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9. Re: PS3 Economics Aug 7, 2006, 21:19 S_DOG34
 
"For the first few months, they should focus on the customers who will spend top dollar first and then gradually cut the price and appeal to a larger audience."

That won't work. The initial hardcore market would bear a price point of $1k or more, but once those sold out, nobody would buy it until Sony dropped the price significantly. If they did that too quickly, the people who payed $1k when it first came out would march on Sony HQ and burn it to the ground. As a gaming company you cannot take advantage of your most hardcore fans and expect to be successful.

This is why the original post is so stupid. He is suggesting that Sony basically take a big shit on their most loyal fans in the interest of squeezing them for top dollar and then turn around and sell it much cheaper a few months later to everyone else. I would absolutely love for Sony to try this guys pricing strategy. You think there is Sony bashing now?

 
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