Famitsu boss: PS3′s Japanese problems are being resolved

Tuesday, 22nd July 2008 15:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Famitsu boss Hirokazu Hamamura has told MCV that he believes issues strangling PS3′s development in Japan are being eradicated, although a price cut is needed this year to boost sales.

“The PS3’s penetration pace has been slower than I expected,” he said. “Its higher price tag and software development difficulties have been major causes for stalling the growth of its installed base. However, these problems are gradually being resolved.

“If the console gets another price cut by the year-end shopping season, I believe its penetration pace will become accelerated.”

A price cut in Europe would be great as well, Sony. Sony?



  1. Psychotext

    Man… I just looked up the Japanese prices for the Wii and the PS3.

    The Wii is £120 and the PS3 is £180. Why can’t we get prices like that? :(

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I still don’t think it’s the price that’s knobbling the PS3 in Japan.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. patlike

    I think a smaller machine would help.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I think a lot more decent software would help more.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. patlike

    That too.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Syrok


    #6 7 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Did I miss a controversy? :-D

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Syrok

    No. :)

    #8 7 years ago

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