Well PS3 5 years to go from 499-599 to 199, PS4 399 to 199 in 4 years... actually the first 50 and the second one where the slowest ever for a PS system.
but on the philosophy crazy Ken really wasn't much worried about price and profitability, and also he was looking to what he thought the dev environment should be so he didn't care about 3rd parties... that is why PS4 being so different approach was so much liked.
Yes, but the faster price cuts on the PS3 were due to the ridiculous original price. Before hitting 299 with the Slim they were in deep trouble. I also always thought that Ken's excuses were mostly BS. He basically claimed that the machine had to be hard to develop for so devs would take longer to use it at full potential and the generation would be longer. The truth is that they were planning to use 2 Cells and no GPU and when they finally saw that it would be ridiculously underpowered, they slapped a weak Nvidia GPU and ended up suffering against the 360.
Ken has a lot of history and was important to the PS brand, but the PS3 was the big mistake on his career,
wonder if sony could give the ps4 a permanent price cut in the near future...i think e3 2018 could be the time
Most likely they will. I guess they will try to keep the price high in 2018 and see how it works. But next year the price cut will be permanent. I wonder if 2018 Holidays would see a 170 PS4 or if they would just keep it at 200 and add games to a bundle.