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    Sony finally realizes what is needed, a price-cut

    Sony finally realizes what is needed, a price-cut




    Sony finally realized what they need to do to boost PS3 sales...a price-cut. They are now considering a lower price the the system for this coming year to help boost sales and return Sony's game division to profitability.

    That may seem very counter-intuitive since they are already loosing money on the system, but it will be much better for Sony in the long run if they get more systems in the hands of consumers. The benefits for Sony would be:

    * More system sales, which will lead to more purchasing of profitable games and accessories
    * More publishers would want to make games for the system
    * Increased video game market share, and it would help fend off the popularity of the Xbox 360 and Wii
    * Increased Blu-ray install base, which would sell more of Sony's proprietary format

    Sony should take a hard look at their sales figures and drop the PS3 price as much as possible to increase the adoption rate. This would be the best thing not only for Sony, but also for fans that want the system to become number one. Let's all hope the price-drop is sooner rather than later.

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    I don't really think a price cut is necessary, I realize that PS3 is expensive compared to the competitors but if you look at the price of Blu-ray players its an extremely good deal just on that basis alone. Not to mention its an amazingly powerful machine, with a lot of potential.

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    I heard the Blue ray machine in the PS3 is of a similar standard to a entry level dedicated one so why bother.

    I's personally buy a Blue ray player on its on and get the top of the range one instead of some inferior crap.

    I think Sony have gone too far this time.

    People will buy them becasue their stupid fools that need brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hardman
    People will buy them becasue their stupid fools that need brands.
    I plan to buy one but I have to say its not due to my stupidity haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathsHand
    I don't really think a price cut is necessary, I realize that PS3 is expensive compared to the competitors but if you look at the price of Blu-ray players its an extremely good deal just on that basis alone. Not to mention its an amazingly powerful machine, with a lot of potential.
    You're kidding right? There's no way Sony will be as successful as they were with the PS2 unless they lower the price. The 360 is available for cheaper and has most of the same games, so Sony should definitely lower the price if they want to compete. Heck, I'm not buying one until they do, and I'll bet I'm not the only one.



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    Here in the UK, we're going to be paying 150 more than the US, not that i really care >.< I dont care if they dropped the price by 200 , i wouldn't touch the thing with a barge pole :P

    Enoch was right.


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    that will also hurt the company.... i mean they already lose a lot of cash

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    A price cut would be good, but a blu ray cut would be better, make it optional not an extra cost for a GAMES console.
    Post is there ^^^
    How dare you state a different point of view, you complete fanboy! /sarcasm

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    Sony can't drop the system price. If they do they'll lose even more money. A price drop isn't an option for them. If they drop the price anymore they'd be losing drastic money. Is it a gamble they could take? Yes. But it would be a very costly one.

    If Sony wants to get serious they should price drop their games! Blue ray is supposed to be cheaper to produce than DVD, that's why Sony supported the format.

    One more thing. Blue ray players will drop in price year on year. Eventually becoming a repeat of $50 DVD players vs the $150 PS2s(back in the day).
    Last edited by sagema; 02-03-2007 at 05:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalmbrain
    You're kidding right? There's no way Sony will be as successful as they were with the PS2 unless they lower the price. The 360 is available for cheaper and has most of the same games, so Sony should definitely lower the price if they want to compete. Heck, I'm not buying one until they do, and I'll bet I'm not the only one.
    You definately raise some interesting points, but I still think I'm going to buy one. By the way thanks for not attacking me personally haha.

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