The international online mega-retailer Amazon.com has officially axed the price of the PS3.
LMAO, $10/$20 price cuts. Still, the timing is kinda unusual... maybe Amazon is trying to move some PS3s before the official price drop at E3?
BUT amazon always has slightly lower prices than other retailers. I would say this isn't even news. Dell.com has better deals anyway if you're already gonna buy online. I live in the U.S. in Cal and not only do you get free shipping from amazon.com, we here get all amazon sold products tax free. So $389.99 would be your total price where as it would be $432 in stores. About a price drop: Yes price cuts are good for consumers but if $100 is really stopping someone from buying one they probably shouldn't get one at all. A price cut just makes it look a lot more appealing compared the the 360, its direct competition.
You ask for 100 and Sony goes you 10. Gotta love it.
ahhh lamesauce dude. all i saw was price drop and immediately thought 100 bucks off. what a let down haha.
maybe they're anticipating something "slimmer" comming at e3 and they're warming up for a "fat" sale. hmmmmmmmmm
The way the price is presented is another sign that this is just Amazon, not Sony. Retailers aren't allowed to advertise lower prices on consoles than MSRP set by the makers, which is why price drops happen everywhere at once and you never see consoles "on sale". Online stores sidestep this by doing that "see price in cart" gimmick. The actual PS3 page on Amazon just has a stuckthrough $399.99.
$10 is no big deal at all, just a typical Amazon price fluctuation from time to time.
You'd be surprised! A lot of people will buy something (even a big ticket item like a game console) just because it's $10-20 off - especially in this economy...
"Retailers aren't allowed to advertise lower prices on consoles than MSRP set by the makers" This is false. The MAKERS can't lower the price below the MSRP. OTOH, the retailers are free to set the prices as they see fit. If the retailers don't lower it below the MSRP, it's because they don't want to (for whatever reason).
I admit what I stated above is just something I remember reading a long time ago, and could be incorrect. By makers, I meant Nintendo/Sony/MS, so I'm not sure if you're defining it differently because I meant the makers SET the MSRP. But a couple questions if what you said is really true: 1. If retailers are free to place permanent or temporary price cuts on consoles, why don't they ever do it? You never EVER see sales on current SKUs of Xbox 360s (for example... insert your console of choice), or $20 off coupons, or anything like that. 2. Look at the Amazon PS3 page. Why do they require you to put the item in cart to see the price? They explain: If the product detail page says "See price in cart": To see our "in-store" price on this product, click on the "See price in cart" message. Some suppliers request that retailers not advertise a price if it drops below a certain amount, but in-store prices may be lower. At a physical store, you may have to check the display or ask a salesperson to find out the in-store price of this product. At Amazon, by clicking on "See price in cart," you are asking to see the price, at which point we show it to you." You must have different logic though?
my comment was pure sarcasm. I love the idea of Sony giving the middle finger to all the cry babies that go on about the 100 dollar price drop. Let them eat cake!
Actually they can sell it for what they want, but they also run the risk of losing their discount or getting delayed shipments. I work in the golf retail world and it is the same. We are forced to sell products at a certain price by the fact that we could lose discounts or have delayed shipments. It is the same for most major manufactures goods on many different products. Example: The best selling golf ball is the titleist pro v1, so we were selling them for 3 dollars less than the competition. We get a letter from Titleist that states if we continue to sell this product for this price our next shipment will be delayed and we will move down to gold discount from platinum. I have also seen this with other companies as well. So even though price fixing is illegal it happens. Explain why Walmart that works on a much smaller profit margin than gamestop sell them for the same amount. Walmart has the resources to sell it much lower than gamestop and then they would sell far more, but they do not.
MEGATON!!! hahahah nice one ps3center. You just lost some respect.
It's not a price cut, it's an ignorant article.
Sony did not offer the price drop. Amazon did. Gotta love it. :-/
Maybe they are trying to clear stock for the PS3 slim? Which will be cheaper than the current skus. Then it would be almost impossible to get rid of these
Price cut is not from sony, this is done by Amazon since their ps3 inventory isn't selling at all.
