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Konami: PS3 Cut Likely Not Enough

| 10 Jul 2007 19:40

Major game publisher Konami indicated that it was unimpressed with Sony's price cut on the PlayStation 3 console.

"I wonder if Sony can win back user support by the price cut of just $100," said Kazumi Kitaue, head of Konami's North American and European operations.

"I don't expect a substantial impact... With $500, you can buy a personal computer," he said.

Publisher of popular titles like Dance Dance Revolution, Pro Evolution Soccer, and the acclaimed Metal Gear: Solid series, Konami may no longer publish that last title as a PS3 exclusive, Kitaue hinted.

"Since Metal Gear Solid was born for the PlayStation, we would like to keep it a PlayStation game. But we might have to take some steps," Kitaue said.

A paucity of A-level titles, particularly exclusives, has hurt the PS3's sales so far.

Source: Reuters, Gamesindustry.biz