SCEA has denied 'inaccurate' reports that its $100 price cut on the 60Gig PS3 is simply a move to clear stock before offering solely the higher priced 80Gig version. More after the jump...
Sony almost screwed the pooch, thank God they fixed this.
Seagate is changing their manufacturing of HDD http://www.seagate.com/docs... So now PS3 is moving along with the 80GB. Additionally, Seagate has the 120GB and the 160GB. Just relax. Get your PS3, your online ID and move right ALONG!!! PS3 is a PS3 is a PS3. Only difference is the HDD...MOVE ALONG!!
Isn't TGS in September, because if it is here is what i think. The 80gig will come out this August but the 60gig will be the one selling like mad. In September the 60gigs will be almost gone if not gone and then at the TGS they will announce that the 80gig will take over at the $499 price or maybe lower, and will now ship with the new controller.
ok... this just was a bad move
yeh they also denied that the price drop was gonna heppen now look where they are...and i thought you got banned big mac...go play on the highway [email protected]!!
... have always done is never announce anything to the last minute. which business wise is pretty smart. why would they admit a price cut so then ms could counteract to there move. thats also why they kept home under cover for ages. if ms knew what they was doing they would of had more time to do something to counteract against it.
WHO said the price cut was false. It was the President of SCE Japan, where there was no price cut. No one was lying about anything, but none of the right people were opening their mouths either.
News. Glad they put a stop to this really soon. They say its false on the Playstation.Blog also. http://blog.us.playstation....
Sony lied about the price cut. They have to lie though, otherwise people will just wait. Who knows. If true, maybe the didn't screw the pooch after all.
I doubt its gonna happen cause that wouldve been a bad move from sony ima buy the ps3 in august so i can get it with lair i threw away my 360 cause it sucked i was on my 3rd enough is enough!
i WAS on my 3rd too (if i didn`t get rid of the 2nd) reliability is SOOOOOOOOOO worth it.
glad to see you have seen the light. PS3 is where its at!
Hey brother, good for you. You wont regret it. You now have the privilege to play with Bill Gates...hahahaha Here's my PSN: Koyaanisqatsi_1 P.S. Is that new baby of yours keeping you busy? IMO, babies are more fun than consoles anyway :) specially when they puke all over you, and you can't do anything about it except clean them up while they laugh at you...HAHAHHAA
wow. you people jump the gun. and do not think about these comment from a business perspective.
It's FALSE! Good.
But it is true KAZ HIRAI himself confirmed that the 60GB would no longer be availble in the US and I called BEST BUY and they said the only sku they have for ordering is the 80GB with motorstorm if this is not a phaze out the what would U call it I call it a sucker punch SONY drops the price to sell the 60GB and get it out of retail stores at $499.99 hence price drop then few days later they the tell the consumer the they will no longer offer the 60GB @ 499.99 but U are welcome to buy the new 80GB @599.99 its like magic the price drop has vanished all gone bye bye.... The 60GB will still be available in EUROPE!!!
its obvious that there wont be a shortage by the end of july. it doesnt make sense. There will be 60gig ps3s through the end of the year. I bet they will still phase out the 60gig ps3, but make the 80gig at 499. they cant come out and say "were lowering the price to 499 and then next year we will offer an 80gig for 499." everyone will wait till next year. i bet at xmas youll see 60gig for 449 and 80gig no bundle for 499.
never had a doubt.
Are they going to start making 60 GB systems without the PS2 emotion engine chips (once they sell out)? I thought the whole point was to get the new model out because it costs them less to make? Still a lot of questions.
See no company is that stupid beside's Enron EDIT: hey who disagreed with me im just saying lol :D
my goodness I was feeling betrayed by sony this morning good to know this is false stupid europe bullshit!!! Sony Forever beatchssss now what, 360 getting a $100 price cut?....
Is there any difference between the 2 models besides the 20 gigs and emulation? It makes sense to phase out the 60 and replace it with the 80. As long as they keep the $499 price point.
