• PlayStation VP of hardware marketing John Koller says Sony will support aging console as long as development scene is running; claims $270 price point for new model a result of consumers’ call for value.

    The PlayStation 3 isn’t going away anytime soon. PlayStation VP of hardware marketing John Koller told GameSpot this week that Sony will continue to support the aging console until at least 2015, and possibly longer, provided the development scene continues to exist.

    Elsewhere in the interview, Koller defended the new PS3 model’s $270 price point-above the current $250 entry level unit-saying gamers have called for value, and claiming Sony is coming through with its new bundle.

    To continue reading the article visit the source: GameSpot

    Note from @fanboysarestupid

    I’m sorry, did $ony just somehow forgot the world’s in an economy crisis right now?

    This thing looks very cheaply made and its price should also be rather cheap too.

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  • 36 Comments

    1. saxile
      09-22-2012
      09:35 PM
      1

      I actually kind of like it, I think it looks better than the current slims

    2. ichris
      09-22-2012
      09:37 PM
      2

      You are also forgetting that the price of the new console is a bundle not just the console so it is cheaper.

    3. tjhooker73
      09-22-2012
      09:43 PM
      3

      Its not cheap. Have you seen what is inside of it.
      Console makers sell systems at a loss, And gain money from games. Nintendo is the only exception.

    4. fanboysarestupid
      09-22-2012
      09:54 PM
      4

      Originally Posted by ichris
      You are also forgetting that the price of the new console is a bundle not just the console so it is cheaper.
      Zavvi.com is selling PS3 12GB without anything else for 241€.

    5. ichris
      09-22-2012
      09:58 PM
      5

      Originally Posted by fanboysarestupid
      Zavvi.com is selling PS3 12GB without anything else for 241€.
      Yeah, I did hear that the UK is getting screwed with the new consoles.....

    6. Cheesethief
      09-23-2012
      12:35 AM
      6

      This is news how? Sony has promised a decade of support for every console since the PS1 (fulfilled for everyone of them too).

    7. stussy1
      09-23-2012
      01:04 AM
      7

      Originally Posted by fanboysarestupid
      Zavvi.com is selling PS3 12GB without anything else for 241€.

      well out in aus selling 12 gig for $300au
      or 500 gig for $400
      i can get 160 slim for that $300 or lower

      I dont understand the ps2 is the highest selling game station do you
      think anything will pass it in the near future

    8. stevorkz
      09-23-2012
      01:52 AM
      8

      Originally Posted by Cheesethief
      This is news how? Sony has promised a decade of support for every console since the PS1 (fulfilled for everyone of them too).
      That's right. You can actually work out all the playstations you'll get to experience before you die (assuming Playstation lasts that long)

      Assuming I live till 80 and I continue to buy playstation, I'll be playing on my Playstation 8 before I croak

    9. psyki
      09-23-2012
      02:21 AM
      9

      Originally Posted by stussy1
      well out in aus selling 12 gig for $300au
      or 500 gig for $400
      i can get 160 slim for that $300 or lower

      I dont understand the ps2 is the highest selling game station do you
      think anything will pass it in the near future
      we get ripped off on pricing most pc parts are about 100 bucks more
      we'r closer to china and seeing how most of the sh!t gets made there it would make sense if it was cheaper but unfortunately the world dosent work that way

      i like the look of the unit tho

    10. fanboysarestupid
      09-23-2012
      09:52 AM
      10

      Originally Posted by stevorkz
      That's right. You can actually work out all the playstations you'll get to experience before you die (assuming Playstation lasts that long)

      Assuming I live till 80 and I continue to buy playstation, I'll be playing on my Playstation 8 before I croak
      I'm not sure I'll continue supporting $ony with their next PlayStation consoles, I am actually considering this generation the last that I've bought since they've improved and all three took it to the next level (Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony). I.e, graphics, online services (Xbox LIVE), larger disc size (Blu-ray) and motion sensor (Kinect, Wii, PS Move).

      What are they going to offer to make the purchase of the new PS4, Xbox Infinity (codename) and Wii U worthy? I'll perhaps just buy a Wii U since Nintendo knows how to get me by the balls (I just love Nintendo titles -- I grew up playing Nintendo games other than Sega's Mega Drive).

      Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U edition looks friggin' hilarious, combats Midgets Vs. Giants, Nintendo characters' customs and whatnot, TTT2's gonna be a lot of fun on Wii U than PS3 or Xbox 360.

    11. baargle
      09-23-2012
      11:01 AM
      11

      You guys actually believe this "10 year plan support" type talk?

      It's just how the market has gone for them, while they are still making money on a product - it will be supported. That is down the to consumer, not Sony.

