Kutaragi comments on PSP pricing, prospects

SCE's outspoken president speaks out on the PSP for the first time since the price announcement this week.

Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi (shown here at a press event held earlier this month) revealed a great deal of additional information regarding the PSP in an interview with Impress Game Watch today. Kutaragi covered a range of topics, including price, cost of goods, and battery life.

On Wednesday, Sony announced that the system would release on December 12 in Japan at an MSRP of 19,800 yen ($185). Up until the announcement, analysts in Japan and around the world were expecting that the PSP would be priced around the 25,000 yen ($235) range. Any price above that would have given the Nintendo DS, which is set to be released on December 2 in Japan, a price advantage of more than 10,000 yen ($95).

News source: GameSpot

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