Industry sources are indicating that Sony will chop $100 off the PS3's MSRP by mid-August, which should coincide nicely with the blockbuster launch of the next Madden.
Heard the same thing about June which would've conincided nicely with E3
I also heard a pricecut was supposed to have happened at the end of their last fiscal year.
I heard that you go to hell for tickling chickens
yeah hopefully their trying to catch the competition off guard by keeping it a secret, but i doubt it.
my god we've been hearing price cut for sooo long...it'll happen when it happens...
PS3 Price cuts rumors started as early as March of last year 7 month after their first price cut. Everyone at this point should be in "I'll believe it when I see it" mode.
Secrecy about upcoming price drops isn't really to throw off the competition so much as it is to keep consumers from waiting if they were going to purchase one anyway. If I'm ready to buy a PS3 tomorrow for $400 but I hear it's going to be cheaper in August I'm sure as hell going to wait.
Geez, price cut rumors ALREADY!? Someones scared and trying to stop the increase of PS3s sold after no price cut @ E3. Here the thing, why would one wait months to save $100 at most? I understand if you're a college kid low on cash or too young to have a job but for the rest of the world, there's no reason to wait. "I heard that you go to hell for tickling chickens" How strange, I always heard it was if you feed pigeons alka-selzer...
You've gotta consider though, that you just described a significant chunk of the PS3's demographic.
PS3 price cut, with the ps3 slim, bundled with Gran Turismo 5, and launching before the holiday season. That would be amazing, if it happened
i heard from a guy who knows a guy that works for a guy that is friends with another guy who talked to a guy in gamestop and he said that the price drop is coming in march 2016. enough already. if you want one, buy it. gotta pay to play, all there "rumors" of price drops just come one after another after another. bah!
@1.7 $100 might not be that much in the grand scheme of things but a couple months longer isnt that much either. Especially if the person on the fence already has a 360 or a wii to take up their time. I would like a ps3, but I dont need one though a $100 pricecut would more then likly just be that final reason as to not wait any longer.
lol I know. I read that just shaking my head. Why would you not want your console of choice to do well. And you better believe they'll be cutting the price soon if they want to reach that 13 million units goal of theirs.
Well, I was thinking a price cut last winter, then June but apparently Sony is in a bad spot. That would also explain the lack of advertising on Sony's end. They gotta drop the price this year and a price cut in August would seem a little premature (unless the slim is real). The price cut would make sense for a September launch of the slim. We shall see.
Heard the same thing about Febuary which would've conincided nicely with Killzone 2
Actually, the average PS3 gamer is probably more like mid to late 20s. But seriously people come on, enough with the "Price cut coming" stuff. It's like lather, rinse, repeat with these industry guys. Keep repeating it and sure you're bound to be right one day. I just can't wait for the day it happens so I can read about all these reporters and whatnot going "Oh yea, i called it. look at that", then i'll laugh just thinking about "yea? what about those other times. congratulations on going 1 for 1,000" lol
Until now all that was cut was backwards compatibility.
I'm beginning to think all these price cut rumors are just a pathetic, desperate attempt from some people to limit ps3 sales making people wait for the not-coming price cut. ps3 as it is now, is well worth the price, the value you get is actually way more than just $399.99 I'm glad I just recently convinced two friend to ignore these rumors and just get the system already. these articles shouldnt be approved until the price cut is 100% confirmed by sony themselves. /paranoia
Sony is just playing the same pieces that MS tried last year, but better. MS reversed the bad numbers of 3/4 of the year in the last 3 months by a 50 dollars pricecut. Sony is actually holding itself worldwide against 360 pretty well, even at way higher price, so Sony know the interest is there. Now if Sony can hold 'till just before holiday games season to make a more efficient price cut (and by "more efficient" I mean at least 100 bucks), they'll have the same effect MS had last year but stronger. When you factor that last minute price change factor with the fact that there is arguably higher interest in Sony machine and that PS3 is already barely beating 360 at higher price, it can be the move Sony need to actually outsell MS in a proportion that will propel PS3 to a better position in the eyes of media, publishers and gamers. That said, I don't think eighter Sony or MS can beat Ninty numbers before Wii successor comes.
Hmm A price cut would mean i could buy two more PS3's I have one now but if they chopped it down i would buy more just for added convenience. It is definitly worth what it costs but i dont want to buy another right now and just have the price chopped in a few months.
The thing is, I'm still holding out hope that Sony has been delaying and delaying this price cut for so long, because they've been waiting for the opportunity to introduce a more drastic $150 pricecut instead of the $100 cut everyone is expecting. To me, this would have a much bigger "oomph" factor, a much bigger impact on the market. A $150 cut would put the $249 PS3 at a mere $50 above the low-end $199 Xbox, and you'll see a deluge of customers, including a deluge of soft-core/casual gamers, come raining in. Might just be a pipe dream on my end however, considering how much hardware and value Sony packs into the PS3, pricing the system at only $50 more than the bare-bones Xbox Arcade might not be an economically feasible thing to do. But I'm just daydreaming about how much of a coup it would be Sony in these console wars for them to introduce a HUGE surprise $150 pricecut. Some people are still speculating that a simple $100 pricecut down to $299 won't stimulate PS3 sales all that much, but you can't argue with the impact of a $250 PS3.