      They are owned by shareholders, not angels.

    12. H3avyRa1n
      09-23-2012
      11:18 AM
      12

      what a relief...

    13. OoZic
      09-23-2012
      06:06 PM
      13

      So they don't stop the support tomorrow

    14. Hochum Slochum
      09-23-2012
      06:20 PM
      14

      Originally Posted by ichris
      Yeah, I did hear that the UK is getting screwed with the new consoles.....
      haha you can say that again.

      On these Isles, we are ripped off, with just about every technology being released on the planet atm.
      Por Examplerer - Iphone 5 sells for $300 in US, equiv to £160. Here, Iphone 5 sell for £500+ - equiv to $1000.

      Would a Mathematician help out there. lol

    15. fanboysarestupid
      09-23-2012
      06:30 PM
      15

      Originally Posted by OoZic
      So they don't stop the support tomorrow
      lol why would they cease support tomorrow, any special occasion?

    16. calo
      09-23-2012
      06:47 PM
      16

      please remove comment

    17. baargle
      09-23-2012
      07:18 PM
      17

      Originally Posted by Hochum Slochum
      haha you can say that again.

      On these Isles, we are ripped off, with just about every technology being released on the planet atm.
      Por Examplerer - Iphone 5 sells for $300 in US, equiv to £160. Here, Iphone 5 sell for £500+ - equiv to $1000.

      Would a Mathematician help out there. lol
      Bull doodles.

    18. Sidewinder_2011
      09-23-2012
      07:33 PM
      18

      Originally Posted by baargle
      Bull doodles.
      apple iphone usa from apple store http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...iphone/iphone5

      from $199

      apple iphone uk from apple store http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/hom...iphone/iphone5

      from £529
      529.00 GBP = 858.524 USD
      199.00 USD = 122.613 GBP


      = uk gets ripped off

    19. JustThatDude
      09-23-2012
      07:42 PM
      19

      They will support it. That doesn't mean their won't be a new console

    20. Hochum Slochum
      09-23-2012
      07:43 PM
      20

      Originally Posted by carldenning
      apple iphone usa from apple store http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...iphone/iphone5

      from $199

      apple iphone uk from apple store http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/hom...iphone/iphone5

      from £529
      529.00 GBP = 858.524 USD
      199.00 USD = 122.613 GBP


      = uk gets ripped off
      LOL

      My previous inaccurate post, further flatters the Uk there. Didnt know the precise price in the US!! $199 makes the UK look like an isle full of Class A citizens on £100k+ annum salaries...

    21. Cheesethief
      09-23-2012
      07:53 PM
      21

      The U.S. $199 is with a two year contract with AT&T. The U.K. is doubtless without contract. Without contract the phone is probably $600+ USD

    22. Sidewinder_2011
      09-23-2012
      07:59 PM
      22

      Originally Posted by Cheesethief
      The U.S. $199 is with a two year contract with AT&T. The U.K. is doubtless without contract. Without contract the phone is probably $600+ USD
      Opps i thought it was the same with out contract. Anyway iphone are crap andriod is so much better. Gunna get sony experia T next month

    23. Cheesethief
      09-23-2012
      08:09 PM
      23

      Originally Posted by carldenning
      Opps i thought it was the same with out contract. Anyway iphone are crap andriod is so much better. Gunna get sony experia T next month
      Looking at it, the phone is not offered without contract in the U.S. by Apple themselves... You would probably have to go through a carrier to get one and Verizon is the only one who has the iPhone sim unlocked (can be used internationally).

      The price point is probably similar to Canada's: http://store.apple.com/ca/browse/hom.../family/iphone

    24. hellsing9
      09-23-2012
      10:24 PM
      24

      Frontpaged

    25. baargle
      09-24-2012
      12:38 AM
      25

      Originally Posted by carldenning
      apple iphone usa from apple store http://store.apple.com/us/browse/hom...iphone/iphone5

      from $199

      apple iphone uk from apple store http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/hom...iphone/iphone5

      from £529
      529.00 GBP = 858.524 USD
      199.00 USD = 122.613 GBP


      = uk gets ripped off
      That's locked to the carrier - i.e subsidized for the $199 price - You're paying $199 and have a 2 year contract!!!
      You won't get a sim free iPhone 5 for $199. Which is what you get for the £529 in the UK.
      There are deals available in the UK for 2 year contracts where the iPhone 5 is free.

      Obviously the relevant point is total outlay and an iPhone 5 is pretty much swings and roundabouts wherever you buy it in the world.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by Hochum Slochum
      LOL

      My previous inaccurate post, further flatters the Uk there. Didnt know the precise price in the US!! $199 makes the UK look like an isle full of Class A citizens on £100k+ annum salaries...
      See above...