Yeah well, if the PS3 which is out selling the xbox WW is not selling at all... I wonder what the drop will be for the xbox. You need to take your stealth trolling skills back to school!!
haha. was that even a joke? you should stick to the forums. your corny jokes won't be missed here.
You gotta be sh1tting me. Anyways, i could see this as news because the PS3 is always standard retail price at amazon.com so they have reduced it (pointlessly) but it is insignificant and means nothing. They've been selling the DS3 controllers at a reduced price for month yet there was no official price cut on those. it means nothing.
I think socomnick says these things to piss people off. Sad indeed....*shakes head*
stealth trolling?!?!?!? its plain as day! on topic; the ps3 has been £289 on amazon for ages
Why are people comparing Xbox sales to PS3 sales? It doesn't matter which one sells more, it matters how much inventories they have for each. Definitely Amazon has too much PS3 units lying around, so they have to lower the price a little to get rid of them.
You are correct. This is not a Sony price cut. This is an Amazon price cut. Retailers (online or brick/mortar) almost always cut the price for 3 reasons: 1. The manufacturer (Sony, in this case) is reimbursing them for the drop. 2. They have a huge inventory that is not moving at all. 3. The manufacturer is releasing a new SKU and therefore those in inventory will be next to impossible to sell at the regular full price. I believe that it is a combination of #2 and #3. This leads me to believe the the "redesigned PS3" is not a rumor and is actually going to be shown at E3 in two weeks.
i'm going to have to choose option #3
I thought amazon wasn't even important.
I only approved because just like the controllers with lower price the same goes for the system. Maybe someone was planning to buy a system and this would be the better deal for them.
obama is a liar and not much better than bush, any way the one who runs USA is not the president but the big cooperations behind them! on topic: maybe amazon wants to shift some stock before the price cut???
which is exactly why obama is taking control of corrupt corporations and owning them lol. Obama is the man, and a true hero. Dont be mad cause hes not a republican. Republicans had their chance the last 8 years... its our turn to do something positive for not only the country, but for hte planet.
LOL, u r a simple man!! u have a simple brain. republicans or democrats are all the same coin with different sides! they r all carrying the same policies out side america, and those policies r very bad and terrible to the other nations in the world! he didnt want to close guantanamo and even till now its not closed!! both wars on iraq and afghanistan is on and now he opened a new war in north pakistan!!! the american elections/democracy is only a fantasy which is far from the reality! u american always got 2 options, 1st option: choose a devil(republicans candidate) 2nd option: choose the devil's son(democrat candidate) u call that freedom??? what happened to the other political parties which have different views to the world and to America it self???? and the other funny thing is that many powerful people in obama government r the same candidates from the bush administration!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
Off topic, Obama owning those "Big corporations" is called socialism and doesn't mesh well with a capitalist nation. And he has spent more money within 100 days than any other president has spent in the entirety of their terms. On topic, I'm glad people approved this. It isn't Sonys price drop, but hey, for people picking one up this month worldwide (over a hundredthousand I'd presume) this is a great way to save $10 or $20 dollars and spend it on movies or games. Oh and off topic again during the Bush admin. congress was controlled by the Democrats but as someone who is trying to own his own busniess all poloticians try to do is take your money, redistribute it minus a few of thier expenses, and "give" it back to you (or more than likely someone else) for economic "growth". It's funny how it costs millions just to discuss how their going to save money...
well this still can't beat the Dell's deal when they have one. Got mine off dell through border's perks 21% off + sony card $150 off. Got my credit reimbursed... total came out to be $178.86 (already included tax n free ship) it was an 80 gig model.
"And he has spent more money within 100 days than any other president has spent in the entirety of their terms" well he could have sat back, did nothing, and not have spent that money but where would that have left us? still reading about 50-100k jobs lost each week is where we'd be. I like how all of Bush's stupid mistakes are being blamed on Obama.
