As has been widely anticipated, Sony has failed to confirm a PlayStation 3 price cut for 2007 during its Tokyo Game Show keynote speech this morning, with worldwide boss Kaz Hirai saying only that such a move is a "possibility" for the future.
And I continue to wait.
Likewise. Looks like I'll have to keep sharing this one. -_-
Why Announce it now if they plan to release this console in Holiday Season? Let along the TGS is more geared for the Nations in the EAST.
Everybody wouldn't buy the ones on the shelves now and instead wait.
Therefor, hurting Current Sales of the PS3! Where the F___ if the sense in that?
It's business, and when the time comes they will announce it. I still expect, November 2007, and via "TV Commercials" telling us, not a Convention or some jackarse analyst. They get paid 100k a year just to make up stupid crud to pitch at magazines and get paid for their "time".
EDIT: Anyone think if they actually cut the standard of the videogames from $59.99 to $49.99 "suggested MSRP"? I think that would of been a "smoother" move.
By the beginning of next year we should have one though :)
Its going to happen...there is no way a $599 PS3 will be on the shelf come November 1....They are just gonna spring it on us.
Um, Sony's not denying it, what about you?
Please, read again, the article.
Shot in the foot if you ask me.
I bet they want to pump the spidey card b4 they bring out a smaller PS3. Try and sell some of the 80GB
Doesnt feel like a company all that worried.
But then again what do i know!
Well, Kaz didn't deny the existence of the 40 GB PS3. He only denied that there would be a price cut. So I think that the 40 GB SKU is still a possibility, and at $399.99, could help put the PS3 in a better position by the end of the year.
Nice tag, it's all guys here. So are you the everyman?
no price cut means no new sku's....dont you not understand
"There will be "no surprise in this regard this year," said Hirai, referring to last year's TGS PS3 price announcement."
as in wait till 2008 for a price cut.
...wow. i cant believe they did this... looks like they dont have anything to combat halo 3 after all.
for one thing (Mr. I love a douche bag), no company can ever combat a halo release... thats really not possible at this point. Secondly, i still think it will be announced in november. Nothing Sony can do about halo, they have to move on and take on their own problems before they worry about a lost cause like counteracting a halo release.
You're right, they know Mr. RRoD will defeat Halo 3 with his hands tied behind his back.
dang... well, it is understandable that they may wait until November to announce a 399... they would never ever announce a price cut for the PS unless they were being shipped now. I think it will be ready for the holiday season. I already own one, so this wouldnt effect me. I am a big PS fan, bigger than the 360 ( although I think that MS did one heck of a job with games this time around) and I would like to see others enjoy the PS brand like I am now, so I guess this sucks and I hope to see one out soon for all of you gamers waiting to play a PS3.
Now that we are on the subject of people buyin new systems, when does the falcon chip set come out for the 360?
I don't know these are good for you(I mean sony fan), but some info from famitu web site's TGS report.
monster hunter 3 for PSP.
FF13 is only for PS3.
kingdom hearts(untitled yet) for PSP.
add about kingdom hearts, not for sony, another Kingdom hearts for DS, title is kingdom hearts 358/2 days(three five eight days over two) and kingdom hearts coded for cell phone. these three kingdom hearts are different game.
It makes me feel better about owning it.
(I'll charge you $20 for the old Menudo albums I found in my attic from the previous owner.)
I can sell you a 300 dollar turd if that makes you feel good too... Its not the expense factor that most likely turns you on to the PS brand its the expectation that you have of owning it... it will be a good system...better than most, from my understanding, but dont say.you like the system because of how much it costs.
after seeing the metal gear trailer! I want a ps3, but im still not willing to dish out 599 for one!!
Then why don't you dish out $499 for one :P
Too bad for you then. You will miss out on a great gaming experience.
$599 is pocket change.
I believe that it is a good idea for Sony to keep the price of the PS3 where it currently is. It will look cheap to consumers if they lower the price anymore. If the price stays where it is then they will look confident in their product. If anything, they should raise the price so that they make more profit from each PS3 sold. Blu-ray Ladies and Gentlemen... The future has arrived and it shouldn't be cheap. It is much more rewarding to pay for an item that costs a lot than it is to pay for an item that is cheap.
I think as long as ps3 is the most expensive one (id say 399.99 being the magic number in the near future) it will remain as the "high-tech" console out there. But at the current price, its still too high for most people's taste.
While I personally see the $600 price as a bargain (I bought a 60 gig back in January), most people are unaware of the features both implemented and planned for the PS3. They simply can't justify the cost in their mind, so if Sony can make a $400 SKU without selling way below the production cost everyone will be better off. I think that $400 IS the magic price for many people out there. Whatever happens, I just hope Sony doesn't do anything too arrogant or stupid....
If memory serves (which isn't very reliable) Sony is ahead of schedule on their manufacturing and nanometer cost reduction. The market is RIPE for a $400 SKU, no price cut necessary.
BTW, MaddensRaiders and I have been panning for this exact thing for months.
....save a few hiccups SNE is moving directly from console domination in the PS2 era and planned *well for domination in the PS3 era. All other console competitors are welcomed, but it's time to cut the charade and recognize that the true King of Consoles has re-awakened. Don't be surprised by a very big announcment coming out of TGS re: this subject. A price cut is not the only thing that was needed -- it's already selling ahead of schedule (as the most expensive). Everything is coming together just as planned. I can't wait to see the inevitable migration of the studios that jumped to the _______ move right back Home. It's just a matter of time. *Everyone knows that.
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A price cut would suggest that you get the same console for a lower price. The 40gig SKU is most likely to come out around November / December with some of the whistles and bells removed IMO.
some little girl is going through tapping disagree with everyone's comment. Someone is having a Halo 3 period. I guess RRoD would make anyone go crazy.
No price cut means the $599 bundle stays? If they did release a new SKU, I don't think it would be $399. They wouldn't have a $200 price difference.
Bothering me. I haven't said anything to you in weeks. Quit being racist.
Monkey everything about you bothers me. I'm bothered by you're wide @ss nose breathing up all my air. I'm bothered by your fat @ss lips sucking down all my chicken. I'm bothered by your nappy head using all my hair products. I'm bothered that your ashy skin uses all my lotions. I'm bothered that your lazy @ss is living off of you 15 baby mamas pulling welfare checks from my hard earned tax money. Why cant you be more like Michael Jackson (aside from the kid touching thing that guy has the right idea)
As far as me stopping this goes you can forget it unless I get my apology. If the moderators haven't booted you they won't do sh1t to me for speaking my mind either.
Suck it hard.
Well Its got happen sooner rather than later or Sony will lose more ground to WII and 360, and I'm sure they're not going to let that happen
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