The criticism of the PSPgo launch price continues. This short article from Gamervision is hilarious.
In an interview with MCV, Sony revealed that they’d price the handheld however high they damn well want to.
Are you charging more for the PSPgo to protect retail margins as they won’t be selling software? Or to cover R&D costs?
Those aren’t the factors. When you introduce a new piece of hardware you have the opportunity to say there is a certain premium that is associated with it, and we took that into account.
As with all hardware launches you look at the business model, the cost structure, and the necessarily level of profitability, and you use that to set the wholesale price. Much as we do with any other hardware.
In other words, fuck your wallet. I’m really shocked that the guy just came out and said it – and more power to him. The balls on that company to admit that they’re jacking up the price of their new handheld will likely annoy the hell out of their investors, but it’s still pretty damn funny. I mean, we all sort of know that’s the reason they’re doing it, but at least Nintendo has the common sense not to talk about it.
Awesome. I bet the new PSPgo sells like hotcakes, which will justify Sony telling everyone to f’off. Good stuff!