Steve May's entertainment technology joint

avzombie.com header image 2

No PS3 price cut for UK, declares Sony

July 13th, 2007 · 2 Comments

It is the news no one wanted to hear. Sony’s much-anticipated PAL PlayStation 3 announcement this week is not about a price cut (apparently there isn’t one, says the brand); and it’s not about an 80GB upgrade (we’re not getting it). Instead it hopes to tempt wary gamers with a PS3 ‘starter pack’ which includes two Sixaxis controllers for 425 pounds.
The pack will be available from August 1. “The choice of first party games available in the Starter Pack will vary to suit the interests of entertainment enthusiasts in each country, but will include million sellers such as Resistance Fall of Man and MotorStorm,” said Sony in a statement.
David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, does not believe Europe needs a price cut just yet. “With sell through of over 1.2 million units in the SCEE territories to date, PlayStation 3 has proved to be an instant and huge success. The exceptional value of the new Starter Pack will bring the excitement of PlayStation gaming to a much wider audience. Add to this a stellar lineup of software titles for the second half of the year and we are confident that this amazing value Starter Pack will encourage many more keen gamers to join the PlayStation 3 community.”

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade · Video games

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charles // Jul 13, 2007 at 11:16 am

    My money is on a price cut before Christmas, sometime around October/November.

  • 2 Vincent // Jul 15, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    The extra 2 games and controller will cost in the region of 70, so in effect there is still a price cut on the PS3.

You must log in to post a comment.