Xbots trying to take sony off the top of the world after MS lame e3 showing. Just go ahead and get a ps3 already we will welcome you with open arms to the playstion nation. Im getting a xbox one day after the problems stop. Ps360....Thats the route of a true gamer....MS has a strong line up and sony..personllay MS a little better in later 07 but 08 is sonys year...either way they both have great gamess..AGree with me and give me bubbles..lol
This guy Reeves over at SCEE will probably be looking for a new job this weekend. He is probably accurate in stating Sony's long term plans but you don't go running your mouth after Sony finally had a good few days. Sony really needs to get their collective head screwed on straight. They have the best system, potentially, just keep the price drop and before you know it they'll have a better installed base, which will lead to more exclusives which will eventually lead to dominance once again. Maybe I should apply for the position.....
After reading this article I'm even more confused. The direction kept changing from "it's not gonna happen" to "it's gonna happen" to it's not gonna happen" again. I hope Sony does not make this mistake. If anything they never should have come out with the 80Gb at all. They should know better than anyone how easy it is to upgrade the hard drive, and how much cheaper it is for the consumers to do it themselves.
Both are correct actually, They might stop production for 60GB NTSC PS3 from now on. Since they have 1-2 million US PS3 in the pipeline, they are enough supply for the holiday season. there will be worldwide price cut. PAL should not get a price cut now, who for god sake reduce price just 4 month outta launch? those people will be piss. It's very clear, all these mambo jumbo is setting up non-emulation chip PS3 for a worldwide price cut globally this holiday season. ok now give it a rest.
Thats what i understood aswell i'm going to read Kas's post again. EDIT: #25 you cant really trust anything whats coming out of Sony's mouth their E3 was nothing but smoke and mirrors and the fake popular opinion status of this site is sad aswell all this Sony fanatic fud being posted by these Sony fans for the last two months is no different.
equal smoke and mirrors.
wtf is goin on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if sony doin this jus to sell out their 60gb most likely its goin to happen..
made a mistake and that could be kaz
reports that the PS3 would be so expensive to make and the reports that there was a delay for system launch....and they denied the change of hardware for the European market, when the head of SCEE 'accidently' mentioned the price, the stoppage of manufacturing the 20G model, and the addition of the 80G model. Sony ALWAYS denies the truth.
"SCEA’s product offering in North America consists of a 80GB PS3 available in August and a 60GB PS3 available now for $499. We will have ample supplies of both models to meet the needs of consumers for the foreseeable future." Can I put away my hat and coat? I thought the E3 parade was gonna be rained on... Hard!
I'm not sure I'm believing this damage control story from sony right now. Kaz Hirai said it himself that they don't have a 2sku strategy and that once its out of stock they will be back to 599 and he's the president of SCE...so if anybody would know he would. I think its sony's plan to phase out the 60gig in the US..however Sony did not want to announce it this soon. They did do it with the 20gig so its likely to happen again. That being said I'm sure they have plenty of 60gig in stock that should last through this holiday. After that the 60gig will "fade to black". Bet that guy he let this info slip so early is in a HEAP of trouble. hehe Edit: I just watched the INTERVIEW with Kaz Hirai and he SAID IT HIMSELF that it's discontinued. THIS WHOLE DENIAL is a SHAM..unless the PRESIDENT OF Sony Computer Entertainment doesn't know anything about his company...Highly unlikely. The video http://atvs.vg.no/player/in...
..and I'm calling shaningans on Sony. There's no way that this quote is misinterpreted. And this is staight from the interview word for word. "How concerned are you about possible criticisms that you should have given European consumers what SCEA has given US consumers, i.e. the option to pay a lower price? Well, they're not really are they, because what the US are offering from the 1st of August is a USD 599 version with one game. All they're doing is taking their stock in trade that they've got at the moment of the 60GB model, marking the price down and it will all be gone by the end of July. So once the 60GB is gone, that will be the end of the 60GB then? In America, yes." That's as plain to me as night and day.
it wasnt suppose 2 get to the public ear b4 they announced at e3 so.................STOP SAYING THEY LIED B4. anybody would have. its not lke they did it on purpose. why would they lie about this anyway. there is not point.
