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    PS3 price drop, jan 28th?

    yes their is another rumor that ps3 is gonna have a price drop on the 28th

    im not surprised, seeing as how it only costs 400$ to make a system now

    http://exgn.wordpress.com/2008/01/21...er-price-drop/

    Several posters at SlickDeals.net are reporting that the PS3 may have yet another price drop towards the end of the month. Many are rumoring that a $299 PS3 will be announced on January 28. SlickDeals.net is a website dedicated to providing consumers with the latest prices in electronics, breaking the news of both of the previous PS3 price drops and the 360 price drop a few weeks early, along with the CheapAssGamer forums.

    Though it does seem early for this to occur, Sony did recently announce that the price of manufacturing of the PS3 did drop from $800 per unit at the launch to $400 currently. This is mainly due to the success of Blu Ray, especially with Warner Bros. going Blu Ray exclusive earlier this month. Now there are also rumors that Paramount found a loophole in their HD DVD exclusivity contract and will be going Blu Ray as well - leaving Universal and Dreamworks as the only remaining HD DVD studios.

    Financially, the price cut makes sense, consoles have historically been sold at a loss until the tail end of their lifetime. The only consoles not sold at a loss are the Sega Saturn(sold at the price to manufacture) and the Nintendo Wii(sold at a $100 profit for Nintendo). Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony make most of its money off of game licensing, not the actual console. For every game released, they developer must pay $10,000 worth of licensing fees to Sony(its traditionally been $20,000 for all 3 companies, but this was another cut Sony made to encourage developers recently). They also make a bulk of their profit from peripherals, like memory cards and controllers.

    Still, I personally think it may be a bit too early for another price cut.
    no flaiming

    this is good i guess, their slowly removing all the reason not to get a ps3, if this does happen which it probably willl seeing as how this is the site that reported ps3 price drops and 360 price drops several weeks before it happened


    and im gonna post this very clearly because people have cripplyibility (i spelled that wrong) to say metal gear isnt exclusive, IT IS DAM IT

    UPDATE:

    OK their is a new rumor, now their saying that the ps3 that releases will be ceramic white 40GB for 299$!!!! and their also saying its conterpart the 40GB black will come down to 299$ and the 80GB however will only reduce by 50$ though its still a pricedrop,

    http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/01/22/...h-white-model/

    and the pics are from neogaf

    http://www.ps3forums.com/showthread.php?t=120272
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    http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/24/b...-the-80gb-ps3/

    ok now the rumor is geting pretty interesting!, best buy employes are reporting that 80GB and 40GB will be gone by 28th!, their saying supplys are running low! (credit goes to [DT])
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    Article from Engadget this morning:



    According to Ars Technica, Sony has some big plans for a PlayStation 3 refresh, starting with a phase-out of the 80GB model. According to an "inside source" -- which Ars claims has been consistently right on video game-related predictions -- the console-maker's new plot is starting to take shape, holding fast to a two-SKU approach on packages, upping the hard drive capacity on systems, and including the Dual Shock 3 controller. The new bundles will take the high / low road, with the source stating that the 40GB model will remain on shelves, while the 80GB, Spider-Man 3-inclusive system will disappear, only to be replaced with a 120GB or 160GB configuration. Of course, right now these are just words on a screen, though in light of Best Buy's recent stock changes, there certainly is an air of movement over at Sony.
    thanks [DT], again
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    no thanks. i could not care less about home. its a very neat idea, but i didnt buy a video game system to enter a "virtual" world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeon9881
    no flaiming
    I'm going to flame you for your horrendous spelling.





    I kid, I kid

    That's *very* interesting - my price point has always been <$300 (it has lots of complex math I won't go into ), but at $299, I might actually score one, even if it's JUST a BD player initially.

    Good info! I'll be keeping an eye out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [DT]
    I'm going to flame you for your horrendous spelling.





    I kid, I kid

    That's *very* interesting - my price point has always been <$300 (it has lots of complex math I won't go into ), but at $299, I might actually score one, even if it's JUST a BD player initially.

    Good info! I'll be keeping an eye out.
    lol yes my grammar is bad, more than likly cause i dont go over it =)


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    no thanks. i could not care less about home. its a very neat idea, but i didnt buy a video game system to enter a "virtual" world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeon9881
    lol yes my grammar is bad, more than likly cause i dont go over it =)
    That's cool, just bustin' your chops - forwarded the link to a buddy of mine who's on the cusp of a PS3 purchase like me.

    I have like $500 of BestBoob gift certs sitting around here too - didn't really need anything specifically (was going to use them for a lens but bought it through Adorama).

    I'm assuming that's the 40GB without PS2 emulation model (which is cool too as there are no PS2 games I will likely want to play).
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    Quote Originally Posted by [DT]
    That's cool, just bustin' your chops - forwarded the link to a buddy of mine who's on the cusp of a PS3 purchase like me.

    I have like $500 of BestBoob gift certs sitting around here too - didn't really need anything specifically (was going to use them for a lens but bought it through Adorama).

    I'm assuming that's the 40GB without PS2 emulation model (which is cool too as there are no PS2 games I will likely want to play).
    yes, ps3 has no ps2 support but it supports ps1(wierd)

    and theirs only 2 usb ports but thats it


    Quote by: Danny_c from Ps3forums

    no thanks. i could not care less about home. its a very neat idea, but i didnt buy a video game system to enter a "virtual" world.

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    Meh, I unno. Sony says there are no plans for a PS3 price cut...

    http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News-102635.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial
    Meh, I unno. Sony says there are no plans for a PS3 price cut...

    http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News-102635.aspx
    Typical routine for a gaming company to deny any/all rumors, even if they're true or not.

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    i doubt this is true...its just way to early for another price cut and they already have lost so much money...if this is true then they will be losing a lot more money..just doesnt seem right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bliss
    i doubt this is true...its just way to early for another price cut and they already have lost so much money...if this is true then they will be losing a lot more money..just doesnt seem right
    I expect massive losses from SCE come end of January - if they do cut the price, I suspect no profits through 2009 (yes, '09). Warner subsidies, Fox subsidies, Disney subsidies, Lions Gate subsidies, etc., and the BD play looks like a deep, dark, cash sinkhole.

    Still won't stop be from buying one at $299 though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bliss
    i doubt this is true...its just way to early for another price cut and they already have lost so much money...if this is true then they will be losing a lot more money..just doesnt seem right
    I can see a price cut. If the cost of making PS3's has been cut in half then you can cut the price of a PS3 and it would even itself out.


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