SCEE president David Reeves has told GamesIndustry.biz that the 60GB PlayStation 3 will no longer be available in the US after stock sells out - which he predicts will occur by the end of the month.
Either way i was going to wait until they included rumble and for LBP. Thats prety much the only reason why i was going to pick one up. Its a dilema really. I can get one now for 499.99 without rumble and let it sit around 'till Xmas when LBP should be arriving or I can wait and HOPE they drop the price of the 599.99 and HOPE the include rumble. This sucks because i was hoping they would drop the new 499.99 model to 399.99 by Xmas. Lets stay tuned i guess.
If you want one ... get it now. Why wait. Especially if the price is as low as it's going to go. On another note, stopping the 60 gig and sticking with the current price structure is LAME LAME LAME. Sony ... you've got some games and lowered your price. You got some respect back amongst the fans. Why do this?
I didn't see this coming. Sony blows harder then I thought and really going to be putting there loyal PS2 fanboys on the back burner for quite awhile with this newz. I wouldn't buy now, why? There's no games worth getting for the PofS3 yet. Let Sony eat it when there sales die off with this garbage on the table, then they'll get there heads out of there @$$ and hopefully drop the price of there 80GB by Nov. Man, are they trying to dig there own grave?
I don't think that is what is going to happen. Didn't someone ask them which they are going to ship more of and they said that they would see which sells better and adjust accordingly, and that they would be shipping even quantities for a while.
consider it confirmed http://atvs.vg.no/player/in... kaz says it in english at time code 1 minute 45 seconds
They didn't. It was odd that Sony kept the $600 SKU - although with larger memory & a free game - as you could buy the cheaper Ps3 and upgrade its harddrive. Also, eight months did seem a too early to drop the price as they lessen the per unit loss per unit sold the longer they kept the Ps3 at $600. But doing a run out of a lesser Ps3 with a dramatic price cut would result in an increase in sales in a key market(North America). This would put more Ps3s into homes and mean better profits from the great games soon to be released - and happy developers/publishers, of course. Brilliant business move. But they should do it worldwide as a "Run out" price drop campaign. So get your cheap Ps3 while you can. But I have a sneaking suspicion there will be a WORLDWIDE PRICE DROP before XMas. Afterall......the games are coming, the games are coming!!!!
wait, so after they run out of 60gbs at the end of the month their going to sell only the 80gb in america for 600????? . EDIT: 2 disagrees with a question????.......grow some balls you guys
Seagate is moving to higher storage volumes....with encyption on disk. Here is the proof...80GB, 12OGB an 160GB HDD http://www.seagate.com/docs... Just ENJOY your PS3....THOUSANDS of PS1 and PS2 games to catch up on. MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS THE TIME TO BE FULLY INVOLVED IN PS3 GAMES. Plus you have to FINISH ALL the Rachet and Clank PS2 title to fully appreciate the PS3 version. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND RACHET AND CLANK: UP YOUR ARSENAL! CHOW.
This whole price cut thing was a scam by Sony to get rid of the 60 gig models. So basicly price will be $599 again after stock is gone. Not a good move IMO. Read link. http://www.lazygamer.co.za/...
this is madness, they're abusing the public by giving them the thought that PS3's are only 500.
Remember I said it first. The 60GB will follow the 20GB's path. The 60GB will be no-more in approx. 3 month. (short term qtr sales boost) This is more about pleasing stock holders then the gamers. I really saw this when they new 80GB only uses the software based emotion engine(cost cutter, no actual physical EE units anymore).
and before my fellow cows flame me, I'm a PS3 owner (PSN ID=Lifendz). At 499, we were right there with the Elite. At 599.00, we're off in 3DO and Neo Geo land. Just too expensive for anyone to justify for a console regardless of whether or not it comes with Motorstorm and 20 extra gigs. 599.00 is just too expensive. Didn't Sony learn this? This is why the PS3 sat on shelves for the past few months. Yeah there were no games but, let's be honest, when it comes to making games both systems will probably be even for the considerably future. That said, you walk in a store and see a 360 for 299 or 379 and then you see the pS3 for 599. C'mon Sony, not all gamers are so hardcore that they're going to spend that much to play Killzone, MGS4, and FF. So they created a buzz and now force those wanting a pS3 to have to get one ASAP before it's sold out everywhere. Making people jump through hoops is not cool...MS learned that with their customer service fiasco. Bad move by Sony and a very dumb way to shoot yourself in the foot after a steller E3.
