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New SCEE head thinks Wii owners will eventually ‘upgrade’ to PS3

 

The new president of SCEE, Andrew House, isn’t wasting any time taking over the reins from David Reeves. Only beening in his new office for only a little over a month, House is already making daring statements, telling Edge-Online that he believes Wii owners will eventually ‘upgrade’ to PS3. His logic is based off prior figures that pit the lifecycle of PS2 against that of N64 (we are pretty sure he probably meant the GameCube), citing Nintendo’s console as the “entry level gaming device” and that data suggested consumers planned to “upgrade to a more powerful machine  later in the lifecycle when the price point was right for them.”

 

That’s a rather interesting statement to make because for most people, the price of the PlayStation 3 isn’t anywhere near right just yet. In fact, one could argue the 360 price point is also not ideal to most people. Of course, House’s scope is for the long-term (Which will probably bring many price cuts), but there’s one thing he forgot to factor in: Microsoft. As Joystiq says “What’s stopping people from upgrading to the Xbox 360, especially since Microsoft has drastically taken up a bigger share of the market since the last generation.” That poses a very good question, also take into consideration that the 360 already has a lower price and you have a serious hole in Sony logic.

[Via Joystiq]

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