Two big-time publishers have shown caution regarding the PlayStation 3's price relative to its (non-
) competitors, Microsoft and Nintendo.
Ubisoft President Yves Guillemot told Bloomberg
that, while the PS3 will sell out its first shipments, the price of Sony's console must go down in 2007 to stay competitive. Sega of America exective Scott Steinberg echoed similar sentiments, telling GameDaily
that "for a lot of families [the launch price is] too expensive." We have no doubt that early adopters will secure a successful PlayStation 3 launch in all regions (Sony is more than sure
of that), but beyond the launch window is still a mystery.
Ubisoft is bringing the possibly exclusive Assassin's Creed
to the PS3, while Sega has reaffirmed their commitment to the PS3 version of Virtua Fighter 5
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