Developers Cheer PS3 Slim And Corresponding Price Cut
Well, the majority of gamers have responded quite favorably to the PS3 Slim and price drop announcement. But let's not forget that developers and industry insiders are also quite excited.
With the default PS3 model dropping $100 to only $299, it has now become a force to be reckoned with; factor in Blu-Ray, the free (and constantly expanding Network), undeniably fantastic exclusives, and a far superior reliability rating, and consumers are lovin' it. And what are devs saying? Well, Examiner.com rounded up a sampling of "Tweets" from various big names in the industry, and they're all plenty excited; positive responses abound:
Dylan Jobe, President of LightBox Interactive: "Glad to see the PS3 price cut was announced today. I must admit I was suprised to see a 120GB HDD included. I was expecting only an 80GB!"
David Jaffe, Founder of Eat Sleep Play: "Thrilled RE Sony's announcements. LOVE the PS3 is gonna get into more hands and think PSPGO MINIS look sweet! Wanna make one!"
Sucker Punch Productions: "Big news today of PS3 $100 price drop and a slim version. Perfect time to tell your friends to buy PS3 and inFAMOUS and still save $50 :)"
It's no surprise to see such an overwhelmingly positive response from developers; a significantly lower price means more hardware sales, which of course translates to more software sales (or at least, the potential for more software sales). And for our part, we can finally - finally - leave behind the complaints that the PS3 is too expensive. We've been suffering from those since the thing launched nearly three years ago. Good riddance. :)
8/19/2009 Ben Dutka