Sony says 45nm PS3s coming, but still no price cuts planned

By Justin Mann on February 5, 2009, 12:52 PM
A recent interview with Sony Europe's president, David Reeves, has shed some light on what the company has been up to. It's no surprise that they are doing poor financially, at least in the games division, with PlayStation 3 sales slipping and their competitors still enjoying wide margins of success over them. Admitting that sales have been lackluster, Reeves mentioned that a price cut was not in the works, as they would rather not suffer more losses to widen their customer base. This is despite the fact that he admits in the current economy, people are often more attracted to price rather than feature richness.

So if a price break isn't in the near future, what is? Hardware improvements might be, with the Sony executive hinting that a console based on a 45nm cell could appear by the middle of this year. Reeves also has high hopes for the PlayStation Network, which now boasts 17.5 million users, and said they will continue pushing the PS3 as a multimedia device rather than just a gaming console.




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schmange said:
I wouldn't be caught dead buying another PS3 or any other gaming system from Sony.Mine's less than a year old and it constantly freezes up in mid game. Apparently after checking the internet, this is a well known and widespread problem with PS3's. Next time I'll buy Nintendo like I should have to begin with.
spydercanopus said:
I love my PS3, but Sony has terrible customer service. They don't care if you're happy with your product or not. One of my controllers was defective (i bought it the day it came out) and they wouldn't swap it out without a receipt. (I paid cash and don't keep receipts)
trinitibt said:
[b]Originally posted by schmange:[/b][quote]I wouldn't be caught dead buying another PS3 or any other gaming system from Sony.Mine's less than a year old and it constantly freezes up in mid game. Apparently after checking the internet, this is a well known and widespread problem with PS3's. Next time I'll buy Nintendo like I should have to begin with.[/quote]It's only a problem for people with inadequate air flow around the console. I know several people with PS3s and we have no issues whatsoever. We do keep ours in wide open entertainment centers though. I have had mine for 2 years and it locked up only once and I am on it all the time playing games, watching HD movies, playing music...A PS3 is 10 times better than anything else out there and it looks badass too.
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