PS3 price drops?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by MacBH928, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

    MacBH928

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    Its like Just 2 months away from the ps4 launch and I was wondering if any one from past experience can tell me when to expect a price drop on ps3's , and how much of a price drop?

    If i recall correctly, the ps2's were being sold for $100-150 in 2007. I looked up ps3 prices and they are around $250-270 range . I don't think i can pay that price especially when you consider that the next-gen console is $130 more.
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    There's the new basic 12Gig version sells for $199...

    There should be holiday specials soon.

    Price drops probably won't occur again until another year when the PS4 drops in price.
     
  3. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    12Gb is a joke, there are 16GB SD cards that are being sold for $10. I really doubt ps3 price will stand at $250 while PS4 is only $400 . I hope you understand that an extra $150 is going to give you 7 years in technology jump. That just does not sound right...
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Haha, an SD card is a different device to an SSD. You might as well compare the fact a 16gb HDD is £5.


    OP! In the run up to the holidays there will no doubt be shops selling off remaining stock or including them in good bundles. Have you considered getting a second hand console? Just be sure to buy a new controller.
     
  5. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't believe PS3 ships with an SSD.
     
  6. wabbit42 macrumors regular

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    The 12GB version is flash storage, which is essentially the same as a very low capacity SSD.
     
  7. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I bought one second hand but I didn't buy a new controller. Just curious, why do you recommend a new one?
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Depending on how much play it got it may break not too long from now or the battery may go dead...
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Consider how much someone else has used that controller, consider how messy they may be! Controllers (and handhelds) are quite vile inside.
     

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