Site Meter 1P Start » Blog Archive » “PS3 and Xbox 360 Need to be $199″ - Activision

“PS3 and Xbox 360 Need to be $199″ - Activision

by PacoDG

Nintendo Entertainment System 199
Nintendo Entertainment System 1986, $199

Activision CEO, Robert Kotick, has made public his thoughts on the business side of our current consoles, as well as some thoughts on the games. Within the next two years the consoles must fall in the $199 price range if mass market appeal is to be obtained. I am not sure if I completely agree with this, as to me it seems gaming is pretty damn prevalent in every household I know of, kids or no kids. Sales of Guitar Hero 3 and Call of Duty 4 have helped Activision profits big time, and I guess has given Mr Kotick a big head enough to speak on how he feels gaming is and should be (or at least given the impression to Reuters that his thoughts need to be covered).

I understand at one time the key number was $199, however I believe that time has past, over time people have learned to save money. “Back in the day” a kid would have to save up lunch money to get a walkman, now for almost the same price as a Wii, they get an mp3 player, somehow it happens.

He also lets the general public know what most of us gamers already know, that Nintendo made games are going to be the best games made on a Nintendo console. With that though, Activision, much like other companies, sees the amount of cash they can make with the Wii, however are taking it slow to ensure that Activision uses the hardware to the fullest as far as innovation goes. To end this in a happy (and realistic) way, If you take that as the way I read it, it means less ports and because of the Wii’s hardware and controls, go exclusives!


, , , , , ,

Did You Enjoy this Post? Subscribe to 1P Start. It's Free!

Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled. Your comment may take some time to appear.

About 1P Start is your ultimate resource in knowing all things gaming. Whatever your choice in console, we're sure to cover it. Along with exciting contests, reviews, previews, trailers and screenshots, 1P Start has got it all! So make sure to hit 1P Start!

1P Start Author(s)
    » PacoDG
    » Dave-Parrack
    » Paul

Blogging Flair

Join Now Tell Em 1PStart Sent Ya Join Now Tell Em 1PStart Sent Ya

eXTReMe Tracker

Gaming Channel Posts

  • Aerosmith Going Guitar Hero Exclusive
    Gross. It looks like Aerosmith is doing a huge favor to fans of Rock Band by agreeing to keep their "awesome" music exclusive to the Guitar Hero franchise. Apparently, Activision shoved [...]
  • 5 Reasons Why I'm Not Playing Grand Theft Auto IV
    While everyone in the world is either waiting in breathless anticipation to get their hands on a copy of GTA IV or already in their non-stop GTA IV sessions, I'm one of the few people that doesn't [...]
  • Wonderland Amusement Park
    If you are a big fan of the games for the Wii that are collections of mini-games, then Majesco is working on a title that is right up your gaming alley. It's called Wonderworld Amusement [...]
  • Rock Band DLC Update: Week of 04-29-08
    This week's Rock Band DLC brings us more Smashing Pumpkins and a couple of songs from the Mother Hips. All three songs are master recordings and are not available at a discounted three pack. The [...]
  • New VC game
    So, with the release of Mario Kart, why even bother putting anything new out for the Virtual Console? That could be the attitude of Nintendo as there is only one new Virtual Console game this [...]
  • New Ghostbusters Screens
    Who doesn't like Ghostbusters? Okay, Ghostbusters II kind of sucked but the original is a sci-fi comedy classic without equal. I've got some high hopes for Sierra and Terminal Reality's Ghostbusters [...]
  • Could Playing The Wii Compare To Real Exercise?
    There is a big debate currently raging over whether Wii Fit, the fitness simulator and computerised exercise trainer already out for the Wii in Japan and Europe, and due out in the U.S. soon, [...]
  • Taking a Look at Old School Iron Man Games
    Over on 1up a couple of guys with one of the coolest jobs in the world (one of them is in charge of overseeing interactive game content done with Marvel's characters) have a blog where they [...]
  • Guitar Hero to Become Rock Band?
    I had a feeling this would happen. What do you do when you have a kick ass game featuring guitars and some other company makes a game that's as great as yours, but adds more instruments? Add more [...]
  • It's almost here
    Mario Kart Wii is almost available to buy. Tomorrow it will be released. Too bad I'm flat broke. Guess I will have to enjoy the VC Mario Kart 64 for a few more weeks until I have I can get the [...]

Hot Off The Press