OT: Game economics (was Re: The good old days of tape players)

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Wed Dec 1 13:22:04 1999

>As for PC's eating into PS2 sales, don't hold your breath. When you can
>buy a PC with a 128-bit reconfigurable integer CPU with 10 floating point
>units organized into two vector processors, synchronous rambus, a dedicated
>rendering engine, ethernet, 56K modem, DVD drive and sound for $300
>(they also throw a PS1 chipset into the box, since the PS2 chipset
>cannot run PS1 code) then SCE will find themselves in the same position
>they were in 12 months ago. But then I'd expect the PS3 to be in the
>works by then ;-)
>Chris Kennedy
>PGP fingerprint: 4E99 10B6 7253 B048 6685 6CBC 55E1 20A3 108D AB97

The Playstation has another added benifit. You buy it, and you buy the
games. Sure you might buy some additional controllers, but there really
aren't any upgrades. The Playstation I bought two years ago plays todays
games. How many of todays games does that PC bought two years ago play

Of course neither platform really has any good US-Soviet land based
Strategy games, though that should change very soon. Which reminds me,
gotta go check on TacOps...

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Received on Wed Dec 01 1999 - 13:22:04 GMT

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