Well, seeing the lengths that Sony are going to in sourcing cheaper and cheaper parts I'd say that te price cut is still very much a likelihood at some point this year. If it comes it'll be with Gt5 or GOW3, imo, we'll see.
Dude that is not happening. They haven't cut the price because it wasn't economical to do so. Besides if they cut the price by 150 it would be the same price as the PSP Go. I like your optimism, but I just wouldn't get my hopes too high. I'll probably be $50.
when ps3 gets price drop it will start out selling 360 once again lol
And just like the last PS3 price cut... it will be undermined by another xbox 360 price cut. Why? Because no matter what Sony tries to do one thing will never change. The PS3 will always cost more to manufacture than the XBox 360 thanks to the fact the xbox 360 does not have blu-ray and the cell. Sony has to be careful... if dropping the price of the PS3 is countered by Halo ODST and another xbox 360 price drop than they will be faced with similar PS3 sells but may turn to be losing money on each console (again) or making a lot less money which would defeat the purpose. Remember... when Sony drop the price of the PS3 they did start to do better and even sold more console than the xbox 360 in some months... but once Microsoft drop the price... things just turned around. EDIT: To Dicc0 bellow: " they should cut it down to 200$ so it could have a chance to compete with the xbox arcade " think about it... if Sony could drop the price of the PS3 to $200 though the PS3 cost probably 2 times more than the xbox 360 to make... don't you think that Microsoft could drop the xbox 360 arcade to $79 considering the fact that it does not even have a hard drive, blu-ray or the cell? Lots of people are acting as if Microsoft does not a manufacturing cost advantage over Sony. EDIT: @raztad - "MS cant keep dropping the 360 price. Remember, the arcade SKU is already the most cheaper console in the market, and MS is trying to drive consumers to get other most expensive SKUs"... Please.. let's have an intelligent argument. No Fanboysm in my part. My logic behind why I believe Microsoft can drop the price is based on Manufacturing cost and because it's on their best interest to maintain marketshare lead this generation for the sake of the future o the xbox brand. My logic is solely on the following facts: * The xbox 360 cost less to make than the PS3 to make. So why can sony drop the price to less than what an xbox 360 elite cost when it cost more to make a PS3? * They will not want Sony to gain the upper hand. Isn't that logical? Please help me understand the logic behind Sony being able to drop the price while having a higher manufacturing cost to make a PS3 but Microsoft not being able to? I do not think how low Microsoft drops the price of the xbox 360 is determined by how low other consoles are... but by manufacturing cost, profits and marketshares.
@Bladestar Man, that avatar brings me amazing memories :D Now, I dont share your theory. MS cant keep dropping the 360 price. Remember, the arcade SKU is already the most cheaper console in the market, and MS is trying to drive consumers to get other most expensive SKUs. It doesnt make sense to price cut even more the arcade (it will reach PS2 levels) and if MS reduces the 400$ unit to 300$ it wont be effective against the PS3. MS just CANT play the price game anymore. Anyway, guys dont hold your breath. Sony probably will cut the PS3 price AFTER FFXIII is launched, maybe simultaneously with GT5 release. That would be amazing.
...that analysts have been most wrong about. I believe Guiness has been keeping track of this.
Possible but I think sony should announce that during the holiday season more than the launch time of Madden.
Agreed, it seems like a weird strategy to pair it with the release of an annual sports game. Even if it is a consistent high seller every year.
The fall is when all the bigger games begin to drop. Madden 10 would be an interesting place to start, but remember what else Sony has coming up: Uncharted 2, which we all KNOW will be huge for them. Personally, I think it's going to happen this year, but thing is, I think the reason why everyone wants the price cut to happen is, for one, so people will finally shut up about it (me included). But second, and this is most important, it will eliminate the final big thing that everyone says is keeping Sony from enjoying a HUGE comeback in this gen. If they cut the price, everyone who had wanted one but couldn't afford it because of bills and whatnot, will be able to and thus, MS may want to watch their backs for Sony to overtake them in sales. I think in reality, that's something that a LOT of 360 fanboys (both here and in the media) are scared of. They had every one excuse to bash the PS3 (PSN, "lack of games", arrogant and c0cky front office people, etc.) eliminated, and now only the price remains. That will end once Sony pulls the trigger (what else will they have to blindly bash the system with after they do?).
Industry sources have been saying this for the last 16 months lol!. People, Sony will drop the price when it makes financial sense to do so.
Not to mention if Sony drops the PS3's price, ALL other blu-ray manufacturers will have to drop their prices as well, otherwise the PS3, at $300, will take away a big portion of the stand-alone blu-ray market since most players currently sell for $250-$300. Samsung, Toshiba, Sylvania, LG, etc. would have to lower their prices as well if Sony drops the PS3's price. Sony has to consider all of these other blu-ray manufacturers' financial situations, and whether the entire blu-ray market is ready for a price drop. Sony cannot simply do what is best for themselves in this situation, because losing blu-ray partners may offset any financial gains earned through a PS3 price drop.
