Don’t bite the hand that feeds (aka Konami financial results show incredible reliance on PlayStation)- Some choice quotes: “So long as PlayStation can offer these kinds of numbers, Konami may continue being one of Sony’s greatest partners”, “Xbox 360 is home to most of Konami’s multiplatform efforts, and that’s yielded quite an insignificant return”. Full article is worth a read.
Sony on PS3 price: We’ve a business to run– And people have got food to buy, fuel bills to pay. I’d say a PS3 could be considered a luxury these days. In all honesty, I agree that Sony have some fantastic games coming in the pipeline, but the Xbox 360 is sooo much cheaper. Why should Sony waste the momentum they’ve currently got?
UK PS3 install base over three times what it was a year ago– This is good news, but the Xbox 360 remains very strong in the UK (Microsoft: Xbox 360 outselling PS3 two-to-one). The PS3’s strong games lineup is in no doubt- I think this all has to do with price point at this stage. The Xbox 360’s cheapest price is now as low as £129.99 whilst the cheapest PS3 is currently £299.99. That’s some difference.