Amazon.co.uk seem to enjoy dropping Sony's prices, even after an official price cut. Well they've done it again. For this week only you can order a 60GB PS3 from Amazon.co.uk for only £389.99. That's a saving of 35 quid. Very nice, indeed!
Abundant blue laser diodes, record setting European / Aussie sales, the reduction of manufacturing costs through outsourcing, and the introduction of Hitachi's 1000GB BD/Recorder seems to be precipitously dropping the PS3 at a rate that even I wouldn't have thought would be here yet. Amazon is able to do this because of the sweet wholesale deals they have made with SCEI, which speaks volumes to the value of the PS3 hardware. Even after all of the stop gap measures to prevent bleeding from financial losses to SNE, the PS3 continues to sell well (obviously - even depsite the pricetag) and LAST, because it is a well R&D'd and manufactured piece of high end electronics. You see the company can demand a slight premium (which is still at a fiscal loss)
because of the reputation of the products quality. This is a very important part to the price-dropping puzzle.
Wonder how soOn we'll see a $300 60GB PS3 as normal sale in the U.S.? I wouldn't mind another.
Sony has nothing to do with the offer. Its purely Amazon's choice.
p.s I thought most places were selling around that price?
your thought process is lame.
And yes they are
to what? where in the hell does Amazon get their PS3's? God?
I wonder if Amazon bought a couple of dozen machines or several thousand, and @ what price were they invoiced? Dealer cost or wholesale? It's called a supply chain and market reaction -- Hint, their not dropping the price out of the goodness of their hearts. It's bloody economics. Now can we stop with all of the c0ck holding?
No it's different in the UK. Electronics have a massive mark up on them unlike the US. This means that games are often reduced in price before they are even released. Ie. The recommended retail of Halo3 is £50, but I can get it for £40.
The original price for the ps3 was £425...with quite a big markup, because retailers wanted to get in on the dosh...now they have realised it's not going to sell, so they have the freedom to price drop and compete with other retailers.
"Now can we stop with all of the c0ck holding?" -careful maddens.
An official price drop has not yet occured.
It's still way too expensive. Remember, this is without any games!
I wouldnt pay more than £350 for a PS3 with a game and an extra controller. That's a great deal!
You can get it for £390 with free Motorstorm and free HDMI...so getitng there.
I dont have a HDTV yet :( I need to save up. Hence why im tight for cash. But 390 is still alot in my eyes.
350 is the maximum I'd spend on a gaming system. I'm a full time student who cant find work at the moment, so i'd be spending my tuition loans on this.
feel sorry for muppets paying stupid money for this, i was lucky i just jacked one from work no big deal..i ain't forking out stupid money for that lol.
and obviously you ain't forking out money for any higher education either. Please go back to TrOll Land and let the little boy go. Ciao.
lol did you pay 400 big ones for a PS3! lol i pity you, i was just lucky enuff to walk out with one for zip lol
They have to sell them, none wants to keep the same sh!t in their storages for ages. If it won't sell, drop the price as simple as that.
I hope Sony would drop the price of PS3 soon for good. Then I might get one.. maybe.
What going on? The PS3 is still over priced for what it offers compared to the 360 as a "GAMING CONSOLE" as for now.
Thanks for Randy Moss by the way, and 2K Sports rule.
this is my last response or w/e but it's on a weak thread a/w so here it goes: you say -- " The PS3 is still over priced for what it offers compared to the 360 as a "GAMING CONSOLE" as for now." -- Now admittedly my dollars go to the SNE brand when it comes to electronics, but that's not to say that I don't have any other types or have never been interested in other types.
Guaranteed that if I would've pursued the MS brand as aggressively as I had the PS brand from the beginning I would be spending JUST AS MUCH on my MS products. I'm the kind of gamer that has to have it all. I would have Live Gold for life, the launch 360, the 3L33T, the add on (because I love movies in HD), the wireless controllers, and the Blu-ray 360 that might come out. I'd want it all. Now given that the add-ons aren't for gaming they are still an added perk wanted by consumers that are looking for the most from their nex-gen experience. Of course there is always the 10 or twelve people that say, "I don't care about movies or anything else." I just want a game box only." And that's true...a gamebox is what you'll get. A lot have experienced problems (even you cannot doubt this) with their box only to have to send it in and lose precious gaming - time.
