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Retail calls for sub-£300 NGP

Sony’s Next Generation Portable must be priced lower than 300 to compete with Nintendo’s 3DS, say UK retailers. Specialists have told MCV that they predict the NGP – previously known as the PSP2 – will cost around 300 when it goes on sale later this year. Any higher and retailers …

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NGP: New machine will ‘be affordable’

We know that the NExt Generation Portable will be launched in "late 2011", but how much will it cost? For now, Sony’s not saying, though the company has pledged that the machine will be "affordable". "I can’t put a ballpark on it in terms of figures, but what I would …

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Mixed predictions for 3DS game prices

Though we won’t know anything concrete about 3DS pricing until next Wednesday’s announcement event in Amsterdam, retailers have begun listing the first 3DS titles online – with mixed predictions about their RRP. We discovered earlier in the week that 3DS games will cost more than DS titles, which carry a …

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Hut sites price 3DS at £300

A number of sites have gone live with pre-orders for the Nintendo 3DS, with a placeholder price of 299 having been put in place. Eurogamer spotted the listings on The Hut, WHSmith, Best Buy and Woolworths. What the site didn’t note, though, is that all of these portals are run …

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Activision slashes music game prices

Publisher Activision has dropped the price of both Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero 2 in North America. Joystiq reports that both games have seen between $10 and $20 slashed from their various range of SKUs on the High Street. MCV has asked Activision, but there’s no word …

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Hardware RRP dragging down market

With year-on-year comparison continuing to paint a picture of gradual decline in the home console games sector, analyst Cowen & Company has named the high RRP of console hardware as the chief cause. We believe that the hardware manufacturers have left unit sales on the table by not reducing price …

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PSPgo price cut an error

Despite widespread reports over the weekend, the price of the PSPgo has not been cut for the second time in a month, MCV can reveal. A number of websites have reported that the machine has been cut by a further 30 to 129.99, as is stated in this listing on …

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Farrell reiterates RRP concerns

The standard $59.99/49.99 RRP for console software is keeping people out” of the console market at retail. That’s according to THQ president Brian Farrell, who reiterated his stance at the BMO Capital markets Conference in New York this week. Farrell previously made similar comments in September at the Goldman Sachs …

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Vanquish price slashed ahead of release

It’s not even out until Friday, and already retailers are moving to drastically undercut the RRP of Sega’s upcoming console shooter Vanquish. ShopTo.net is currently the lowest, offering both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 versions of the game for just 27.85. Zavvi has also gone low, offering the Lenticular …

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PSPgo price cut incoming?

Reports in the US are claiming Sony is to reduce the price of the PSPgo by a fifth at the end of the week. Joystiq claims to have word from a retail source that as of October 15th the machine will see its RRP slashed from $250 to $200. Sony …

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