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PS3 Price Cut hinted at by Sony?

Discussion in 'Playstation Consoles' started by Shiftfallout, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Shiftfallout

    Shiftfallout shiftfallout.com

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    A recent article surfaced not long ago at psextreme.com

    We all knew there would be a price cut sooner or later, it always happens. We just dont know when.
     
  2. WiiZero

    WiiZero Game Wiizard

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    Glad I don't have to wait for the price cut I like how the say it's a marathon not a sprint I think that speaks to more than the physical life of a PS3
     
  3. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    I love how big corporate places (not necessarily only sony) butters up all their words...."Sales assumptions change and the market is competitive" aka, the wii is kicking our butts. It's true, no matter what your stance on the two are.
     
  4. Shiftfallout

    Shiftfallout shiftfallout.com

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    But who is the Wii really competing with? 360 and PS3? nah.

    The Wii is in a completely different ball game with a different product and target audience. If anything they are loving the fact that theres nothing else really like it.

    Apple already announced it plans to rival nintendo in the cute console market.
     
  5. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Yeah, except people can't say "it looks better" like in the pc v. mac threads lol.
     
  6. paintba||er

    paintba||er WiiChat Member

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    I hope there is a price cut soon. I have been considering getting one for quite a while and if there was a price cut then I would probably get one.
     
  7. Shiftfallout

    Shiftfallout shiftfallout.com

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    most likely around christmas. By then some good games will be out. Lair for example.
     
  8. tgjester7

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    I want one too, badly. I have 500$ so far and I'm waiting for if infact this "price cut" does occur.
     
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    paintba||er WiiChat Member

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    I have enought money to buy one right now but I'm still not decided if I want one.
     
  10. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    It's a really funny issue about whether Nintendo are or are not competing with Sony. Heck, even a few quotes from Reggie Fils-Aimes makes you wonder...

    Source:http://www.1pstart.com/fils-aime-nintendo-is-not-arrogant/

    But then President Iwata says:
    Source: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/...&threadid=19126&STARTPAGE=1&FTVAR_MSGDBTABLE=

    All very confusing...
     
  11. markmanuel18

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    $50 price cut won't still make me get a PS3....$100 price cut is a slight possibility, $150 price cut I will seriously consider getting on at $200 price cut I will be sprinting down to the store to get one.
     
  12. Yellow_Wii

    Yellow_Wii wii owner since release

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    ^^

    i'd be driving
     
  13. markmanuel18

    markmanuel18 WiiChat Member

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    lol...you don't know how fast I run.......I am almost as fast as everyone's favorite hedgehog.
     
  14. GaryT85

    GaryT85 Super Gario

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    in the UK a few places have kind of dropped the prices already to sell more....

    i say kind of;

    amazon are offering PS3 consoles at their normal price of £425, but now instead of just getting the console, they are giving an HDMI cable and a game of your choice (£20 cable and £40/£45 game)

    GAME are giving a free HDMI cable with every console (£20)

    gamestation have a PS3 console, with Xmen Blu Ray film for £399, they also have a few bundle deals that are alot cheaper than normal price.

    like paintballer i am waiting for one, but i wanna see more of what home is like and waiting for some new appealing games
     
  15. Byuakuya

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    I think they also slashed the price of the PSP from £150 to £130. Not much there but still a cut nonetheless.
     
  16. DarkenSpirit

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    I think price cuts only occur when companies realize they can cut out a part or be able to produce them faster or cheaper. Especially with the PS3 im guessing the retail price is so high cuz of the parts obviously and to cut prices for them would send their money pile into a burning pile of flames.
     
  17. sagema

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    They won't price drop this year, nor the next by any significant amount. If Sony was serious about a price drop they wouldn't have cancelled the $500 version.

    To lose $50 on the $600 version is lame when it would mean more to just continue production of the $500 version. They clearly want more cash.
     
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    they cancelled the $500 because they where losing more producing that and people where not really buying that one they preferred to buy the $600
     
  19. GaryT85

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    well retailers like i mentioned are in certain cases, so i guess that means the consumer gets it cheaper which is what we are after
     
  20. shift_andrew

    shift_andrew The Dude

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    I'm not gonna worry about how much a PS3 will cost me until Metal Gear Solid 4 comes out...then it'll be time to worry about my money. :\
     

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