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PS3 Price Cut Could Be Coming Our Way

The console wars get so heated every year, and this year was no differnt. Microsoft and Sony went at it head to head, but there was one thing missing. Normally when Sony puts a price drop on their machines, Microsoft follows suit and does the same to keep the 360 even cheaper. While the PS3 is a full model in every box, Microsoft has the opportunity to sell a stripped down version of their console so they can almost always undercut the competition.

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ForceCSW2590d ago

If there is a price cut, I believe the PS3 will put the 360 to bed in 2011.

EasilyTheBest2590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

ZZZZZZ I have heard that before Force.

Everyone I know with a PS3 has one of these -

http://www.dealextreme.com/...

How can these shops get away with selling this dam thing. It comes with 130 full games.

I thought 360 piracy was bad....

deadreckoning6662590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

"If there is a price cut, I believe the PS3 will put the 360 to bed in 2011."

And u think Microsoft will just stand back and do nothing about it? Yep, ur smart.

"Depends if MS can afford to cut the price any more really. They've already got the Xbox 360 price very low, if it goes to $100 that is quite low, especially when you consider that the PS2 has just recently hit that price."

So, Sony BARELY has enough revenue to properly advertise Move and other PS3 exclusives, yet they are in a better position to afford a price drop than Microsoft, a company that just spent $500 million to advertise an ADD-ON?

Sir...ur being serious?

"That;s why I said a price cut is more likely in holiday 2011. Also it is quite contradictory that you mention that MS spent $500 million on an add on, and can THEN afford to cut price on their console?"

Yeah, I caught that and I agree. I didn't say anything about a 2010 price drop either. And the fact that M$ is banking this much on a mere add-on is only an indication of how much they'll spend on their unnannounced exclusive games for 2011.

Main point: M$ got dough..and they can easily afford yet ANOTHER pric drop. Heck, at this point, the 360 is OVERPRICED. It should be $100 cheaper than the PS3 for the simple fact that it came out a year before the PS3.

gaffyh2590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

Depends if MS can afford to cut the price any more really. They've already got the Xbox 360 price very low, if it goes to $100 that is quite low, especially when you consider that the PS2 has just recently hit that price.

We've seen that the PS3 was selling like crazy when it got a price cut in 2009, and it was still $100 more expensive than the Xbox 360, so it is definitely possible that sales for PS3 would definitely increase.

Personally though, I don't think we'll see a price cut until holiday 2011.

Edit: I'm not saying Sony can afford a price cut even, so I don't see how you made that assumption. That;s why I said a price cut is more likely in holiday 2011. Also it is quite contradictory that you mention that MS spent $500 million on an add on, and can THEN afford to cut price on their console?

Are you being serious?

norman292590d ago

You dont know anyone with a PS3 then do you, the fact your posting about hacking in a topic about price cuts just shows your trollishness. Also that needs the jailbreak to use, therefore void warranty for your system, no online play and no new games, so if your happy playing those 128 games by yourself over an over then sure go ahead

Thecraft19892590d ago

EasilyTheBest nice try now go try find one of those with gt5 on it or sly cooper collection or any new game minus assassins brotherhood

Dragon_Hiko2590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

Let me ask you this, since it's obvious how much money Microsoft burns on advertising, how come they don't put that into developing games? And why do you not care that they are putting so much into advertising instead of games? I'd rather Sony not cut the price of the console until they are comfortable to do so. I want them MOST CERTAINLY NOT to put 500 million on an ad campaign for a peripheral no matter HOW much I love the move. Because I want them to make more GAMES. Look at 2011 man, thats because they put their money into game development.

airforcex2590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

I think some forget how the MS sold twice as many 360s as PS3 in the US last month. Before anyone talks about putting someone to bed, Sony must focus on catching up in the US. I think we'll have plenty of PS3 and 360 for a while.

Break-
For those concerned about MS spending money for this or that, it's their money.

XabiTheHumble2590d ago

@deadreckoning Where is your proof that sony didn't have the money to properly advertise move? Even if Microsoft had the ability to cut the price again its not going to matter because the console is already 100 dollars cheaper and the ps3 is still out selling it. Once ps3 hits 200 dollars its over.

gaffyh2590d ago

@airforcex - Except it isn't their money, it's their investor's money. And if they can't make money back on what they spent, then the investors and shareholders will be pissed.

DJMarty2589d ago

Fucking pirates make me sick.

They are killing the industry.

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BeOneWithTheGun2590d ago

With the Walmart 100 gift card special, people can already pick one up for 200 bucks. Who wouldn't buy a game with it, anyway? That leaves you 40 bucks left over for something else. Quite the deal

ElementX2590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

No, you pay full price for the PS3. It isn't $200 because I'm sure the gift card is for your next purchase. You can't use it with the purchase of your PS3.

jc485732590d ago

@ Element X

Yea, but at least you don't have to spend another 100 dollars for video games right? 300 dollars for the console including any game you want because your gift card is going to cover that.

BeOneWithTheGun2590d ago

@element. Yes, you pay 300 and get 100 gift card. You can then walk back to the electronics section and buy a game, maybe an extra controller. My point was, you are tech getting the unit for 200 bucks because who would buy a PS3 and NOT purchase a game?

Grenadan2590d ago

dejavu 2009 all over again

Zir02590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

360 Kinect bundle at $199

:)

Even with the $100 pricecuts from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart etc the PS3 STILL sells less than the 360 which is always sold out. Its not price what is stopping people from buying the PS3.

mrv3212590d ago

People are stupid. Generally speaking.

trounbyfire2590d ago

thats not a price cut...

second what happen when the ps3 slim came out at the same price as the 360....ps3 kicked but

then the 360s came out cheaper and it kicked but because it was and is cheaper

next year when the ps3 price cut comes expect to see EU sales increase well above the 360. even now the ps3 is out selling the 360 in EU.

NA is the olny play where the 360 sales more than the ps3 but with a price cut those sales plus ww sales put ps3 ahead for a while. Sony doesn't need to beat Microsoft in NA just sales close to the same number and let the other regions take over

acky12590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

For some reason people in America (and the UK) have a preference to the xbox... not sure why but that's how it is. That's why it's not selling more than the 360 in the US.

mrv3212590d ago

The 4 people who disagreed with me are stupid. Specifically.

seij5552590d ago

Is that why your precious vgchartz has the ps3 at a 1m lead worldwide for this year?

HolyOrangeCows2590d ago

"Even with the $100 pricecuts from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart etc the PS3 STILL sells less"

They aren't pricecuts, troll.
They're gift card deals.

Besides, even if a couple retailers had a temporary sale, it wouldn't have the same effect as an advertised official price cut like the one in '09.

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tacosRcool2590d ago

I would force my bro to definitely get one

visualb2590d ago

i doubt it'll put the 360 to bed...360 isn't sleepy yet

however, it will definitely sell more than it is selling now, and thats a lot

we'll see...

everytime I see a price cut it makes me want to buy another one -_______-

my good old 80 Gb fat is running great though =D

hennessey862590d ago

my fat 80gb ps3 is still running great. To be honest if you havnt got a ps3 already your a bit of a tool in my opinion, too many games to miss out on and vice versa if u havnt got a 360 ur a tool. both consoles is the only way to go if ur a serious gamer. leave the trolling to the pc geeks.

visualb2589d ago

i don't have a 360 because no games on it interest me to the point of coughing up 199€ + 60€ sub.

i rather use that money for other stuff...however im not going to bash it, its a great console and whenever I go to a m8's house I play my fav 360 games (limbo, alan wake, gears 2 > AWESOME)

so...i say either console is awesome, if you CAN AFFORD IT get both, other wise just get one n be sure you have the opportunity to play the other.

hennessey862589d ago

Really so halo reach, gears 3, code name kingdoms, mass efect 1 and 2(its not out on ps3 yet) fable 2 and 3 alan wake i think they warrant a 360 purchase wich is why i have one. limbo is amazing!!!

