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Sony responds to Kotick's PS3 threats

SCEA diplomatic in face of Activision's suggestion of dropping support for PS3 and PSP

Sony Computer Entertainment America has issued a statement in response to Activision's suggestion that it might drop support for Sony consoles in the future.

Last week CEO of Activision Bobby Kotick said that his company would have to reassess support for the PlayStation 3 and the PSP if Sony does not drop the price of the home console.

"PlayStation has tremendous momentum coming out of E3, and we are seeing positive growth with more than 350 titles slated to hit across all our platforms, including many anticipated games from our publishing partners," said spokesperson Patrick Seybold.

"We enjoy healthy business relationships with and greatly value our publishing partners and are working closely with them to deliver the best entertainment experience."

It's expected that Sony will cut the price of the PlayStation 3 later this year, to bring it into line with cheaper hardware from Nintendo and Microsoft.

US retail chain GameStop most recently said it expects a PS3 price cut this year of around USD 100.

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William Smith online retail support 12 years ago
i was hoping for sony to give activision a big "wave goodbye" in stronger words. the only thing activision is good at making is Call of Duty, and if i dont get another call of duty game, heaven forbid. regardless of my thoughts, sony will lower its price when it feels the time is right, though with a new, 80% cheaper to manufacture PSP coming out at a rediculous price of $249, maybe then they will lower the price of the PS3, and just jacked up the price of the PSP to make up for any loss..who knows, only time will tell, but in my opinion, it could very well explain the high price of the PSP GO coming out.
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