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WHITE PS3 How cheap can a PS3 get! (But still a rip off...just look)

Discussion in 'Playstation Consoles' started by f1982, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. f1982

    f1982 WiiChat Member

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    Although it seems amazing that the PS3 is now available for £299 with features removed that most people wont actually notice have gone, just look at what the same machine is available for in Japan...

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    The new white version of the console is available for the knock down sum of 39,980 yen, which converts to about £170. Yep, and we thought our £299 PS3 was "affordable." How can they do this? Firstly, are they so desperate to sell them they'll let them go for the price of a wii, and secondly, why do the japs get such a HUGE price reduction, when we dont.

    Yet another time the UK inparticular gets screwed compared to the rest of the world.

    Heres a link....
    http://gadgetshow.five.tv/jsp/5gsmain.jsp?lnk=101&id=543
     
  2. iRAWR

    iRAWR rawrrr

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    oh this is just racist...no brown consoles

    feel sorry for the asians :yikes:


    sorry if that sounded racist..didnt meant to be
     
  3. Jay588

    Jay588 ?

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    hey it will match the wii now, cool stuff.
     
  4. daviduk200

    daviduk200 The XBOX 360 Guy

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    but it wont really, because in Japan there wii is like £105

    its all to do with what people pay for there taxes and wht there average income is.

    Uk wii = £179.99
    Usa wii = £125
    Japan Wii = £105

    Uk Ps3 = £300-£425
    Usa Ps3 = originall it was £300 when ours was £425
    Japan Ps3 = dont know originally but now £170
     
  5. dchao

    dchao WiiChat Member

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    also:

    UK prices include VAT

    US prices do not include sales tax

    UK / EU have to pay import duty as well

    I bet Sony doesn't get more profit per unit, but your governments will.
     
  6. f1982

    f1982 WiiChat Member

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    Exactly! Now maybe there would be a little extra tax to pay for somethings, but the Japanese pay almost half what we pay. That means they are basically skrewing us for what they think they can get away with, which is what annoys me. We should all start only buying imported Japanese stock for everything and see how they like it!
     
  7. sherwood3570

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    that thing is soooooooo sexy.
     
  8. ZeLdA4LiFe

    ZeLdA4LiFe @SoHugo17 FOLLOW ME? :)

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    umm....... can anyone translate that into us dollars please??

    my older bro is wanting a ps3 for christmas....... and ill admit it, i do too even though i have a Wii already. i jus want to play "Heavenly Sword" "Call of Duty 4" and also borrow some games from my cousin cause he has a ps3 already
     
  9. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Hmm.. makes it look a little more attractive I guess.

    And big price drop.. woah.

    Still wouldn't buy it though.
     
  10. RivalDestiny

    RivalDestiny WiiChat Member
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    I'll wait a little longer before I grab my hands on one.

    I can actually sense another price drop soon -.-.
     
  11. daviduk200

    daviduk200 The XBOX 360 Guy

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    one thing i dont understand is, PS3 is non regional, so why dont we just buy it from the cheapest place lol
     
  12. sagema

    sagema 3D Artist

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    Wait, wait, wait, wait... Does this mean they just made a 5th version of the console?

    PS3 20,40,60,80gb and now the white PS3! Holy Sh!t. Serious?
     
  13. Shiftfallout

    Shiftfallout shiftfallout.com

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    the ps3 is like a PC. There is one version with different setups. That is all.

    OP: The reason for the PRICE drops is because the technology is becoming more common. Like any new piece of tech, it starts off pricey but as it floods the market, as the companies optimize their orders, and the system gains popularity, the PS3 is able to be cheaper.

    Sony is actually putting more and more resources into their gaming division, which is noticeable. Add to the fact that many of their projects are finishing up development, they are preparing for a hot 2008.

    This should all be common sense.
     
  14. f1982

    f1982 WiiChat Member

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    WOW WOW WOW...HOLD ON A SECOND!

    Can someone confirm this?
    Are PS3s really region free? Surely not.
    If they are, wont the language of the Jap models be in Japanese of could this be changed?
     
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    cookiemonsta11111 Huge Member

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    I know it is cool, and just to think next to none of this money is going towards SONY as most of that money goes to the producers of the Blu-Ray.
     
  16. captainff

    captainff slightly amused

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    1 GBP = 2 USD approx
     
  17. Ness

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    i dunno about that..my mate here in australia has a european ps3, it plays australian games and everything just fine but it doesnt play blu rays or dvds..not sure if thats means its non regional because we both use PAL,thats why the games work fine, but it must be regional because then wouldnt the dvds and blu rays work fine as well? I'm not really sure, but just some insight:yesnod:
     
  18. lenitao3

    lenitao3 Pswii or Wii360 ???

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    cool!!

    but they wouldn't easily reduce price in europe because ps3 sales are higher in europe....... :(

    *my opinion: if ps3 ever reaches wii price, there will be nice battle between wii and ps3, with xbox360 on the bottom..... :p
     
  19. Matt's_A_Bluebird

    Matt's_A_Bluebird Proud Owner Of A Wii

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    Hmm I dunno, I still like the look of the black one, it looks more... Shiney, lol! But yeah this is good if you got a Wii and other bits of white technology, but with my white Wii, Silver freeview box, black PS2 and silver/black DVD player I got different colours so I don't need to keep a trend going there.

    EDIT:
    LOL! It would be an interesting twist in the war if that came true!
     
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  20. daviduk200

    daviduk200 The XBOX 360 Guy

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    i thought it was totally region free.

    but this just tells us that the makers are not made to region lock there games

    but all its ps2 games are still locked.
     
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