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Konami questions PS3 loyalty

Ben Parfitt
The head of Konami’s North American and European operations Kazumi Kitaue has questioned whether the recent $100 PS3 price cut in North America will help the machine’s sales – and has also gone on to hint that leading franchise Metal Gear Solid 4 could yet defect to Xbox 360.

In an interview with Reuters, Kitaue stated that the PS3’s new $499 price tag is still very expensive: “I wonder if Sony can win back user support by the price cut of just $100. I don't expect a substantial impact. With $500, you can buy a personal computer."

He went on to state that whilst Metal Gear Solid 4 remains a PS3 exclusive for the time being, the need to ensure a good return on the huge investment ploughed into the title could yet mean it’s forced to go multiplatform.

“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 added.

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