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3DS To Receive Worldwide 3DS Price Cut As Sales Stall

by Ernice Gilbert on July 28th, 2011, under Hot, News, Nintendo

Nintendo has made known that it’s to drop the price of 3DS from $249 to $169.99 in the U.S. on August 12th, and to ¥15,000 in Japan on August 11th, down from its current ¥25,000, as sales of the mobile 3D console stifle.

Agony: Sony’s Seventh Generation PlayStation Story

Inside Sony Japan, where most massive company decisions are made, the mood must have been joyful when it was time to release PS3: “Guys we have no competition!” PlayStation father Ken Kutaragi must have proclaimed. “PS2 is the most successful console ever made, and with over 130 million (at the time) sold, the PS3 will have even more success!” I imagine he didn’t stop there either, with his confidence beaming, and Sony wanting to once again put out the most compelling machine they’d ever forged, all sorts of technology must have been considered, and although price would’ve definitely be an issue, Sony wasn’t afraid.

“They’ll buy it!” I could hear Hirai siding with Kutaragi, “it’s PlayStation, damn it! Look at how many PS2s were sold!” Things were getting a bit touchy though, price range had shot up from $399 to now $599 and some execs were perturbed. “Are we showing too much confidence in our userbase?” Another thought to himself, yet he failed to utter the thing, since the two big dogs in the room held all the say. So Blu-Ray was implemented, OtherOS, Cell Technology – and the final product was a massive technological accomplishment, but one that came with a great price.

PSP Gets Price Cut In Europe Except UK

by Ernice Gilbert on April 8th, 2011, under Hot, News, PSP, Sony

Rumors were spinning around gaming’s web earlier today telling of a price cut that Sony had given the PSP. Well the giant’s come clean and confirmed the news, but while most of Europe will see the PSP’s price drop to its lowest levels, gamers in the UK are not so fortunate.

Sony Cuts Price Of PSP Go In US And Japan (UPDATE)

by Ernice Gilbert on October 25th, 2010, under Hot, News, Sony

UPDATE: Sony’s just announced that the PSPgo will see a worldwide price cut beginning tomorrow in the U.S. and Europe. The former will see the handheld price go from $249 to $199, with the European SKU seeing a drop to £159.99, down from £199.99.

The handheld is now available for ¥16,800 ($200/£132) in Japan.

Original Story: Last October, Sony launched its latest handheld dubbed PSPgo in the U.S., the idea was to make games more accessible by including no hard disk format, instead games would be downloaded via the PlayStation Store. Well to put things simple, the idea did not work then and it’s even worse now, as sales of the portable device never took off.

So what’s next for Sony in the handheld department? PSP2 of course, and in what might just be another bold statement the aforesaid handheld is on the horizon, the company from the land of the rising sun’s just slashed the PSPgo’s price in both the U.S. and Japan.

Xbox 360 Will Be The First To See A Price Cut Next Year Says Pachter

by Ernice Gilbert on October 5th, 2010, under Hot, Michael Pachter, Microsoft, News

What’s up with gaming? Good things. I’d say we’re in the best moment of the industry’s history. Big games, massive enhancements, and so much more. In 2011, things will get even better, but according Michael Pachter, Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst and host of Pach-Attack, the big three will have to make some sacrifices, financial ones.

Sony: No Plans For PS3 Price Cut, Or PSP2

by Ernice Gilbert on June 16th, 2010, under E3, News, Playstation 3, Sony

At E3, we were hoping for at least a PSP2 showing. Nothing happened and according to Sony, it ain’t happening anytime soon either.