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Game on to control Indian gaming market

Game on to control Indian gaming market
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First Published: Sun, Apr 29 2007. 05 08 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Apr 29 2007. 05 08 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: The ultimate battle for control of the Indian video games market has begun, with leader Sony pitching its new generation gaming console PlayStation 3 against the lower priced X-Box from Microsoft, hoping gamers would go with superior technology than pricing.
PS3 does not just offer gaming, but entire home entertainment features that supports movies, browsing internet and playing songs to name a few.
Microsoft, which launched X-Box in India in October last year, offers two models of its gaming console priced in a range of Rs 19,990 to Rs 27,750 while Sony has brought only the high end model of PS3 priced at Rs 39,990.
“Both the consoles support similar graphic capabilities, but Microsoft’s X-Box has a price advantage as our console is being offered at nearly half of PS3’s price,” Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division Country Head Mohit Anand told PTI.
Dismissing apprehensions that ‘PlayStation 3´could affect sales of X-Box, he said, the company is ready take competition head-on as it has done in other parts of the world.
“We welcome competition in India as it would not only help in developing the gaming market here but would also help customers in deciding which console offers better value proposition over the other,” Anand said.
Sony would offer only the high-end model of PS3 in India which comes with a 60 GB hard-disk. The company also sells a lower 20 GB model in the global market.
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First Published: Sun, Apr 29 2007. 05 08 PM IST
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