Senior Public Relations Manager for Sony Computer Entertainment America, Patrick Seybold, has substantiated this news to IGN: the 60GB will not be continued in North America, either. In effect, this means the $100 price drop is only temporary.
that is 80 gb version isn't a price drop?
I don't know how this could be true. It would be very beneficial for sony to have lower priced SKUs but if they keep adding stuff and keeping the price up, that is just not near as effective as a price drop. What is going on? I bet the japs laugh every time we send our american money their way instead of buying american. They hate us and won't touch our products. I guess some americans just prefer asia to rule the market and control us.
you give real SNE fans a bad, bad name. Please move on imposter; the act's up - you're finished. It's pretty sad that you have to try and emulate a Sony fan in order to talk trash; now that's flattery son.
BTW - you're sky is falling, Office of Homeland Security style "xenophobia" regarding the "j-a-p-s" & how our American money is giving them a larger marketshare just shows how insecure your backwards, hick a$$ really is. (all others please ignore) maybe the American computer entertainment product offering just doesn't stack up quality wise in other parts of the world right now, yeah? Maybe?
This just in........the Japanese are kings of the gaming industry you friggin' neandrethal until history proves otherwise. Ever heard of Nintendo you dirty douche? Get a life --- better yet, get educated and some culture, and then get your own life. =]
LOL again somebody thinks I really am a sony fan, HA. It is supposed to be obvious that I am not. What I do is point out the retardedness of fan-boyism. And it just goes right over your head. It is fan-boys like you that give me material.
SONY must be a foreign word that means "to lie"
SONY themselves said that the 80GB version will be $600 and the 60GB version will be $500. This article is just a lie.
Good, you're a retarded racist--we don't want you
Only Sony...Only Sony.......
Let's just wait and see though. For the meantime, the PS3 is a great deal for the 60gig model. Once things deplete, they said they would talk about pricing strategy but, not until then. To me that means, the 80 gig will also come down. Not everyone wants motorstorm and just taking that game out of the package would decrease the price.
Peopel made a big deal otu of nothing, come on man several months.SO why people panic for?
This is all marketing:
say that i dropped ps3 price to 400$ and said hey guys this is limited time offer. now most people will be like omg the prices are going to rise again, ill go buy one right now! which makes it a smart deal by sony to get those waiting for a price cut to go and buy a ps3 right now rather then waiting.
wow sony, pathetic
You can't announce a price drop and then take it away. Oh wait, you can, and then everyone is pissed.
The ball has officially been dropped.
60 gb ps3's will cost 500 $'s until it is depleted. This means that the 60 gb had a price cut. The 80 gb version will include a game for 600's. They aren't taking it away. Also, how do you have 8 bubbles?
nextgengaming18 didn't you read it? ""The 60GB PS3 will be available in North America for $499 until supplies of that unit are depleted," Not forever. Untill they sale what they have left. Then they won't sale them here in the states anymore.
Sony being doomed and all that. The truth is no one knows whats going to happen and how this will effect Sony. No one here can tell the future. Besides if you think about it demand may go up because people will want to get the PS3 at its cheapest possible price. Who are we to say Sony won't drop the price of the 80GB when the time is right? They aren't going to announce it now just like they waited till the last minute to announce the 60GB price drop. They want sales now they don't want people to wait. Also whose to say they don't have other promotions or tricks up their sleeve. Sony has been bashed since the beginning and after GDC things started to turn around and E3 came and Sony showed us how much potential they have and now all of a sudden everyone is saying they are doomed. Sony has been in the business for over 60 years. They know what they are doing and have a long-term plan. They will react to the market and their fans accordingly. Nothing is set in stone.
then this came out, I am so confused!?!?! Then I went back to buy one again and the guy at Best Buy said don't buy it right now because after all the 60 GB sell out the 80 GB will drop $200 from what the computer is showing with out a game. What should I do? I guess I will wait when there is more games out for the PS3 and see what happens.
It really depends on how many units they have out there. There must be millions.
They ahve ampel stock, it will not leave anytime soon,byt the time the 60gig is gone, the 80gig will be mcuh cheaper to make, nad this $100 less for that
I read all of it and never saw where he said "the 80gig will be much cheaper to make, and this $100 less for that" don't add to what he said.
I guess it sucks for anyone who wants a ps3.....
this is a bad move by sony. sony was startin to get a bit of a advantage. even after admiting 600 dollars was to high they go and do this. sony why???
