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A PS3 price cut would “really boost the industry,” says analyst

Monday, 1st June 2009 08:22 GMT By Mike

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Billy Pidgeon, an independent analyst at Game Changer Research, reckons the gaming industry in general would benefit from Sony slashing PlayStation’s price.

“The thing that would really boost the industry in this traditionally slow period would be a Sony price cut. That would really help right now,” he said.

The quote is part of a Reuters article that looks at E3, the various financial aspects of the industry as it stands today and it’s potential economic future.

“If it doesn’t happen, I don’t think the industry is in for rough times,” Pidgeon added. “I do see that, in the fourth quarter, there will be a return to form.”

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5 Comments

  1. Dannybuoy

    PS3 Slim could be real and that might be cheaper that the original. I don’t care if Sony drop the price really. I’m happy with my PS3 and that I’m amongst the minority. Underdogs rule! ;-)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. evilashchris

    £250 and I’ll buy one, how’s that Sony?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    @evilashchris: There’s been numerous times you could get one for £250. Less than that at times too.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Cort

    I once saw it on Amazon for 250 bundled with LBP. The game at that time was available for about 30 squids. So, a PS3 for just 50 pounds more than a Wii. Can’t remember seeing it near the top of the sales chart at that time. Precisely how cheap do people want it to be?

    And some people are stupid. On Saturday on Amazon, the inFamous bundle (so, the console with the very latest exclusive game) was £10 cheaper than the console on its own, yet was ten places lower in the sales chart. Both in stock. Though I see today that the bundle is now eight places higher it is still a silly situation; why would anyone buy a console only for more money?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. anasui

    and the Department of Obvious strikes again.

    #5 5 years ago

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