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Sony claims Wii and Xbox 360 overpriced

Mr Pot, there is a Mr Kettle on line one
Fri Oct 13 2006, 08:41
SONY'S Michael Ephraim has decided to lay into Nintendo and Microsoft's console efforts as too expensive.

Admittedly, he was talking to an Australian newspaper, The Age, and since the Aussies will not see the Playstation 3 this Christmas perhaps he thought he could get away with it.

Ephraim said that to have a good Wii you need shedloads of accessories and this makes it cost about $372. He said that $372 was a bit too much for your average Aussie family to fork out for a console, so he expects his PS2 machine to compete well against both it and the more expensive Xbox 360.

He slagged off the Xbox 360 as not having enough broad appeal because it was too expensive for the mass market of gamers.

There is little necessity to remind Ephraim that when the PS3 ships it will cost the average punter between $610 and $745. So by his own definition, the PS3 will be too expensive and exclusive for the average gamer.

He also doubted that Australian Playstation fans would feel snubbed after being told that they will have to wait until March to buy the console. Sony can't be bothered releasing the console down under until the middle of next year.

Maybe Ephraim thinks that it will give them time to save their pennies. More here. µ


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