You are right. You did write ti first. Now I will be the first to say that the 20 gig is coming back at 399 w/rumble In October. The Laws of Supply and Demand, Sony is actually following them right now after lowering thier price to the marketing equiliberium. But they are gonna screw the pooch if they keep upgrading thier SKU's. Soon people will get the idea, that the 20 gig is actually obsolete and can't play newer ps3 games. 20gig at discounted price = Sony owning the Holiday season.
There really isn't a price drop then...It was just to get rid of the 60gb models so they could upgrade to 80gb models instead...But I think Europe will still get 60gb models, weird stuff.
PS3s are not selling. This is the main reason for the 60GB price drop. The 80GB model is refined and cheaper (no PS2 hardware in this model), yet Sony is selling it for $599.
Are they really gonna do this? Somebody at Sony has half a brain... Dang it Jaffe...TELL THEM WHAT TO DO!!!
I was thinking "Hey, awesome! I can pick one up by the end of the year!" Now I'm pissed...
So no price cut if the lowest one you can buy is $600. Sad.
People most be broke right now if u cant afford to get one ..since it a 100 dollar cheaper.lol..seriously go get it now before its gone..how many 60gb is out there..maybe 3.5 million or more..so supplies will last 2 to 3 months..im sure you will have enough money by then..better save up edit- did anyone forget about the 360 elite that is half a grand too?? 499 is a great value for the ps3..stop bein a fanboy... sony doing a price cut for the ps3 to be 100 dollars cheaper is a bad thing?? this is madness!!
"People most be broke right now if u cant afford to get one" yah, I can't believe every home can't afford to drop more than half a grand on a black box.
they shouldve kept the 20 gig or whatever it was so it would be as cheap as 360. but everyone havin an 80 gig is understandable but cheapers always better.
Wait so will they sell a standalone 80 gb model now at a cheaper price than the motorstorm bundle or what? doesnt matter to me, already gots a ps3
I have a feeling that the Motorstorm bundle is just there until the 60gb ones are gone. With the pack-in they get people to pay for the more expensive console. Once the 60gb ones are gone there's no need for an incentive.
I think that gameindustry.biz is making him sound like its confirmed, I think its just what he think will happen because thats why SCEA made the price cut. Until SCEA makes the announcement I will believe it. Until then its what he thinks. For me making it 499 and then going back up to 600 for good again makes no sense.
very true, from a business standpoint it would alienate potential buyers who have a ps2 and all other gamers who are about to jump on the ps3 bandwagon. We'll have to see if they make a cheaper standalone 80gb model tho as well
after they sold the 60GB and replaced it with 80 GB it will be priced still @ 499. SPIN the news as you like! LOL
So when they cut the price of the 80gb to $499, they'll also introduce a 120gb model for $599. Then they'll discontinue the 80gb model within the month. Meaning that Sony's price drop is a short-term thing. If you want the top of the line PS3, you'll pay $600 for it... for a little while longer, obviously. Don't forget, the games are coming. They're not here yet. :-)
Because Sony has claimed that they haved shiped around 5-6 million console a couple of months ago. And the sales are around 3.5-4 million. So it should atleast be around 2 million consoles, 60 gb, left. So there are plenty!
so good deal better get it for too late. Your choice $499 60gb with 6 blu-ray and 1 remote or $599 80gb with motorstorm. WTF whatever u want, deal presented to you now, dont want to grab it, stop whine about it.
*throws eggs and tomatoes at sony*
Yeah the best bet would be to price the 80 gb to $500...but then the 60 gb people that just bought their PS3s now would be pissed, unless Sony is thinking "eh they got 5 free blu-ray movies they'll be fine" while the 80 gb gets a bigger hard drive and motorstorm..
i dont think they can readjust their announcement. I think 60gb will still be there.. But that's just what i think. We will hear clarification from SCEA tommorow. Right now they are sleeping.
