Top
810°

Sony's $399 PS3 confirmed by Best Buy?

Thanks to a helpful tipster, engadged.com have a couple of Best Buy documents showing a $399 Playstation 3 with 40GB disk and Spiderman 3 bundle with an "In Stock Date" of October 28.

Read Full Story >>
gaming.engadget.com
The story is too old to be commented.
MK_Red3579d ago

So it, $399 PS3 bundle with Spiderman is Sony's big announcement. Makes sense and has more than enough backing the idea up.

drtysouf213579d ago

http://www.n4g.com/industry...

http://realdealgaming.blogs...

since in stock date would be the 28th would make sense for the street date to be a couple days later?

Violater3579d ago

Company info is no longer secure.
People need to start getting sued in order for info to stop bleeding out.
It may seem like good news to us, but for investors and companies leaked information like this has a financial impact.

Anyhoo $399 PS3 for Chrismas anyone???

Maddens Raiders3579d ago

does this have to do with the "big bang"?

Razzy3579d ago

I agree Violater. All this leaked info is going to lead to no one buying a PS3 untill the end of October. Sony needs to plug up all of these leaks.

eXplotion3579d ago

it is still a big bang announcement for a lot of people. Most people dont hang on N4G and dont know that a 40GB model is on the works, imagine their surprise when they discover it comes with Spiderman 3 included!

My major concern is what will be sacrificed in order to meet the $399 price tag. We already know it has "better" wi-fi so its still there. Im afraid that if its downgraded too much people may not buy it, though if it has new 65nm chips and card readers are removed it may be enough to make it cheaper and no more features might get disabled.

+ Show (2) more repliesLast reply 3579d ago
Agriel3579d ago

this is a good move by Sony, there are good number of great games out now and a lot more coming this and next month, if it hits the streets this month it would be good. It will give holiday shoppers enough time to hear about it and add it to their list.

lawman11083579d ago

They should have put Fall of man or Warhawk (the ONLY good games) with that and plug it like crazy.

Devr3579d ago

I'm buying this. Although I hope they'll have another bundle that comes with a game instead of a movie. That rumored Ratchet and Clank bundle perhaps? But I can definitely see where Sony's coming from here. Spiderman 3 is going to sell a ton, and is sure to help the Ps3 some.

PirateThom3579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

mis-post.

THC CELL3579d ago

cant be that announcement.

not really a big bang is it

nanometric3579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

Well, you do need to hype things and sony is good at it!

EDIT: @below Sorry, I couldn't know it, because there never are any ads at all for ps3, 360 or even teh wii where I live. But as far as I can read from the net, I'd say they can hype, ofcourse nothing beats halo 3 hype.

crck3579d ago

like me($565 actually). But Sony doesn't really seem to care about those people. But I can see it swaying others to buy it. I mean a $200 drop in less then a year (sure you lose 20 gigs but you can replace it anytime) plus a free movie plus 5 more free movies via mail in rebate is a good deal.

Rama262853579d ago

Sony are useless at hyping anything. There biggest game out so far (Heavenly Sword) has had little to no advertising, Warhawk gets no publicity and I bet if you asked 10 people on the street they wouldn't even know it's multiplayer only. Not to mention, when was the last advert for the actual PS3??

PirateThom3579d ago

Can you blame them?

The last game they hyped was Lair, and we all know what that turned out like.

feejo3579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

Most people don't know a 40Gb is comming, it was so far a rumor, so it is a big announcement. What did you expect: NASA is using a PS3 to run a ship to space, and launch a NASA bundle? It could come back in one piece. I would not try that with a Xbox.

"Houston we have a red Ring, can you call Bill to pick me up.
What it will take a month!!!!"

+ Show (2) more repliesLast reply 3579d ago
hotshot12373579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

im still not entirely convinced sony will win holiday season. no one will win against wii but they will do very well, it will keep them in it LEADING UP TO 2008. unreal with mods will get some people, and rachet will get some people. although uncharted will most likely be tripple AAA, it wont get to many because its a new ip. but i also dont think mass effect for 360 will get alot of people. they will get a certain fanbase but thats it, because those type of games dont normally get to the casual gamer. (weather it gets good reviews or not, the freakin gameplay IS TALKING) LOL but anyway, this will defenitely get the ps3 rollin. and if anybody dissagrees, TELL ME WHY BECAUSE I KNOW ALOT OF YOU CANT DO THAT VERY WELL.

WELL IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THAT IS KINDVE A BIG BANG FOR PEOPLE WHO DONT HAVE PS3'S THAT WERENT SUPPOSED TO HEAR ABOUT THIS. THINK, THE PS3 AND 360 AT THE SAME PRICE, AND SOME PARENT WALKS IN THE STORE AND SEES THEM BOTH AROUND THE SAME PRICE, WILL PROBABLY GO WITH THE PS3 BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE PLAYSTATION BRAND, (I BET THERE KID HAS HAD A PS2)