PSP Price "Comparable" To Game Boy Advance?
By D. F. Smith July 03, 2003
Chris Deering, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, continued to
drop hints about Sony's future hardware plans in an interview with French business
newspaper Les Echos .
When asked about the company's plans for the PSP handheld, he reiterated
Sony's plans for a release in late 2004, and confirmed that it would
support playback of music and movies using its Universal Media Disc format.
He also commented on the price of the system, stating that the PSP's
price would be "comparable" to that of the Game Boy Advance.
We'll have more updates as long as Sony remains unable to keep its European
Sony Discusses PSP Pricing
By D. F. Smith June 17, 2003
UK trade publication Indie
Magazine today cites some illuminating comments by Sony Computer Entertainment
Europe head Chris Deering which point towards Sony's pricing and marketing plans
for the upcoming portable PlayStation.
Deering proposed a remarkably broad range of pricing, At the top end,
games on the system's new Universal Media Disc might cost as much as
60 euros (close to $70) in Europe. However, that seems to be the high
end of things. "Probably the mass of games given the time slots these
will be played in will be more the #20 range, 20-30 euros," Deering said.
He also clearly indicated that the UMD will be used to package more
than just games. Music and video UMDs are also in the works, with pricing
comparable to current DVD and CD releases.
Sony's plans for the PSP handheld are necessarily somewhat vague at
this point, since the system is not slated to debut until the second
half of 2004 at the earliest, but that's a pretty broad range regardless.
We'll doubtless hear more precise figures as the development of the system
and its medium continues.