Sony will do it when they're ready.
so it could have a chance to compete with the xbox arcade
360 is barely selling at $199. lol
Won't happen any time soon just like the ps3 slim appearing at E3 with price cut.
If there is going to be a price cut this year, it will most likely happen right before years end. But it might not happen until next year, or when they finally announce the slim PS3...
Here we go again. Not even 1 week after E3 and all those claiming a price cut was going to happen still haven't got all the egg wiped off their faces yet. I can already here the sound of purses and wallets closing around the world and holding off buying a PS3 because of these constant price cut rumors. Is that intentional?
Yep Crab, the minute people hear about pricecuts again, they're going to hold off buying PS3's. These people are complete and utter jackasses. They're slowing down the sales of the PS3 by spreading these rumors.
i like to tell people its going to be cheaper later so whats the point of buying it now when you could just wait. thats the way to run a business. :)
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Wow, if I didn't already have the beta I would be all over that. +bubbles for the cool surprise!
Code doesn't work. -_- XGamer: It's okey. I already had my fill of the beta. :P
I should be in the Guiness book for being the fastest to grab that beta code lol. Thanx buddy. Here's your bubble. Edit: Sorry Ultimolu. I'm downloading it now. But here's a bubble for your effort. =)
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bubble anyway. :)
I have seen this! lol. No really. -_-
Madden is the biggest selling title out there, if your ever gonna do a price cut, then is the time to do it.
Not even CLOSE. Although, it's sales on the PS3 have equalled or surpassed most 1st party or 2nd party exclusives...but Sony's to blame for that. If they were gonna pick a 3rd party title to help move consoles and promote a price drop, I don't think it would be Madden. 2009 only sold about 1.5 million on PS3, vs. 2.5 on 360. I think EA would be hesitant to bank on Sony helping them move Madden 2010.
Again rumors begin. Now that E3 is over and the PS3 price cut is nowhere to be found, people is buying again the console. Those articles (from insider industry sources) sound very very suspicious. Why Sony is gonna reduce the PS3 price when Madden launches? In any case it could bundled. A game that could be the perfect candidate to a simultaneous PS3 price cut is GT5. I dont know you guys, but I feel some unnamed "industry source" enjoy spreading rumors to drive PS3 sales down.
Please Sony. Just do it already. Please
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i got excited for a moment then i realized ive tried and failed. :(
Nothing to see here folks, move along!!!
All signs point to tgs,the price cut is imminent this year guaranteed.
if you only own a 360, buy a ps3. i own both consoles................ psn-southpaw79 xbl-heavens boxer don't deny yourself the new rockstar ps3 exclusive, or any ps3 exclusive for that matter.
i own both consoles psn-southpaw79 xbl-heavens boxer why the hell would anyone chose halo:odst over a ps3? i am waiting for Halo:reach myself so i am sleeping on halo:odst, plus i have kz2 and cod4 to keep me company. anyway-micro can't keep cutting the price because they won't make money. actually, they really don't give a damn about U Bladestar, only your money and my money.
*Looks at title* Oh look there is a question mark. Well that pretty much sums up the article.
isnt way of the samurai coming out to the ps3 in japan but only on the 360 in america?
Gamestop is offering FFVII advent children in blu-ray for free if you buy an 80gb PS3. I seen at Hastings an offer for $25 off a DualShock 3 controller if you purchase the 80gb Ps3. And on the Sony website I believe its a free $100 gift card if you sign up for the Sony Credit card and buy a Ps3 with it. People please look at the current bargains and stop believing these price drop rumors. Just like god only knows when the Apocalypse will come, ONLY Sony knows when the price drop will come.
You know Sony is still loosing money on the ps3 right so I see no near future price cut.
As a sole 360 owner I will now jump onto the PlayStation bandwagon also. About time ;)
You said "news" when you must have meant "wild speculation"...
price cut for March 20th Price Cut for Mid April Price Cut for E3 Price cut for August Price cut for Tokyo games show Price Cut in time for Thanksgiving Price Cut in time for the post Christmas rush Price cut in time for God of War III Price cut in time for Final Fantasy 13 Price in time for E3 2010 Price Cut in Time for Madden 11 Price Cut for TGS 2010 It's not going to happen people
Seriously get a job if you cant afford a ps3 after years of being out chances are you shouldnt be playing games and should focus on your life. I remember the xbox priced the same as was considered the sweet spot... Hypocrites beyond belief.
bubble 4u. :)
Madden 10 bundle with the PE3 at $300 what a great deal.I think lot of PS2 owners will finally buy a PS3.Because there is alot of Madden fans out there and everyone know the NFL rules the USA. MORE PS3 COLORS IN THE USA I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A WHITE PS3.
Sony is way too conservative with its finances, so i would not be surprised if the price cut arrives as late as November with Uncharted 2 pushing sales. GT5 on the holidays would be a dream co e true