By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Sony Discussion - Playstation Classic Announced, releasing in December 3rd with 20 games pre-loaded and cost $99

RenCutypoison said:
KLXVER said:

Its just a physical emulator with some roms. Probably 10 bucks to manufacture at the most.

You can't even build a scientific calculator with BASIC language support for 10 bucks. Even if the power is "cheap", there are still costs you can't cut off. And it's not some chinese bootleg console, people are expecting a good build quality, a glitchy (even mini) console would be terrible press for Sony.

There are also marketing, research, distribution and publishers' royalties costs and accessories to account for. Manufacturing cost isn't everything. It's extremely cheap.

Sure. Its 500 bucks to make. Sony is just being sweethearts...



Around the Network
KLXVER said:
RenCutypoison said:

You can't even build a scientific calculator with BASIC language support for 10 bucks. Even if the power is "cheap", there are still costs you can't cut off. And it's not some chinese bootleg console, people are expecting a good build quality, a glitchy (even mini) console would be terrible press for Sony.

There are also marketing, research, distribution and publishers' royalties costs and accessories to account for. Manufacturing cost isn't everything. It's extremely cheap.

Sure. Its 500 bucks to make. Sony is just being sweethearts...

That's... not what he said...



Vodacixi said:
KLXVER said:

Sure. Its 500 bucks to make. Sony is just being sweethearts...

That's... not what he said...

I know.



KLXVER said:
Vodacixi said:

That's... not what he said...

I know.

Then...?



Vodacixi said:
KLXVER said:

I know.

Then...?

Why not just add labor and pain and suffering to reasons its so expensive. I mean research and marketing? Every product has that. Maybe that's why the PS3 was so expensive. They had to research so much? lol



Around the Network

Maybe interested.



100 bucks? Lol fuck off Sony.


Still it would be interesting to see how this sells



KLXVER said:
Vodacixi said:

Then...?

Why not just add labor and pain and suffering to reasons its so expensive. I mean research and marketing? Every product has that. Maybe that's why the PS3 was so expensive. They had to research so much? lol

Ever heard of the Cell Processor? That thing cost Sony tons of money. A big part of why the PS3 was so expensive, even at the end of its lifetime.



Vodacixi said:
JRPGfan said:

The SNES was 224p....
The PS1 did have alot of 480i games though, so more like "in glorious 640x480".

Hahahaha...no. most PS1 games are 240p (my bad). Very few ran at 480i.

Also, SNES uses mostly 2D sprites... which look reasonably well even on HD/4K displays. The same can't be said of the low poly 3D graphics on PS1.

This is correct, SNES and even NES games aged and look better than first 3D games from PS1/N64.



Nintendo thinks we only want to play NES and SNES games a billion times over again so kinda cool Sony is 'Classic-ing' generation 3 of consoles.