RipTen: "A source at Gamestop has confirmed that they are now taking pre-orders for the Sony NGP (PSP 2) with a $50 deposit. However, what is more interesting is the price."
Wish we had a Gamestop in Australia!
Don't say such things.
3 bills thats crazy good cant wait gonna pre order aftr work XD
Its like saying i wish Bobby Kotick cared about gamers...not going to happen.. http://images.g4tv.com/Imag...
Please.....be.....true! I'd go for it at $300.
The Price is right!
5 inch OLED 2 cameras 2 touch pads six axis quad core CPU? If it was a phone or a tablet it would cost at list $500 with those specs. They will probably sell at a loss again and make their money back from software sales.
I'm pretty sure EB Games is the Gamespot branch in Australia.
it's also called eb games here in canada. but when you look it up online, it would direct you to gamestop
300 is quite reasonable I'd pick one up for 300 once it was jailbroken. 300 - wifi version 350 - 3g version that seems about right. then again it could be way more expensive.
$50 more just for 3G?? heres to hoping your wrong
socomnick your an absolute dick my friend
Hackers are lame. -__-
trust me, he IS! and a small one at that!
At $300 its a first day buy, if that is the true price its gonna sell out, better get your pre-orders in
Likely wont come out till early next year in US. First place will be Japan holiday 2011. ...so still some time.
we do, it's called EB games. EB games is gamestop, it is owned and run by them, it's just a sub company, they also have EB games in America too though. Anyone with half a brain knows you don't shop there anyway because they charge way too much for games and generally suck scrotum. Go to JB hifi or my own fav. Aussiegamer.com.au It's a small site but their games are waaaaaaaay cheaper than everywhere else. Dead SPace 2 on PC at EB= $88 Dead Space 2 from aussiegamer.com.au incl free shipping= $55...
You say they charge too much for games but suck scrotum...sounds like good customer service too me.
I get all my games free through what I do for work anyway so yeah, more wish we had GameSpot because of their prices. EB Games charged $110 for Halo: Reach (Standard Edition) whilst Gamestop was charging $50 USD when the AUS/USD was at 100% parity...
Normally, what are the prices of games in Australia?
AU$110 for console games generally. I did manage to pick up GT5 for $98 at EB day 1 though. Thought that was an improvement.
@Hairy Chewie You should shop at game.com.au if you insist on buying them at top dollar. Game the retail store is usually no cheaper than EB games ( eb games online store has the same prices as their retail store ) but game's online store has all their games for $10 cheaper than their retail stores. Only suckers pay extra to deal with the morons at the counter. if you reeeeeally want to get dangerous, shop with the little guys and try aussiegamer.com.au GT5 is $67 http://www.aussiegamer.com.... i challenge you to find a cheaper price Here is little big planet 2 for $70, that's $30 cheaper than just about everywhere else. http://www.aussiegamer.com.... They are hit or miss though with pricing, a lot of the time it's cheap but sometimes it's the same as other places BUT the prices drop at aussiegame.com.au really fast. You can check back every week and it will literally have dropped $5 a week every week or thereabouts.
Normally $89-99 for new release 360/ps3 games, a bit cheaper for PC games.
the only good places to buy games here are Jb hifi and Eb. I want more choices.
if this thing is 299 watch out any console handheld or not now i can not wait for E3 or when is GDC sony needs to show uncharted and confirm is for launch i was listening to invisibles walls on GT and everyone of them said uncharted will be a killer app for psp2 also make sure 3rd party is 100$% behind this and keep the piracy away from this
whats up with that m8?
its also up for preorder at SEARS. check it out. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/...
That's only a place holder price right?
we do. EB games = gamestop
Soooo... they won't be coming in purple then? D:
I might preorder this actually.
Wow, only $299? That seems a lot more reasonable than the $999.99 that the interwebs blew out of proportion the other day. I think I might go make a deposit tomorrow and put down $20 every 2 weeks until I'm paid off
They list everything at $999 til it has an actual price people are dumb
299 is deal, 999 is also deal, NGP is too sick.
if u pre-order at $299 can GameStop change that price?
yes, but you aren't forced to buy it. Like if you put $150 towards it, and the real price is $400, you can take your $150 back.
