If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

TGS: No PS3 price cut this year

"No surprise" for Hirai in Tokyo.

As has been widely anticipated, Sony has failed to confirm a PlayStation 3 price cut for 2007 during its Tokyo Game Show keynote speech this morning, with worldwide boss Kaz Hirai saying only that such a move is a "possibility" for the future.

The will be "no surprise in this regard this year," said Hirai, referring to last year's TGS PS3 price announcement. "Price is a very important aspect, but at the same time the urgent matter is to what extent we can further enrich the software titles," he said.

PlayStation 3 is by far the most expensive "next gen" console, retailing at a suggested GBP 425 in Europe and USD 599 in the US. Hirai's confirmation that no movement of price will be seen this year backed up a speech seeing an Evolution Studios buyout, confirmation of Dualshock 3, a slippage for PlayStation Home and a release date for GT5 Prologue as its major announcements, and will disappoint many in the trade looking for major sales boost for the machine this Christmas.

Check out all the details from Hirai's keynote speech right here.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

Tagged With


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch