Published on October 12th, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder
PS3 to lead the pack, says Interpret
Another investment firm places the PS3 way in the lead later on in the console wars, based on a study of 2,000 interviews and 2004 census data.
According to the study by Los Angeles based Interpret, 8.9 million U.S consumers Ã¢â‚¬Ëœare preparedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to pay full price $500 or $600 for the Playstation 3 this fall, compared to 5.7 million consumers who are willing to buy Wii at $250 and just 800,000 people who are willing to pay full price for Xbox 360 $300 to $400.
I’ll never get how they make estimates that large, after interviewing only a couple thousand people. I understand the math behind it, but it seems to me that things never play out how they’re “supposed to” based on these statistics. Besides – where are these rich gamers? Most people I know still can’t believe the PS3 costs $600.