Kutaragi Believes PS3 Is Too Cheap

We all know Ken Kutaragi is insane but it now seems he is TOTALLY out of touch with everything else on planet earth as following the surprise announcement of the PlayStation 3 price last night he spoke with Japan’s IT Media and offered up a totally out of this world quote where he proclaimed: “It’s probably too cheap.”

Incase you forgot here is the pricing structure for the PS3 again:

Europe: Available at €499 (20GB HDD) and €599 (60GB HDD)
United States: US $499 (20GB HDD) and US $599 (60GB HDD)
Canada: CAN $549 (20GB HDD) and CAN $659 (60GB HDD)

Kutaragi continued his madness as he explained to IT Media why be believes the price isn’t a problem:

“[i]This is the PS3 price. Expensive, cheap — we don’t want you to think of it in terms of game machines. Because the PS3 is like nothing else. For instance, is it not nonsense to compare the charge for dinner at the company cafeteria with dinner at a fine restaurant? It’s a question of what you can do with that game machine. If you can have an amazing experience, we believe price is not a problem.

When we announced the PlayStation price, it was said to be expensive. Same for the PlayStation 2. However, when released, both had sales that were unthinkable for previous game machines. This is because both offered experiences that could not be had on previous game machines. With the PS3, you can have next generation game experiences that could previously not be experienced — things like next generation graphics and various services via the network. And, as with the PS and PS2, we believe people who like games will, without question, purchase it.[/i]”