Legally no, in both the U.S and canada once you have confirmed a purchase and or payed any amount of money towards the product they cant change the price but they probably will try anyway. big name companies usually don't care about the law unless its someone else breaking it and adversely effecting them. @Pedobear rocks, yes but the pre-order money automatically goes towards payment of the product once the store has it in stock which make it a legal payment. technically if they get wind of the real price of the product before it actually launches then they could change the price but once it is in there stock the pre-order money becomes a payment towards the product.
At destaru...you are paying for a pre-order..not the product...techicality but it allows you to skirt that law.
Depends, they usually write in policies to protect them. Remember that whole $40 PS3 a few weeks back? Target has a policy that made it so they didn't have to honor that price.
@Kreyg, It doesn't work that way, federal law supersedes any company policy. A company cannot write whatever they please in a policy and expect to get away with violating business practice & consumer rights laws. If Target did refuse to honor that deal then technically they could be sued for the full MSRP of a new PS3, as well as reported for false advertising.
Unless it was a real mistake, which in Target case it obviously was. For this gamestop deal I would simply recomend to read everything that appear on your screen if they had anything about price changing in the product page and everything after you clicked on pre-order, usually you would have to agree on that before paying anything... Even better, go to a store that is taking pre-orders and ask there. In case they do have price changing in mind, I say wait for price confirmation on E3 or whatever. We always get to know the price before the release of new hardware with more than enough time left to pre-order, no need to rush, NGP won't anywhere before holiday season.
Mehhh I don't know, not sold yet on it. :S
Persona 5? :D
on ps3 only after Catherine comes out in US =D
$300 is an absolute steal for what you are getting. I hope this is true and it is coming out soon. If so, I will definitely preorder it for the heck of it.
$299 is not the real price, Gamestop lists the price as a place holder just so they can start taking reserves on the system. No price has yet been confirmed by Sony.
But didnt the same thing happen with Kinect..... I think these retailers have a little insight on pricing before hand.
It's the classic bait and switch.
Not the final price i assure you
Dear North America...please stop being idiots...you dis PSP because of a lack of second stick...now you have it...buy this you fps playing bastards. (this is a translation of Kaz's speech...I'm just the messenger) BTW...BOOM 299$ I'll buy two!
299 seems perfectly reasonable considering everything this thing can do
So...put $50 down on something that might not be $50 in the first place?....ill wait for the official announcement
For the tech and capabilities baked into this what would you consider a competitive price then? (Not what you can afford...but what the market would dictate for this level of tech)
I'm not debating that it isn't a fair price for what it is, its just too expensive for a handheld gaming system. All that 'tech' isn't needed in my opinion and does nothing but increase the price.
It's not about the Tech it's about the games, nintendo has proved that all these years. If NGP can release quality games (not ports) using their tech, then consider it with welcome arms. Tho $300 is a tad pricey, but PS3 was pricey at launch also and now it's floating into peoples homes.
I want a red NGP !!! Hope they have different colors
I'll wait for amazon. Gamestop sucks on pre-ordering games, consoles....pretty much on everything else. They have those snooze you lose f***ing policy.
Thats cheaper then I thought. Thanks Sony.
i wont be making the preorder till march anyways a price announcement should be ready by then, but i'll preorder it after i pick up the 3DS (best of both worlds)
$300 is not confirmed, but damn, that would be nice, and smart.
would be a giant win for comsumers and sony.
I see $299 for 3G, $249 for Wifi
Your insane if you think NGP with all that tech will sell the same as a 3DS, it's not possible.
Unless Sony takes a loss that is. Plus Nintendo is making a huge profit with the 3DS price cause they know that people will buy it at 250€. The 3DS might only cost 150€ to produce. I read an article somewhere about this. Could be true or false. But you have to admit when you have a product that you know will sell. Best thing to do is make a huge profit from it.
Why would I on earth pay the same amount I did with my PS3? I'm going to call my local game stop store bout it cause the price is still out rages. And Sony says it will be affordable how can it be affordable with the same price tag as the PS3? I was hoping it would be 199$ or 249$ to match the 3DS price tag.
$199? are you nuts? look at the tech this thing has, then come back to talk about realistic pricing of the thing. this thing will cost between $250-$350 if this thing is $300, then its a steal. keep in mind, the 3DS is $250. if its $350, then it wont sell.