WHAT? Sony? Are you crazy? First that Dille guy has a PR panic attack, dissing everything green. Then these PR guys go off lying about their plans for liquidation? What wrong business fouls will they commit next? Seriously, this is sad.
Ok here is what I think is going on. Sony did reduce the price of the 60GB to $499.99 so it was a price cut for this model. When they sell through the existing 60GB model with EE then the model will be discontinued. At that point they will sell it without the EE and either a 60GB or 80GB drive depending on the status of the Motorstorm bundle. I don't see Sony going back to the $599 price point and abandoning $499 again. There will be a PS3 at $499 it just won't have EE and maybe a different sized hard drive. In recap at the end of the day the current 60GB model with EE will be discontinued and replaced by another model without EE and a size hard drive to be determined later. This is coming by from a Wii60 and former soon to be current again PS3 owner.
I absolutely agree with your theory. Note that 80GB bundle in price wise cost almost the same with $499 60gb now. At the time,60gb sold out Sony will simply take away the bundle and voila $499 again. Then PAL will get pricecut as well.
I forgot about the emotion engine ordeal.
Does anyone think Sony may have staged this. Think about it. Yes it was a BIG SCARE but it keeps ALL EYE'S ON SONY and everyone talking about them?????????????????????????? ?????????? That is one thing I've always liked about Sony you never know what there going to do. :-)
i can see them discontinuing the 60gb PS3 by the end of the holidays, but not now.
still attacking the 360 while sony f*cks them in the ass. Kaz confirmed this, get over it. EDIT: @XxZxX: other way around [email protected]g, losers like you keep coming back for more.
Sony f*ck you XBOTs in the ass this E3 and i bet your ass is still sore.
well I already have a ps3 so maybe they fuked you in the ass? but then again your ass is so loose from M$ you wouldn't feel anything....
I am absolutely and utterly confused on this matter ill pretend today never happen i think its for the best.
who cares really i'll be upgrading my harddrive anyway to 150 or maybe 300 and so can anyone else.
"SCEA has reacted with puzzlement to the European perspective, suggesting that there may have been an incorrect interpretation. The spokesperson said, “Those quotes [published by a UK-based game industry website] from David Reeves are not accurate. He said that if they had lowered the price in Europe, that territory would have run out of their current inventory by the end of July.”" Er, Kaz disagrees. Sony's head still doesn't know what its tail is doing.
As I stated, I might have to go out and get a 60GB PS3 earlier then I thought, because of the Emotion Engine. You can take Sony's words and be optimistic that when the 60GB are done and soled out the $599 80GB version, will phaze in the 60GB's spot with the 60GB's price. But how long will the $599 80 PS3, stay at its price-point? I would expect, they have to sell all the 60GB models, before the 80GB model takes it's place. How soon is that? Really will the 80GB model take over the 60GB and it's current PRICE>? So your saying you will be able to get a 80GB PS3 for $499 + a game? Anyhow I've made up my mind, I want the Emotion Engine PS3, that free game will probably be a greatest hits title(so it will be cheap, I know it's not KZ2), and upgrading the HDD like other have been doing will work. Anybody willing to converse without being a douchbag or just disageering, I'm game.
I dont think Sony would be dumb enough to drop the cheapest sku they have after e3 where everyone got so excited about their line up. I agree if they do drop it ( which i think wont happen ) then they will drop the 80 gb to 499. Dont blame Sony blame some stupid European guy they put as president over there who dosent understand what sony tells them.
You never know who to believe at Sony. Its like they don't talk to each other.
Um maybe it's just me but all they said was "we have enough stock for the foreseeable future" and they only said that what David Reeves said was wrong, plus they cant even confirm what territory he was talking about...and that last quote on the last article everyone is fighting over is from Kaz Harai, so um I'm sorry but how is this clarification?
How concerned are you about possible criticisms that you should have given European consumers what SCEA has given US consumers, i.e. the option to pay a lower price? Well, they're not really are they, because what the US are offering from the 1st of August is a USD 599 version with one game. All they're doing is taking their stock in trade that they've got at the moment of the 60GB model, marking the price down and it will all be gone by the end of July. So once the 60GB is gone, that will be the end of the 60GB then? In America, yes. http://www.gamesindustry.bi...
