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Sony has set in stone its position on PlayStation 3 pricing - and it’s not good news for cash-strapped gamers. Nobuyuki Oneda, Sony’s CFO, told investors in Singapore that “our plan is not to reduce the price” of the PS3. Instead, the firm’s long-term strategy is to concentrate on profitability, rather than selling more PS3s. …

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Anonymous Coward

Why do they need to?

For Sony, they don't need to, as it's outselling the 360 is Europe by massive amounts, and in the US by a reasonable amount.

For Gamers, why should they? Sure everything would be nicer, cheaper, but the PS3 even at the current price represents a massive bargain, you are getting more bang for buck than any other consumer device around.

I can understand why Microsoft are price cutting, desperation. However you only have to look at the last European 360 price cut (about 3 months back), which only provided a 2 week upwards blip in the otherwise sliding 360 sales.

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Gates Horns

No Necessary

The xbots are only happy about their price cut because they need to buy them more.

I'm good because i bought a PS3 on day one and don't need the price cut. My sources at Sony say they're outselling the 360 10 to 1 and we don't need the money anyway.

We're doing fine thanks.

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Really, Mark?

My sources at Microsoft say the 360 is outselling the PS3, and that Ballmer is pretty well off, too.

Being sensible for a moment, I fail to see why Sony would announce any price cut in advance anyway. Nobody ever does. The price will come down when it comes down. I'll buy one when I can justify the expenditure.

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