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Well I have managed to get hold of one I have been told I should get it before the 18/12.

Cost me £250 with Ridge Racers I don't think its to bad a price considering I paid £550 for a DC back in the day. Plus my mam and dad have given me the money for it anyway :D .

So who else is getting one? And what games are you getting?

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Its the value pack. I knew this forum would ridicule me for spending that much. Its not that a bad price I think.

Well, the value pack costs around £135, and the games cost about £30, so you're talking about a £80 mark-up. About 50% in other words.

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Im in a wait and see mode. I do have an order with a uk importer but seems stock is very limted and boils down to ifhe can get some in or not. If its after chrimbo ill just wait and get a usa or uk one depending on which is cheaper.

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Well I have managed to get hold of one I have been told I should get it before the 18/12.

Cost me £250 with Ridge Racers I don't think its to bad a price considering I paid £550 for a DC back in the day. Plus my mam and dad have given me the money for it anyway :( .

So who else is getting one? And what games are you getting?

Where from?

didn't get a pre order in early enough eh? :D

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What's the PSP's killer app? I've failed to notice one shining game to make the PSP 'must have'. At the moment it's just an incredibly swish piece of kit, which falls more into the 'I want this to show off to my friends' category than the 'I want this because I MUST have personal access to game X' one.

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What's the PSP's killer app? I've failed to notice one shining game to make the PSP 'must have'. At the moment it's just an incredibly swish piece of kit, which falls more into the 'I want this to show off to my friends' category than the 'I want this because I MUST have personal access to game X' one.

Lumines and Mercury in my case, beginning to lose interest in MG:A because I've heard so little about it lately.

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On the subject of the PSP price and the article in Edge this month combined with the comments made recently by Kenichi Fukunaga who mentioned that the PSP won't be profitable for a few years.

Do you think that such a low price point was wise? I mean that other one out now is profitable at launch. Is it wise for Sony to be taking such a huge loss? I'm sure the hardcore would have bought them at a higher price, even then i doubt it would be profitable unless it was a really high price.

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Do you think that such a low price point was wise? I mean that other one out now is profitable at launch. Is it wise for Sony to be taking such a huge loss?

Sony were in exactly the same situation with the PS2, so I reckon they know what they're doing.

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What I don't understand is how a machine starts costing less to produce after a few years. Surely when they say it isn't profitable they mean "The average variable cost is greater than the price we sell them for", disregarding average fixed costs. So if a machine starts being profitable, I suppose the variable costs such as materials and energy used in production would decrease...but how?

If when they say it isn't profitable they simply mean they haven't covered their fixed production costs yet then that's quite a trivial point as development of such a piece of kit and the machinery required to produce them would be huge outlays and you're always going to need to sell a lot of units to cover those kinds of fixed costs.

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Lumines and Mercury in my case, beginning to lose interest in MG:A because I've heard so little about it lately.

Lumines was nothing special after a short ten minute game, it didn't particularly grab me any. But maybe it will improve after more play.

-Jools

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What I don't understand is how a machine starts costing less to produce after a few years. Surely when they say it isn't profitable they mean "The average variable cost is greater than the price we sell them for", disregarding average fixed costs. So if a machine starts being profitable, I suppose the variable costs such as materials and energy used in production would decrease...but how?

If when they say it isn't profitable they simply mean they haven't covered their fixed production costs yet then that's quite a trivial point as development of such a piece of kit and the machinery required to produce them would be huge outlays and you're always going to need to sell a lot of units to cover those kinds of fixed costs.

the cost of the components is reduced over the years and the amount of components is also reduced.

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On the subject of the PSP price and the article in Edge this month combined with the comments made recently by Kenichi Fukunaga who mentioned that the PSP won't be profitable for a few years.

Do you think that such a low price point was wise? I mean that other one out now is profitable at launch. Is it wise for Sony to be taking such a huge loss? I'm sure the hardcore would have bought them at a higher price, even then i doubt it would be profitable unless it was a really high price.

It's a big risk, that's for sure. Software is the key and with this rushed launch I can't see the situation getting too rosey too quickly.

They probably had no other option. Nintendo had everyone really impressed with their DS pricing announcement and imminent launch that I think they realised that it would be Game Boy vs Game Gear again.

At this price, they can at least be competitive (and quite likely dominant) with the only risk being the inevitably pitiful battery life. At least at £100, people won't feel as ripped off when they go to buy spare batteries as they would at the £200 - £250 that it should be retailing at.

It's a shame it is so cheap in a way because the DS really is a bargain for what you get and I can see a lot of people understandably passing it over because Sony have decreed that £100 buys you a portable PS2 and not a portable N64 when this really shouldn't be the case at all.

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