Sony's recent revelation, that they are discontinuing the Playstation 3 in North America, is raising many questions in the gaming community
Í think this is a strategy of sony to sell out the 60 gig faster...
I told you so.
@2.1: This is what I had to say.
@2.3: The only thing it looks like to me fenderputty, is that Kaz Hirai opened his mouth to soon, and now SCEA may have to change their plans. (again)
Ps3 slaves get "owned" by Sony.
or any of the other games that are getting rave reviews for that matter. I think you're pathetic. You literally weren't even around for all the positive news going about this week and then this shows up. You're a lame troll and you give proper 360 fans a bad name.
so in all seriousness what else do you see happening
been proved to be false. Cyber gets owned again.
There selling out of the 60GB and then then the 80GB will become the standard at $500, why you ask because at the moment the 80GB comes with the game Motorstorm and that would be the only option available, you wouldn't be able to buy a PS3 without Motorstorm which obviously wouldn't happen so they'll drop the 80GB to $500 by itself...
I expect that move just before Christmas. I think they will make sure there is no 60GB left.
They aren't going to leave the system at 599. They'll take motorstorm out and lower the price a little. I'm just hoping it's back down to 499.
exactly what i think
bubbles 4 u
We will see, but hopefully they wont return to just one SKU and 599 price tag
Captain Obvious says "Obviously!"
Peter Griffin, the philosopher, asks: “Why???"
Peter Griffin is going to fight the Chicken guy because of this
i really don't see the Strategy in this, this article made me choke on my food AND I DON'T EVEN OWN A PS3
WTF were they thinking?????
There's only one real question:
There are a good 2 million not sold of the 60 gb..so you got time to see.
They are doing way with the 60GB model. Well to me this makes it a comodity. Kinda of like having a R34GTR skyline in the states. Glad I have a 1st. Gen model.
Sony needs to fire their whole PR department and hire a group of unemployed monkeys.
To fall flat on your face.
1st the 20GB went down the river, now they are discontinuing the 60GB for room for 80GB. sound like a plan if they keep the price at $499.99
But I seriouly doubt they will do that for the good gammers of America! My question is this? how much GB do they play on adding till they say enuff is enuff, don't go higher an keep it at this price. This only confuses new people going into the gaming lifestyle!
UNLESS THERE IS SOME TYPE OF CONFUSION. IDK I THINK WE SHOULD HEAR. BCUZ I THOUGHT THE 80 GIG WAS LIMITED EDITION ANYWAY
Probably a limited edition bundle until 60GB sells out. Then after they sell through the bundle it will drop back to $499.99 with the 80GB drive. It doesn't help the U.S. consumer right now that the dollar is at an all time low. This is coming from a Wii60 and as of today PS3 owner. They 20GB is no big deal since I'll probably swap the hard drive and put the 60GB on ebay. Plus right now I get the five crappy blu-ray movies that I'll probably ebay as well.
The bottom line is if this is some misconfusion, which it is not, then Sony should respond quickly, of which they have not.
Go check out Sony's new blog, people are going off there. If Sony can't respond to their own site/blog then that is sad.
I found the stupidest decision of sony evar... They see sales increase and they want sales to tank again??? WTF really... are they really comfortable with having 70k per month????
before all this happened O.O
I really dont understand how SONY can see this as a good move, people like choice's, first the 20 gig, now the 60 gig.....not having a standard sku between the different regions is going to put people off...
I like most everyone here want to see there response..especially with all this "10 year" life cycle talk, hard to have a life cycle when the sku's dont last a year!
I know its me ''Drop the 80GB to $500 in a couple of months, in time for the big Christmas releases. Then bring back the 20GB system, without the Emotion Engine, for $400 dollars. Things would make a lot more sense if that were to happen''
I'm with you on that one but, why bring back the 20 gig when they could just of droped the price of the 60 gig to 400???
what happens if your 60 gig breaks yet is still in warranty (sony is supposed to give you a new one if it is)??? Since they don't make it how would they resupply you
This has to be the most asinine thing I have ever heard. I can’t believe the Sony executive are that disconnected form there client base to realize how pissed off everyone is going to be. They say price doesn’t drive the market are you F’ing stupid price has always driven the market unless you are the gas companies but that another topic. You are not the only game out there for are business get a freaking clue.
If the rumors are true concerning the drop across all SKU for MS it’s going to be an ugly x-mas for all of Sony gaming systems. Yes games are part of the bigger picture but it doesn’t matter how killer Killzone 2 looks your not going to get the masses to shell out $600.
Sony, think back to VHS vs. Beta you got you @ss handed to you then and its going to happen again.
a ps3 breaking we'll thats a first
if the 80Gb model retailed at 500 on release then this would make sense to me. If not this would be one of the worst moves they can make. No games and a temporary fake price cut. Well they have 5.5 million 60gigs so all of you still looking for ps3 get to buying before you get the lame deal
Nevermind they said its false.
check this out sucka's http://boardsus.playstation... LOOK AT THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!
I read that story. But what I love is its from so PR person not anyone with some street credit. The info on the 60GB being cut off comes from upper level executive in the EU.
I think they are trying to get rid of the 60gb model and have a new format close to how it was before but with the 2 options being a 80gb model with the inclusion of Motorstorm for $499 after the 60 gb is sold out. Kind of like a package like the Wii coming with Wii Sports. That way they have a good selling product with a great game for a great price and it still sells well to the market and gives a game as a top selling product in the sofware department for every system that gets sold. I also think that in the future they are going to release a model say with 160gb drive so that they can accomadate for their new line of movie releases that they are claiming of doing on the PSN Network to accomadate for the full overall entertainment package. I think they realize that the difference between the 60gb and the 80gb is not that much, but double from the 80gb and the 160gb is more than enough to accomadate the hardcore gamer and movie fans out there and give them the option of storing mainly games on the 80gb model and storing everything on the 160gb model. I believe this is what they're going to do, and if they don't I would definetely consider it. Let me know what you guys think.
It has nothing to do with the extra 20GB of HD... the want to get all the consoles off the market that having the PS2 Emersion Chipset... hence why they are not discontinuing the 60GB model in territories that don't have it... after all of them are gone... they will either reintroduce a new 60GB model... or just remove motorstorm from the bundle and drop the price of the 80GB to 499
http://www.next-gen.biz/ind... check it out for yourself!!
I don't understand. The 60 gb model is more superior then the 80 gb model. It costs 500 $'s, and will be limited. Why are people complaining about this? You could buy one right now. Who cares if it gets discontinued?
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