Ok, so there was no laughing. From Nintendo anyway. I, on the other hand, had a guffaw or ten. Two hundred and forty days into the life of your console, and you’re cutting prices? Sigh. And I was having such fun battling the PS3 as a rabid Nintendo fanman (I am no boy).
Nintendo’s George Harrison takes Sony out to the woodshed and beats the snot out of it with his trusty solid silver custom Wiimote:
George Harrison, Nintendo vice president, stated that the firm isn’t at all threatened by Sony’s latest move. He implies that a $200 price cut would be necessary to significantly boost sales of the console. “A $100 price drop won’t make a difference,” said Harrison. “Can Sony afford a $200 price drop? I don’t think so,” he added.
Funny, because $200 is exactly what Kazumi Kitaue, head of Konami’s North American and European operations, said the PS3 needed to get back into form and … wait for it .. retain Metal Gear exclusivity:
“I don’t expect a substantial impact… With $500, you can buy a personal computer,” he said. “Since Metal Gear was born on the PlayStation, we would like to keep it a PlayStation game. But we might have to take some steps.”
And spare me the digg.com stories says sales are up 2400% and Amazon.com’s top seller right now is the $499 PS3. Sales went up after a price drop? You don’t say!