Today Nick McCandless from TheGamerAccess.com talks about the rumored PS3 slim and price drop. Just because they release a slimmer version of the PS3 does that mean they will drop the price of the console?
Is the PS3 slim real or not? That's the question.
There is almost enough evidence to confirm it, but that is why he said "If the PS3 slim is real...."
If there is a price drop, it will only be $50 The Go cost $250 so it wouldn't make sense to have the Slim at $299
this man has a point if psp go is $250 a ps3 cannot be dropped to $300, only $50 difference??
I agree, but I do not see a $50 price drop doing too much. @Venomish Nick McCandless from TheGamerAccess.com mentioned this on the video.
@Above I didnt know he mention this, I didnt bother going to the site
Every single day it's talk about the PS3 price drops. Is there NOTHING going on in the gaming industry AT ALL worth talking about anymore? Anyone calling themselves a game journalist across the net, Oh I don't know, PLAYED A GOOD GAME LATELY?! God sakes these articles do nothing but repeat the same order in the comments and keep spreading stupidity like the common cold. Need something to write about? 1) Discuss what you would like to see in a next gen Persona 5. 2) Predictions for Tokyo Game Show/What you'd like to see. 3) Modern Warfare 2 lack of MP Info/Dedicated servers possible? 4) White Knight Chronicles pushed back to March 2010...why so long? 5) What a Chuck Norris game could be like. There that's a pretty varied 5 topic discussions. Now go do your job right then come back later to rehash the same BS everyone else won't drop.
I just took apart my launch 60gb last night to give the insides and the fan a good cleaning because it was running loud and hot this summer. And when I put it back together, I had three "extra" screws left over. Uh, oh... D: It works and is running whisper quiet though... but for how long..? If I have to buy a new PS3, I want to get it when there's a price drop (and hopefully PS2 emulation as well!) EDIT: Honestly though, if it dropped dead today -- I'd get a PS3 this very day. The system is a monster. Watching "Push" on blu-ray as I type this. Not spectacular, but pretty good.
I know what you mean, but trust me, you are better off reading these sort of articles than NPD articles all the time. There were alot of that bull news on NPD posted all the time at the end of 2008. All of them here act as if they are game journalist. All they ever post are speculations, rumours and opinions. No one actually does digging of gaming information or bring breaking news!
@Nick212004 You are the same Nick that submitted the article and you are referring to the author as another person. Isn't it you?
like anyone's gonna buy a pspgo at 250 no mater wut they do to the ps3 price... really jus blew me away when they anounced the price really sony 250 for a psp? N im a big fan of the sony gaming system heck we have 2 psps now a ps3 ps2 n ton n tons of games... but i wont buy a go no way heck il buy a wii n another 360 first...
Don't expect a pricecut. Just refer to history and your answers are all staring right back at you. 1) The slim will come out at $399 2) The "fat" will be dropped to $299 (the recent bundles are paving the way for this) This is how they've ALWAYS done it (i.e. with the PSOne and PS2 Slim). Bring out the Slim as a measure to keep the price the same, then drop the price on the old/fatter version.
I've been hearing rubmblings that the Psp Go! might actually see a price cut even before it's shipped. As valid as that is, is to be seen. If that does happen, then the price cut of the slim line would seem a bit more plausible. But as things stand right now...I'd only give it $50 if there is a price cut, but it really depends on exactly how much it costs for them to manufacture the unit as is. If they're losing even a slim amount of money with ever PS3 slim unit shipped, hell it could even be a penny.... they will not cut the price of it. Profitability is more important than market share, and that should be and is their main concern.
I'm not even sure its going to happen. With bundles like the one at BestBuy where you get MGS4 and KZ2 + Pain voucer with an 80gig... seems quite the value to me. If it did drop 100$ you'd still have to buy games. If you don't already have a ps3, you've missed out on boatloads of exclusive's which are AAA high-quality titles and I feel bad for you.
I agree. They've got to stop bleeding money, at least in the short term.
That is one of the main problems with N4G. People comment before watching or reading the content.
If I were Sony I wouldn't drop sht until God of War 3 comes out.
Slim PS3 does'nt mean a price drop as soon as it launches. But as it will cost Sony less to make, as they will be producing more chips per waffer. Sony will be profiting sooner rather than later, so there is a likely hood they will pass on the saving a little down the road.
always talking about price drop omg.
...would DESTROY the Competition...and if that came this year or next year it don't matter, because when it comes it will DESTROY all in it's way!!! ;-P (And NO i have never said in the past that 1 game would Destroy the xBox 360 + Wii, it's the PRICE of the Console that will make it KILL ALL!!!) ;)
True. The PS3 would be selling wii numbers if it was $199.99.
Enough with the damn price-drops already!!
How poor are you people who keep crying about a price drop? seriously your all waiting for it to be only $50 cheaper? lol whats the point.
I suppose if you have been saving up to buy a PS3, maybe this will effect you, but it's not going cause a huge increase in sales IMO. I waited a good while hoping the price would drop, but eventually I just bought a used system off Ebay. Bottom line is, if they can't make the system affordable for the general gamer fan which is around $200, then sales are not going to increase much and their loss will not be worth it. I can't believe the cost of building it hasn't greatly decreased by now? Cheers..
its coming out in Australia in September. i work part time for playstation and my boss has told me all about it. no word on price though
But what happened with the PS2 slim? I believe it might occur inversly considering their possition is inversed = down priced, simplified slim (350€) imo Even more downpriced PS3 big (299€) That'd be almost a double price drop = double WOW!
They cost MORE than the larger versions for a good long while. Yes, it was costing sOny less to make them, but they were screwing the consumer over like Ninty is doing with the Wii's pricepoint now... However, since sOny is losing so much money on the PS3, logic would dictate they will release the slimline a a much lower cost that the current pricepoint.
Sony were'nt screwing the consmmer over. You forget that Sony is running a business, they need to make a profit. Then they pass on savings when the time is right for them to do so.
deny any price cuts yesterday? typical delusional ps3 fans
sh*t man, for you people who want to cheap out so bad. stfu and go buy a 360 or a wii. if you want a ps3 bad enough, $400 dollars is not that hard to come up with, save your effin money. unlike the 360 HDDs, memory cards, and wifi adapters; the PS3 is NOT overpriced.
Yes it is. I work part time making minimum wage. I'm a college student and I owe thousands to my school. I refuse to get a ps3 until it's at most $300. If they add cross game chat (VERY important to me since all my friends go to school all over the country) then I will consider shelling out $400.
but a PS3 is not a necessity, nor is a 360. if in game cross chat is all you want then go the cheaper route, get a 360 (dont buy all the extra bullsh*t for it) and wait until the PS3 drops. i personally dont see sony dropping the price till spring at the earliest when they start breaking even because they are still selling at a loss. a company or person selling at a loss does not owe the consumer more price cuts. if your selling something at 50 dollars that currently cost you 100 to make, would you drop the price just to make more sales (and loose more money) or would you wait till cost to make the product go down then drop the price. logically the latter choice would be a smarter business move. if the slim is even real and if it comes out, i would see them dropping the price of the fat one and keeping the slim at its current base price.
Even if I didn't have a PS3, and was a potential buyer. I wouldn't buy this so called slim version, it look horrific. I'd fork out for a fat version.