If you new anything about politics you would understand that when Clinton forced banks and mortgage lenders to give loans to people who didn't qualify, that was the start of it. Well actually it started back when Carter was in, but Clinton ratched up the pressure on the banks. Basically he told banks like BofA and others that if they wanted to put branches in certain areas, they had to lower the standards to qualify for those said loans. So it started before bush. Obama and his administration are on record for saying "never let a crisis go to waste" meaning hey lets scare people into thinking the sky is falling, then we can do all the things we want. You do realize the money he is spending is being borrowed from China right, or maybe you don't know. We already owe them 1 trillion dollars. So if you have kids or plan on having them, I am sure they will thank you for supporting the spending going on today.
Come on guys... Amazon does this kind of thing fairly regularly to get product moving. $10 to $20 off is standard OS for Amazon. And if this is the "actual" price cut then Sony is gonna have a long summer of being 3rd in the console race.
Isn't it like a pre- Father's Day sale? I checked an article earlier about an Amazon Father's Day discount on select PS3 games.
Definitely doesn't beat the Sony Card offer of saving $150 that I used earlier this year.
LOL, so the people that disagreed with me are saying that $10 off is better than $150 off? Ok... o_O
"The international online mega-retailer Amazon.com has officially axed the ChatBox 360" ;-D
I like it :-)
"And with all the commotion caused by by the PS3 Slim speculation, now seems like a very peculiar time to lower the price..." Now is the PERFECT time to lower the price. With PS3 Slim speculation, a lot of people are probably waiting around to see if these rumours pan out before they buy a PS3. So Amazon lowers the price of the PS3 in the hopes of getting people to purchase one. Speculative buyer: "Hmm, maybe I'll save my money to see if this PS3 slim turns out to be real! Oh wait a minute, Amazon has lowered their prices! Maybe I'll just get this one instead of waiting."
lol.. misleading titles FTW!! or.. FTL!!!
newsworthy or special. Amazon does this all the time.
All you have to do is trade in your ps2 and 3 games and you slash $100 dollars off of the ps3. now all you need is the hdmi cables, hee hee. check it out, i tell no lies.
Or any cables for that matter... I had to freaking buy simple component cables for the PS3 because Sony doesn't pack them -.-
"Has offcially axed" does not refer to 10$, that would be used for a 100$ reduction The title should be "The international online mega-retailer Amazon.com has officially reduced the price of the PS3 by 10$, you will not even notice"
Do you have a old ps2 and 3 games but no ps3 ? All you have to do is trade in your ps2 and 3 games at gamestop and you slash $100 dollars off of the ps3. now all you need is the hdmi cables, hee hee. check it out, i tell no lies. check out gamestop online.
Funny how the same deal would work for the 360 too ;)
Newegg.com had this posted last night on their site.
lol man i though we were finally getting a official price cut by sony even tho i got a ps3 it still would be nice for people that can't afford it now to get it at a cheaper price after all that means more people to play with online its only 10 bucks but that saved cash could be spent on psn sony ftw
OMFRG!!! 10$$$ am in there!!!!!!!!
I think this is some kind deal at Amazon, not an official pricecut.
the board members at the xbox division probably saw this headline and .......................well lets just say that there wasnt an unclenched anus in the room untill they realized..........
It's a 10$ price cut I don't think anybody cares.
i bet a lot of xbots like mart have panicked like they're about to poo and the toilet is occupied until they learnt that it's just a 10$ cut. gezzzzzz! @ken: lol!
...and I didnt even buy anything. A $10 price cut? C'mon, thats not even worth mentioning.
not much of a big deal !
Wicked sale! I'm gonna buy 7 PS3s and a game with the $70 I saved.
....now those like myself who were waiting till e3 can get one sooner, I mean with the $100 we save we can also pick up Killzo.....wait.....what was that? ONLY $10???? CRAP!!! I sooooo thought that said $100. Damn, just when I thought Sony was listening to their fanbase and trying to help the little guy during the recession.......
