Local PS3 Price increase is confirmed

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So the insanity has been confirmed…

The guys over at NAG have been fortunate enough to receive a response from SterKinekor Games… 

The recommended price of the PLAYSTATION(R) 3 from SterKinekor Games is
R6599 to R6699. Owing to the fact that SKG cannot prescribe price to retailers, the price may vary from retailer to retailer – so we suggest consumers shop around.

This price is expected to remain stable for quite some time.

So yes the PS3 is now more expensive than the previously advertised price of R6299….

James Francis over at NAG is of the opinion that this is Sony’s doing and that SterKinekor actually don’t have any choice in the matter, if that is true then it is quite disappointing to see that Sony’s arrogance has still not been destroyed. We may not be the biggest gaming market in the world but we have always been loyal to the Sony brand, price increases are really not going to help keep it that way.

I would also be suprised if SK received a discount from Sony on the initial batch as it does not look like any other country had quick price increases… So what is really going on?

Oh and I would suggest that SK be a bit more open with the gaming community in South Africa… Don’t try and sneak price increases through and hope that it will go unnoticed…

Source: oldskool » Cough up more for a PS3

Last Updated: May 24, 2007

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