Thursday 6 April 2006
Senior vice president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, George Fornay, has sparked renewed speculation as to the price of PS3, suggesting that Sony's next-gen console would be expensive in terms of a gaming console, but an absolute bargain when its Blu-ray and HD capabilities are added to the equation.
Fornay compared the price of PS3 with other consoles and Blu-ray players and seemed to hint that Sony's machine would fall somewhere between the 500 and 1000 Euro bracket (£350 - £700), which certainly seems like a realistic estimate. A premium pack Xbox 360 currently costs £280, while the first announced prices of Blu-ray players are ringing in at anywhere between £600 and £900.
Sony quickly responded to Fornay's comments, which he made during an interview with French radio station Europe 1, reaffirming that it still hasn't fixed a price for PS3 and that Fornay's remarks purely reflected a "personal analysis" and was not an "advertisement of price". We're expecting Sony to announce a confirmed PS3 price at next month's E3 games show.
Above: It's anticipated that PS3 will be the most expensive of the next-gen consoles, but just how badly will it dent our wallets?