?...is that a no or a ye-

dad - [screams in booming voice] IT'S OVER *$9,000!!!!!

Child - ..........:wtf:

Mom [from the other room] - What?!?!...*9,000?!
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Sony's Perferred Crowd


Kid - Aw sweet! the NGP...lemme see..WOW...9,000 dollars!?

...damn..I want to make a false impression that im a somebody to people I could care less about buy buying overpriced expensive shit....

hmm..how am I gonna come up with *$9,000 though?..

oh yea...CHARGE IT!
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* does not mean product will cost 9,000 dollars. Actual product price of NGP will vary.
 

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"Price doesn't make or kill a platform"
True that, just because it's cheaper than the 3DS launch price doesn't mean it's worse.

jks lol
 

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it depends on how high the price is. If the 3ds was $400 then ppl would have thought twice about it but since its around 300 or less, AND the features (even if in the future) justify it.
NGP (next geohot project in other words) wouldnt seem to justify the price at more than $300. Its about how ppl can use it that ppl put a price on it and not how much the hardware,software, work etc costs which is the viewpoint of the producers.
Nintendo with the 3DS put 3D implemented in a simple way (unlike having a super screen with required glasses) which reduced costs and this is exactly what i feel sony should have done (if they havent already)

then again, i dont think the NGP will be that expensive that this statement was solely made for it
 

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Yes, the price does matter. The reasons the 3DS is selling well enough is:

1) Because it's Nintendo.
2) 3D without glasses.
3) It's the next gen.
4) For what it does, it does very well.

However, can the same be said of the NGP? If it works as well as Sony says it does, will it be worth it? Perhaps, or perhaps not. Afford-ability is a very big issue with new tech, and it's one of the reasons a $400+ price tag won't fly with the average consumer. I can name all the titles that would make me buy a NGP, and all of them sadly won't happen.

After all the recent happenings, going with Sony is going to be hard for many people. So, they're screwing themselves over before the NGP gathers up steam.
 

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Maybe he's psyching people up for a super high price on purpose.
Then POW!
$250
What gets you better value now? 3DS or NGP?

The more they make people think it'll cost an arm and a leg the better off they will be when they announce a price.
 

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It reminds me the PS3 launch :
"It's 600$ but the console will last 10 years!"
I hope the NGP won't be too expensive.

EDIT: If the NGP cost 250$, I'm sure the 3DS will get a price cut.
 

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Zarcon said:
Maybe he's psyching people up for a super high price on purpose.
Then POW!
$250
What gets you better value now? 3DS or NGP?

The more they make people think it'll cost an arm and a leg the better off they will be when they announce a price.
Perhaps, but the contract will make you sign off your first born into involuntary servitude.
 

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Argentum Vir said:
Zarcon said:
Maybe he's psyching people up for a super high price on purpose.
Then POW!
$250
What gets you better value now? 3DS or NGP?

The more they make people think it'll cost an arm and a leg the better off they will be when they announce a price.
Perhaps, but the contract will make you sign off your first born into involuntary servitude.

How many basement nerds do you think will actually have a first born?
 

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Erdnaxela said:
It reminds me the PS3 launch :
"It's 600$ but the console will last 10 years!"
I hope the NGP won't be too expensive.

EDIT: If the NGP cost 250$, I'm sure the 3DS will get a price cut.
Nintendo isn't the type of company to make decisions based on competition.
 

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Law said:
Argentum Vir said:
Zarcon said:
Maybe he's psyching people up for a super high price on purpose.
Then POW!
$250
What gets you better value now? 3DS or NGP?

The more they make people think it'll cost an arm and a leg the better off they will be when they announce a price.
Perhaps, but the contract will make you sign off your first born into involuntary servitude.

How many basement nerds do you think will actually have a first born?
Depends. No one I know has a basement. Z.Z
 

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Considering that Sony recently closed some factories from this past incident, they could just be covering their bases should the worse happen. They want to release it, but this past incident might have put a dent into their original plan/price/etc in the long run. We'll just have to wait and see.
 

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Sully99 said:
"When you're buying a platform, when you're buying technology, you're hopefully buying a device that you're going to enjoy for many years.

PSP 1000 = 2004/2005
PSP 1001 = 2005 (Stealth upgrade)
PSP 2000 = 2007
PSP 3000 = 2008
PSP Go = 2009
NGP aka PSP 2 = 2011

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And coming in 2012 the PSP2 Slim. Now 20% slimmer and lighter with slightly less battery life. But don't worry, we'll sell you a $50 Stamina Battery...

Because all fanboys are idiots and someone is bound to claim "TEH BIAS" lets list the NDS and iPhone revisions

Nintendo DS = 2004
Nintendo DS Lite = 2006
Nintendo DSi = 2008
Nintendo DSi XL = 2009 (not really an upgrade but rather an alternative option for the old folks)
Nintendo 3DS = 2011

And coming in 2013 = Nintendo 3DS Slim!

iPhone = 2007
iPhone 3G = 2008
iPhone 3GS = 2010
iPhone 4 = 2011

And coming this fall - iPhone 5, with an 8 mega pixel camera, 4G, and slightly improved battery life

QUOTE60 Millions sales of the PSP also agree,

Divided by 4 hardware revisions and dozens of collectible bundles. (nintendo did the same thing to fluff up their numbers)

As for the price of NGP, he's hyping people up to drop the bomb at E3. Its the PSX launch all over again. Know your history...
 

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Argentum Vir said:
Law said:
Argentum Vir said:
Zarcon said:
Maybe he's psyching people up for a super high price on purpose.
Then POW!
$250
What gets you better value now? 3DS or NGP?

The more they make people think it'll cost an arm and a leg the better off they will be when they announce a price.
Perhaps, but the contract will make you sign off your first born into involuntary servitude.

How many basement nerds do you think will actually have a first born?
Depends. No one I know has a basement. Z.Z
I lol'd.
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