The bottom line is -- the PS3 is a very sturdy machine with a million integrated goodies out of the box. Yeah, there are good games out (PS3 only out for less than 7 months), and many coming in the wings. The 360 has served it's followers well, but is going through some growing pains as anyone can see which normally translates into, "ok, what am I going to have to buy now?" You guys speak about the 360 like it's a free gift from the Salvation Army that happens to play nex-gen games, but the fact is that all of the little things make it just as expensive (don't forget to factor downtime from downed machines)if not more in some cases as the original 20GB PS3 and slightly less than a 60GB PS3 with much less bells and whistles. But most 360 loyalists will scream games, games....but really...they're only playing two or three of the 360's games because most of them are "meh" at this point, especially the launch titles. Look I'm not flaming -- just laying out points against you're argument that the PS3 is overpriced against the 360, but relative to what? Hardware, overall experience, games only, life value...c'mon you know better than to say something like that. You're smarter than that.
That's all. Just my analysis. BTW=====> Take Randy and run. If you're a Patriots fan I don't feel sorry for you, but if Randy can;t do it there with Belicek and Brady -- then he was never meant to do it. He was a cancer in Oakland and thank God he's gone.
"2k Sports rule." lol - I see you've also got a sense of humour kewlkat. Good try buddy, but the Hall of Famer, John Madden is the God of American Football Videogaming. Period.
"You guys speak about the 360 like it's a free gift from the Salvation Army that happens to play nex-gen games, but the fact is that all of the little things make it just as expensive (don't forget to factor downtime from downed machines)..."
"...Look I'm not flaming -- just laying out points against you're argument that the PS3 is overpriced against the 360,"
FFS, how many times this has to be said?.. of course it will be almost as expensive as PS3 IF you buy all the extras, there are many of them. The point with 360 is that YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY THEM ALL. GET IT?
..and your idiot comment about DOWNTIME, like it is a feature. Sorry but that is pure flaming.
I don't see why you should have taken his comment personally, he went way out of his way to explain in great detail that he was NOT FLAMING. But yet, here you are calling names.
well actually, it could be calculated into the net present worth of the product. There always a factor of maintenance and repair in any sort of economic evaluation. So in looking at buying a console, one could definitely factor in the possible risk of the console breaking, and the need for repair, whether it be 6 months from now, or a year and half, its is generally accepted that the 360 has a far greater failure rate than the ps3, granted there is a risk in both, but one has a great risk. Also factor in what is provided to you with the ps3, and the cost of those same feature for the 360. Yes you factor in what YOU want in YOUR console, and the price. If you want HDMI, Wifi, Memory Card Readers, Blu-ray, Hard drive space. I for one put a great emphasis of quality of product. I use it in every facet of life. You definately get what you pay for. I have learned the lesson of paying less for bargain products, only to be rebuying those same products down the road. I use it when i buy a car, a tv, a computer, and yes, my gamimg/home entertainment console. Be happy with what you buy, but put some effort into the thought process. I don't want to buy the same product 2 years down the line.. maybe you do.
You need to just stop dude. None of what you say is reality based. Already good games out for the ps3 after 7 months? What games are those? "with a million integrated goodies out of the box" whats that, card slots of that fancy controller? Or would that be the lack of cables to play?
Those 10 people you speak of that want only a game console, Well those people would like the choice of adding hd movie attachments and the like. Your precious ps3 can't even talk to a pc. Oh but it is a pc you say? Maybe a outdated slow azz one that cannot run the most popular of operating systems. I know you don't like windows, but most of the world does. The one good thing your ps3 does have is the ability to use almost any hard drive. But really when all my content is stored on my pc and streamed to my 360 I don't need a different hard drive than the one it comes with, for my game saves.
On the point I made about the ps3 being a slow outdated pc. You may say "but it has the CELL and it is all powerful" Well ps3 does not surpass my pc from 1998 in speed or any other category for that matter, minus the blu-ray drive. So what does that cell do to make the ps3 so great? It may be a good pc chip but ps3 does not use it well.
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