Trip Hawkins gives an interview

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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:22 pm

3DO Experience wrote:But in Trip's defense that doesn't mean that the real MSRP was $599, it just means that sellers went with the $699 misprint. However I would think they might try to sell more consoles by going with $599 rather than try and squeeze an extra $100 out of people, but I'm not in the retail business and would try to keep prices down if I were.
Me too, but as recent history has shown, common-sense and greed are mutually opposed.

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Post by swaaye » Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:55 pm

People have been scanning old video game mags and putting up PDFs and CBR/CBZ files. Just do some searching. Retromags.com and some torrent sites have them. Combine them with a tablet for reading and it's retro bliss.

The 3DO pricing screams emergency damage control backpedaling to me. Perhaps Hawkins was indeed intensely fighting the hardware manufacturers. It went from $700 to $450 in about 6 months. $450 was still probably $150 too high to get sales really flowing, especially when the software library was really weak too.

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Post by Lemmi » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:35 pm

heres a story

its 1994 and i walk into toys r us to buy NHL 94, i see a 3do on a shelf for $699.99

true story
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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:42 pm

Lemmi wrote:heres a story

its 1994 and i walk into toys r us to buy NHL 94, i see a 3do on a shelf for $699.99

true story
Good story. I like the attention to detail.

Maybe Hawkins is having a 'senior' moment? You know, now he's getting on a bit. He's almost 60.

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