Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
New VIZIO P-Series Ultra HD LED TVs Start From $1000
Europe Asks More Concessions From Google In Antitrust Dispute
Future Of Apple's Beats Music Remains Uncertain
Facebook to Announce New Advertising Platform : report
New Toshiba Tecra C50 Laptop Delivers Security at Affordable Price
PlayStation TV Coming October 14th
Samsung Galaxy Alpha And LG G3 Vigor Coming from AT&T
EMC In Merger Talks With Other Companies: reports
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > Optical Storage > PSX top...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, October 12, 2004
PSX tops DVD recorder chart as price cuts boost sales


Hybrid console and DVD recorder units more popular at lower price point

Sony's PSX home media systems have experienced a major sales boost following heavy price cuts at the end of summer, with the hybrid DVD recorder and games console units topping the DVD recorder sales charts for the end of September.

Figures from market research group BCN show that during the week ended October 3rd, the low-end PSX model (the DESR-5100, sporting a 160Gb hard drive) took first place in the chart, ahead of Pioneer's popular DVR-520H-S model in second place, and Sony's own RDR-HX8 recorder in third.

While it's obviously too soon to say whether this represents a genuine recovery for the fortunes of the PSX unit, or if it's simply a brief spike in sales driven by the recent price cuts - which brought the price of the DESR-5100 down by almost half to 44,800 Yen (around 330 Euro) - Sony will undoubtedly be pleased to see the unit selling well, even if only for a while.

The price cuts, which came in the form of a couple of drops within a few weeks of each other, were largely a response to the percieved failure of the PSX at retail, with sales of the system running at a disappointingly low level ever since the first allocation of units sold out to early adopters.

The PSX, which combines a PlayStation 2 console with a hard drive video recorder and DVD burner, along with a number of other features such as digital music and photo playback, was one of Sony's key new products for the year, which the company hoped would help to turn around the fortunes of its consumer electronics department.

It's recently been confirmed that the PlayStation Portable - which also plays music and movies as well as games - will use the "media bar" interface developed originally for the PSX as its boot menu.


Previous
Next
Nintendo's Revolution will follow PS3 timescale, says Fils-Aime        All News        UK Charts: FIFA 2005 goes in at number one
I/OMagic Set to Ship 8X External USB 2.0 Slim DVD Rewritable Drives     Optical Storage News      Foxconn to become OEM maker of ODDs for BTC

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
PlayStation TV Coming October 14th
Sony Develops SmartEyeglass, Launches SDK
Sony To Offer Unity For PlayStation To PlayStation Licensed Developers
Sony Slashes Guidance Due To Poor Smartphone Sales
Sony Smart EyeGlass Prototype Appears At IFA
New Sony Camera Shoots In The Dark
Sony Unveils New Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact And More at IFA
Sony PSN Back Online
Sony Offers New Smart Tennis Sensor
Sony Debuts Ultra-Compact a5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera
Sony, Huawei, Microsoft To Announce New Smartphones at 2014 IFA
Sony And Best Buy To Jointly Boost 4K Content

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .