The PlayStation 3 "starter pack" offer--which sees a 60GB PS3 bundled with two controllers and two games in PAL territories--will end in Australia on August 31, less than a month after it was first launched locally
I wonder are they about to introduce a new lower price PS3 bunlde, or just cut the price?
ehhh it just mean one thing, September global price cut.
I hope so, otherwise this move would be stupid
I was asking the games advisor at JB Hi-Fi about when the deal ends and he says that they're running it until the end of September, so I dunno what's up with that.
But JB's has the bundle going for $959 (40 bucks cheaper than anywhere else) and also with the bundle you get 30 bucks of a GTA IV Special Edition pre-order, taking it down to $120 instead of $150.
Total saving of like $350. I'm buying it this Thursday night.
Did sony know that pal had the largest pentration per home of playstation 2s In ireland there was a PS2 in every second house now they screw us i will bet my foot that sony will eith simplify it into the 80 GB for the same price when many people would much prefer the bundle or they'll get rid of the bundle and make a small price cut either way PAL gets screwed.
Then why not buy the bundle instead of whining about it. If people want the bundle like you say, buy it now. Its a great deal.
the pending rumble controller?
The only reason they are dropping it here in Australia at the end of August is because before the starter pack most shops were giving pack deals that were just as good as this one or better depending on what you wanted for close to the price of the PS3. So Sony are probably thinking, that the shops can fit the bill for the money buy selling more consoles with a good value pack deal while Sony can continue to make the full money off the PS3 and making money on games and peripherals.
Yes the bundle is a very good value deal but frankly i'm waiting till christmas for a PS3 because then hopefully the new enhanced six-axis controllers will be in and they will inclued rumble PSN will be good by then with Home and little big planet I'm saying that if the Ps3 went global with this bundle untill after christmas the PS3 would be a good value choise but at the moment there is no compelling reason to buy a PS3 my 360 will keep me busy till then.
3 things are coming that we know of.
80GB. If all the 60Gb are being phased out they must be gonna introduce the 80GB's here.
Rumble. Sooner or later. Probably soon and at least before the end of the year.
A real price drop. And were all expecting that when the 60GB's are gone so the lower price does go back up in the States. People arent going to like paying $600 again after paying $500 so the 80's will drop to the 60 price. In Australia we dont have the price cut so I'm guessing the bundle will sell out and then the price will drop AU$150 or thereabouts.
All of this has to happen before Christmas and hopefully simultaniously, so thats my prediction. When the bundles run out in early September (Hmmm, why is september significant?) 80GB PS3's with rumble will drop to AU$850. Merry Christmas
Except instead of droping the price they might instead keep the price for the 60gig version here in Australia and then release the 20gig version not the 80 version, since I remember even before the PS3 was launched here in Australia I remeber a rumor that some time between September and Christmas we would see the 20gig here in Australia. This would not only technical lower the price but be garanted to sell a lot of consoles here.
There is a new PS3 bundle available here in Quebec (Canada) @ $549.97CA ($523.00US) including: Enchanted Arms & Intec Illuminated Vertical Stand with the PS3.
Here is the link @ FUTURESHOP:
Update: Sale Ends 8/9/2007.
maybe people are not buying it or people is not very interesting to but it
i dont know
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