Sony denies Playstation 3 price revelation
Sony has denied that comments made by SCEE VP George Fornay indicate the official price range of the Playstation 3. Fornay was quoted earlier this week on French radio saying that the PS3 would go on sale for anywhere between €499 and €599 in Europe.
Responding to the hype and rumor it created, Sony claims that Fornay was “mistranslated or misunderstood” and that he was referring to its relatively low price when compared to Blu-ray products.
“Mr Fornay explained that, with BD and HD functionality, PS3 at this price would be cheap for such functionality, but that current video games machines were significantly below this price,” SCEE Corporate Communications Director, Nick Sharples, told GamesIndustry.biz.
“At no time did he suggest or indicate a specific price point or price range for PS3, and any reports that he did so are incorrect. [Emphasis by Ps3focus]
“He summarised by saying that PS3 would be expensive when one looked at the current price of a video games machine, at far below 500 Euros, but extremely good value when looking at the BD and HD technology inside,” he concluded.
Sony is likely to reveal new details about the Playstation 3 at the E3 conference in May 2006.