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Re: [News] Sony PS3 Opens up More to Developers

____/ Mark Kent on Wednesday 21 November 2007 08:23 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>><posted & mailed>
>> ____/ Jerry McBride on Wednesday 21 November 2007 00:37 : \____
>>> Mark Kent wrote:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>>> Sony cuts fees for PS3 game developers
>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>>| Monday's move follows last month's price cuts on the PS3 around the
>>>>>| world, and Sony has said that sales have improved in the U.S., Japan and
>>>>>| Europe. The 80-gigabyte version PS3 now sells for about $499, down from
>>>>>| $599.
>>>>> `----
>>>>> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071119/ap_on_hi_te/japan_playstation
>>>>> Some forums have recently been talking about hacks that give Linux access
>>>>> to the GPU.
>>>> It's inevitable, and in the end, will benefit both Sony and their PS3,
>>>> as well as users generally.
>>> I agree with you, but I really, really hope Sony does the right thing and
>>> open up the hardware before it's hacked open. It would lend an air of
>>> anointment from the originator (Sony).
>>> Cheers...
>>> Imagine someday running Quake Team Arena III natively on the PS3? Simply
>>> awesome and my son, his friends and me would invest heavily in the PS3
>>> platform. Right now though, it's still a curiosity to us.
>> I don't think they'll do it any time soon. Linux gamers would 'steal' these
>> machines as soon as they reach the shelves. Ypu're taking about
>> super-powerful machines with a Blu-Ray drive (home cinema equipment) that
>> Sony sells at a loss. They are assuming that you would buy games and other
>> stuff, such as services. To an extent, the same goes for XBox|360, but
>> there's not even an HDDVD drive.
> Don't forget how production economics works.  There is a break-even
> point, and then there will be a profit point.  Further, don't forget
> about how people buy, too.  Early buyers will always pay more than later
> ones.
> It's possible that Microsoft just got the economics wrong for XBox, of
> course.

That's what an analyst said just 10 days ago:

Killing Off the Original Xbox: A Big Microsoft Mistake

,----[ Quote ]
| Now Microsoft (MSFT) introduced the Xbox in November 2001 and deliberately 
| brought out their next machine, the 360, just four years later, in November 
| 2005, so as to be first to market with the next generation. They kept the two 
| models as a range for just one year, killing off the original Xbox in 
| November 2006 when it was just five years old.    


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