This is the same guy who works in Europe - i.e. does not look at USA affairs, and said PS3 would sell 5 million with no games, and that the first PS3s were manufactured in Europe. Furthermore, he was saying it to try and make the Euro strategy not seem so bad, to shift the spotlight from him. Tretton of AMERICA has said the two SKUS will go into the holidays. Also, the 80GB will probably just drop to take the 60GBs place at 499 like I've been saying the entire time when 60GBs disappear. All those PS3s will not sell out by the end of July anyway. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ FALSE ALARM PEOPLE, READ ABOVE! @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Sony's done enough this E3 to prove they aren't back to being stupid. Have a little faith. Also, it's impossible for the Motorstorm 80GB bundle to be the only SKU at 599, because it specifically states on the box that it is a limited edition. Which means, Motorstorm comes out, price drops down to 499 as soon as 60GBs are truly gone. There's like a million left in America, please Reeves, end of July?
that you are trying to take DJs crown as top fanboy!
whoa wait! so once 60's are gone their only going to have a $599 80GB sku? wtf?
but after droping the 60GB they are replacing it with 80GB for 499 still. its like another price drop..
ah gotcha well that's good...
Bad move by Sony if true
better get the 60GB before there gone, you can use that 100 dollers to by a game and maybe another controller.
No such thing as a price cut!! :D
Cheap buyers ,here`s your chance getting one before an official price cut.
i reckon that they will drop the price of the 80gb t0 499 if they want to sell there 11 million
*If* SCEA confirms this then it's a horrible move. Dropping the 60gig and replacing it with the 80 @ $499...cool. Dropping the 60gig and replacing it with the 80 @ $599...slap in the face.
OK, this is a REALLY stupid idea. If this is true, this is idiocy. But i cast my doubts. Being the genius that i am, i'll share my genius with you all. At E3, one of the 2 main things Sony wanted to achieve this year was to increase the ps3 user base. So you have to ask yourself, 'How the hell is doing this gonna help?'. Because dropping the 60gb ps3 WILL NOT INCREASE SALES and sony KNOWS that. The thing is...it might. Because i don't think they will discontinue the 60gb. They've seen the sales double. They seen the impact of the price-cut. So i think one of 2 things might happen: -They'll continue to say, 'you'd better get your ps3's now while their $500 cos we're discontinuing it.' But they say that until Christmas. And sales will rocket. OR - They will discontinue it once stocks run out. But the quality of games coming in Q4 will drive sales of the 80gb ps3 anyway, so sony will make back alot of money. And then in 2008 again they'll reintroduce the $500 ps3. Or if they reintroduce it, they might reintroduce the 60gb as $400 and 80gb as $500 Also think that sony wanted to ship 11 MILLION units this year. WITH the price-cut, people thought it was very questionable. Dropping the 60gb at $500 will make it extremely difficult. Why would sony do this? Because they know something we don't and they're playing a game here to rocket sales
"Because dropping the 60gb ps3 WILL NOT INCREASE SALES and sony KNOWS that. The thing is...it might" There's at least 4 stories on N4G about the price drop sending PS3 sales on Amazon alone up %2300. So yeah, I'd say it did indeed increase sales.
This is what I am talking about. How many times are you going to let fony crap on you, us gamers?! I knew it was too good to be true. They are already losing so much money, I din't believe they would come out so soon with a price drop. Guess we all know now what their ulterior motive was. Such a shame.
Also to note that the new 80 gb model will come with NO ps2 chips. Man those chips must cost a lot?!
E3.......Price drop.....lies????? IF MS lowers Elite then the ps3 and 360 will be very far away in price...
also I think of this as a good-bad kinda thing. It could be good to boost sales. but can be bad for tricking the consumers.
We all knew about the $500 SKU & the $600 SKU. Many people were complaining the there was still a $600 ps3. Nothing was kept hidden. We all knew and questioned. There was no mention of a world wide price drop. Nobody was tricked or lied to. But many made baseless conclusions. Last month I could buy a Ps3 for $600. Today I can buy a Ps3 for $600. Oh, damn it. I've been tricked. The mongrels have given me a free game and 20G more memory. The BA$tards. lol
So in 8 months since the PS3 was released they have discontinued the 20GB and the 60GB. How long until they discontinue the 80GB?
