From PS-Gamer.com: "Just as we previously reported, Sony has refrained from issuing a PS3 price drop in the UK, instead bundling two games and an extra Sixaxis controller in order to justify putting the PS3 price back up to £425."
They actually did it. Not so BS now, eh?
"...in order to justify putting the PS3 price back up to £425." When did they DROP th price? I live in the UK and i've never seen an official price-drop
Common retaler practice has been to sell the console for £399. Sony has upped the cost price from £380 to £415, meaning that retailers now don't have that option.
This sucks for people in UK
whoever disagreeed is an idiot, do you realise how expensive it is?
"When asked if he thought GBP 425 / GBP 599 was still a high price to ask consumers to pay Reeves replied, "It is, but surprisingly, people are paying that amount of money for it. Now they'll get two games and an extra controller as well." Link: http://www.gamesindustry.bi...
No, my brother paid £250 for it. You need to drop the price of your console Sony.
lol well i got mine for over 500 and got RfoM plus extra control+3 year or was it 2 anyways of warranty and all cost over £500 lol so i guess the package is gd idea
sony sony sony. why is it that anytime that start getting on with thier consumers they come out with bs like this. i was thinking of getting a ps3 to add to my collection but now i cant oh well. and i heard they not gonna offer the uk the 80 gig version come on uk guys we cant keep taking all this bs
*David Reeves: I think people will say to us, 'This is really good for the summer, what are you going to do in October?'. We think that we've offered a lot of value to keep the momentum going until the big titles come out. Then we'll look at doing something else, but for the moment I think it's the right move for us.* so expect the price drop then
i feel pity for sony fandroids who always get $h!t from their favorite company. sony hates their fanboys , they treat them like idiots lolllllll pricedrop who ?
well im no sony fanboy but in business terms and of course console terms...its always been a price drop before xmas if not then thats noway doing business...I doubt Sony a big corp is that stupid
NA only. i`m pretty sure Jack said that in the Press Conference.
dammit so this new deal is £425 aye? so what if you want to buy a ps3 on its own or maybe with 1 game would it still cost £425?
Its great news for me. I was planning to get a PS3 and Resistance and extra sixaxis... but now I can get all that and Motorstorm for the oraginal cost of the PS3! I dont see how this is bad....unless you want it just for Bluray, or something...
Well the PS3 hasn't been out that long and I think all PS3 owners should get the 2 free games and an extra pad. I mean Sony did give away some Bravia's and stuff at the launch so...
lol well any1 who get things early always miss out the late offers same with alot of othe products no point whining about it
Sony Stop being a naughty dog!
The americans got a $100 price drop so if we were to follow that we would get a £50 uk price drop which tbh is hardly anything, now you get 2 games and 2 controllers instead of the price drop. Following this move its seems pretty obvious to me that there waiting till christmas to introduce a price drop in europe and throughout the world when the new game titles are out and on the shelf and there is a good selection of top quality games out. which will allow them to make up the money lost on the cheaper consoles through software
"13 - What about early adoptors? Well the PS3 hasn't been out that long and I think all PS3 owners should get the 2 free games and an extra pad. I mean Sony did give away some Bravia's and stuff at the launch so..." MS did so why not Sony...I to still cannot afford a PS3; lucky I have a Xbox-360.
when I got my first playstation way back in the day it cost me 300 quid, two weeks later the price was dropped to 200. I wrote to sony complaining that about the fact I felt cheated out of 100 and low and behold they sent me a check for 100. I wouldn't expect that sort of service from them now, my my sony how you have changed. (still, if you just bought one and are pissed about the bundle you could have had by waiting you could always try asking Sony for the extra gear. If you don't ask, you don't get as they say.)
I was talking to a friend who was debating whether to get a PS3 or 360. I told him to wait for the PS3 price drop. Guess I was wrong. At least his choice is simple now.
He can still buy a ps3 with 2 games and an extra controller, rather then buy a ps3 and have to buy 1 game and it coming up to the same prices as the bundle. :)
It's not an issue of how much extra stuff he gets with it. It's how high the price is. He'd be more willing to buy it if it costs £50-£100 cheaper.
425 GBP = 862.45 usd a ps3, extra controller, motorstorm, resistance, usd tax = 724.15usd thats 499 + 49.99 + 59.99 + 59.99 + tax 724.15usd = 356.77 gbp american tax is 8.25% european VAT is roughtly 17% euro ps3 before tax is 352.75gbp or 715usd so it is a little higher in europe than in us. However your general cost of living is higher. Most everything is more expensive in europe. So its not sony specifically sticking it to you. Everyone sticks it to you and VAT sticks it to you. But sony will take notice soon. Europe is the key to winning the console war this time around. All sony is waiting for is the attach rate to go up. which its been a catch 22. There really hasnt been alot of must have games. And 3rd party developers wont make games for low attach rate consoles. But consoles need great games to get the attach rate up. And the cycle goes on. So when sonys first party games come out. Which they all look great. People will buy and the attach rate goes up and more developers get confidence in the ps3 to make more games. But it only makes sense that the price cut hits here first. The console came out half a year here before it did there. But like i said. E3 gave a very promising look of the future of sony.
why is the Price drop in NA only, I don't get it? NA is not the only market that was begging for a price drop...scratching my head::: some of the games part of these bundles over there, will eventually be "greatest Hits" soon I'm sore so their prices will drop, but the console itself has not. UK and AUS..man you guys get the shaft. I guess it goes in order, Japan, US, Europe, then AUS and the rest.
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