We were kind of expecting this to
happen: Sony has stated that the comments made by Sony
Computer Entertainment France boss Georges Fornay yesterday regarding the price of the PS3 were "not an
indication of PS3 pricing" and were "mistranslated or misunderstood". He was in fact
speculating that if the PS3 were to launch between €499 and €599 it would be considered cheap in
comparison to dedicated Blu-Ray drives (which start at around €700) but that "current video games
machines" (excluding the Xbox 360, natch) would still be significantly cheaper than the PS3.
Gamesindustry.biz says that this correction suggests the PS3 could launch from anywhere between €150 and €800, but if you ask us that range is about as useful as anywhere between one and infinity. Move along folks, nothing to see here.