EDIT: actually riqued at number 10 jus came of of a idea of what they can be doing so sony might not be that stupid
They are going to drop the 80GB when the 60GB is sold out, they just can't announce now or none would buy the 60GB now.
youre right. i didnt think of that. sony have a track record of leaving announcements to the last second. and when they do drop it they will have another surge of people wanting to but it. if thats the case then sony have planned this well
by the time the stock of 60s is depleted the number of people with ps3s is gonna double.
if they dident want a 80gig ps3 why dont they just go out near the shops it only takes 10min and by a 60gig ps3 while its 499
i promise u that this is a way to get even more ppl to go get a system
it makes senses...drop the price...and they make it seem its a limited time..so ppl that are waiting will think "hey wait a sec i better grab one now because dueing xmas all the games will be out and ill have to pay full price
SONY is a genious if that is what they are doing...
if not - well - 599 for a PS3 is still a steal so u should be complaining in the first place
Expect to see an 80gig non bundle for 500 in a couple months.
At last, someone who can read between the lines!
all their doing is not producing any more 60gb units until they are exhausted and selling the 80gb units bundled at a higher price so they can eliminate the supply of 60gb. Else consumers would purchase the 80gb and not the 60gb were they offered at the same price. Thus I think we can expect that once the 60gb supply has exhausted they sell the 80gb at the same or lower price than the 60gb right now. This way the 80gb won't compete with the 60gb at the moment but will take over once they've sold all of them.
But i will never get a PS3 for these Price's it is Ridicoulous i don't care about the Faulty 360's i still love XBOX i would rather buy two 360's then get a PS3 or 6 Wii's instead, until SONY Lowers the Price with the Playstation 3 or makes it really good and Takes Advantage of Cell-Processor (because right now they don't even know how to work the PS3)i won't be getting a PS3 anytime soon...
Weren't you the guy claiming PS3 had graphics around the same quality as PS2?
4 million 60gb sold out confired
Well, it's only temporary since the price drop is on a model that won't exist in a few months. So, how long until the inventory of the 60GB model are exhausted?
Here's the question:
Will there be a price drop on the 80GB model before Christmas, following suit with this current cut? Cost-cutting measures on the system (BR diodes, lack of Emotion Engines, etc.) could indicate where they're going with this.
Or is this just a bait-and-switch? If so, then Sony just blew all of the positive press and goodwill they built up this week.
EDIT: Damn, lost a bubble. Oh well.
When news of this gets to the mainstream, imagine how much harder it will be to sale the 60Gb when people know that the 80Gbs will be at the same price shortly after.
I don't know how long Sony can continue this type of marketing. What will happen when the 60Gbs run out and Sony drops their price by $100? Can you imagine the look in people's faces when Sony announces AGAIN that they have dropped the price of the PS3 to $499?
This makes me even more positive there will be another "price drop" before Christmas.
I must still be pissed off about the demos.
won't come with the PS2 emulation engine right. Maybe that's why they want to get rid of the 60 gig version because the PS3 will be cheaper to make without having to put that PS2 card in it.
well, hopefully by the time it ships, it would probably come pre installed with firmware 2.0 with an updated backwards compatibility
Theres was never really a price drop kids, look the PSP fat is now $169 but the slim one coming out soon wil cost $200 but it will come with a free game and free movie. ok
all 60gb PS3's are sold for $499 so when thats done the new PS3 bungle with a free game and 5 HD flicks for only $599 thats still one hell of a deal.
chill xbugs and wiitards nintendo and microsuck doesnt care about you enough to make deals like this, they know you are all so blind enough you will cut your penis is nesesary just to have it.
Sony cares for their costumers, kidtendo and microsoft dont.
I picked mine up today ... Im setting it up, but having a helluva time connecting to the internet with it ... Im almost positive its my router though ... XBL would do the same thing from time to time
damn that sucks, i just went to connection, it detected my wireless, set everything to automatic, put in the wep key.. and, easy peasy
I had to enter my DNS manually ....
I dl'd the update and am installing it now
I cant get over just how quiet this thing is ....
Lets take this from the standpoint of sony. For the sake of argument, we will assume the 60 gb version will not be made anymore and the 80 gb version will be all there is. We also will assume that as long as there are still 60gb PS3's on the market for 499, there will be 80 gb PS3's on the market for 599. Now, again for the sake of argument, we will assume that October is when the 60 gb version is no longer able to be found in stores. That is the point in which Sony would most likley drop the price of the 80 gb PS3.
To me, that is the most likley scenario (timeline obviously is not going to be exact) of what will happen. And whats the problem with that? there was a price drop 7 months after launch. who are any of us to say there cant be one in another 4 months or so. The rush for all these people to get some kind of ammo to bash a company seems to make people forget about reality. I really dont understand what anyone has to gain by trashing Sony, Nintendo, or Microsoft, keep the complaints about real problems with each system, Its not like someone from any of said company is going to send you a medal for going to war on the internet in their name. ;)
by the time they run out of the already-produced 60 gig models, they'll likely just stop bundling the 80 gig (bye $60 motorstorm game) and sell IT for $499 instead. Makes sense to me.
I was ready to move on, and just let it be.
