Okay Sony, I think you might wanna.... oh I dunno... consider a price cut maybe? Iono

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by sikkinixx, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    Alright so Nintendo is continuing their quest (rather successfully) to put a DS/Wii into every household in the world with a crazy 3.6 MILLION units sold in November.

    MS is doing rather well with a nice 836k units in November, a 50k over last.

    Meanwhile, Sorny? Yeah... a nice 378k for PS triple. Less than HALF of what it did last year. And this year it has a decent holiday load, LBP, R2, MGS4...

    I realize it's only part 1 of 2 in the holiday shopping season but wow Sony... I think you might need to take a good look at that $199 360 and realize what that is doing to you. Economic crunch and a $400/500 system isn't all that appeasing.

    I know they don't wanna cut prices since they are only breaking even on the $500 Uncharted 160GB bundle but after shooting their holiday load, they are still stumbling. It's kind of getting a little sad :(
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    It needs to be priced alongside the Elite Xbox 360. Do that=win. It's finally picking up the titles now and Home, whilst... um... not great, could be a great way to attract players.

    For references sake- the Elite is £230 with games, controllers. The PS3 is £272 alone.
    Premium is 160, Arcade is 127 (same as PSP). Wii hasn't budged at 180.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    the elite is 400 in the US, which is the same as the ps3
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

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    That's good for the US :rolleyes: but a fully working and kitted out 360 with a few extra games and extra controller is still £112 less. The difference would pay for 360 Arcade or PSP. I know they launched later here but they need to drop that price a whole load.
     
  5. takao macrumors 68040

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    huh looking at amazon.com and comapring with amazon.at it seems you are right .. i didn't knew xbox US wasn't following with the price drops

    that said amazon.at has the xbox elite + kung fu panda +lego indianajones currently at 248 euro instead of the 298 euro it usually costs (seems like a bargain to me)

    the ps3 is still at 399 but you can get deals with remote + game + some cables for the same money at smaller stores
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    With the PS3 still being sold at a loss, and Sony's dire financial report, and the announcement of global price RISES on all Sony goods to combat the falling $$, a price cut on the PS3 whilst needed in the marketplace, seems ever further away at least for now.
     
  7. internetmachine macrumors newbie

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    Why would Sony cut the price. The PS3 is just a better console than the Xbox360 similar to how a Mac is better to a PC. The premium is fully justified.
     
  8. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    If Sony lowered the price for the PS3 then SCEA would be the next people in line asking the US for moneyz :p.
     
  9. Chone macrumors 65816

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    At least it's still a great value, $399 and you get a games console with Wi-Fi, free online and the best Blu-Ray player in the market (I'm just pointing out some things its closest competitor doesn't have). Blu-Ray is great, I've watched 3 bluray movies and I can't understand why people say upscaled DVDs look the same, it's a big difference.

    They do need a price cut though because some people are just interested in a games console and the 360 does the same as the PS3 (sans free online) in that regard.
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Sat back on a sofa in a living room environment I really can't tell the difference, even on the jock off 46" Bravia. Computers I can see (lul), since they're a lot closer. I'd hope that the iMacs in Jan get a bluray player but if not I won't be spending more on HD films.
     
  11. Chone macrumors 65816

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    I guess this is it, I only sit about 1-2 mt away from my 32" TV so I can tell every little detail (man GTA IV has way too many jaggies) and I can very much tell the difference between 720p and 1080p.

    The way I see it, why get a huge TV if you are going to sit so far away that it looks like a small TV?

    :)
     
  12. Dagless macrumors Core

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    So more people can watch it without sitting on each others lap :cool: we've got a fair sized living room and it was better than squinting at the old 32" TV.
     
  13. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I think Sony is doing well with the current price the PS3 is going for....they had a good year selling it at that price plus they are leading MS in sales for the year(not by much but that still shows the PS3 is selling)

    I want them to lower the price now because I want to purchase another one for my bedroom...I could care less about who does or doesn't buy it.



    Bless
     
  14. Stepper macrumors regular

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    +1

    I need one in my bedroom asap
     
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  16. sikkinixx thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I wanted to put one in my bedroom since I have an HDTV in there but.... my gf said she would dump me :( I say we can live with food for a few weeks so I can spend my money on (another) PS3.
     
  17. zelmo macrumors 603

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    I like the choices in the market, so I want all three Gen7 consoles to be considered successful. While I believe the PS3 is a success, it is also the least successful [by sales volume at least] of the three...so far. A nice price cut is unlikely until spring, and will happen then only if Sony can reduce manufacturing costs a little more, or if the 360 continues to eat their lunch.
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    I have an 80GB PS3 in the bedroom, aloong with our 40" Sammy 1080p.

    If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. [/Ferris]

    Of course, since my launch 60GB with full b/c has died, I'm down to one PS3 and I now need to get another PS2 for my occasional Team ICO fix.
     

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