Domer252590d ago

Even at 299, Its one of the best deals out there IMO.

hennessey862590d ago

been a good deal since day 1 its only now that blu-ray players are becoming really affordable. I got my ps3 a year after it released because i couldnt afford the initial price but i do think it was worth its money when it first came out.

lelo2play2590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

Sony have been loosing money with each PS3 since the beginning, and just this year the selling cost got even with the manufacturing cost. Sony is just starting to make money with each PS3 sale, so i don't think the price drop will happen any time soon. PS3 exclusives for 2011 (if they don't get delayed) will help the sales of the PS3 in 2011.

My guess... price drop in 2012.

homer2590d ago

PS3 will get a price cut in 2011. If it does not it will get trounced by the competition even with their exclusive games. Same goes for the xbox and wii. The casual audience travels after the shiniest and cheapest gadget, and sadly, these people decide the victor.

DigitalAnalog2590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

Then it makes sense to have the PSP have it's price cut as well. You wouldn't want your console having competing prices with a handheld?

But let's say the do cut prices, I hope MS follow suit so I can finally trade in my 360 for a 360S.

-End of Line

Vherostar2590d ago

"Microsoft has the opportunity to sell a stripped down version of their console so they can almost always undercut the competition." Bang on the money here and the average consumer is none the wiser..

FrigidDARKNESS2590d ago

a price cut won't help at all. For those of us looking for Sony to cut the ps3 by a hundred bucks just keep in mind that they will lose all the profitability on the ps3.

TheDivine2590d ago

PS3-300
360 and kinect-300
thats why they will drop it. I think they will launch a 20-60gb arcade slim w/move for 300-350, thats why their are deals right now, clearing stock for 2 models the 160gb or arcade w/move. If i had niether id take a 360 w kinect. 99% of games are the same and both have great exclusives.

TheLastGuardian2590d ago

No Sony, don't do it! $300 for a PS3 is an insane deal and if people don't want to pay it that's their loss.

-MD-2590d ago

"If there is a price cut, I believe the PS3 will put the 360 to bed in 2011."

How many times have we heard that?

heroprotagonist2590d ago

The PS3 could catch up and even surpass the 360, or the 360 might hold on to its lead. Both of those are possible outcomes. The PS3 killing off the 360 is absurd.

CrzyFooL2590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

nooo wtf I just bought one on Black Friday!!! Nobody is allowed to have a better deal than me!! WAHHHHHHH

meluvulongtime2589d ago

Neither the 360 or the PS3 are going to be disappearing. They're both in 40 mil install base range. The gamecube sold 21.5 mil LTD and the original xbox sold 25 mil LTD.

If Kinect helps increase sales of the 360 over the PS3 well into 2011. I think we'll see Sony drop the price sooner than later to stay competitive. With a ton of high end exclusives coming out in 2011 Sony may wait and see if demand for those titles lead to PS3 sales grow. Either way I really don't care about console sales. Bottom line for me is PS3 is bringing the games in 2011 and at this point the 360 not so much

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Prcko2590d ago

Sony is probably preparing for price cut next year!!!
If they gonna cut the price i can alrdy see huge sales!!!
If you remember ps2 started to sell like hotcakes after second price cut,and we know what's gonna happen with ps3 price on next e3 :)

UnagiMaster2590d ago

It was going to come eventually.. not surprised.

capjacksparrow2590d ago

Usually I would laugh at the sight of someone saying the PS3 is going to bury the 360 after a price cut (not because I'm a 360 fanboy, because I'm not. Check out my Youtube page... http://www.youtube.com/user... but because PS3 is poised to take the lead if they continue what they're doing plus a Price Drop. Seriously, do I need to list the games coming out just next year?
LittleBigPlanet 2
Killzone 3
Socom 4
Uncharted 3
The Last Guardian
Resistance 3
Motorstorm Apocalypse
Infamous 2
MLB 11 The Show
SotC/ICO Collection
Twisted Metal
Ratchet And Clank: All 4 One
+ Whatever Move Titles they're releasing.

So far Microsoft has announced Gears 3 (which is huge) and Forza 4. If you compare the lists, it really isn't even close. And if you add a PS3 price drop to that list of games, forget about it.

