|Originally posted by talbain
Well two out of the three are coming to psp. the only one not yet announced is socom. to the previous post, i have to take issue with comparing the price of the psp to that of an ipod. yes, a 20 gig ipod is $300. to get a psp to 20 gigs, using an unheard of price of $100 for a 1 gb mem stick as an example, an equivalent psp would cost $250 + 100(20)= $2250. ouch. and as a person who has experience using both units, i can say without question that the ipod is so superior over the psp as an audio device and an ergonomic work of art that its not even funny.
the point is, its a game machine. and its becoming readily apparent to me that sony is targeting the adult audience because they know we are the fools who do things like spend $300 on ipods and $600 on pdas, not kids. i just wish they would do a better job of trying to fool me about it
Well, let me better explain myself. I used the iPod as an example of cost for the fact that it is the hottest, most well know "gotta have" device on the market. (Personally, I own an iPod, and I have no interest using the PSP as an audio player.)
I think that the price point is set at the people who are willing to pay $299 for an iPod, or $250 on a 3-4 Mp digital camera. I think it is a brilliant idea on Sony's part. They will only have 1,000,000 PSPs on the first distribution, why not try to recoup some of the cost by only offering the "value" pack? They know people are willing to wait to buy the "base" unit as soon as it come out. This first distribution is for the people who ran out and bought the Photo iPod or the Mini Mac, or the GeForce 6800 Ultra PCI-E video card when it first came out.
By all means, I am not a Sony fanboy. (I HATE the stupid Mem Stick and a number of other half-baked Sony propriatary products!!) Yet I have to hand it to them to get this product so hyped up that people are willing to pay an extra $50 for a bunch of filler products! I mean come on, they could have at least included a playable (or as Sony would call it, "interactive") demo UMD disc.