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SCEA President on Price Cut: PlayStation 2.5 for $299, Not PS3

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271w ago - During a recent [Register or Login to view links], President of Sony Computer Entertainment America Jack Tretton reinforced Sony CEO Howard Stringer's views on a PS3 price cut.

To quote: "We could've come out with a PlayStation 2.5 for $299 or less, and in the first two or three years it would sell extremely well," he explains.

"But there would be a point where people would be going, 'I am not really seeing the incremental leap.'"

"People are having short-term thinking–the platform is not even three years old," Tretton adds. "It was $599; it's now $399." He goes on to say that Sony isn't planning to snare all customers in day one, but over a ten year period.
 

Speculation: What is Known on Sony's PlayStation 4 Console

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271w ago - It's no secret that Sony has been working on the PlayStation 4 for a good two years now, and rumors abound that Sony will bring forward its launch to 2011/2012 to directly take on Microsoft's proposed launch of its next Xbox.

All this talk of will it, won't it? or 'will PlayStation 3 be Sony's last PlayStation?' are largely irrelevant. It's happening, the real question is: what form will the console take?

What follows is a list of possible functions based on what experts inside and outside of Sony have been saying, both current and future trends in the videogame, multimedia and Internet markets, to quote:

Sony successfully pioneered the first truly mainstream games console with the PlayStation 2 by first appealing to an early adopting customer and then, later, opening up the console to a wider market with aggressive pricing, marketing and a range of products (EyeToy, Singstar) that appealed to your non-traditional gamers.

In this regard, PlayStation 3 has failed to learn the lessons that Sony itself once taught. It appeared that only Nintendo was listening.

Nintendo's Wii has proved that the games/software market is much bigger than anyone had previously imagined - PlayStation 4, therefore, needs to appeal to geeks and grannies alike or it will simply...
 

PlayStation 3 Debug / PS3 Test / PS3 Tool FAQ Commenced!

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271w ago - Earlier today CJPC started a PlayStation 3 Debug / PS3 Test / PS3 Tool FAQ located in our PS3 Debug / PS3 Test Consoles Forum and available directly HERE.

As time permits and replies warrant it, CJPC plans to update the FAQ regularly with answers to new questions, and intends to expand the current content it offers.

Those seeking to buy or sell a PS3 Debug console should drop by our Buy, Sell, Trade section as some are listed for sale with new buyers making offers daily.

Finally, if you are new to our site and own a PS3 Debug unit be sure to read the last 10 pages of articles focused primarily around what has been done with them to date HERE.
 

Next Experience! PlayStation Event Dated for July 11, 2009

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271w ago - PS3Center.net (linked above) has revealed that the next Experience! PlayStation event will be held on July 11, 2009 in Osaka, Japan.

For those unaware, Experience! PlayStation is an event that takes place on a near-monthly basis in Japan. Attendees are allowed to test-play upcoming PS3 and PSP game releases.

Today they announced the details for the next event, to quote:

The next event will take place on July 11 near the Hankyu Umeda Station in Osaka, Japan.

Exhibit hours are scheduled for 12:00 to 18:00. PS3 games that will be making appearance are; Professional Baseball Spirits 6, Katamari Damacy Tribute and more. Swelling, and Toro (SCE) of 3 is exhibited.

PSP games will also be making an appearance such as Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, and a new Konami baseball game for the PSP. The next event in August will feature the highly anticipated Tales of Vs.
 

Video: PlayStation Eye Chat: Demon's Souls for PS3

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271w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a PlayStation Eye Chat video covering Demon's Souls on the PS Blog.

To quote: Over the last few months, Demon's Soul's has consistently asked-about games here on the PlayStation.Blog. That hasn't been lost on North American publisher [Register or Login to view links], who, late last week took some time to chat via the PlayStation Eye.

Atlus PR Dude-and-Sometimes-Blog-Poster Aram Jabbari and Localization Guru Sammy Matsushima take on all of your Demon's Souls questions here.

Oh, and that announcement they were teasing was this: Demon's Souls is coming to North America on October 6.




 
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