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Too expensive for me, unfortunately. I'd be worried about dropping it or something. Maybe it'll be slightly cheaper in the US when actually released, but I'm afraid I'll still have to wait for a price drop.

 

http://www.gamefront.de/

 

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The PSP will cost 33,000 Yen in Japan. This communicated Manfred Gerdes, Managing Director Germany von Sony computer Entertainment Germany, on a press conference. Converted that corresponds to about 245 euro. According to Gerdes permit this however no conclusions on the price for Europe. That could lie between 299 and 349 euro; definitely it however only to a later time admits given. As Gerdes continued to communicate, European release of the PSP is further for the end of the 1. Quarter 2005 planned.
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Hmm, at $300 I would likely still get one, but it would no longer be an impulse decision. I will wait for games that I consider must haves. $250 is my magic number, at that price I'd probably dive right in.

 

I'm also concerned about the cost of the games, if the games are $50, then I might just wait it out and see how well it does.

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Whew, $300.

 

If I had $300 to spare in my budget, I would add another $100-150 and get myself an SVS subwoofer instead. Whew.

 

I'll ask the Sony fanboy/casual gamer type here. We discussed and he was all about the PSP. I'll see if he's still interested at $300ish.

 

I like the DS @ $150, and the fact you can play multiplayer by sharing the cart between units.

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So you guys don't care that you can watch movies on the PSP? I don't think I care either, but this fact does make an argument for this being more than just a toy, hence the price point.

 

I don't think I will buy either system. Personally I refuse to give Nintendo $100+ every year for their latest gameboy (advance, SP, and DS all in three years). As for Sony, I think they are making a mistake with the media. Either ROM (gameboy) or harddrive (Ipod) is the way to go for portable entertainment imho.

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I suppose I'll be the odd man out and say I would more than likely pay 300 dollars for the PSP. I love the look of the system. I'm highly interested in the games they have announced (and are planning), as well as the movie playing capabilities and other features the portable will hold.

 

I think you will see a cheaper price in the US. More than likely in the 199.99-249.99 range. 199.99 was my original prediction and to be honest even with this news I am still holding to that.

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So you guys don't care that you can watch movies on the PSP? I don't think I care either, but this fact does make an argument for this being more than just a toy, hence the price point.

 

ONLY if they had a pc adaptor so I could copy mpegs or dvd's to their discs to play on it. Load up a bunch of tv shows and movies of my own on blank discs to take with me on trips. Then I might be convinced to pay $300 for it. But we all know thats not going to happen. Any movies that come out will only be able to be store bought and you won't be able to write your own discs.

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ONLY if they had a pc adaptor

You stole my thunder on this. I'd love there to be a harddrive-based portable system that I can copy my existing DVDs to, via my computer, as well as music, and in the case of a game machine, my games. Absent that, I'll take a rom-based small system like the GB SP. The PSP is neither of those things. In fairness, the DS is apparently a little bigger and heavier than the SP too.

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ONLY if they had a pc adaptor so I could copy mpegs or dvd's to their discs to play on it. Load up a bunch of tv shows and movies of my own on blank discs to take with me on trips. Then I might be convinced to pay $300 for it. But we all know thats not going to happen. Any movies that come out will only be able to be store bought and you won't be able to write your own discs.

 

I'd be up for it with a PC adapter.

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I too would love the functionality you are talking about, a HD based game machine that played movies for $300, but look around, there's nothing remotely like that for the price.

 

For example the Zen portable media center has a lower res screen than the PSP, no gaming CPU, GPU or 3D acceleration, no wireless capability (AFAIK), and it costs ~$500. Indeed the PSP looks pretty much right-on price wise when you look at it from that perspective (if in fact it debuts here at $300).

 

I'm not saying I wouldn't love to pay less for the PSP, but I don't think you can realistically expect a all-in-one portable game console (with PS2 power) and HD-based media player for $300...at least not this year or probably next.

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