The beans were spilled
then it was false
and now this....
not much to say, how long will this price-cut last?
a. If the $599 80 GB PS comes with a game/movie and a controller then, it's a good steal, if you do not want Emotion Engine.
b. For Movie/gaming combo the Ps3 is still the best option. Since, I'm not a big movie fanatic, I'm not paying for BD. That's just me.
I want Emotion Engine. Simple as that. Chill with the Doom comments, just let this sh!t play out. I'm done talking about PS3 and it's price, unless provoked. I don't own one, I will get one when the time is right. Actually gonna check Craigs.
Buy the 60GB now them... $499 with EE!
but yeah if the price drop is tr,p well its good i got it today for my b day :)
Not that much to play but it looks like there will be some good stuff.
hit me up:
LOL just when everyone started to brag the truth is exposed. Bend over says sony.
SONY RULES THE 80 GIG WILL BE 499
If you disagree..... TELL ME WHY???
"I guess it sucks for anyone who wants a ps3....."
What is there to explain about disagreeing with that statement? 'Though I (somewhat) agree with you, you didn't explain at all why it may suck. How can you expect others to do more than disagree or agree with you?
N' no, I didn't disagree with you on either post.
I see this as a double edged sword for Sony, only working to their advantage short-term. The newly reduced 60gb will FLY off shelves, n' I'm starting to see it first hand. My local Target was depleted of PS3's. When I first seen that I thought "Damn, all it took was $100". But once I strolled around to the oposite side I noticed all 360 SKU's were sold out as well. But I think I can still use that as some indication that these 60gb PS3's will be depleted sooner than most think, 3-4 months. Question is, will Sony be prepared to drop the price of it's now $600 80gb SKU? I don't think so, n' naturally, folks will be pissed. Hell, they already are.
Maybe because they are loosing tooo much money on the 60gb PS3 and not so much on the new 80gb (since they have no ps2 chip etc). So they will still have a 600 dollar model that cost less to manufacture than the 60 gb model.
This can be the onyl logic behund this madness. So the only looser here is the Consumer unless you buy a 60gb model now. The only problem is-PS3 has NO games (except maybe RFOM..Maybe), No Rumble.
Then again yoo'll have a 500 dollar blu-Ray player.
Sony's own player is better and cheaper.
http://www.sureneeds.com/bd... The only reason to buy a PS3 is for its games...
I found this post in gamespot's PS3 forum, it could help clarify the possible strategy of sony for the 80Gb model:
"Sony has been unhappy with their current 20gb and 60gb, and as a result they released a 80gb model. Now, do to a slight hick-up in the pr office, a dude spilled the beans and Kaz just had to come clean up for PR reasons.
There is no doubt that the PS3 80gb will go to 499.99 once the 60gb model is gone. The more that are sold, the faster the 80gb goes down in price.
Kaz simply can't say that the 80gb will go down in price because that would be bad for current 60gb sales. People would wait for the 80gb to reduce in price to get the better deal if they knew that a newer version would be at the same price.
Sony is not a multi-billion dollar corporation for being stupid. They realize sales have increased due to a price drop. So once the 60gb is limited, the 80gb will be droped in price and probably the game, Motorstorm, will be taken out. For now, they are just giving people an incentive to buy the 80gb model with the included game.
Sony may be stupid at times, but they are not that stupid."
no in effect it means that the 60gb at 499 is temporary, but when they move the 80gb to 499 it wont freaking matter. its like this is the most underhanded dishonest thing anyone has ever done. and its not even underhanded or dishonest. its a freaking price cut. buy a ps3 if you were waiting for a price cut. and if you wait till the 60gb is gone, youll have to buy the 80gb. and guess what....sony can cut the price on that one too. they can come out tomorrow with a statement that says the 80gb ps3 will be marked down to 499 once the 60gb are gone. holy sh!t. those bastards
They must know that Xbox 360 is having mad troubles right now
So they are starting to get arrogant again !
I don't know, I mean this could boost sales dramtically, or it could
just piss off adoptors waiting patiently for price to drop.
I don't have a problem with the plan if this is what they wanted to do from jump.
BUT STOP THE DAMN SECRECY! WE AS CONSUMERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW.
Why spring something like this at the last minute when all the press was in your favor, WHEN, if they would have just announced this to beging with, the press would still have BEEN POSITIVE
WHOEVER IS IN CHARGE IS AN IDIOT !!!
Would you buy a 60gb now, if you knew they would release a 80gb model at the same price a few moths later?
But, We don't know if thats what their going to do For sure.
If they do, I mean it would be the smart thing to do.
But with all the negativity surrounding the company, and all of the
mistakes that they have made, and are still potentially making. It's hard to have faith that Sony will make smart decisions.