EasilyTheBest2590d ago

"So far Microsoft has announced Gears 3 (which is huge) and Forza 4. If you compare the lists, it really isn't even close. And if you add a PS3 price drop to that list of games, forget about it."

Well what would happen if Microsoft announces at 2011s E3, a new even slimmer 360 oh and it dont cost NOTHING!
It will be given away free as long as you take out a Live sub.. A bit like mobile phones are sold.
Who knows with MS.

InTheKnow2590d ago

They have no choice if they want to stay competitive. They have been behind M$ for the last 5-6 months, ever since the new 360 S came out in June.

Sony WAS making $15-$17 profit on the PS3 when they put out the slim...M$ was making $150 on 360 1 year after launch. It cost M$ $56 for Kinect...M$ is rolling in money right now.

If Sony drops the price, so will M$ and I expect Nintendo to announce a new machine at E3 2011...hopefully so will M$.

Right now, it looks like Sony has the upper hand in terms of VOLUME of exclusives...but I would argue that 2011 has far better third party games than Sony has exclusives

Crysis 2
Bulletstorm
Mass Effect 3
Ghost Recon
Brink
Homefront
Bodycount
Rage
MGS: Rising
Portal 2
COD

...and many, many more, still to be announced at E3 2011.

M$ has been quiet, but they always are. Gears Of war 3, several Kinect games, Xcom and Forza 4 have been confirmed but there is alot of games still in the background that " may " pop up at E3...M$ could possibly shock the world at E3 with a couple of big announcements.

TheOldOne2590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

"I would argue that 2011 has far better third party games than Sony has exclusives"

But all those games are going to be released on PS3 aswell...

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AKA2590d ago (Edited 2590d ago )

"2011 has far better third party games than Sony has exclusives " lol

Crysis 2 (not even 360 owners like the beta)
Bulletstorm (new ips for kids, halo lover will love it)
Mass Effect 3 (will do well)
Ghost Recon ( will do well)
Brink (new ip thta may do well)
Homefront (lol, will fail)
Bodycount (fail)
Rage (will do well)
MGS: Rising (fail, maybe in the ps3 will do well)
Portal 2 (its a half game, but loved will do well)
COD (fail, will not sale the same never againg)

and Ps3 owners can get all this game plus the better qualiy exclusives.

for example
SOCOM 4 will be a much better game then GRecon and better MP experience and will be very popular and it may over take the COD fanbase easy.

KILLZONE 3 Will be a much better fps and will sale better then any other fps even COD in the ps3.

RESISTANCE 3 will over kill the cod hype, after KZ3,SOCOM4.

ps3 has to make top AAA game its not even funy

FrigidDARKNESS2590d ago

this is like the one hundreth list i seen on this forum about ps3 exclusives...we all know what games are coming and they will be excellent.

TheDivine2590d ago

Thats an impressive list but i only want 2 of those games. This year i got 2 ps3 exclusives and 8 360 exclusives. I like both but all this talk of no games is bull. I had a blast with fable 3, reach, alan wake, splinter cell, metro 2033, risen, divinity 2, mass effect 2, and i had a blast with gow3 and white knight chr. Both were good but 360 was better and i get all multiplats on it. Dont talk future, talk today.

capjacksparrow2590d ago

The article is about a future PS3 price drop. 360 had a bunch of great games this year, I didn't deny it. But these games have passed now. Also, PS3 had some other great games that came out like Heavy Rain, Modnation Racers, MAG, and Gran Turismo 5 to name a few. But as I said, in terms of what is announced for next year. Sony's hand is looking mighty healthy, and they still have other unnanounced games and studios doing work for them.

BoNeSaW232590d ago

I'm sick of all the Goddam list of Sony/Microsoft games!
Bubbles down for all List I say!

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shutupandplay2590d ago

PS3 needs a price cut, badly.

redDevil872590d ago

it sold over 500,000 last month. Keep your stupid comments to yourself.

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trounbyfire2590d ago

yeah but the 360 can do that in NA

so i agree we need a price cut and then WW the PS3 will outsale Wii and 360 plus with the line up next year PS3 could take second.

it clear that at the same price ps3 out sold the 360

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