TOMMOROW when they drop the 80GB for a 1GB, LOL!!!
sony droidtards .. how does it feel being always lied to ? sony takes you for idiots .. and the scary part that it's true. LOL HAHAHAHAHHAHA enjoy your "price drop" sony droids .. while it lasts . LOL Poor droids. Sony Hates You
NO, you aren`t. =))))))))) p.s. so you are afraid because Haze and UT3 are timed exclusives now for ps3? or that Heavy Rain or some other game from QD may become ps3 exclusive? kz2 impressed you that much? or what? MGS4 is still ps3 exclusive? GT5 anyone? What`s wrong with you? =)) games are not fun anymore? going to PS3 threads is the only way to justify a purchase of x360? if you still have one... =)))
"MGS4 is still ps3 exclusive?" Not anymore after this newz. Kazumi Kitaue was already dropping hint's of bring the game to other platforms and this is going to be the straw that broke the camels back. LOLOLOLOL Fanboys, can't live with them, can't shoot them.
NO laghing this is a time of gocking and crying:(
I'm sure someone at Sony sits at a table, with a pen and paper a couple of weeks before E3 and thinks to himself "How can we win back some respect, and then commit comercial suicide this year"... They seam to have a talent for it. Don't get me wrong, the bundle is ceratainly worth the price, as is the new European bundle. But dropping the cheaper 60GB model? Bad idea. Mayby they can't sustain selling it at $499, we all know how expensive they are to make. But if they can afford to offer more for the same price, I'm sure the majority would prefer the option to just buy the console at a reduced price. I'm still wondering why they are holding off the production of the 'Shockaxis' controls. I think they are seriously underestimating the amount of people (including myself) waiting for thoses baby's to be bundled in with the console.
as far as i know, it`s a BANDLE of PS3 80GB with a game cost 599$. so, if they will sold out all PS 60GB at then only PS3 80GB move to 499$ - that would be VERY REASONABLE. so, people, i guess you should calm down. =)
i no my spelin sux.i'ts just....PS3 SHHHHHHH####T
There's 2 million 60GBs sitting on the shelves so shut up if you're complaining that the 80GB is too expensive. Is $100 really that big of a deal. A game is $60. I also think the Motorstorm bundle is just a limited edition. There's going to be a $500 80GB soon.
Adleast for now :B
at least until this afternoon.
dose this mean that when the 60 gig is discontinued, they will have the 80gig for $499 without motorstorm? If they are just dropping the 60 gig without lowering the 80gig(+Motorstorm)'s price then ill be pissed off... anyway, hopefully the 80gig will replace the 60gig, and be at $499 go PS3
K, Kaz just confirmed this move, however it definitely won't be sold out by July (there's 1.3million left in NA) Also, the 80GB will probably just drop to take the 60GBs place at 499 like I've been saying the entire time when 60GBs disappear. All those PS3s will not sell out by the end of July anyway. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ FALSE ALARM PEOPLE, READ ABOVE! @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Sony's done enough this E3 to prove they aren't back to being stupid. Have a little faith. Also, it's impossible for the Motorstorm 80GB bundle to be the only SKU at 599, because it specifically states on the box that it is a limited edition. Which means, Motorstorm comes out, price drops down to 499 as soon as 60GBs are truly gone. There's like a million left in America, please Reeves, end of July? There is nothing but the expected here. 80GB does not anger anyone who buys it because it drops after 60GBs are gone and loses Motorstorm.
that there will be NO price cut for the UK as it's "not needed" But they would "never" drop the 60gb would they..........
Someone from SCEE talking about SCEA's actions? They work independently. I wouldn't take this as fact until SCEA say something. And, seeing what a fuss this is making, it won't be too long. Sony America would be foolish to do this now, after getting such a positive effect from their E3 Press Conference.
i dont think they would drop it.. lets see.
this is prob y ms didnt have a price cut yet cos they knew this would happen
If anyone really believes Sony will phase out the 60GB PS3. Then you are more naive then most should be. This is just another Sony rep that shouldnt be allowed to speak to the media. Mark the words of the Surfer.
So when the 80G version doesn't sell, like the 20G version and the 60G, I guess they'll be getting rid of that too. EDIT: ROFL Man, I rem when fanboys would challenge the author of a story or say they don't believe it cause it's some unknown website. Like when Merill Lynch estimated the cost of the PS3 and said there would be a delay. Sony Fa6s were like; "What the heck do they know about the gaming industry. It's official only, only if someone from Sony says so." Now, they're like; "SCEE and SCEA don't work together. So it's not official." WOW! ROFL.