- An external SCEA PR rep has told Edge-Online why a chart (below) was released by Sony indicating that the PS3 was cheaper than Microsoft's XBox 360 and Nintendo's Wii console.
The rep noted that it was thought to be a good time to remind everyone of "our strong offerings".
To quote: An external SCEA PR rep From The agency Porter Novelli
told us the company released the chart because they ‚‚ā¨úthought it would be a good time just to remind everyone of our strong offerings,‚‚ā¨Ě which automatically implies that they feel people have either forgotten about the PS3‚‚ā¨ôs inherent value or never seriously considered the PS3‚‚ā¨ôs value, due to the higher price tag.
It's highly likely that amidst this PS3 price-drop rumoring that Sony wanted to tell the core audience, "Hey, don't wait for a drop, it's a steal at $399, honest."
I‚‚ā¨ôd argue that today PS3 is a fine value, on par with Xbox 360, particularly for gamers in 2009, when it appears that Sony‚‚ā¨ôs internal developers will really begin to bear fruit.
Nevertheless, I‚‚ā¨ôm glad I‚‚ā¨ôm not the one that has to figure out how to get that value message across to consumers.