Moore Rubbishes PS3 Pricing Strategy

Consumers will buy Wii plus a 360 instead

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Moore Rubbishes PS3 Pricing Strategy
Peter Moore has, somewhat bullishly, gone on record earlier today, stating that Sony’s whopping $600 price tag for its PS3 is more than the combined cost of a Wii and an Xbox 360.

It’s an interesting move, and the strategy is clearly to encourage gamers and consumers to buy into the two fairly different gaming experiences provided by Microsoft and Nintendo, whilst forgetting about the PS3 option.

Moore told the Washington Post: “Tell me, why would you buy a $600 PS3? People are going to buy two consoles – they’re going to buy 360 and they’re going to buy Wii – both for the price of one PS3.”

“We have 100 per cent market share of the next-generation, and their job is to take that from us. When I think about everything that we’ve got going right now that is real, versus what Sony promises to do in six or seven months from now, obviously we feel very good about where we stand.”

Well, don’t pull any punches Peter! SPOnG is not sure that he has taken the extra cost of the 360’s HD DVD add-on drive into the equation, but it has to be said that he is making a valid point.

Speaking about Nintendo to another Reuters interviewer earlier this week, Moore had commented: “People will always gravitate toward a competitively priced product… That’s what I believe Wii will be. It has innovative new designs and great IP such as Mario, Zelda and Metroid.”

SPOnG has a meeting with Nintendo and Microsoft rep’s at E3 this afternoon, so we will be sure to quiz them both on this interesting new strategic partership move, which Moore seems to be taking.
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schnide 11 May 2006 23:18
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"We have 100 per cent market share of the next-generation"


Not particularly hard when you're the only "next generation" console out there, mainly because you were s**tting it about PS3 and rushed out the 360 before you could meet demand.

Now you're still s**tting it about the PS3 and trying to pull Nintendo in on your act. If you did beat Sony this time round (which you won't) and it just left you and Nintendo, would you still be praising their products?

I think not..
Patmos 11 May 2006 23:29
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Moore added: and their online is gonna suck, and its the same controller they've had for 8 years and it still has no triggers and a misplaced analog I feel like I am taking stupid pills! and Viva Pinata looks awesome and might be really fun, so stab that in your eye Rare haters see their still good! Moore then took a swig of what was "believed to be punch" jumped on a table and declared that the PS3 had killed his only son and could never be forgiven, and the only way to destroy sony was to tear off his own nipples so the god Zeus would make SquareEnix develop only for X-box360.... not really sure where that came from, and not really sure what the point was, just knida got wrapped up in the E3 excitement.
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fluffstardx 12 May 2006 10:18
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schnide wrote:
"We have 100 per cent market share of the next-generation"


Not particularly hard when you're the only "next generation" console out there, mainly because you were s**tting it about PS3 and rushed out the 360 before you could meet demand.

Now you're still s**tting it about the PS3 and trying to pull Nintendo in on your act. If you did beat Sony this time round (which you won't) and it just left you and Nintendo, would you still be praising their products?

I think not..



Erm... he's right. Me and everyone else I know IS planning on buying a 360 and and Wii rather than a PS3. Sony's bandwagon has slowed considerably since the official announcement, with boards such as GameFAQs full of people full of Sony fanboyism talking about jumping ship.

Sony's E3 has been a disaster; they've demonstrated no originality, shown no massive graphical difference between themselves and the 360 (some of their games are still sub-Oblibvion standards), and all they've demonstrated is they're the chameleons of the industry (media button on controller, motion sensing, Live ripoff, even down to having 2 versions). Lots of people have been driven off by this, and it's at least nice of Moore to point out that he likes his rival machines. Sony make out like the other 2 have nothing going for them, and then PLAGIARISE THEM!
tyrion 12 May 2006 12:20
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Patmos wrote:
and it still has no triggers

Not to detract from your Moore as fanboy rant, but the PS3 controller (dubbed DualShake by the Internet wags) has got triggers now. Or at least the R1 and R2 buttons now have more travel on them.

You can just make that out on this image here.
king skins 12 May 2006 13:17
5/5
Patmos wrote:
Moore added: and their online is gonna suck, and its the same controller they've had for 8 years and it still has no triggers and a misplaced analog I feel like I am taking stupid pills! and Viva Pinata looks awesome and might be really fun, so stab that in your eye Rare haters see their still good! Moore then took a swig of what was "believed to be punch" jumped on a table and declared that the PS3 had killed his only son and could never be forgiven, and the only way to destroy sony was to tear off his own nipples so the god Zeus would make SquareEnix develop only for X-box360.... not really sure where that came from, and not really sure what the point was, just knida got wrapped up in the E3 excitement.


lol, very amuzing. was Moores only son called dreamcast by any chance?
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