Famitsu President’s Speculation on PS3 Games Price

Source:1UP
You know how Kutaragi keeps bragging about how expensive PlayStation 3 hardware will be? Looks like games might follow suit and jump -30 if predictions of Enterbrain president Hirokazu Hamamura - the company who publishes fanboy bible Famitsu - are to be believed.

Thankfully, that's not really true. GameGeekNews is quoting Hamamura as expecting cheaper PlayStation 3 software to be priced at and high-end games at - except he's talking about Japanese pricing schemes here. GameGeekNews, on the other hand, is simply doing the math and calculating the translated US price.

On the surface, that makes sense, but Japanese pricing has always been traditionally higher than in other parts of the world. The typical PlayStation 2 game in Japan already runs you almost , which would certainly mean next-generation is a step up, but nothing shockingly so.

An interesting note for the possible effects of rising development costs in Japan? Sure. Reason to panic and speculate US prices will follow suit and leap from -30? Nah.

Source:1UP
You know how Kutaragi keeps bragging about how expensive PlayStation 3 hardware will be? Looks like games might follow suit and jump -30 if predictions of Enterbrain president Hirokazu Hamamura - the company who publishes fanboy bible Famitsu - are to be believed.

Thankfully, that's not really true. GameGeekNews is quoting Hamamura as expecting cheaper PlayStation 3 software to be priced at and high-end games at - except he's talking about Japanese pricing schemes here. GameGeekNews, on the other hand, is simply doing the math and calculating the translated US price.

On the surface, that makes sense, but Japanese pricing has always been traditionally higher than in other parts of the world. The typical PlayStation 2 game in Japan already runs you almost , which would certainly mean next-generation is a step up, but nothing shockingly so.

An interesting note for the possible effects of rising development costs in Japan? Sure. Reason to panic and speculate US prices will follow suit and leap from -30? Nah.

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