When asked about Morpheus’ planned price Yoshida stated,
“As low as possibly can be done.” He further elaborated saying “We are not talking about any specific number, but this is a console business. We try to provide the hardware at the lowest possible cost so that more people can come in. And so that developers can make games on to create the market. So we’ll have the same approach.”
Shuhei also said that several of their development studios are currently working on games for the Morpheus and that announcements “probably” will happen at this year’s E3. Up until this point, only slices of games and tech demos have been used to show off the device.
Given the PlayStation 4’s launch price, it goes without saying that Sony has learned from past guffaws and they are aware of how vital price points are for their products. Personally, I’m hoping for and expecting something in the $200-300 price range.
It’s also reassuring to know, in the very near future, we are going to see full fledged games that are coming to Morpheus.
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