Originally Posted by steven975 /forum/post/17022652
IMO, at $299 it is still to expensive for Sony to experiment like that.
Maybe when it hits $150 and they have enough of a target demographic. Even at $300, in this economy, it is a tough sell.
Originally Posted by Giz /forum/post/17022716
What is the target demographic? Or am I responding to a troll?
Originally Posted by steven975 /forum/post/17023381
Their demographic now is people who can dump $300 on a game console. There's probably 10x as many people who can dump $150 on one, and that is the time to experiment with colors (as the cost of failure is significantly lower).
Retailer space is limited, and the PS3 isn't really all that great a seller. Even 2 SKUs is too many.
Originally Posted by Giz /forum/post/17024254
Originally Posted by fcorona76 /forum/post/17025714
I understood what he was saying. I can walk into ANY Best Buy, Game Stop, Target, Walmart, etc and the PS3 always has the SMALLEST area devoted to games, systems, & peripherals out of the big three. Also, it is still the most expensive console of the three.
Until there is either:
A) a signifigant price reduction (PS3 is still the most expensive according to MSRP)
B) a big enough exclusive software release
the PS3 will not fly off the shelf fast enough to warrant any additional colors that may otherwise just sit around. Who in their right mind is going to pay $300 for a hot pink PS3 because that is all that is left on the shelf? Not I. At a lower price point I might consider it but not for a $300 investment.