Published on April 25th, 2007 | by Daniel David7
Judge PS3 in two years
EA boss Gerhard Florin told GamesIndustry.biz that the effect of the PS3 price will only become apparent two years after release. Florin believes that the price will not hold back sales in the first twelve months.
“Look at the price in two years’ time, and then you can say whether it’s too high. Whether it’s too high or not the consumer has to decide, but I don’t think for the first year the price will be a problem which holds anything back.”
Florin had some things to say about Microsoft and Nintendo as well:
“I wouldn’t make any judgements within the next two years. The first two years will clearly be an open race, everybody will do very well. I believe all three [consoles] are worth supporting in different ways.”
“Something like Harry Potter is a very clear candidate to lead on the Wii. Shooters like Medal of Honor, Black, we will clearly concentrate on PlayStation 3 because we need Cell processor power. Then we’ve got more strategic, online-orientated games that we concentrate more on 360.
I agree that right now it’s to soon the judge how each system will fare and in between 2-5 years we will have a clear view of this so called console war. It’s to early to say that the PS3 is dead since its only been out months, its too early to say the Wii is a fad at this point but they better fuel these people demands since it damn hard to find one, people are going to look elsewhere pretty soon. Its too early to say that the one year lead Xbox 360 has will hold up and if sales in Japan will boost up or stay low as they are now.
Only time is going to tell what will happen.