Most places, the PS2 wasn't costly like that. Overall, hardly anyone remembers the system for being "very expensive". Like the PS1, it was very affordable for many people, which was one of the reasons for its massive suuccess (again, like the PS1). You said "gamers forget" about the PS2/3 expenses. Well, most people won't track down AUS prices to make a point about general pricing.
So that's stretching things as fas as they can go. And it's pointless to even compare the prices to the PS3 in this context. No matter how you try to spin it, $499 is going to be an issue for many people, especially this far into the generation. It's priced like a premium product, not a slim model.
Well i didnt realise the PS1 and PS2 were sold at afforable prices. I dont live in other parts of the world. However where i am from everyone remembers the high price tags and it didnt affect there sales down here. Theres no spin here, its just the way it is. I wish the PS1 and PS2 were sold at $500aus.
- There was spin, because you spoke for an entirety of people, when really, it was just a select area of the world.
My point is gamers think $500 is alot of money yet last gen they will go out and buy a Slim model and pay similar prices and not care.
- What Slim Model launched at $500 last gen (remember, not just in AUS - where were high prices of Slim Models besides there)?
The X to me is pretty much what a regular console should cost. Premium dollars would be the PS3.
- The world seems to disagree, as they did in 2013 when the $500 XB1 went head-to-head with a cheaper PS4. The X1X won't flop, but it's not setting anything ablaze. Just because the PS3's $600 price tag was expensive, doesn't remove the issue of price for the X1X @ $500.
We all have different price points thats afforable to us. Yes the X is marketed as a premium product due to its hardware yet its price point (where i am from) comes out cheaper than the standard launch 360 and XB1 models.
$500 is normal here - Normal in AUS. Not everywhere.
maybe its alot where you are from however i dont see the big deal and i dont think many people would care either. Its just my opinion.
- I pre-ordered an X1X, but that's irrelevant when many others didn't (and won't) due to the pirce tag.
Will see how it goes. I was rapped when i heard the console price point. It was alot cheaper than i thought it would be. I was expecting a $700+ system.