[Answered] PS3 Game Pricing??
I was hoping the game prices would be the same so i hope this is just speculative.
At the CESA Developers Confrence Hirokazu Hamamura, president of Enterbrain (publisher of Famitsu) talked about the price range of upcoming PS3 software. Much like Xbox and Xbox 360, he sees a significant price increase between PS2 and PS3. Hamamura-san forsees the cheapest PS3 software being at least $70 USD (EUR 57 / YEN 7,800) while the most expensive would be around $79 USD (EUR 65 / YEN 8,800). That will leave Canadian gamers paying $83-$94.
Perhaps Kutaragi was right and we should all just suck it up and get second jobs.
That is of course, when the PS3 is ever able to run pirated copys of games. And good luck downloading 40+GB immages off the internet.... ISP's will wise up when they see the bandwidth usage skyrocket and then its a matter of time until people are caught.
Renting is another story, but dont expect to rent these things anywhere short of 5$ each. Then you need a Blue-Ray burner and blank Blue-Ray media, which the burner should be horribly expensive at launch, I wouldnt be shocked to see BL blanks start at 20$ each. Then of course you need to pay for the chip, and the install (unless you want to play with your 400$ investment). I dont see this a viable option until around 2 years after launch.