Is thie one that lied oh! my god! its like you people dont even listen to yourselves anymore and put yourselves on mute! to just listen to what a dumb journalist puts down the article that says Sony lied was a lie of its own you people take things way to seriously on what a journalist says considering they would twist words on what Sony says and make gamers sucsh as yourselves believe that Sony said that like when Jack Tretton said that he doesnt like what the 3rd partys are doing and that journalist just twist his words when he said to Jack so you dont like what the 1st partys are doing!.
i dont think the extra 20 gigs actually what cost them, in think that the 60gb backward compility chip has alot to do with this, cause it costs alot of money to have in the 60g, and remember the 80gb has some type of backwards compabability thats avadilble in europe and remember there are not phasing the 60gb over in europe, imo once the 60gb are gone in NA then they will drop the 80gb to 499 and 1 more price drop by dec to 450 but this is just my opinion
Bad for america..i guess, but seriously....they have shifted in lots of units, it will take a while before its thruly gone....
THIS....might be a good stragty, they might acually lower the price for the 80gig later. they are denying it so people will rush out and buy the cheaper version(60gig) so then the stocks will fly, then once its gone...make the 80gig cheaper! its like they did before with the price cut...Deny it..
but its a good deal in europe, the starter bndle is awesome!, im going to get one soon
Playing with Microsoft.. I mean they know that they can get the 360 on it,s knees now...
I mean see it this way..
The e3 comes and microsoft comes with an europe video/media download.
the allso shows halo 3 that was one of the biggest hope for 360 to finish.
Well they show it and then what? well pople talk it is beutiful and stuff... WTF i mean the demo they showed 2005 i think it was ,, THAT was beutiful.. and what is that we see on the E3? A cutt of broke **** game that looks youst a little betther then Halo 2.
( in my opinion now)
THEN The ps3 Comes, games are nott that good, eather are they so nice,, IF you are nott placing them infront of Kz2.
Look at that game,, THERE we have a game that realy looks like the trailer.. and what do microsoft have,,, a kid game,,
So the ps3 knows, and the see on all the internet sites that EVERY boddy writes about Kz2.
SO they push the 360 down to a prise cutt, and they only have to do it 4 a short period of time.
WHy? Kz2 looks bether then halo3 and when halo 3 is released , the press, and the gamers know it.. and they gott lair.. what does microsoft have.. fable?..ps3 have Heavenly Sword. and 360?
The 360 is counting on the ut3 engin, and that is NOW released that a GAME that has faster speed and more that happens run smother and better on the ps3 then gears of war did to 360...
And when the developters see on the ps3 what they can do ( like killzone ) that cost money,,, A LOTT of money... so thats why...
(in my opinion )
plz give me 1 bubble at last ;)
id say once the 60 gigs are gone they keep the 80 gigs at the 600 range then come the holidays BOOM a price cut on the 80 gigs, motorstorm and added rumble controller with sixaxis...just in time for MARCH and MGS4
I thought they said that after the 60GB ran out, the 80GB would be dropped to $499.99?
The PSPSlim will be replacing the older models in the core pack. Meaning, you'll be able to get the Slim PSP in its core pack for the same price the original retails for. The $199 pricing is for the entertainment pack.
They will dominate this market with the PS3...You will see the 80 GB PS3 at $499 or less come this christmas....If and if the 60 GB are sold out. We know that sony shipped 5.5 million PS3 worldwide...I calculate that there are about 500k to a million PS3 60 GB to sale out for North America....all the rest of the PS3 are Japan and Europe.
They probably sold 250k PS3 this week in North America...Supposely in europe the PS3 is not sitting on shelves like in the US....So by October 2007, the 60 GB PS3 will be soldout...and the 80GB ps3 will drop to $449.99 with out a game...Microsoft will have dropped the price of the Xbox 360 by $100...but we all know in the Xbox360 world you have to get the Elite which will be at $379 by then....
Sony needs to stick to 1 SKU...either a 80 GB PS3 at $449 or a 120GB PS3 at $479. As long as they stay within $100 of the Xbox 360 Elite...they will be ok...remember the PS3 has wifi and easy upgradable HD, and bluray....and it is reliable...Remember all current Xbox 360...all 11.6 million units are defective.
So Sony has to price the PS3 around $449 to $499 to stay competitive...
I would go 1 SKU 80 GB PS3 and $449 around GTA4 release date...all the 60 GB PS3 should be gone by then.
there are PLENTY of PS3s sitting on the shelves in europe, certainly here in the UK. And the Ebay price here has dropped.
"We won't be making any further announcements regarding our PS3 model hardware strategy in North America until the 60GB model is exhausted and market conditions are evaluated"
did all the anti-sony people not read this part?
they have a hardware strategy... this doesn't mean that the cuts are temporary... this means we won't know until the supply of the 60GB model is depleted...
Daemon Hatfield... all i have to say is this... you are terrible at journalism if you think this was an accurate and non-biased article