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.
What is this!? A theatre?! OMG! What a ride! What about Kaz? He said a few hours ago they were discontinuing 60GB. WHAT'S GOING ON?!
Welcome to the Internet!. Bad news spread like Fire round here. Ooohhh, don't u think anyone could easily MAKE-UP a news like that... By the way its confirm the 60GB SKU still with us until the 80GB one take his place ^^ and a new shiny color or more storage one came out :oP.
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.
Maybe they really meant to discontinue it but then they read our comments and changed their mind LOL!
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.