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PostSubject: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:16 am


This rumor's pretty dubious, but several blogs are reporting that Sony plans to cut the PlayStation's 3's price tag by $100 in April. That would put the 80GB PS3 at $300. The source: an analyst at Wedbush Morgan who's also saying that Microsoft will chop $50 off the Xbox 360 Pro around E3 2009 (in June), putting that system at $250.

When it comes to gaming systems, price drops are the equivalent of an economic stimulus plan, and breaking $300 would obviously make the PS3 attractive to a whole new batch of consumers, regardless of poor economic conditions. Price points are price points and things start getting pretty magical when you get under $300 (and in the case of the Xbox 360, $250 is even better).

Naturally, it doesn't take a rocket scientist--or an analyst at an investment firm--to figure any of this out. And giving yourself a nice four-month buffer to predict a price drop doesn't exactly impress. But people love to speculate on this sort of stuff, and with word that Sony will report a big $1.1 billion operating loss for 2007/2008 (its first operating loss in 14 years), the pressure's on Sony to rev up its Playstation 3 franchise for the health of the company and its Blu-ray platform (yes, the PS3 has a built-in Blu-ray player, lest you forgot).

The good news is Sony has a number of highly anticipated exclusive titles coming to the PS3 this year, including Killzone 2, Infamous, Heavy Rain, MAG, God of War 3, Uncharted 2, and MLB 09: The Show. Combine that with a $100 price cut and the PS3 should get a nice jumpstart--whenever it comes. But nothing's a given these days and clearly Sony has to balance taking a loss on the hardware to spur profits on the software (game) side.

Is $300 a magic price point for the PS3? As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts.

Souce: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10141989-1.html?tag=TOCmoreStories.0

Go ahead and discuss what you think of the PS3 price cut. Could it be Sony's chance of coming back up from the depths of failure?
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:26 am

Honestly, Sony doesn't have a firm hold in the gaming industry and it will be a long time before they do. Until then, they will have to rely on their cool, expensive VAIO pc's and other products to survive on today's economy.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:40 am

This is something that is really good Very Happy

I might actually be able to get off the computer for a cheep price Very Happy

It would help the economy in America, but highly unlikely to bring back Microsoft's "gaming revolution" that they promised.

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:55 am

I'm sorry, don't you mean Sony's "revolution"?
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:04 pm

I think its good, of course I bought mine when they first came out lol. Its good and I think many more people will be able to afford them. And yes there are many new games coming out this year for ps3.

I think this could possibly bring in alot of money.

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:07 pm

It was a matter of time really.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:47 pm

BUt is it too late? Nintendo outsells xbox 4 to 1 and ps3 is doing worse than xbox. i think they should have some geeks in cubicles to start making a PS4 before they have to be rushed to catch-up to the relase date of the Wii Stupid Name and Xbox M70
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:52 pm

probably... without it their pretty much screwed.

And f*** the Wii!

anyway.... is their really going to be a ps3 price cut?
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:57 pm

well, people are reporting this. it could be legit or it could be some sony fan-boy spamming forums over at Microsoft.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:34 pm

Well the only reason Wii outsold xbox and ps3 is because it was way cheaper in the first place.

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:13 pm

and apparentely, nursing homes love buying wiis.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:32 am

Keevan 0 wrote:
I'm sorry, don't you mean Sony's "revolution"?

Nope.
I mean the "gaming revolution" that they promised a while back.

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:35 am

This is excellent. My parents might just buy it for the Blu-ray! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:53 am

yes. if the Ps3 goes down to $300, then it would just be an expensive blu-ray player instead of a big noisy expensive blu ray player
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:55 am

Polarsun wrote:
yes. if the Ps3 goes down to $300, then it would just be an expensive blu-ray player instead of a big noisy expensive blu ray player

lol, nice example of it.

but, i really can-not wait for this to happen!!

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:58 am

even if it does, i dont think the Ps3 has so much to offer. you can find great games on PC, Xbox, and wii. the new "Home" thing they have is a waste of time, and i just generally think its not the ps3s hardware that will be all of it's problems

PS: why didnt sony just release a ps3 model with no bluray? would cut down the price alot.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:22 am

Polarsun wrote:
even if it does, i dont think the Ps3 has so much to offer. you can find great games on PC, Xbox, and wii. the new "Home" thing they have is a waste of time, and i just generally think its not the ps3s hardware that will be all of it's problems

PS: why didnt sony just release a ps3 model with no bluray? would cut down the price alot.

Why didnt they?
its because PS3 Games are played on Blue-ray, not compact disk like ps2.

The PS3 does have alot to offer, but im comparison with toher online gaming console's they pown all over the PS3's exhaust fan What a Face and blue-ray reader Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:38 am

if they made the xbox 360 have a pre-built wireless and cheaper Xbox LIVE subscriptions, the Ps3 would already be long gone
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:18 pm

theres alot of games coming out this year for ps3 though i think that this will get more ppl getting a ps3, i prefer it over xbox anyway and ive got both

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:25 pm

if Kingdom Hearts 3 is Ps3 only, ill be tempted.
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:58 pm

lol ya kingdom hearts. that was a good game actualy......
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:51 am

never played it but i was thinking of getting it maby

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:08 am

its a really great game! Good story line and everything. I personaly recomend it.

So hey tell me if they confirm those rumors!
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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:33 am

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Note: After this story posted, Sony reps called to tell me that the company had no plans for a price drop and that the Wedbush Morgan analyst's speculation was based on his own conjecturing, nothing more.
- CNET News

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PostSubject: Re: PS3 Pricecut Soon?   Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:56 am

Polarsun wrote:
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Note: After this story posted, Sony reps called to tell me that the company had no plans for a price drop and that the Wedbush Morgan analyst's speculation was based on his own conjecturing, nothing more.
- CNET News

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lame!!!!

We need this price cut and we need it now!!

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