GamesCom: Analyst - PS3 to close gap on Xbox 360
- Posted August 20th, 2009 at 10:47 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 42 Comments
EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has stated his belief that Sony’s newly introduced PS3 Slim and hardware price cut will facilitate the machine’s efforts in closing the gap between itself and Xbox 360, though noted success won’t shift in Sony’s favour over night.
Said Divnich: “The new PS3 pricing scheme finally makes the Sony console a much more competitive product, relative to its closest rival, the Xbox 360.”
Sony announced the PS3 Slim during its GamesCom press conference on Tuesday. Concurrently, the hardware manufacturer also confirmed a price drop for the regular model.
Divnich went on to state that he feels Sony’s black box offers best value for consumers as a result of its superior innards – however, he noted specs are just one factor to consider in the on-going console battle.
“In terms of value, the PS3 is a superior hardware product in comparison to the Xbox 360," he said.
"However, this is not to suggest that hardware sales will suddenly shift to Sony's favour – a superior hardware system is only one variable in the equation for next-generation success.”
“Nevertheless, the PlayStation 3 price cut will act as a positive catalyst that will close the sales gap between the PS3 and Xbox 360.”
- 5:53am EDT - August 20th, 2009
I think so too.
- 5:54am EDT - August 20th, 2009
Well gee, ya think?
- 6:04am EDT - August 20th, 2009
These analysts are f**king geniuses, I never would have thought that with a price drop, the PS3, would start selling more unites. I wanna know where the nearest analysis school is, I wanna learn to analyse like that.
- 6:05am EDT - August 20th, 2009
I'm surprised we haven't heard anything from Patcher yet. Maybe he's on holiday.
- 6:26am EDT - August 20th, 2009
And notice the roundabout ars-saving language the analysts use. It's never direct. That'd be a sin.
- 6:28am EDT - August 20th, 2009
I reckon Final Fantasy 13 release in japan this christmas PS3 only and price cut and slim will be some mighty fine sales sony ways
- 6:29am EDT - August 20th, 2009
I think he is right, yet all these people who wanted a price cut are now saying its too little too late, you can never please some people!!! does my head in
- 6:32am EDT - August 20th, 2009
- 6:43am EDT - August 20th, 2009
Frankly, who cares about closing the gap with the 360. I want to take down the Wii.
- 6:58am EDT - August 20th, 2009
someone get sherlock holmes a medal
- 7:03am EDT - August 20th, 2009
i hope ps3 kicks WII\'s butt hole as well
- 7:05am EDT - August 20th, 2009
Really wow............would never have guesd................didnt see that coming
- 7:06am EDT - August 20th, 2009
HAHAHA... I am not sure about the winter season. XBox probably will make a price so low that people will save some extra bucks by going with them instead of PS3. Either way, Sony needs to launch a PS4, the only back thing about that is that I need BC.
- 7:13am EDT - August 20th, 2009
I did not see that coming.
I applaud these Analysts
- 7:29am EDT - August 20th, 2009
@13, Sony should wait as long as they can before they release a ps4, if xbox release a new console first then sony can work out how to make the ps4 better, so what if it costs a bit like the ps3 but you get what you pay for, if you pay alot for a console then theres obviously a reason why its expensive.
- 7:34am EDT - August 20th, 2009
the problem is the 360 is just a much better console in terms of service (xbox live) and games, but will the general consumer see this?
- 7:38am EDT - August 20th, 2009
well lets is MS does now a x360 slim to close the competion.
- 7:53am EDT - August 20th, 2009
Wow, this dude is a Genius.
- 8:11am EDT - August 20th, 2009
Pez, I disagree, Live is better but the games are toe-to-toe and Live costs money.
- 8:39am EDT - August 20th, 2009
This guy is a f'n rocket scientist.
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