      Oh looks like everythings been explained and i'm late.

      And yes....Wouldn't want an iPhone 5 for $199 anyway....unless I was selling it.

    26. Alvoca
      09-24-2012
      04:46 AM
      26

      Wow! PS3 is still holding its price. I was expecting a huge price drop so it could be more affordable and to make larger audience. And I think it looks pretty cheap.

    27. OoZic
      09-24-2012
      09:01 AM
      27

      Originally Posted by fanboysarestupid
      lol why would they cease support tomorrow, any special occasion?
      With the release of the new model PS3 they have to support it a bit longer.... something like 2017 imho. That is why I made a little sarcastic joke

    28. ChaseHammer
      09-24-2012
      12:14 PM
      28

      Originally Posted by Cheesethief
      This is news how? Sony has promised a decade of support for every console since the PS1 (fulfilled for everyone of them too).
      *cough* PlayStation Portable with UMD Movies and Games *cough*

    29. fanboysarestupid
      09-24-2012
      12:29 PM
      29

      Originally Posted by ChaseHammer
      *cough* PlayStation Portable with UMD Movies and Games *cough*
      [MENTION=200937]Cheesethief[/MENTION], don't forget that PSPgo was a complete failure that's no longer in production.

      I had one, but then couldn't do jack shít with it, like play UMDs, plug a standard USB cable, use a normal PSP Memory Stick Pro Duo card and the damn buttons were too small for my hands.

    30. Cut_Glass
      09-24-2012
      04:16 PM
      30

      Thats only 9 years, Im sure I heard them say 10 years more than once.. hmm

      How much nicer would this new slim look if it had a slot loading drive with an unbroken surface... Its like the pspE1000 stripped down and budget look.

    31. Cheesethief
      09-24-2012
      04:44 PM
      31

      Originally Posted by fanboysarestupid
      [MENTION=200937]Cheesethief[/MENTION], don't forget that PSPgo was a complete failure that's no longer in production.

      I had one, but then couldn't do jack shít with it, like play UMDs, plug a standard USB cable, use a normal PSP Memory Stick Pro Duo card and the damn buttons were too small for my hands.
      The PSP Go is very much in production in the U.S. and has been since release. It got dropped in other countries, but the PSP Go is nothing but a PSP and the PSP will be supported until at least its tenth year. The PSP 1000 and 2000 were dropped, the PS3 Phat and Slim have been dropped, all in the same way as the PSP Go. Model variations drop, old age or low sales doesn't matter which, the but the console itself is supported for ten years. Meaning you will get tech support and games for the lifetime of the console, no matter which model you own.

    32. hellsing9
      09-24-2012
      04:49 PM
      32

      Chip incoming maybe next year like happened to PS2 and matrix.

    33. fanboysarestupid
      09-24-2012
      04:50 PM
      33

      Originally Posted by Cheesethief
      The PSP Go is very much in production in the U.S. and has been since release. It got dropped in other countries, but the PSP Go is nothing but a PSP and the PSP will be supported until at least its tenth year. The PSP 1000 and 2000 were dropped, the PS3 Phat and Slim have been dropped, all in the same way as the PSP Go. Model variations drop, old age or low sales doesn't matter which, the but the console itself is supported for ten years. Meaning you will get tech support and games for the lifetime of the console, no matter which model you own.
      PSPgo got dropped in Japan, and in Europe they made a new PSP called "PSP Street" which is a cheaper PSP 3000 with UMD.

    34. Cheesethief
      09-24-2012
      04:57 PM
      34

      Originally Posted by fanboysarestupid
      PSPgo got dropped in Japan, and in Europe they made a new PSP called "PSP Street" which is a cheaper PSP 3000 with UMD.
      Please read the entirety of my post. Specific models do not count, it is the console as a whole that is supported for a decade.

      The U.S. does not get the PSP N1000 "Street."

    35. fanboysarestupid
      09-24-2012
      04:59 PM
      35

      Yup, I read it, Cheese.

    36. hello345
      09-25-2012
      08:28 AM
      36

      I’m sorry, did $ony just somehow forgot the world’s in an economy crisis right now?

      This thing looks very cheaply made and its price should also be rather cheap too.
      It is being rumored that Sony does make a good profit on this new PS3 model. However, we must not forget that Sony is in financial problems right now, so dropping the price is not necessarily the best option. It isnt sure that the PS3 sale will increase a lot if they drop the price, so simply increasing the value in the package (more harddrive space) could mean that they maintain the same sales as before, but make more money.

      I do expect to see a new PS3 pricedrop sometime early next year though.