Sony slashes cost of PS3 development kit

PlayStation 3 Reference Tool down from $10,250 to $2000

Sony Computer Entertainment has reduced the cost of the PlayStation 3 development kit by more than half.

The PS3 Reference Tool can now be licensed by developers and publishers for USD 2000, compared to the previous price of USD 10,250. Sony last halved the price of its development kit in 2007, promising future further cuts.

"With more and more new and exciting PS3 titles scheduled for release this year from third-party developers and publishers as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios," the company commented, "SCEI will deploy various measures to further reinforce game development for PS3 and will continue to expand the platform to offer attractive interactive entertainment experiences only available on PS3."

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Latest comments (2)

Torgeir Hagland Sr Programmer, Gaikai Inc.12 years ago
This is incorrect. They have released a new "debug kit" essentially. The big development tools cost the same. It's great, don't get me wrong, the story is misleading is all.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Torgeir Hagland on 26th March 2009 4:18pm

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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.12 years ago
What is the difference in the two that grants the cost difference?
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