The general trend for this website is that is is trolled day and night by hordes of PS3 fanboys. You'll hear things like 'just wait for the price cut' and 'Unchartered and Killzone 2 are the best games ever' and 'Killzone will Killzown Halo' Blah Blah. They invade every blog, they disagree with anything even remotely pro 360, they are mindless in their criticism, they own this site. You'll hear them remind you about how their console started off a year back on the 360 (because the next gen begins when Sony says so) and you'll probably hear all about that amazing movie MGS4 that 360 fanboys apparently want. Like Phil Harrison, they think Rumble was so last gen, up until it was later included into their pads (all of a sudden it's not last gen anymore?) and you'll hear all about how the PSN is free and Xbox live will cost you some imaginary figure like $100. You'll be told all about these raft of exclusives that the PS3 has now, when in reality all their big games that the PS1 and 2 relied on over the years are all on 360 now (GTA, Tekken, Final Fantasy, OUCH!!), they'll tell you that games like Infamous cant be done on PS3, when in fact Crackdown will probably be twice the game Infamous can ever be. In short the amount of agrees for anything pro sony will probably outweigh the disagrees by about 10 to 1. There is only one reason for this, there are more supporters of the 360 out there, but they're busy playing their games, rather than trolling this site like the PS3 fanboys do. But... There is that one article... That one great day on N4G when The sony fanboys get outnumbered on the blog... The one that counts (to sony fanboys..) NPD FIGURES!!!! This is the day when the 360 fanboys take a little time out from playing on all their amazing games, Xbox live arcade etc just to remind the PS3 fanboys that they're in last place. All the PS3 fanboys big up their console throughout the month, the imaginary inflated figures are touted from around europe, that little country Japan etc, and then when the real raw data comes in.... PS3 FANBOYS GET THEIR @$$ HANDED TO THEM!! I love that day, keep your eye out for it newcomers, it's around the middle of each month.. The best one was when the NPD figures came out for feb, including the KZ2 sales, the chant from every fanboy was that the big month will be March, these fanboys evaporated when the NPD figures arrived in March when once again Sony's ass was handed back to it's fanboys as Halo Wars PWNNEEDDD!!! Killzone. What a great day. The gap gets bigger every month. Soon Sony will concede. But till that day, enjoy laughing at the PS3 fanboys convincing each other that last place is the place to be!! Altogether now Sony fanboys (to the tune of) 'Always look on the bright side of life.....'
funny how more often than not...its posts like this that I see more than 'sony fanboys' that 360 retards constantly whine about... and even more stereotypical...its a post about how sales should be important...I swear...you 360 fanatics BETTER be fans of N'sync...they sold more albums than pretty much anyone...but for some reason I'm pretty sure your backwards logic only applies when you desperately need it to justify your purchase decisions... this place is full of retard 360 fans...that make retard anti-PS3 posts...using information that only supports their pre-conceived preference to their 360s...MORE than 'droids' or whatever idiot name you guys came up with...sure...there are plenty of digs thrown at the 360...as their facking should be...but you're telling me that posts like yours are all over 360 news?...wrong...there isn't any 360 news that anyone reads or that garners any attention..even loaded HHG posts can't even get more than 50 comments anymore...so you trolls flood into other sections because its the only place where anyone may read your posts... maybe its just that I don't read 360 news regardless...because that ghetto thing doesn't interest me...at all...but I find posts such as this daily in PS3 related news...the funniest thing is that you 360 people are so desperate to stay relevant in neutral gaming communities...that you constantly scream about how their is nothing but PS3 fans everywhere...yet the best way to make that point would be to simply not post anything outside of your respective 'area'...proving that its nothing but PS3 fans everywhere...but for whatever reason...you guys also won't shut up and stay where you belong...good luck having anyone care about your essay dude...
BWAAAAAH.....all the x-kiddies have is sales. So I guess the Toyota Camry is better than a BMW M5 since it sold more.
bad analogy the camry gets tons more mileage compared the 360. 360 is more like an old pickup.
Was a waste of my damn time. $10 off is a hot story...?
Seriously now,remove the WSPA Animal protection advertisements on the site. I support causes like this,but Jesus Christ I don't want to have to see some poor suffering animal every time I go to read an article.
that was a waste of my damn time stupid useless game journalists.
haha, you got me lad, I thought there was a100 dollars off, i was like here i come sony, then I was like Here I go SONY!
then it's definitely not enough. If this is the final price drop, then I see laughter commencing all across the Web.
10 ...mmm o_O.. well i could get em..a condom with it i guess.