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    loca93 is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Default Say it ain't Konami, say it ain't so

    Looks like weve finally seen the first actually evidence of this happening. I hope this dosent come true, but it looks like they dont have a choice.

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Corp.'s (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) $100 price cut for the PlayStation 3 is not enough to turn the fortunes of the game console, which has suffered a slow start, an executive of game software maker Konami Corp. (9766.T: Quote, Profile, Research) said.

    Sony cut the PS3 price to $500 in the United States on Monday, in a bid to ignite demand. But it still costs twice that of Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s (7974.OS: Quote, Profile, Research) Wii console, whose $250 price and motion-sensing controller have made it a best-seller despite its lack of cutting-edge graphics.

    "I wonder if Sony can win back user support by the price cut of just $100," Kazumi Kitaue, the head of Konami's North American and European operations, told Reuters in an interview ahead of this week's E3 video game industry trade show.

    "I don't expect a substantial impact ... With $500, you can buy a personal computer."

    Sony has packed its cutting-edge technology including a Blu-ray high-definition DVD player and high-performance chips in the PS3. The advanced functions enable life-like graphics, but have driven up production costs.

    Its high price and a lack of attractive software have been cited as major reasons for the PS3's plight.

    Kitaue said Konami may need to expand the target hardware for its blockbuster fighting game Metal Gear Solid, which has so far been developed for Sony's PlayStation machines, to other consoles in the future to recoup development costs.

    "Since Metal Gear Solid was born for the PlayStation, we would like to keep it a PlayStation game. But we might have to take some steps," Kitaue said.

    Konami plans to launch Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PS3 in the current business year to March 2008


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    and what's wrong ? it can't be worse if they go multi platform so a maximum of players will be able to enjoy their games...

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    I didn't like the second Metal Gear Solid. So, I don't really care. I want a cool version of Contra with online.

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    loca93 is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Do you know how bad the PS3 will die if this happens.


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    umm....yeah i see where ur coming from, but ever since the ps3 price drop sales have picked up. Online sites and retails everywhere too.


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    For how long though. I mean c'mon the high demand won't last long people still won't shellout 500. I did wish I could have waited. The PS3 is on a thin ice as it is.


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    umm...yeah, we'll see how long this will last, but to be COMPLETELY honest....

    for $500, you are getting one hell of a deal if you actually look at it.

    also u gotta remember, MGS4 will sell systems too.


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    loca93 is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    True, i mean Blu-Ray players alone is equivalent to the PS3, but non the less I want games =(


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    Yeah.

    If you wanna go HD movies, PS3's the way to go (mostly because I don't know how much X360 + HDDVD costs).


    F* the people who want to enjoy MGS4 on a wider scale... if you can afford a 360, you can afford selling your soul for 500 dollars for a PS3.

    ~ Hell won't have PS3s, so you might as well rampage through MGS4, 5, and however many else they make before you get there...
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    Look i own all 3 and i am confident that by the begining to mid of 2008 ps3 will be ontop of them all.Wii coming in second and last 360. Now do i have proof no. BUT when you treat video games like i do you do get a sixth sense about this sorta thing.

    You can say I don't care BUT to say I don't care anymore is wrong I just don't care to care to give a rats ass about a damn thing.

 

 
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