In an interview with IGN, Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony's Worldwide Studios, said the company is finally making money on every PS3 sold and there's no rush to bring the price down again.
i predict price cut from 300$ to 200$ in fall 2011
For that price, I predict a PS3 will be in almost every room in my house.
Sounds reasonable. End of 2011 PS3 at $199.99 with a bigger HD version at $249.99. God knows I'd be the first to say I'd like to see it sooner. We will see if M$ spurs Sony to action with success from the Xbox 360 Slim and Kinect.
No, it's not reasonable. Back on PS2, when they could have done it, they didn't take profit over console sold before it hit mass market price of 199. PS3 is in the same strategy and still costs more than mass market price, if there is profit, there will be price cut. Sony business model is to make their products profitable for them as much as to their partners, getting support back from partners that pay royalties and keeping the interest over both purchasing and support of their products on the rise. In other worlds, they aren't in for a quick buck, they prefere to sell more PS3 getting less money from it but more from everyplace else, than sell less PS3 and get more money from it and less from other sources. If there is profit in each PS3 sold, either they just turned it back in black or they are hidding pricecut. Considering how well they did last year and how this year is even more important to them as they are setted to get past MS total saled consoles, are trying to push 3D into homes and are launching new hardware that almost make their console a launch again, I believe they can indeed cut the price this year. Also every year had seen at least a new deal on PS3, if not pricecut, it's a version upgrade with better HDD. This year has seen none so far. Although one could argue they are bundling in Move with PS3 for 399 (50 bucks over their actual high end version price) making it a better deal, but Move and Eye alone are probably worth well over 75 bucks for Sony, and we still have to count the bundled game... I say the actual 120GB model is droping the price before Xmas from 299 to 249 US$. They simply aren't going to spoil it before TGS or whenever they make the announcement.
They need to design something more cheaper with same performance for the Manufacturer to make a cut of price and not loose money. But I think the price is good ($299) according with the potent Hardware from PS3: CPU, GPU, 3D Blu ray and more.
After GT5 Moving Loads of PS3 Bundles, This Games will be massively Bundled for The 3 Major Markets, I can't even Imagine How Crazy EU+JP will be for this Game and after that Madness there will be a $50 Price-cut and if they want by September/October 2011, The PS3 @ $200 will be Unstoppable...
I doubt it they are barely just breaking even so I doubt the PS3 will be $100 cheaper to manufacture by 2011 a more reasonable price would be $250.
Max $250. For $300 it's already a great value.
they should at least phase out the 120 gig and make the 250 gig 300 to make the price closer to the new xbox.
i agree it won't be a price cut but added value like bigger hdd, hdmi cables(i think its already there), N-wireless card etc.
There is More Value in a Blu-Ray Player than a 250GB HDD knowing that the PS3s don't Use Proprietary HDDs...
Successful company means more games.
And exclusive bundles, like in Japan they got the FF XIII Pink PS3 and Pink DS3 with Lightning on the console. Looked nice.
I'm going to guess price reduction on all models by $50, in fall 2010, in preparation for PlayStation Move.
They'll bump value with bigger HDDs before they drop the price of the cheap model. 250, 500GB models this holiday, or somesuch, but the 250GB will still be $300
sometime next year, killzone 2 time you'll see. by that time the new ps3's http://www.computerandvideo... will be here to assist.
make a prce cut come the holidays too around 200, all they have to do is offer less hdd
I dont think they will again return to loses cutting one third of the retail value. The PS3 is selling pretty well and it will sell a lot more when GT5 arrives. There will be no price cuts this year. I guess.
damn i could have like 3 more ps3s hooked up to my tv along with my orignal fat model :P dont ask me why but it just sounds awsome lol
In this world we live in u can't make everyone happy, some people will never be satisfy with the ps3, I feel the ps3 is a good price for wat it offers some people need to learn how too save money I did and many other gamers save up money too get a ps3. Playb3yond
i love my ps3 i still have my ps3 from september of 07 the first price drop from 599 to 499 and hasnt messed up once and the combo deal for 399 for the move controller a game and a eye is a hell of a deal i so cant wait to play soccom 4 with the move controller
**making money on every ps3 sold.** if ps3 fans got the best hardware and features while they were losing money,can't wait to see what exclusives and quality that will come out of sony while they are making money. on top of that,make money off of psn+ too? got [email protected]
Good to see Sony making money on the PS3. Profitable platform means continued support. Sounds good.
Last Report i heard Sony was in the Red.Someone is lying there Butts off.
Probably but I think I'll take Sony WWS president words over the rumors you heard.
If Sony made more custom SKUS for their big franchises they sell more PS3s. Really bundles are just useless to a certain point like the MGS4 one it should have like a custom paint or something that makes the fans rush out to get it. I think price point couldnt be better and this is from someone who bought the original 60gig for 600 near launch which I am still happy for buying to this day after Sony stripped a lot of features to reach that lower price point.
As i said in another article comment section, looking at the way they are set right now says they dont have to cut the price any time soon, with sales still up YOY, and them making a profit on the system gives them leway to drop the price whenever they want. As long as the system continues to sell very well, and they are still a competition with Microsoft, they wont drop it. But they can whenever they want.
Sony is already practically giving away the PS3 for the dirt cheap $299 price tag. As far as I am concerned the PS3 is worth more than what Sony is currently selling it at. I bought my PS3 at $500 and it was worth and is still worth every penny.
HAHa. very nice. cut the price so more people with limited budget can enjoy this beast.
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