Although multiple retailers are currently selling the 160GB slim PlayStation 3 SKU at discounted prices, Blockbuster has unleashed a deal which puts all other deals for Sony’s console to shame.
Everyone should buy one
Wonder how much effect the price drop will have on sales in the long run, whether they will go up and stay up or it will just be a spike. I sort of regret buying my slim now, I only got it a few months ago for £249 :( ...and I think I got a loud 1 haha, since it is like 50/50 if you get 1 that's totally silent or 1 with high-pitched fans.
£164.99 I don't believe it and I can't find confirmation, anyone?
i want to buy. but i live in USA.
blockbuster selling the ps3 that you can use to stream netflix to.
@darthv72 but consumers buy blu ray/DVD to play on the ps3 which helps blockbuster. they also rent out games as well.
I smell an official price cut come E3'11 :D
or maybe GDC.
Both very good points.
I am tempted to buy a 2nd PS3 lol..
I'd say it's a good bet that Sony will drop the price of the PS3 considerably, come E3 2011.
Where are the deals for mainland Europe?? 164 pounds??? PS3 is 300 euros here!!
I bought my third PS3 fro BestBuy in the US for $299, and it came with a $50 gift card. I'm saving the gift card for Portal 2 on PS3 (since it comes with the PC and Mac versions--both of which I'd like to have).
A $200 PS3 would really cause a stir in the industry. A huge lineup of games plus an irresistible price would do wonders for Sony. Of course, I'm sure MS would counter it with a $99 stripper model 360 that people would fall for and get instead. haha Hopefully not, though. Be gentle guys. I have but two bubbles left thanks to the mods, who are waaaay too harsh on this site. Actually, I could care less, cause even though I've been using this account for 2 years now, I guess I can just go make another one like everyone else does. lol
Don't think MS could get away with anything smaller than the 4gb model they have now which they couldn't possibly release at 100 dollars. Even so with the price of live and a hard drive on top of that 100 dollars its the same price as a ps3. That model would be used for the same reason the old arcade was used. As a replacement for bricked/dead consoles rather than a new buyer buying one.
new hack-free ps3 300gb for 299 coming soon i say we will see a new ps3 300gb wireless N and by now sony's techs must have figured out something that will keep the ps3 hack-free for a long time again and i think its will be 249.99 i know a price drop is something sony doesn't want to do but do it now than do one next year's gdc to bring it to 199 by Q1 2012 by the time agent,ff13 and few other hits come out in 2012 sony's install base could be over 60million so that means more sales for 3rd party games plus first party that's just my feeling on what's going on
Sony to announce a new model/official discount at GDC? Seems odd that they go from £240 to £165! Think I'll be buying one of these tomorrow, and give my old PS3 to my brother.
Is definitely up
I heard a rumor that Sony is coming out with a new SKU that will include wireless N and some other added features for $199 (160g). Hopefully it will be announced at GDC because I need a couple more PS3 units. If they were doing this Blockbuster deal in NA I would jump on it. I don't need wireless N. My main gaming room houses my router so I get 100% signal with my wireless connection. I never drop or lag online with it.
Why do you say "will include wireless N"?? ALL PS3 SKU's since 2007 have wireless N. Its not like Xbox where you have to pay for a wireless N adapter.
Are you sure that is accurate? As far as I know the wireless standard in PlayStation 3 consoles is 802.11g, not N.
PS3 is currently wireless G
I think Sony have managed to plug the hole with their new PS3 SKU and are selling these current ones at this price to get rid of them as they are still open for hacking.
If, say, there are a million hackable ps3's at retailers, cutting their price means they still get sold - just faster. A million people will still get hackable ps3's regardless of the price.
I don't know. Its just fishy why Sony just suddenly would drop the price now considering that. 1. They are on target to exceed their sales goals. 2. They normally would have price drops near the beginning of the holidays. The only thing i can think about is the current situation with hackers. Its more or less a lost cause with the current patch of PS3 as they will have to play cat and mouse forever. This is why Sony are going all out with this court case with these hackers as they really don't have a complete fix. Right now perhaps Sony just want to minimise cost to them and publishers and push out the new PS3 SKU with the new security measures asap. They can't just dump the whole PS3 inventory they have right now so might as well sell them at cost. Introduce the new SKU with the new security measures with added functionality and pump the price back to $259 instead of the $199 for the old stock until they are gone. This is just my opinion btw.
