Konami believes that the USD 100 price cut of the PlayStation 3 won't significantly improve sales of the home console and as a result the latest Metal Gear Solid title may not remain exclusive to the format.
"I wonder if Sony can win back user support by the price cut of just $100," said Kazumi Kitaue, head of Konami's North American and European operations, speaking to Reuters.
"I don't expect a substantial impact... With $500, you can buy a personal computer," he said.
Although the latest title in Konami's leading action franchise Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is currently a PlayStation 3 exclusive, Kitaue indicated that the company may consider releasing it on other formats to help recoup development costs.
"Since Metal Gear was born on the PlayStation, we would like to keep it a PlayStation game. But we might have to take some steps," he said.