They discontinued the 60gb. With all those 60gb's left since they have only sol 3.* million they have tons left of 60gb's. So they are right they have plenty left for sale at 499 when stock runs out which can be august, sept or OCt who knows. They will have 1 SKU. Then around Nov in time for Holiday they will drop the 599 back to 499 and have 1 sku. Unless they again go out and try to compete with the 120gb Elite that will also not be costing 479, comes christmas. So in reality both reports are true, Kaz is not lying with the discontinued 60gb and SCEA is not lying because they are right they have plenty to go around for both price points for a while.
He didn't even say they we're discontinuing the model he just said that their would be enough to meet demand, he never said that they weren't cutting it off and keeping the normal price
"Well, again, just from a hardware perspective, the 499 dollar price adjustment that we did for the 60 GB version, for the American market, uh, we're no longer in production for that product" To me "No longer in production" means Discontinued. Then again it only applys to NA I guess.
It's only a big deal if you want EE. If you do then snag one of these up since the 60GB with EE will be discontinued. If you don't care about EE there will be a model without it at $499. It's sad reading across the web all the instant negativity. It's not like like Sony lied and people died or anything. They are just trying to phase out EE and go software emulation across the board.
OK so buy a PS3 now get 60gb with EE at 499 wait till 60gb is gone (which won't be July of this year) get 80gb w/o EE at ??? (probably ~499) I think the PR problem is that they think they are so great at discussing internal workings and ideas that they think people won't get alarmed when something seems out of wack Sony reps, pay attention, less talk more delivery. Give us those E3 games and Shut Up about the other stuff. mmkay thnx
you were all sitting around waiting for negative sony news and you pounced on it.and you're thinking sony is just back peddling.you're just a bunch of hateful f*ckers.even wolves in sheeps clothing that claim their NEUTRAL like kewlkat. sony dropped the price.they are adding a value bundle.how simple can it get. you get 60gig for $499.(us)99% ps1/ps2 playback/all ps3 you get 80gig motorstorm bundle for $599.(us)99% ps1/+90%ps2/all ps3 you get more for less on EACH offering.and you get 5 free bluray movies and more features built in THAN ANY OTHER SYSTEM. BUT HEARS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.while you fanboys are bashing sony as you always do,claim your getting the system because your "gamers, "HOW COME NONE OF YOU ARE NOT BAGGING ON MICROSOFT FOR NOT DROPPING THE XBOX 360 PRICE AFTER 2 YEARS?"IT'S STILL $300-$400-$500 SONY OFFERS A PRICE CUT.MICROSOFT OFFERS AN INCREASE IN PRICE WITH THE ELITE.EVEN IF SONY DROPPED IT TO $200,YOU WOULD COMPLAIN. SOME OF YOU ARE JUST F*CKHEADS.PLEASE DON'T BY PS3S.I WOULD NOT WANT TO PLAY WITH SUCH IDIOTS OR SEE YOU IN HOME.
what the hell this is so damn confusing
if its true then why didnt the 20gb version recieve a price cut to phase it out?
I'm not in the buisness field but check it 600 iphone, i payed 650 when the ps3 dropped, 8 months later the 60gig full pakage drop to 500 bring an extra 20gig and a free game in for the previous price sounds like a deal. no... k so if we bring the price down now and not get rid of the old sku then how can i give u a better deal later. Look i can't say it all but microsoft did do sumtin similar no. Oh and the iphone is .......a phone. But that blue dragon is hot yo, akira toriyama u done it again
I have to agree the Blue Dragon demo is pretty cool. It would be nice to know why I'm doing what I'm doing in it but I'll save that for when I play the full game.
LOOK You had a good Showing at E-3 you provided us with some much see games and stole the show. You announced a Price Cut and were more humble than I have ever seen you, since ps1 Public perception is starting to turn positive STOP F*CKING IT UP Do what you have to do, keep the Price Cut and Stay the Path PLEASE. Thank you (morons)
i mean final =)
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