Hm, wonder if Blockbuster is on its way to liquidating merchandise yet... (?)
These prices for the PS3 are incredibly. I would thoroughly recommend you buy one of these; it's a bargain for what you're getting.
wow angry much?
If your a only 360 owner. might as well pick it up IF you can afford it. Lots of good game coming out this year exclusivly for the ps3. If you cant afford it still then might aswell stick the 360, sinse there is also lots of good multi coming out this year
guess not here in the US i dont see anything here.
I remember when the PS3 launched at £425 over here. I was so tempted to buy an xbox for £279 but i didn't because the PS3 was more appealing to me (Basically its better imo :P). I thought i'd have to wait ages to get a PS3 but now its £160-£190 i'm sold! Getting one tomorrow!
Bought a ps3 250gig slim for just £160 :)
waiting to buy our 2nd PS3.. want a 320G and N wireless
Hope ther is a super slim coming that looks like the fatty.
I'm curious now. Will check out in my local blockbuster tomorrow purely out of curiosity. Somethings a-brewing. No way so many retailers would discount the PS3 by so much JUST AFTER January sales have ended. It makes no sense.
How much of a drop in price would that be in dollars ???
Basically its gone from an RRP of $405 in the uk down to $270 at blockbuster. Thats a great price drop for us. We still get ripped off RRP here though. You guys pay $299RRP. We have to pay a tad over $400 for the same product.
blockbuster is also having another good deal! buy the whole damn company for around 300 million http://n4g.com/news/611414/... http://dealbook.nytimes.com...
I already have a PS3, but at that price, I'd totally buy another to have in the bedroom, instead of spending a $100+ on a stand alone blu-ray player for the bedroom (which I've been planning to do.)
I wouldnt mind another one but I just purchased an extended warranty on mine through the ps+ offer.
Am I the only one thinking all this "Stingygamer" is fake? None of these "price cuts" are actually price cuts if you follow the sources. None of this has been confirmed by other sources.
I thought so too, I went on Blockbusters own site and it said it was £230(or whatever the normal RP is)
Amazon.co.uk is selling it for £196 Tesco UK is selling it or £196 HMV are selling 250GB for £180 Blockbuster for £165 IN STORE ONLY They're all legit deals. I checked em out myself.
it'll be very interesting to see hw SONY does this month considering all these price drops
Ps3,you must be crazy not to have one!!!
I just bought a 160GB PS3 3 weeks ago for £250 :-( Oh well such is life, also a lot of blockbusters closed down in the UK due to the recession. Lastly no, PS3 does NOT have Wireless N since 2007...It has Wireless G.
Isn't this because sony now is making a new ps3 which they claim to be "unhackable", and they want the old ones to be sold out and gone, so they can push the new ones ?
im buying a second one :)
Okay, fake deal. Went there today, still same price. :( *headache*
exactly i phoned them in the at 8:30am just before leaving for work and they said it was false. wtf
in this in every blockbuster in the UK or only selected retailers. If its in every store i think ill trade my kinect in and once again ill own both. Anybody know how much you get for trading in kinect in GAME, HMV etc
i doubt more than 50 pounds those guys are crooks try cex
is this in every blockbuster in the UK or only selected retailers. If its in every store i think ill trade my kinect in and once again ill own both. Anybody know how much you get for trading in kinect in GAME, HMV etc
Soz Guys For The Multiple Posts, Dont Know Why My Laptops Done That :S
i just checked amazon- ps3 160gb = 129gbp ps3 320gb = 269gbp it was probably just a retailer getting rid of stock and all other retailers following suit to keep their prices in-line. most stores nowadays have a price check, where they will beat or match any other retailers price. glad i got mine :) ha
First the Amazon deal is UK only and now the Blockbuster deal is. I think a price drop is coming to Europe, but I'm not so sure about the states.
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